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We’ve seen him took legends and soon-to-be legends apart. We’ve seen him shrug off all the controversies and distractions, and make his way to history every single time he’s given the opportunity. We’ve seen his growth, from the humble Blow by Blow days up to the pay-per-view cash cow that he is now.
Yet, people have the audacity to question Manny Pacquiao‘s greatness each time he prepares for a fight.
People say Miguel Cotto‘s going to beat him like he’s never been beaten before, boxing experts took his name down a notch to give way to Floyd Mayweather‘s return to the top of the pound-for-pound charts a few months back. And, to my dismay as I read the news, some people from his hometown of General Santos City actually placed their bets against him during yesterdays fight.
But after it was all said and done Saturday night (Sunday morning here) in Las Vegas, it was the Pacman who, not only prevailed, but also cemented his place in history. Seven world titles in seven weight classes. 10 straight victories for Manny Pacquiao. And people still had time to doubt how good Manny is in the ring.
Cheers to the Pacman! Who’s next?
At the end of last week, it was the Andy Barroca brouhaha that rocked the college hoops world. As a lot of us found out, however, Saturday afternoon gave way to the Paul Lee show. The UE Red Warrior made about four 150 three-point shots in the fourth quarter to force a rubber match against the Barroca-less FEU squad. Of course, Ateneo advanced to the finals the next day, but we already knew that since, like, three weeks ago.
Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather pounced and danced to a convincing unanimous decision victory over the smaller Juan Manuel Marquez. MoneyMay is definitely back, but is he going to go for the money vs Manny Pacquiao, or is it going to be vs Sugar Shane Mosley? Only time (and amount of cash) will tell.
Speaking of comebacks, Vitor Belfort had his the same day as the Mayweather bout, knocking out Rich Franklin in the opening minutes of the UFC 103 main event. Apparently, he’s the guy the UFC wants against Anderson Silva. Let’s see if The Phenom can have his way against the unbeatable Brazilian.
NY Giants won over the Dallas Cowboys earlier. Wasn’t able to watch this bacause I woke up awfully late today, but I’ll catch up.
And finally, Roc Raida, from the legendary X-ecutioners stable, has passed. Rest in peace. One of the few DJ’s I looked up to when I was younger. Peep his mixes and tutorials in YouTube, they’re awesome.
Long weekends are fun, and I’m about to cap off mine by playing some flag. I’m out!
As many of us know, the sport of boxing thrives on its unpredictability. There may be a knockout here, a technical stoppage there, or a late-round surge that could turn the tides of a bout. In every boxing match, you’re not always sure if you really do get your money’s worth. It could end in the first two minutes, or it could go the distance and last all twelve rounds. You just don’t know.
This bout, however could be the exception. Both fighters are patient attackers, and I think this fight could will definitely go the distance. Juan Manuel Marquez is well-known for his in-ring stability. No one in the planet can knock this guy out. Floyd Mayweather Jr. likes to run, not always because he’s scared, but because he is as fast as lightning. We all know what happened to the likes of Zab Juddah and Ricky Hatton: they lost to Money Mayweather ’cause he tired the hell out of these two fighters. Both are intelligent fighters, and they know that catching just one big punch from another could determine the outcome of the fight. Expect both fighters to use the first few rounds as sort of a “feel out” before hell eventually would break lose in the later rounds.
Needless to say, big money and big sport implications are on the line. By the looks of it, it also determines Manny Pacquiao‘s next opponent, should he beat Miguel Cotto (which I’m sure he will do). MoneyMay-Pac is boxing heaven, definitely, but you can never say that Pac-JMM 3 will be less than controversial. Gonna be a great day for boxing, people!
Here’s the first episode of Mayweather-Marquez 24/7, just to pump everyone up: