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    Pedro,
    Both you and Jarrad are right. JW said Bradley needs Pac, which is true. He needs the convincing win. You stated Pac doesn’t need Bradley, which is true. If Pac gets beat by a supposed “soft” puncher, but more convincingly, he’s done. Too bad Pac can’t fight Paulie.

    SKERGE

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    Bradley doesn’t hit hard enough to say that Manny would be headed to the gallows in taking him on. To me that would be a good fight for Manny, a bounce back fight if you will with a title on the line that would put him back in the mix. Why fight for anything less at this stage especially against a fighter who will not place him in peril.

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    I think if Pacman wants to continue his boxing career, he should focus and concentrate only on boxing….Stay away from late night parties, drinking spree with friends,politics, showbusiness and reduce religious activities to minimal..You can’t serve several masters at the same time…He should focus and conserve his energy to boxing and be at his best shape and condition.

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    pac must retire now, stay away from politics and live a quite simple life

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    The KO didn’t silence his followers. They just became more bitter and angry and accused JMM of juicing. Pac Nuts are the biggest jerks in boxing history.

  • IrishmaninArabia
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    True, Pedro. This doctor saw him in an interview on TV, and from that limited film clip, decided that he had demonstrated signs. It was, I figure, more a case of the doctor trying to make a name for himself than a real or useful diagnosis. I just remember Sean O’Grady’s comment about boxers who have taken too much punishment. Didn’t he say that the head is like one of those (pre-computerized) cash registers, once you pop it open by slamming your fist into it a few times, you won’t be able to close it again. In other words, once a certain level of damage has been inflicted, the fighter in question will probably get KTFO’d easier and easier as long as he continues fighting.

    I fear that Pac’s cashregister has been opened!!! If his financial condition is decent, he should stop now. A guy as iconic as him getting seriously hurt would do boxing lots of harm, hope it doesn’t happen.

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    Rumors started by an MD who had never seen him in person.

  • Geoffrey Sadao Prenter
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    I read that Pacquiao may be suffering from some Pakinson-like symptoms. If that’s the case, it would be best if he retired. I would hate to see him end up like one of my favorite fighters, Ezzard Charles.

    He’ll continue to fight. If he plays it smart, he’ll build up with a couple of easier fights and secure one last big fight. Whatever the case is, it’ll be risky for Pacquiao.

    I agree with you 100% regarding the multiple factors that have contributed to him become “post-peak.” People forget that he started as a 105 pounder, and let’s not forgot the possible steroid factor.

    I know that he means a whole lot to Filipinos around the world, and I can’t knock that. However, there have been tons of less-heralded but outstanding other Filipino boxers (Pancho Villa, Little Dado, Ceferino Garcia, Small Montana, Flash Elorde, Ben Villaflor, Luisito Espinosa, etc., etc.). One of the trainers from the New Oakland Boxing Club (closed in 1981) named Dick Foster fought Ceferino in Hollywood in circa 1938. Maybe you, Pedro, knew Mr. Foster? Very nice man, and a an excellent boxing trainer.

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    Good read. Watch the interview with Winky Wright over @ Doghouse boxing. He too talks about the strain of training. He’s like, fighting, I can do that, the training on the other hand…wore him into retirement. Golfing over boxing these days for Mr. Wright. Wonderful dude right there. Often saw him on Vegas and every time I did he was gracious with his time.

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