May 15th, 2011 By Pedro FernandezBOXING’S KING SHOULD STOP THE B.S. NOW!
San Francisco, CA- Without a doubt, Manny Pacquiao has become “the darling” of the boxing world. Having risen from poverty to that of a multi millionaire, the Filipino Congressman has surpassed all expectations of even his most ardent followers. From 107 lbs., titles at 112, 122, 130, 135, 140, 154*, and now 147, there is no way you can sell him short. But in all honesty, in all of the aforementioned weight classes, Pacquiao has been never been the “undisputed” champion.
GREAT FIGHTERS OFTEN TAKE CURVY ROAD TO TOP
That doesn’t mean he is not a great fighter, as certainly his near 11 year run with only one defeat, which he avenged twice to Erik Morales, the man from General Santos City, is “Mr. Boxing.” But in his last three fights, Pacman, like it or not has “milked” that lofty position by fighting boxing’s version of The Three Stooges, Larry, Curly and Moe, Joshua Clottey, Antonio Margarito, and a fortnight ago, “Sugarless Shane” Mosley. Only the weight drained and pugilistic disgrace Margarito even made any attempt at winning.
MAYWEATHER’S BULL SPIT & MAYWEATHER’S REALITY
Not being a big fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr., I don’t think he has done a lot in recent years. Having covered Floyd ever since his loss at the 1996 Olympic Trials in Oakland, CA, a fight n which he certainly lost and then almost had to be carried from the ring, all the while bawling like a baby in tears, I must admit I don’t have a ton of respect for the native of Grand Rapids, MI. That being said, the idea of Manny and him splitting $100 million is no fantasy, and with all due respect to the Filipino people, the only reason this fight has not materialized rests on the shoulders of Manny Pacquiao.
WHERE’S THE PACMAN’S PRIDE? HAS IT BEEN SWALLOWED UP BY MONEY?
If some jive ass were to accuse me of using Steroids and the like, if I were Manny and clean, I’d be in a non-steroid rage. I wouldn’t have promoters putting forth lame excuses, wouldn’t be hiding behind a cloak of pride, I’d have taken the “random” testing loudmouth Floyd was demanding and went out there and kicked the snot out of him. The only two reasons I wouldn’t is if I were dirty, or I knew that on a good night that I couldn’t hit Floyd Mayweather in the ass if I had a tennis racket in my hand. That being said Manny, the ball truly lies in your court. This leaves me with three conclusions, either you’re afraid of fighting Floyd sans PEDs, you fear getting caught using Performance Enhancing Drugs, or you’re afraid of Floyd Mayweather. You fans can spin this anyway you want, but this is what it comes down to after almost a year and a half of listening to each guy’s B.S.
WARD THINKS HE SHOULD TAKE THE TESTS!
There is no greater gentlemen in boxing than the current World 168 lb. champion Andre Ward. He likes Manny, appreciates what he has done for the sport, and seeing he went through “random” drug testing leading up to his Olympic Gold Medal win in 2004, I think he is the man we, especially Manny Pacquiao, should listen to and he says, like many other fighters that if were fighting Manny, he’d want “random” testing as well. Lastly, before I get besieged by the Pacnuts, this means “random” testing without a 14 day “grace period” or window leading up to the fight. This could potentially be the biggest fight in boxing history, and if Manny had the pride and respect he says he does for the game of boxing, he’d take the tests and prove that he is the better man!