By Charlie Knoxville
With just a few days until the May 7th showdown between boxing greats Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Sugar Shane Mosley, people are already getting hyped up for the fight.
The Fight Camp 360: Pacquiao vs. Mosley series hasn’t been filled with the usual Manny Pacquiao drama and distractions, or the boastful banter from Freddie Roach. The series instead shows two fighters that are incredibly humble and quiet outside of the ring, but inside the ring they are two of the most dangerous and exciting fighters.
Shane Mosley and Manny Pacquiao don’t talk trash, these two men don’t need to resort to gimmicks and prefight insults to help build a fight only to disappoint in the ring with a lackluster performance. For Pacquiao and Mosley, they do their talking inside the ring, and if you are a fight fan that’s all you can ask for.
The silent ones are always the most dangerous. Manny and Shane, are bashful, walk and talk quietly, they smile and look like they couldn’t hurt a fly, but when you put them inside a boxing ring they turn into rabid pit bulls that are ready to take each others heads off.
Some dogs are all bark and no bite, an example is Floyd Mayweather Jr., he is all bark and no bite. Floyd Mayweather loves to talk about being the best, brag about beating Manny Pacquiao, but he doesn’t have the courage to back up his talk in the ring and hides behind drug testing demands.
The loudest braggers are always the most inferior or insecure people. The people that are secure with who they are don’t have to brag constantly or act loud and obnoxious.
Mayweather keeps saying “Manny take the tests,” but Manny already agreed to the tests, so why no fight?
Maybe, Shane Mosley is right, Floyd is waiting for someone to do his dirty work. Floyd is waiting for someone to defeat Manny Pacquiao so he doesn’t have to hear people constantly telling him he is a chicken or Pacman is better than him.
Floyd wants Shane to win badly so he can come out and say, “I told you so, this Pacquiao chump ain’t better than me! He just lost to a guy that I whooped!”, “I am the greatest nobody can beat me!”
What Floyd doesn’t realize is even if Manny Pacquiao loses and they never fight, Floyds reputation will always be tarnished, because people will always remember him as the guy who ducked Manny Pacquiao.
What good is being undefeated if you never fought the toughest challengers? All of the greatest legends have losses, Manny Pacquiao has losses but when it’s all said and done, people will continue to love Manny, I can’t say the same about Floyd.
You can have all the money in the world and material things, but when you die the only thing that is left behind is your reputation and your legacy. Is this the type of legacy Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants to be known for?
Read this quote and let that soak in:
“Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once.” – William Shakespeare
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I am an avid fan of boxing and video games. My first fight of memory was watching Prince Naseem Hamed destroy Kevin Kelly. I enjoy all aspects of the sport. My favorite current boxer is Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. My favorite boxing match is Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo 1. I love watching boxing on Pay-Per-View more than being there live because you can really enjoy and watch the action from the best view.