Manny Pacquiao: Pound for Pound King!

AngPeregrinoContributor IMay 3, 2009

LAS VEGAS - MAY 02:  Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates after knocking out Ricky Hatton of England in the second round of their junior welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

We’ve seen The Fight that made the world stand up and watch. Manny Pacquiao has silenced doubters with a scary annihilation of Ricky Hatton inside Two Lopsided Rounds that made the Eight Lopsided Rounds last December against Dela Hoya no longer a fluke (if it ever was considered one).

And whoever laughed at Freddie Roach’s comments before the fight that he would be disappointed if it goes more than three rounds, is eating shit now. I’m talking about you Floyd Mayweather Sr.!

With respect to Ricky and all Britons, what Bob Arum calls the greatest team in boxing history (Pacquiao, and Freddie Roach’s team), had seen and studied the tapes, come up with a flawless game plan, and executed it to perfection.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. was just too busy making his poetry and just did not have a counter game plan to speak of. Bob Arum encapsulated it after the fight, “Manny Pacquiao is the pound for pound king because he has not stopped learning.”

In typical arrogant Mayweather fashion, Floyd Jr. has announced his latest “unretirement” and his fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, ON THE EVE of the Pacquiao-Hatton fight, trying to grab media mileage.

Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather’s adviser has announced the fight. He added some fighting words, "He (Maywheather) left the sport as the best fighter in the world, he comes back as the best fighter in the world," Ellerbe said.

"(Manny) Pacquiao was never considered the best fighter while Floyd was active, so why should anything change?" He also added that the Road to the Pound for Pound title goes through Money Mayweather.

The Road to the Pound for Pound title goes through Floyd Mayweather Jr.? After watching last Saturday’s fight, I say NO, it goes through Manny Pacquiao. Have a boring fight Floyd against Juan Manuel Marquez and you wouldn’t even be considered in the running for Pacman’s last three fights.

Oh, maybe Baby Floyd has watched the tapes (is it on YouTube now?) and is now shaking his head and asking himself, “Why did I ever come out of retirement??!! Now, I have to fight the guy.

Ang Peregrino