MANNY PACQUIAO & HIS “RETIREMENT PARTY”

December 3rd, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez

The End of Manny Pacquiao?

PHILIPPINE ICON “MUST WIN”

San Francisco, CA- If Manny Pacquiao were a race car and not a professional boxer, you could say his beating Shane Mosley was similar to an Indianapolis 500 car beating Kevin Perry’s 1967 Volkswagen bug. In his next race, his third tango with Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao got the benefit of a photo finish in a race he should have lost. Last time out, whether you agree with the Tim Bradley decision or not, but Pacquiao looked like an out of gas car from round nine on.

MANNY HAS HAD HELL OF A RUN!

If you were running Manny Pacquiao as a race car, seeing the writing on the wall, you’d realize that Pacquiao has been “tweaked” about as much as any fighter who started at 107 and is now at 147 lbs. At 33, Manny is what he is and if his last two fights are a real barometer of what Pacquiao has left, the gas tank is running dangerously low.

CONDITIONING COACH HAS DOGGED PACMAN

There are some close to the Pacquiao circle saying that Manny has lost his “desire” when it comes to boxing. His conditioning coach Alex Ariza said much the same after the third Marquez fight last November. “Manny was exposed against Marquez. He’s not putting in the time he needs to get in top condition.”

PACQUIAO CLEANS UP ACT & HIS BOXING SUFFERED?

With Manny having children out of wedlock, playing cards, dice, betting on chicken fights, Pacquiao was laying pipe with different women and yet he was at the top of his game. Last year, with his wife Jinkee threatening divorce, Pacquiao is said to have cleaned up his act and began reading the bible three to five hours a day.

FOUNDING FATHER THOMAS JEFFERSON

The bible study, of which members of my family also delve into, brings to mind what one of the United States founding fathers Thomas Jefferson said about the holy book. “I have read the bible” said Jefferson. “And I find no redeeming values in it.”

RELIGION & POLITICAL POWER MORE IMPORTANT

Look, ever since Manny went religious to the max his career as a boxer seems unimportant to the Congressman from the Philippines who is contemplating a run for the Presidency in 2016. He is being coddled by the Conservative Political Party of the Philippines. You can almost sense that Pacquiao doesn’t like boxing anymore.

FAN BASE NOT LACKING CRITICISM

Criticized after the Shane Mosley fight for lacking intensity against an old man, the catcalls continued after he was “gifted” against Juan Manuel Marquez in 2011. When he lost controversially to Tim Bradley in June, Pac had nobody to blame but himself. In a photo taken prior to the 12th round, does Manny look like he’s in shape here or in need of “mouth to mouth” resuscitation?

NOT A PEEP ABOUT FLOYD FROM PACNUTS!

I think that most of the bantering from Manny Pacquiao fans about Floyd Mayweather has all but died off! Reason being is that the entire world knows that after watching Manny’s last two fights that he has but two chances with Mayweather, that being slim and none, and slim just left town. If Manny loses Saturday, he will retire.

BOTH ACCUSE THE OTHER OF STEROIDS!

In my next feature on the fourth Pacquiao-Marquez clash set for Saturday, I’ll talk about and look at the changing physiques of both men as they approach what should be the pugilistic Waterloo for one of these individuals!

Pedro Fernandez

COMMENTS

  1. PAC nuts have settled down, you became less spiteful when writing about him. I welcome both changes!

    The reasons are endless why this fight never occurred. I’ll list them in your next feature because I am sure it’ll he skewed on the side of MAyweather because you too have always had it in for Arum and Top Rank. Anyhow, good read. Tonight I admire you but tomorrow I will hate you. And so it goes, Pedro! Lmao

    Tyrone on December 4th, 2012 at 1:10 AM
  2. The Bradley loss is a joke; no way Tim won that fight and I won money betting on Bradley. To say Pacquiao has no one to blame but himself…I just don’t agree. Pedro, you even said Bradley lost.

    tommyrenob on December 4th, 2012 at 6:23 AM
  3. The Pac Nuts are in a lot of pain. You reap what you sow my friends…

    Widowtaker40 on December 4th, 2012 at 3:57 PM
  4. I would have to say Manny won just as many rounds if not more against Bradley as Floyd did against Cotto!

    brad on December 4th, 2012 at 4:01 PM
  5. let me add my 50 cents (get it!) to the convo. there is a article on boxingscene.com where it states that bob arum aka “masa bob” said that pacroid,… i mean pacman will never take ramdom drug test issued by usada ,vada or any outside agencies that not sanctioned by by the boxing commission. this means that manny is full of shit and that he was lying when he was on espn’s “1st take” with jmm saying how bad he wanted the floyd fight that he will meet any demand floyd wants to make the fight happen. by bob arum saying what he in article contradicts what manny said on espn. this is just more proof that arum has no plan what so ever to put manny in the ring in with floyd, thats why manny will face either b. rios or bradley in april 2013 and why did pacman renew his contract with “top rank” through 2014 when he would have been a free agent after this fight with jmm. i thought manny was unhappy with arum.

    dizzj on December 5th, 2012 at 12:23 AM
  6. let me add my 50 cents (get it!) to the convo. there is a article on boxingscene.com where it states that bob arum aka “masa bob” said that pacroid,… i mean pacman will never take ramdom drug test issued by usada ,vada or any outside agencies that not sanctioned by by the boxing commission. this means that manny is full of shit and that he was lying when he was on espn’s “1st take” with jmm saying how bad he wanted the floyd fight that he will meet any demand floyd wants to make the fight happen. by bob arum saying what he in article it contradicts what manny said on espn. this is just more proof that arum has no plan what so ever to put manny in the ring in with floyd, thats why manny will face either b. rios or bradley in april 2013 and why did
    pacman renew his contract with “top rank” through 2014 when he wouldwould have been a free agent after this fight with jmm. i thought manny was unhappy with arum and tr? could it be that arum arum has some dirt on manny? i wonder what could be?

    dizzj on December 5th, 2012 at 12:33 AM
  7. Hope this one makes it in…last time i put this link and asked questions regarding mayweather, it didnt get posted (although SKERGE put up a link to the same article i was wondering about)..oh well…

    http://www.badlefthook.com/2012/11/16/3655438/mayweather-vs-pacquiao-2012-meeting-bob-arum-roger-mayweather-hbo-boxing-news

    no more excuses….what are mayweather fans going to say if he chooses guerrero without trying to iron out things with pac? shoot,he wanted canelo when canelo was green but now its a viable fight, that would be worthy….

    1200 Techs on December 5th, 2012 at 8:05 AM
  8. I absolutely feel PAC has slightly declined…not as fast, not as aggressive…more cerebral. Not really the same Manny that was plowing through guys like MAB, EM, Cotto, Hatton and DLH. His new appreciation for his religious beliefs have affected his mentality as a fighter…his other obligations as a congressman and entertainer in his home land have taken away from his ring preparations. So no…Manny is not the fighter he once was. With that said, PAC was still good enough to put up a close and competitive effort in his win over Juan last year and even though I gave JMM the fight by 2 rounds, he still operated at a HIGH LEVEL. He embarrassed Tim…Bradley was given a victory in a fight that wasn’t even remotely competitive and the “WIN” has actually hurt Tim more than a loss to PAC would have. I’d still love to see PAC vs Floyd but the problem is Floyd doesn’t really want to fight PAC. If he did, Floyd would have already faced the Pinoy and we all would have resolution to who is the better fighter. Unfortunately we’ll always have to speculate because Floyd for whatever reason is content on avoiding the one important fight that would solidify his ATG status.

    Work on December 6th, 2012 at 9:59 AM
  9. Lets not get too carried away. Pacquiao still beats alot of people even in weigh divisions in which he doesn’t belong.

    Lets also not forget that Mayweather went the exact same distance with Mosley only without dropping him, while also failling to rout the equally shot Cotto.

    With all that said, Pacquiao is in some trouble as self invented geniouses who depend greatly on their physical attributes have less to fall back on when they get older, compared to those built on a rock solid technical foundation.

    So its no surprise Manny at this age and weight will never live up to the standards set in the 2004-2008 period. Its been anticipated for a few fightas now “will this be time when the old Pacquiao returns?” Well, he doesn’t seem to be comming back. And has made it quite clear that he will make no further moves to prioritize boxing over his new-found interests.

    Ten Count on December 8th, 2012 at 7:31 PM
  10. The Party is over for Pac now. Some may want a 5th one since the 4th was arguably the best in the series but it should never happen. The majority thought Juan won the 3rd and Juan knocked Pac the puck out in the 4th so it is time to call it a day on this series and probably Pac’s career. The FMJ fight is obviously dead. Good run for Pac but it’s time to go.

    Foltyn on December 8th, 2012 at 11:35 PM
  11. Sir Manny its time…… TIME to RETIRE…..

    retire on December 8th, 2012 at 11:41 PM

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