It’s all over the place and you can’t miss it. “It’s what the people want”, so says the headlines. “The fight that will save boxing” says another. You know what I talking about Pacquiao v Mayweather for the supposedly best pound for pound boxer. Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Mayweather enjoy that title when he was active? And didn’t he retire and went over shamefully to professional (read entertainment aka fake) wrestling? So I guess he’s on a mission to REGAIN that title. Therein lies my point. Going in Mayweather cannot help but admit that Pacquiao is the CURRENT king of the ring pound for pound and Mayweather is the CHALLENGER. So then, Manny has nothing to prove being he is the current king and he can, if he chose to, not fight this particular challenger if he chooses not to.
[ad#Google Adsense - 250x250 box] Which bring me to the title of the article. Manny doesn’t really need Mayweather. Sure it’ll make a lot of money and truth be told, that’s really what made Mayweather come out of retirement in the first place. Sure it’ll be exciting but not because of Mayweather but because of Manny. It’ll be action packed because Manny will make it action packed as he tried to do in the Clottey fight. Sure it’ll a joy to see Mayweather get shut up and shut down and sleeping soundly on the canvas. But not at any cost.
Manny’s record is intact no matter what. He is immortal in a way Floyd Mayweather can only dream of. & titles in 7 divisions.Pacquiao has won world titles at flyweight (112 lbs), super-bantam (122), feather (126), super-feather (130), lightweight (135), super-lightweight (140), and welterweight (147). Manny went through a gauntlet of Mexican legends and came through victorious. In all his fights he went 100% and didn’t ask for nor give any excuses. And he fought, not run, with a heart of a fighter. Sure, he’ll continue to fight because that’s what he loves. But for my money it doesn’t have to be Mayweather. I will actually be reluctant to give part of my hard earned money to Mayweather. Let it be Mosley, Valero or even Marquez just for old time’s sake. But I really don’t care for a Pacquiao v Mayweather fight. I’ll wait for it on free tv if it happens.
Do I sound like I hate Mayweather? Oh well…
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