June 27th, 2011 By Pedro FernandezPAC PULLING RAY LEONARD-LIKE NEGOTIATING
San Francisco, CA- When I asked Donny Lalonde, then the WBC light heavyweight (175 lbs) champion why he was willing to fight “Sugar Ray” Leonard at 168 lbs., a weight he hadn’t seen in a couple of years, he said at the San Francisco Airport Hilton Hotel, “That’s the only way Ray will fight me.” Now while I’m the first to recognize that Manny Pacquiao is a “great” fighter, and let me add there is no doubt that sans the Pacman there would little if any real interest in the fight game right now.
CATCH WEIGHT FIGHTS & THE 400 LB. GORILLA IN ROOM
That being said, the crap Ray pulled on both Donny Lalonde and then again Thomas Hearns (162) in their 1989 rematch that ended in a draw, a fight Ray would later all but admit he lost, is the same s*it Manny is pulling on opponents by having them fight at unnatural weights. Throw out the Antonio Margarito fight, although it was a catch weight of 150 lbs., this for a 154 lb. paper title, as Margarito was a limited brawler who may have won all of his major bouts with “loaded” gloves. But Pac insisted Miguel Cotto scale 145, and rumors have it he will ask his next foe, one Juan Manuel Marquez, a featherweight who unlike Manny never really grew out of the 126 lb. weight class to weigh between 143 and 145!
PAC NEEDS TO TACKLE 400 LB. GORILLA IN RING, NOT COURT!
As legal proceedings (slander) brought by Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather Jr. & Floyd Sr. roll on, I’m stumped as to why Manny Pacquiao, the “baddest dude” in boxing by many is pulling a sissy move by suing the Mayweather bigmouths instead of sticking his fist in Jr.’s face and for a record purse that might make each guy $50 to $60 million each, maybe more who knows how much. So why not just fight this bigmouth and shut it mano y mano?
NOT A FLOYD FAN SO DON’T GO THERE
Look, I saw him cry after suffering his second to last amateur loss in 1996, that night in losing via upset at the Olympic Trials in Oakland, California, Floyd had tears pouring in near child-like fashion. Rebounding, Floyd won the “box off” and go the Olympics in Atlanta, winning a Bronze medal. Lately, as a writer all you can do is appreciate some of his rarely seen talents.
FIFTEEN YEARS OF PRO BOXING…CLOCK IS TICKING ON FLOYD
I could see Mayweather falling into a Roy Jones way. In other words, too few fights, 34, inactivity, hadn’t been tested really in years and then pow it was Antonio Tarver knocking him all but dead. Then Glen Johnson drilled Roy in his next fight, now Roy has been KO’d in recently twice.FLOYD HEADED ROY JONES’ WAY?
All of a sudden you’re not that “guy” anymore, from inactivity, being in your mid 30s and fighting stiffs, like Roy you’ve lost that championship edge. I think fear is great fuel, being scared is a good motivational mindset and should be the rule in fighting, not an exception. Floyd might have some doubt in his inner soul regarding his possible fear of Manny.
LETS GET THE DRUG TEST INFO STRAIGHT!
Before I get besieged by buffoons stating that Manny has agreed to “random” drug testing for a fight with the aforementioned Mayweather, let me set the ******* record straight once and for all. When cornered in New York a few months ago by Michael Marley of Examiner.com, Manny stuttered, stammered and mumbled an answer that seemed to indicate he would be willing to take the random tests without any 14-day window, grace period, call it what you want. Unless he has changed his mind in recent days, Manny is suing and not fighting over a 14-day period.
PHIL AM NEWS INTERVIEW POST MOSLEY
The “king of catch weight” fights told Phil AM News upon his return to the Philippines that he still wanted, and I will quote him for you, a “14 day” window of non-testing before a fight with Floyd Mayweather.
HAVE MANNY’S STONES HAVE SHRUNK WHILE HE’S GROWN?
Thus, instead of shutting Mayweather’s big and obnoxious mouth with his fists, he and his master aka promoter, Massa’ Bob Arum have sued both Mayweather’s because they thought what a lot of people in boxing that Manny Pacquiao has used Performance Enhancing Drugs.
TALKING TO “NON BLINDED” FILIPINOS ON TESTING
American Filipinos, like the islanders, they all love Pacquiao. But some of them are stumped, like me as to why Manny would rather take Floyd to court instead of taking him into a ring and kicking his ass? I think it is plain and simple to some. Some see Mayweather’s style presenting a pugilistic risk to Pacquiao and his legacy, that he chose court over the ring. Who knows, there maybe a lack of confidence to take on Mayweather. As to whether it is because of “random” drug testing or not, we may never know.
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT AGAIN!
Again, and for the 400th time, the fight was set for March 13, 2010, but Pacquiao after demanding Floyd give up $1 million US dollars for every pound he might be over 147 and Floyd agreeing, Pacquiao would not agree to “random” drug testing by the USADA. So you Pacman fans can say all you want about what an asshole Floyd Mayweather is, and he is, it wasn’t Floyd that nixed the March 2010 fight, I think it was Manny Pacquiao!