Monday, December 7, 2009

Pacquiao-Mayweather Set for March 13

For all intents and purposes, both fighters have now agreed to set the record straight and determine who the best fighter of this generation is. It is a fight I want, you want, hell, everybody wants. And it is going to happen.

Manny Pacquiao (50-3-2, 38 KOs), the current holder of the IBO light welterweight, Ring Magazine junior welterweight, the WBO welterweight titles and the WBC Diamond Belt, , is coming off from an impressive and convincing win against Miguel Cotto.

Pacquiao’s technical demolition of Cotto proves that the Pacman can fight anyone in the welterweight division and can take a true welterweight’s punch. The fight also showed that Pacquiao has the power to hurt and bring down a welterweight fighter.

Opposite Pacquiao is Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Flamboyant, loud, and oozing with braggadocio, Mayweather boasts of a pristine 40-0 record, with 25 wins by way of knockouts. After more than a two-year hiatus, Mayweather clinically outboxed a game but helpless Juan Manuel Marquez in his last outing.

The win only proved that Mayweather is as good as he was before he went into semi-retirement. Still slick and sneaky, with an almost impenetrable defense, Mayweather is perhaps the best boxer in terms of defensive and evasive skills.

So what we have here is battle of two different styles – one who presses on with unrelenting power and speed and one who extensively uses his defense as part of his offense. It's Pacquiao, who prefers an all-out, all–action battle, versus Mayweather, a defensive mastermind who selectively punishes his opponents with extreme precision and counters.

Who’s going to win? Too early to call, but I will make an analysis later on these two great warriors. But one thing is for sure, I am so hyped up for this fight.


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