December 11th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
MANNY PACQUIAO KNOCKED STIFF INTO ANOTHER TIME ZONE
San Francisco, CA- Having been at this a lot longer than I would like to admit, I thought long and hard about this before turning on the old Mac. In the history of boxing, has a fighter of what is thought to be the elite level, ever returned to the place he had on the pugilistic mantle after being knocked out in the manner Manny Pacquiao was on Saturday night by Juan Manuel Marquez? I polled two historians, Lindy Lindell of Detroit, MI and Ronald Marshall of San Leandro, CA, both thought long and hard and could not name such a fighter.
FULMER WON AGAIN AFTER RAY PUT HIM TO SLEEP!
Gene Fulmer was able to win a portion of the World middleweight (160 lbs.) title after being knocked out with a picture perfect left hook by “Sugar Ray” Robinson. But watching Fulmer over the years at events, he was a little “off.” Now he is more than a little off as Gene is paying dearly as Pugilistic Dementia and Alzheimer’s are killing him. Roberto Duran was flattened by Thomas Hearns, I was in the first row when Tommy feinted Duran to the body with his left and threw the most devastating right hand I have ever witnessed live.
DIFFERENCE IN HEARNS KO OF DURAN & MARQUEZ KO OF MANNY!
Duran, although falling face first, struggled, I could hear him grunting, groaning, straining to pull himself up and Roberto could not. Manny Pacquiao fell face first and was motionless for an unknown period of time as I’ve heard his induced period of snoring lasted somewhere between one and three minutes. Having seen more ring deaths than I care to recall live, I was hoping that Pacquiao was all right. I mean, he may have a bunch of ass*oles for fans, but outside of not being willing to take the drug tests to fight Floyd Mayweather, Manny’s done some good for the game.
FIFTH FIGHT BEING TALKED UP FOR CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND
If my memory serves me correctly, May 5 will fall on a Sunday in 2013, thus if the norm applies and there is a big fight that weekend in Las Vegas, it’ll be on May 4. Already looking at the date are Golden Boy Promotions with Saul Alvarez in the main. Floyd Mayweather also wants to fight in Las Vegas that night. One would think that Marquez-Pacquiao 5 would get first crack at the MGM Grand, which is the best and largest on-site arena in a casino.
IF MANNY WON’T RUSH JMM, MARQUEZ WINS EASILY!
Manny Pacquiao’s sheer aggression played a major role in his being forced to slumber on the MGM Grand ring canvas. Because of the manner, a brutal one-punch knockout preceded by a one punch knockdown, Pacquiao will never force his way towards Marquez again. That being told, this means Manny will never beat Marquez again, for it was his rushing in that forced JMM off his game of technical boxing where he is superior to Pacquiao.
THINK THAT “FIGHT CHICK” HAD IT RIGHT!
Timing is everything when it comes to success. Echoing Frances “The Fight Chick” Martel, Manny Pacquiao was never a great boxer. He was a pretty good banger who was fortunate enough to catch most of his major foes in the same position Manny is in today, on the downslide!