Saturday, March 20, 2010
Manny Pacquiao’s to do list for 2010: Beat Clottey, Destroy Mayweather Jr, Cement Legacy
* “For the first time in a while, we have a fighter that respects Pacquiao. I don’t want to see Pacquiao end this guy’s career, but I do want to see him beat Clottey”… Gio Boone of Sacramento, CA. I completely agree with these comments. I want to see Pacquiao win but I do not want to see him end Clottey’s career. Clottey has been respectful of Pacquiao so far. He has shown a lot of appreciation for Pacquiao’s character and boxing skills. Here's a few quotes from Clottey about Manny:
* ”This is going to be a hell of a fight. I love Manny Pacquiao.”… Joshua Clottey from the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
* "This is not an easy fight for me. I am fighting the pound-for-pound king,”.. Joshua Clottey from the Manila Bulletin
Destroy Mayweather Jr
I couldn’t have said it any better than John Snyder of Rancho Cordova, CA. “I don’t just want to see Pacquiao beat Mayweather Jr, I want to see him DESTROY Mayweather Jr”. I’m absolutely on board with these comments. With everything that Mayweather Jr has said about and done to Manny, this sport, and the Pacquiao fans, I want to see Pacquiao knock Mayweather Jr into retirement and then into a retirement home. This obviously depends on whether Mayweather will stop running scared long enough to fight Manny.
Cement his Legacy
If Pacquiao can defeat both Clottey and Mayweather Jr this year, he will cement his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all-time. Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, and Muhammad Ali can move over and make some room for Manny Pacquiao; because he will have defeated almost every top boxer in 7 weight classes. Now, it’s not easy for me to push Hagler aside because he’s my favorite boxer of all-time. However, Manny’s accomplishments warrant his rise to the top of the sport’s Greatest of All-Time list. He will have earned a spot at the table of Boxing Immortality. Pacquiao vs Clottey