Faith vs Emotion: Can Manny Pacquiao Fight Angry?

Allan B.Contributor IDecember 30, 2009

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 14:  Manny Pacquiao prays in the ring before taking on Miguel Cotto during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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"It's nothing personal, I'm just doing my job." Words I have heard many times after a devastating beat down from the man they call Pacman.

The guy always smiles! Maybe a bit too much for a pessimist. Maybe just enough for an optimist. But we can all agree that Manny Pacquiao is a happy dude. One would think that his strong faith and fear in God helps him prepare for the unknown going into a big fight.

"If I lose then thats what God wants." Not sure if those were his exact words but it was something close to it.

Now if and when this megafight throwdown between Pacquiao and Mayweather actually happens, how will the anger and hatred Manny has built up for Mayweather effect his preparation. Will an angry, mad, and vengeful Manny use this as fuel for his furnace of punishment he so wants to unleash on Mayweather's head and body? Or will it sidetrack him leaving him open to mistakes he normally would not make?

If you have'nt paid attention to boxing the past few weeks, Mayweather's camp has accused Manny Pacquiao of using PED's (Performance Enhancing Drugs). This accusation has infuriated the champ and his camp to the point that they have filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayweather and Golden Boy Promotions.

I am not writing this article to take side's on this. I have been on many different sites and can see that there is a huge debate going on with the public and it seems pretty split down the middle on what people believe.

In saying all this, you have to believe this fight will happen. There is no way either fighter walks away from the biggest pay day of their careers and the chance to be part of the largest PPV event in history.

My prediction is that the fight will be made official within the next few weeks but postponed until June and that both sides will compromise on the drug testing parameters prefight and postfight.

I also predict that Manny Pacquiao has true anger for an opponent for the first time ever. This will create a beast in the ring, one we have never seen before and Manny will put on a show for the ages, if Floyd is willing to trade punches. And that's a BIG if.

Now my only question is, will he crack a smile when he enters the ring? My guess is yes.