After Sergio Martinez knocked out Paul Williams with a single punch to keep his world middleweight title, promoter Lou DiBella suggested Manny Pacquiao would be too scared to step up one more division to face the Argentinian boxer.
That’s a bit unfair.
There is no reason for Pacquiao to step up to middleweight (unless he wants to). If he keeps stepping up, he’ll eventually run into somebody who is simply too strong for him.
Anyway, the only fight for Pacman is Floyd Mayweather.
Manny Pacquiao was simply fantastic the way he demolished Antonio Margarito on Saturday. (CLICK HERETO READ THE REPORTS)
Not only did he dominate the Mexican, but he also took his shots.
But now it’s time for Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather to oblige the boxing world – Pacman versus Pretty Boy.
I have my doubts the fight will come off, but that is surely the only bout that boxing fans truly want to see. David Haye against the Klitschko’s?
Not really. It’s all happening at welterweight.
Come on, Mayweather. Come on, Pacquiao. Forget about the contractual details over doping tests – do your jobs and fight!
Manny Pacquiao has been hospitalised because of a “mild ulcer”.
Every boxing fan will hope it’s not serious, but there are likely to be questions about the cause.
Is it stress-related as a result of his new political career? Or over negotiations for a possible fight against Floyd Mayweather?
The irony is, according to a book on trivia I read recently, ulcers aren’t caused by stress, but by a bacteria (I’m not a doctor, so don’t quote me).
Whatever the reason, hopefully it’s not going to be a factor should he finally agree to a fight against Pretty Boy.
Getting Manny Pacquiao to agree to Olympic-style dope testing is like tapping blood from a stone.
The great Filiipino boxer has relaxed his stance and is now prepared to give blood up to 14 days before a super-bout against Floyd Mayweather.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Mayweather rejects this offer.
Pacquiao must understand that there are no half-measures when it comes to anti-doping. Having blood taken WILL NOT weaken him before a fight. All he needs to do is ask some of the Philippines athletes who competed at the Beijing Olympics.
Don’t get me wrong – I really hope the fight comes off, but I believe Pacquiao needs to accept the dope testing requirements in their entirety.
It’s the same for Olympic stars Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, and you don’t hear them complaining!
Come on, Pacman, you’re the only man who can come close to ending Mayweather’s unbeaten record.
It had to happen.
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