Found January 16, 2012 on
Pro Boxing Fans:
Manny Pacquiao's place as the world's #1 welterweight, boxing's pound-for-pound king and even his moral authority over Floyd Mayweather have all taken quite a beating during the last few months, with the end result that Pacman has slipped in the minds of fight fans (at least non-Filipino fight fans) to second place on all counts. Reasonable people have gone from thinking Mayweather was ducking Pacquiao to thinking the reverse, and the outrage over Mayweather's insistence that Pacquiao submit to steroid testing has all but disappeared. This sea change in boxing came about for no other reason than Bob Arum's flawed matchmaking strategy, and by extension, Manny Pacquiao's acceptance of it.
The Downward Slide for Pacquiao - The Timeline
Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
A quick review of the chain of events that undermined Pacquiao's stature is in order. The first link was Pacquiao's close and controversial Majority Decision win over Juan Man...
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Yes, Pac-fans, the title of this post pretty much says it all. Nike will no doubt come up with more Manny merchandise when he takes the ring again in late May or early June (but definitely not May 5, we know), but until then, the 2011 stuff has to go.
To that end, you can hit the online Nike Store right now and grab what's left of Pacquiao's fall line at some pretty...
Floyd Mayweather is ready to brush knuckles with Manny Pacquiao, but there is one major problem -- Pacquiao is not ready to fight him. Mayweather is up in arms about fighting Pacquiao, and now that may not even happen, according to Fight Hype. "I don't want to fight nobody else but him. Nobody! I want him," Mayweather told Ben Thompson. "I don't want to fight...
Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows that his fight with Manny Pacquiao won’t happen before he goes to jail, so he’s talking as much crap as possible to make himself look like a badass. Witness the tweet Mayweather sent Tuesday saying May 5th is Manny Pacquiao ass whooping day:
With strong statements like that, is there any wonder why his fans love him? Just one question for you, Floyd...
Mayweather wants a May 5 date with Pacquiao but may be prepping for his jail date instead.
In case you haven’t heard—and you’d have to be living on the planet Lovetron if you haven’t—FLOYD MAYWEATHER is really pressing the still undecided fight with MANNY PACQUIAO, going on another Twitter rant recently by declaring May 5 “Pacquiao ass whooping day”…
First off, before I get started, I am by no means claiming to be an economist, financial advisor, or business manager, but I am finding something very hard to understand here. Promoter Bob Arum has said, that in order to maximize the revenue for the highly anticipated “Mega Fight” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, he proposes that a temporary forty five thousand seat...
Manny wants November T..
Freddie Roach talks about the potential megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. and how he believes the fight will happen in November — I hope Freddie is being real — Don’t know how much longer we can all patiently wait for this to go down. Click here to check it out. -TO
Pacquiao Dodges Mayweather Fight Taiwanese
Freddie Roach Makes His Move
Life isn’t to bad for Floyd Mayweather and the money team, here is Floyd boarding his “light G5″.. The jet and games are great my dude but can we just get a deal done.-TO
Bob Arum’s Greedy Ways Blocking Pacquiao Mayweather?
Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent Flash the Greens