April 25th, 2011 By Pedro FernandezGET READY FOR A REALITY CHECK FIGHT FANS!
San Leandro, CA- Before I get assailed by both irate Pinoys and angry Blacks, what I am about to say has nothing to do with race or ethnicity. That being said, as I sit in Ricky’s Sports Theater in his bayside city San Leandro, CA, the #2 rated sportsbar in all of America, the Manny Pacquiao matchup with Floyd Mayweather is so often brought up that I, as both a writer and fan, I want to puke! The fight would have taken place last March had Pacquiao adhered to Mayweather’s demand of “random drug testing.” That is fact, not conjecture on the part of one of the few un-bought and paid for boxing scribes in the world today. As for Mayweather, I should begin this note with the fact that I feel he is a bit light in his testicular sack.
WHY IS MANNY GOOD FOR BOXING?
As a representative of the Philippines and an elected Congressman, Manny Pacquiao (53-3–2, 38 KOs) has brought both pride and dignity to a nation starved of both. Having met Pacquiao, this when he was staying in a downtown San Francisco hotel when he had but one jogging suit to his name, I am indeed proud of the man born in General Santos City, the Philippines. That being said, Pacquiao has shortcomings, as does every human being, but I don’t believe he is afraid per se of Floyd Mayweather as some have implied. Sitting in Ricky’s Sports Theater of San Leandro, CA, I talked with boxing fans who applaud the Pacman and his undefeated run since the first Erik Morales fight in 2005. There have been no close calls since, as Pacquiao has all but *itch slapped everybody put in front of him.
WHY MANNY IS SORT OF BAD FOR BOXING?
The ridiculous excuses put forth by Team Pacquiao, led by supreme bulls spitter and promoter Bob Arum, the actions put in motion by Arum are beyond appalling. First Manny was afraid of needles. But that lame ass claim was disproved by yours truly when I showed the world a photograph of Pacquiao getting a tattoo, all the while being prodded by needles and bleeding as well. In an interview that I will not publish until, only if and when ailing Emmy award winning broadcaster Nick Charles were to pass, Nick felt that if Pacquiao had nothing to hide, he “should have” submitted to the blood tests.
WHY MAYWEATHER IS GOOD FOR BOXING?
I’ll be honest with you, if I were to tell you that I had not struggled with this part of the story, I’d be lying. Floyd, now 34 years of age, has wasted his prime either fighting stiffs or not fighting at all. The only-est (verbiage of the great Muhammad Ali) good thing I can say about Mayweather is that he is a talented technician of pugilism. A defensive master, the still unbeaten Mayweather hasn’t been in pugilistic peril since seeing he faced Jose Luis Castillo in 2002, this before facing a slew of has beens and stiffs!
WHY MAYWEATHER IS BAD FOR BOXING?
I will make this short but sweet. Floyd has a big f*****n mouth, but unlike Muhammad Ali who had legions of fans, Floyd’s followers consist mainly studio gangsters and wanna’ be thugs who do nothing for American’s but raise the crime rate. There is nothing positive that can be said of Floyd outside of being the nephew of a great human being and world class trainer in Jeff Mayweather.EVEN THOUGH FLOYD IS UNBEATEN, HE IS UNCHALLENGED!
Floyd’s unbeaten mark was challenged twice. The first time being his near surrender to Carlos Hernandez in May 2001. Had Hernandez pressed the issue, Mayweather would have suffered his first defeat. Insted, Hernandez, dubbed “The Famous One” would have indeed become famous as Floyd was looking to quit because of both the pain in his tender handds and an onslaught by Hernandez. The best thing I can say about Floyd is that he is related to the ever-so classy uncle Jeff Mayweather. Outisde of that, Floyd is a piece………..of work!