In Manny Pacquiao’s article titled “Kumbinasyon,” for Philboxing.com he gave thanks to Cotto for being a great sportsman in the midst of defeat and making their duel a potential fight of the year. More importantly, Pacquiao noted that their fight proved that arrogance and trash talking are not essential to hype up a fight.
Manny Pacquiao is living proof that you don’t have to provide a false image or bravado in order to be noticed and sell PPV buys. The Pound for Pound King has probably gained more fans with his genuine playful personality. He’s secured enough in his own legacy and rather let his fists do the talking unlike other boxers who can’t stop talking about how great they are, yet their actions exudes insecurities within themselves.
Most of the time, boxing fans already know if a fight is worth watching even before all the promotional hoopla that precedes the fight. Boxing fans despite of their biases are smart enough to discern which fighters and what matchups will most likely provide the best entertainment for their buck.
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