MANNY STILL “POUND FOR POUND” KING
San Francisco, CA- Even though he won by way of a shutout on my scorecard, Manny Pacquiao’s stock value dipped a little with his blanking of Shane Mosley. There was no fire in the usually fiery Filipino, except for when referee Kenny Bayless gaffed and called a Mosley push a Pacquiao knockdown in round ten. Outside of banging his gloves together once, the recognized king of boxing just didn’t have any fire in his belly. Of course, fighting Joshua “Handcuffed” Clottey, a weight drained has been in Antonio Margarito and the Tupac Shikur looking (meaning dead) Shane Mosley, none of these guys were expected to be competitive and they weren’t.
HAD REASONS FOR NOT LOOKING STELLAR
Complaining of leg cramps, it is hard not to still consider Manny boxing’s best and #1, with middleweight champ Sergio Martinez if not 1-A, or a close second. The only reason Martinez is able to hang with Pacquiao in the “pound for pound” ratings is that he has fought and beaten excellent competition in Paul Williams and Kelly Pavlik, while Pacman has faced, Larry (Clottey), Curly (Margarito) and Moe (Mosley), the equivalent of boxing’s Three Stooges. Had Pacman not been spoon fed the past year, there would no disputing his holding the “P4P” title.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER NOT ON MY RADAR SCREEN
Because of both his inactivity and choice of foes, having fought twice since the Oscar De La Hoya farce in 2007, against the undersized Juan Manuel Marquez and the aforementioned Mr. Mosley, Floyd Mayweather is not even on my top ten list!