By Don Donatello
From what I read, The Fighter of the Decade, Manny Pacquiao, is an average fighter who has been lucky, dodged all good opponents, perfectly marketed, and cheated in all his fights.
It’s nothing new, in fact it’s should be expected. No one cares about Juan Pedro from Mexico, or Sugar “Hitman” Jacobson from the Bronx, because they are nobody. But there are many to take a jab at the best. Let’s take a look at some of the absurd and laughable statements. Let the entertainment begin. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving.
Manny is ducking everyone. He wont fight the Klitchskos, that’s because he is afraid. He wont even fight Paulie Malignaggi. Paul would run circles around Manny and would stop Manny in six rounds if he got in the ring with Malignaggi. Even Juan Diaz would finish Manny easily and knock him out with one punch; Diaz is just too good and strong for Manny. Erik Morales would kill Manny if they ever fought at 140. Juan Manuel Marquez was superb against Floyd Mayweather at 144 pounds; he got up from a second round knockdown and lasted for 12 rounds with Mayweather. That proves Marquez will beat Pacquiao, even at 144 pounds. Manny cant beat black fighters, especially African American fighters. Joshua Clottey is not black, he does not fight in the style of an African American. Miguel Cotto would have knock out Pacquiao if they fought at one pound more than at 146. So what if Cotto weighed at 146 pounds in his fight prior to Pacquaio. Ricky Hatton was winning before he got stop in the second round. Hatton was at his best at 147, he is no good at 140, his natural weight. Sometimes boxers must fight at their un-natural weight to be better. Oscar De La Hoya was drained when he lost to Pacquiao, he should have come in 17 pounds bigger. That would have given Oscar the strength to knock out Pacquiao. Antonio Margarito was too big at 165. If he could have come in at 155, he would have been faster and that would enable him to knock out Pacquiao. Juan Manuel Marquez beat Pacquiao two times. Being knock down 4 times don’t mean anything. A knockdown should only count as a hard punch.
I agree with Golden Boy’s Richard Schaefer, Manny and Marquez should split the purse at 50/50 if they fought for a third time. Marquez is just as much a star as Pacquiao, an even split is fair.
Marco Antonio Barrera was over the hill when he fought Pacquiao, even when he was in the top 10 of the best P4P list 4 years prior to their second fight. Erik Morales beat Pacquiao, but it is true that 9 months later, Morales was totally washed up in their second fight. Manny did not do anything different in their second fight. He did not improve or train differently, or correct his mistakes. Why is Manny avoiding the best known and most marketable fighters like Tim Bradley, Devon Alexander, and Andre Berto? Any fight with those three would rake in gazillions in PPV revenue. It must be because Manny is afraid of African American style of fighting.
Manny is a coward. Isn’t Pacquiao suppose to be great, the best P4P, the best of his generation? He should show it by fighting anyone. If he is so great, then he should fight Sergio Martinez, then Bernard Hopkins, Antonio Tarver, and David Haye. An if Manny is better than Henry Armstrong, then why not fight Vitali or Wladimir Klitcshko with no catchweight? Manny should prove himself, he has not beaten anyone legitimately.
All his wins can be reasoned out and expose him. Manny is ducking good fighters, he is taking steroids, he is draining every opponent, he is cherry picking, he is eating some Filipino super dish, he is praying in the ring, he is holding his opponents, he is cheating, he is fighting only over the hill opponents, he might have something in his gloves, he is tricking his opponents by being friendly with them, he is taking yellow substances that must be illegal, he is avoiding Mongolian fighters, he is avoiding Australian fighters, he is avoiding Filipino fighters, he is avoiding Chewbaca, he is avoiding fighters who drink their pee, why is he avoiding Popeye, Oprah Winfrey would stop him in three rounds, he is avoiding smaller fighters, he is avoiding bigger fighters, he is overrated, he is one dimensional, he does not move his head, he has no defense, he is amateurish, he is a mule, he is one handed, he got knocked out twice, he only fights at catchweights, and etc.
I’ll now like to say Happy Thanksgiving to Manny Pacquiao and his Family. Keep up the good . . err..great work, Manny! ALL these detractors are just part of the territory, and you have carved up a HUGE piece of history. Probably the biggest and best real estate in the land of professional boxing.
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