Who else is out there for Manny Pacquiao to fight nowadays? His immediate circle and his trainers just can not find a way to get Floyd Mayweather Jr. to agree to a fight. Only Mayweather and his trainers know what they are waiting for.
Well, if we just can not see an actual boxing match between the two of them, why not settle for a sing-off.
Mayweather has a history of rapping or attempting to do so and Manny Pacquiao just recently appeared on late night television to show off his respective talent.
When Mayweather Jr. released this single in 2008, the reaction was pretty much just suggesting him to stay in the ring. It is a song about him getting money and throwing parties. Nothing special in the rap industry. This is at the same level as the rap career of Deion Sanders and Roy Jones.
Mayweather probably got word of his terrible rap debut, so he decided to team up with one of the industry's stars in Ludacris. Well, in this song he just served as a hype man. He didn't have his own set of bars to rap. He just decided to be a part of a good song to make up for "Yea." Ludacris was on fire in this song with a nice amount of sports references like the Indiana Pacers and their fight in the stands.
Of course, if Mayweather really wanted to be "undisputed" he would fight Pacquiao once again.
Listening to this the first time, Manny Pacquiao might sound or come off like William Hung of American Idol. But c'mon, it is the Bee Gees. Not many people can hit the high notes of Barry Gibb. It was a good attempt and Pacquiao did his part. The performance itself was very funny. Whenever an athlete picks up a microphone on television to sing, you're in for something good.
There's always going to be that debate that rapping isn't singing or a form of it, but in our hypothetical situation Mayweather can do so against Pacquiao. Plus points automatically go to Pac-man, because he's at least using his vocal chords.
Manny Pacquiao is also more of a class act than Floyd Mayweather Jr. He's great with his fans as he schedules post-fight concerts where he sings. In this video, he's singing "La Bamba" at a celebration for his win over Miguel Cotto. He's all about the people and if this was an American Idol-like competition, he's easily be liked by people and have an edge on Mayweather.
His vocals in "La Bamba" actually were not too bad. It's all about performance and not much quality for him, but it works. It gets the people going.
Manny Pacquiao can hurt men one second with his powerful punches and the next second, he can make them cry as he serenades them. He's got a solid voice. When Mayweather raps, it comes off as violent. Pacquiao is easily the more talented of the two and if that statement holds true within the ring is something we can debate for days until Mayweather vs. Pacquiao actually happens.
For now, we can just sit and listen to these two sing it off.