Monday, November 16, 2009

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Says Manny Pacquiao Is 'One Dimensional.'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has never shied away from speaking his mind. In his latest rant, Mayweather calls Manny Pacquiao 'one dimensional.' Floyd's full statement about matching up against Manny Pacquiao:

"The thing is with Pacquaio I don't see any versatility as a fighter; he's a good puncher but just one-dimensional.

"The world's going to go 'wow' if Floyd Mayweather gets beaten. That's what everyone is looking to see.

"If I beat Manny Pacquaio do you know what they are going to say? 'You are supposed to beat him, you are Floyd Mayweather, you are the bigger man'. If I knock him out they'll say 'you're supposed to knock him out he's been knocked out before'.

"I'm in a no-win situation and when I beat him no one is going to be surprised because he's been beaten before; whatever I do to Pacquaio has been done before - he's been beaten on three occasions. And if I knock him out I don't want the world shouting because he's been knocked out twice before."

My thoughts: What Floyd Mayweather says has some truth in it; mainly that he's in a lose-lose situation. He is the naturally bigger man, and has already taken on his fair share of smaller opponents -- without testing himself against good, solid, natural 147 pounders. But, Mayweather is off base when he calls Manny Pacquiao 'one dimensional.' Pacquiao wouldn't be where he is today -- running through all his competition, if he was one dimensional.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. should not be faulted for fighting Manny Pacquiao, even if Manny is the naturally smaller man; Pac has proven time and time again that he carries speed and power up with him from the smaller weight classes.

If Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao, I'm one boxing fan who will not be making excuses. Manny is a legit threat. How can he not be, after dominating a much bigger Miguel Cotto?

On a side note, it's good to see that the hype has already started. The main stream sports media is definitely interested in Pacquiao-Mayweather.

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