By Dewayne Bungo
Floyd Mayweather Jr. deserves all the credit in the world for fighting Victor Ortiz, he is doing something that Manny Pacquiao won’t do, and that is fighting a hungry young fighter with a pulse.
Most of Manny Pacquiao’s opponents are over the hill fighters with big names and are just there to collect a pension. Joshua Clottey was never heard from again after collecting several million dollars to be a human punching bag to Pacquiao; Shane Mosley was running and not even throwing punches at Pacquiao. How can anyone say that Manny Pacquiao is fighting a challenging opponent when almost all of them are handpicked and there just to collect a check?
I have nothing against Pacquiao as a person, but I have every right to criticize him as a boxer, as a boxer he is horrible, he is sloppy with no technique and his decision to face shot fighters and Floyd Mayweather’s leftovers is what makes his legacy questionable. As a person I commend Manny for helping his people and he seems like a genuinely nice guy, but that doesn’t matter to me, what matters is what a fighter does in the boxing ring.
The truth is Manny Pacquiao has never fought a fighter who was considered dangerous or in their prime coming off an amazing win record. Juan Manuel Marquez just fought a cab driver who pretended to be knocked out in the first round, this fight was sham to hype up Marquez. Don’t get me wrong Juan Manuel Marquez is an excellent boxer, but he is no longer the same fighter after Floyd Mayweather destroyed him. If Pacquiao struggles with Marquez at this stage in his career, it just shows you that Manny isn’t as great as the media claim, he won’t be able to touch Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather only wants to fight the best and Victor Ortiz is a dangerous challenge for him. Boxing fans should give Mayweather a lot of props for giving a young champion the chance to prove himself. Coming from a long lay off he is fighting a hungry fighter who is ten years younger than him and bigger than him. Manny Pacquiao wouldn’t dare step foot in the ring with a vicious fighter like Ortiz, this isn’t false because Pacquiao even admitted that Ortiz was bigger and stronger than him and told him over the phone before his fight with Andre Berto.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is only hated for his personality and that’s what is so funny, take away his persona, and you cannot doubt his greatness and legacy. Floyd is the greatest boxer today, he is also the biggest star in boxing and if you disagree with it, you either don’t know about boxing or you are just a hater.
For those Pacquiao fans out there, name a young prime fighter coming off an amazing win streak that Manny Pacquiao has fought recently…………………I’m waiting……What’s that?…………..Oh That’s right…..You can’t name one!
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