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Floyd Mayweather VS Logan Paul Post Fight Thought

Floyd Mayweather VS Logan Paul Fight

What did you think of the fight?

I didn’t see the fight live, but I was delighted to see the full highlights for free on Youtube when I got up this morning. So here is my take on the fight.

For a second, I thought is DJ Khaled refereeing this fight?

But, of course, it is an exhibition fight, so I guess anything is possible.

Who are the real winners of the Mayweather and Logan Paul fight?

People will have different answers; however, both fighters’ bank accounts are the winners earning tens of millions for the 24 minutes fight.

Every time you step into the boxing ringg, you risk your health, and it is good to see both fighters came out of the fight safe.

Mayweather VS Logan Paul Post Fight Thought

I anticipated Mayweather to stop Logan Paul later in the round, and many people predicted Mayweather would knock Logan Paul out.

It is not hard to notice Logan Paul didn’t take shortcuts in his training. Instead, Logan Paul trained in his stamina/conditioning and learned to use jab effectively, good judgment of distance, and tie his opponent up.

Floyd Mayweather, at age 44, you don’t expect him to have the same reflex and same fighter he was in his twenties. But, as the saying goes, father time is unbeaten, which is what this fight reminded me of.

It is hard not to bring up Manny Pacquiao when talking about Floyd Mayweather and vice versa as both fighters are the best two boxers of the last couple of decades, the ’00s 10’s. Arguably the best offensive and the best defensive fights of an Era of boxing. As their legacy will always be compared.

On 21st August 2021, I firmly predict Errol Spence will stop Manny Pacquiao in the later rounds (I love Pacquiao but removing liking bias to the side with my thinking hat on Errol Spence will stop Pacquiao) because Errol Spence will be too big and strong for Pacquiao. Excited to see how the fight will unfold.

Mayweather and Pacquiao, at their age 40’s, could beat good fighters like Pacquiao just proved by beating a very good boxer, Keith Thurman in his 40’s couple of years ago.

Still, it is hard to imagine a fighter in their 40’s beating another blue-chip fighter like Errol Spence or Terrance Crawford.

Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul are good for entertainment and to introduce more casual to boxing. However, Errol Spence and Terrance Crawford fighters in their prime right now, and we boxing fans demand that fight to happen sooner than later when both fighters are past their prime rather than what we got from Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight when they both fought past their prime.

It would be sad to see legends like Pacquiao and Mayweather get seriously hurt later in their careers, like Muhammad Ali and many boxers like Patrick Stone lost their life due to boxing.

He passed away of brain injury with the tough fight against Gary Wills despite winning the fight. Or Davey Moore who sadly passed away in his dressing room after the world featherweight about a loss against Ultiminio Ramos.

Several studies show that 15-40 percent of ex-boxers are found to have symptoms of chronic brain injury.

So hopefully, we won’t see legends Like Pacquiao get life-threatening injuries in his fight against Errol Spence, and Mayweather gets severe injuries in his exhibition match.

Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Fight Analysis

DJ Khaled lookalike, the referee, warned Logan Paul many times for holding/grabbing, or you could call it clinching. Mayweather was criticized for clinching, or some fans call it hugging Pacquiao too many times in a fight billed as the Fight of the Century.

Not sure if Logan Paul deliberately tried to use Floyd Mayweather’s tactics against him, but most likely, Logan Paul came from a wrestling background where he learned grappling techniques and knew how to tie up his opponent effectively.

In Mayweather’s first few rounds with Logan Paul, it seemed Floyd Mayweather wanted to see what the kids got and look to break him down in the later rounds.

Mayweather said straight after the fight in the interview, “he (Logan Paul) was better than I thought.”

Logan Paul jab was decent and displayed good boxing IQ; Logan Paul had a good judgment of distance and effectively tied up Floyd Mayweather when up close.

Smaller Floyd Mayweather walked Logan Pall down as Mayweather became the aggressor most of the fight, and Mayweather would have knocked out any fighter without any fighting skills. Still, as Mayweather said himself, Logan Paul was better than he thought and Logan Paul had clearly taken this fight seriously.

However, Logan Paul was getting hit with jabs and power punches, but Logan was disciplined and minimized making mistakes to his credit. After he soon learned and realized any errors, he makes Floyd a master counter puncher who would take full advantage.

You could see Floyd’s frustration during the fight with the forearms to Logan’s face. However, DJ Khaled Ref wasn’t concerned.

Meanwhile, Logan Paul said in the post-fight conference that his game plan was to see what Floyd Mayweather bought and make an adjustment. It seemed like Logan Pual came into the fight:

1) To go to the complete eight rounds with Floyd Mayweather
2) Not get knocked out
3) And hopefully land a lucky punch to knock Floyd Mayweather out.

You could see Logan Paul was ecstatic to go to the distance with one of the best boxers of our era Floyd Mayweather.

What did we learn from this fight?

That Floyd Mayweather looked his age and banked millions with Logan Paul.

Secondly, Logan Paul, like Mayweather said, Logan Paul was better than he thought. In retrospect, what the world thought.

What does the future hold for Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather?

With only two fights, one with KSI and his second fight with Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul is gaining experience and confidence. However, Logan Paul is smart enough not to fight a professional fighter his size of 190 pounds falls under Cruiserweight/light heavyweight will be too dangerous for his health.

Logan Paul loves to entertain people, which it seems to continue to do by producing content, podcast, and boxing.

There was not much hype for the Mayweather Logan Paul fight until Jake Paul stole the Mayweather hat, which created more buzz for this fight.

Logan Paul is a much more likable person than Jake Paul; however, in boxing, Jake Paul has the meanness in him to hurt his opponents, and more people will buy the fight to see Jake Paul and Floyd Mayweather because casual boxing fans would love to see Jake Paul get his ass kicked and with the personality of Jake Paul and Mayweather the promotion of the fight would be really something.

After the Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight, Mike Tyson said that Mayweather should continue to fight fighters his weight and fight Pacquiao or something… Mike Tyson says Floyd Mayweather will make more money fighting with Pacquiao again.

Once Pretty Boy Floyd turned into Money Mayweather. Floyd is smart in the ring as well as out of the ring to make smart business moves. Money Mayweather’s strategy has been to maximize his earning by taking less risk fights with high reward.

With Manny Pacquiao still active competing with the elite competition in the sports like Errol Spence and his last couple of fights with Keith Thurman and Adrien Broner, Pacquiao will be a risky fight for Floyd simply due to inactivity.

I think Floyd will fight Pacquiao once Pacquiao is no longer active in boxing, and both will make good money. And with the big name of Mayweather Pacquiao and their huge following. People will tune in to watch this fight, and both fighters will earn tens of millions.

Manny Pacquiao Vs Errol Spence Fight

Manny Pacquiao Vs Errol Spence Fight

Just an hour ago, Manny Pacquiao tweeted he is fighting Errol Spence on August 21. My excitement level for boxing fans went through the roof!

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Errol Spence’s fight came out of nowhere, and the fight is now official!

Can you imagine once a Flyweight champion, now at age 42, takes on a fighter in his prime, the best welterweight in the world today Errol Spence.

A few days ago, I wrote an article on Manny Pacquiao’s inspirational story. Manny has fought everybody, never ducked a fighter, the first and only boxer to be five lineal boxing champion and eight-division world champion. A record that may take centuries to be accomplished by any other boxer.

No Flyweight champion dreamed of beating world-class champions in the eight different divisions in boxing. Manny comes along beats the best fighters in the divisions as he moves up in weight to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes.

And has a case like Max Kellerman says to be the second greatest pound-for-pound fighter after the great Sugar Ray Robinson.

Boxing fans appreciate Pacquiao through his four decades of Boxing. Manny Pacquiao’s won his first title belt in 1998, beating Chatchai Sasakul to win the WBC Flyweight title. Manny Pacquiao’s fight against the hungry lion champion Keith Thurman a couple of years ago was terrific!

And now, after nearly two years of Inactivity; instead of a tune-up fight (which what normally boxers do after a long layoff) Manny Pacquiao is fighting a blue-chip fighter, Errol Spence, in his prime, the best welterweight right now.

We boxing fans are spoiled by Manny Pacquiao, who has given us spectacular fights over the last four decades. Respect! 

On November 16, 2003, Manny Pacquiao fought Marco Antonio Barrera at featherweight (126 pounds), which some people thought was Manny’s prime. Manny Pacquiao, at age 42, fighting a young lion, the best welterweight in boxing today, is inspirational for all the young fighters to strive for greatness and especially older men in their 40’s.

Errol Spence A Blue Chip Fighter

At the age of 42, the old lion is fighting a lion in his prime, Errol Spence. Hardcore boxing fans know what Errol Spence brings to the table and is one of the best welterweights in the world today and a future hall of fame boxer, A blue-chip fighter.

Boxing Experts and hardcore boxing fans know Errol Spence is a special fighter and a heavy favorite in this fight. Anything can happen in boxing. However, Errol Spence will and should win the fight.

At Pacquiao’s late stage of his career, taking this challenge and fighting the best welterweight fighter in his prime is inspirational however very dangerous for his health and Pacquiao can look very old overnight.

The old lion just beat another young, hungry boxer Keith Thurman but Errol Spence is a special blue-chip fighter who is great at fighting at distance and on the inside. Errol Spense’s body shot is a thing of beauty.

Errol Spence has a great jab with solid 5 inches reach and a natural size advantage over Manny.

Spence is also naturally a bigger welterweight who will potentially move up and become a champion at Middleweight one day.

Errol Spence and Canelo is another very intriguing fight which we will hopefully get to see in the future but we boxing fans demand Errol Spence vs Crawford, both in the same weight division and in their prime. Boxing fans deserve this fight!

When we consider the height, reach, and 11-year-old age younger Spence, everything favors Errol Spence.

However, what makes this fight exciting is the older lion still has a powerful left hand, speed and would you believe it Pacquiao is a world champion at four different decades so needless to say Pacquiao comes into this fight with lots of experience and has seen every single boxing style.

In an imaginary fight, Errol Spence will give the Marvelous Marvin Hagler in his prime a good run for the money, and we could imagine it will be a very competitive fight. On the other hand, some people give Manny Pacquiao a good chance; however, it is hard to imagine Pacquiao winning the fight.

Fight Prediction

What do you think will happen?

Even if you are a die-hard Manny Pacquiao fan and unbiased, I bet you will not bet your house on Manny over Errol Spence if you have to choose among these two great fighters at this stage of the career. The youth, the naturally bigger size, everything favors Errol Spence.

No disrespect to Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Mikey Garcia put those guys against Manny Pacquiao. Manny still a good chance at 42 but against Errol Spence and Terrance Crawford, blue-chip fighters in their prime. Hard-core boxing fans know It would be considered foolish to bet against these two blue-chip fighters right now.

Hats off to Manny Pacquiao for fighting a young, hungry Errol Spence. However, Errol Spence will and should be heavily favored in this fight.

Despite my admiration for Manny Pacquiao, I think Spence will stop Manny later round. We are talking about Errol Spence blue chip fighter and against Manny Pacquiao I feel we will see on the fight night Errol Spence’s bigger size will play a bigger factor to bully Pacquiao.

Errol Spense is a slow starter and you can imagine if he can take punches from Pacquiao or Pacquiao is ahead in points, Spence will just walk Pac man down and Spence likes to trade punches. So this could be a very ugly fight for Pacquiao and very dangerous fight later in his boxing career.

Errol Spence, like Max Kellerman, says is a blue-chip fighter. In Mikey Gracia’s fight, Errol Spence demonstrated that he could be a disciplined fighter and also bang fight toe to toe, as we saw with Shawn Porter’s fight.

As Max Kellerman explains, there are many very good fighters Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, and Keith Thurman, who Manny beat a couple of years ago.

However, Errol Spence and Terrance Crawford are blue-chip fighters of our current generation.

Boxing fans deserve to see Errol Spence vs. Terrance Crawford fight while both fighters are in their prime as we boxing fans do not want to see a repeat of Mayweather Pacquiao, a fight that was five years late when both fighters were past their prime.

But in 40’s Pacquiao fought and beat talented fighters Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman, which is amazing. After winning against Keith Thurman, Mikey Garcia asked Manny why he is still fighting, and Manny replied to add more to his legacy.

And no doubt Manny is writing and further solidifying his legacy by fighting the best fighters out there throughout his boxing career.

Pacquiao’s peak was so high, and when you fall off from the peak that high, you could beat hungry young good fighters like Keith Thurman, Broner but Errol Spence is special. A blue-chip fighter in his prime.

When Pacquiao moved from 130 pounds to 147 pounds to fight Oscar Dela Hoya there was a huge uncertainty and even a bill in the Philippines to stop his fight from happening it will be a circus big man fighting a smaller man.

However, Manny Pacquiao is not in his prime anymore but he has been fighting at welterweight for over a decade now so Manny has tasted welterweight power. Even though there will be a big size difference on a fight night Manny has said in his previous interviews speed will be key.

Some Pacquiao fans are saying Pacquiao vs Spence will be similar to Mayweather vs Canelo where similar to Mayweather, Pacquiao will teach a younger boxing a boxing lesson.

However, the difference is Canelo was only 22 years old not in his prime yet like he is now when he fought Mayweather whereas Spence is 31 years of age in his prime against a 42-year-old living legend. At Spence’s current age Pacquiao at age 31 had already won 8 division belts and Spence has a lot of respect for Pacquiao however that respect will go out of the window at fight night.

I will heavily favor Spence in this fight despite my admiration for Pacquiao for what he has accomplished in the sport of boxing from being a flyweight champion, eight-division world champion, won five lineal championships in five separate weight classes, and at age 42 fighting the best welterweight today a blue-chip fighter. Respect!

A sure-to-be future Hall of Famer one day, Errol Spence is in his prime. Errol Spence has beaten world-class fighters which includes Mikey Garcia, Kell Brook, Shawn Porter, and Danny Garcia among others.

I would predict Errol Spence will win by a wide Unanimous Decision Victory and a good chance that Errol Spence will stop Pacquiao at the late rounds.

What Makes Errol Spence so dangerous for Pacquiao is not only his natural size advantage over Pacquiao, particularly weight at the fight night, and Errol Spence knows how to use his jab efficiently.

Mikey Garia was known for his technical boxing ability; what Spence did to Mikey Garcia was impressive how Spence dominated the fight.

  1. With a 5-inch reach advantage, Errol Spence will keep Pacquiao at a distance. Still, he may get countered by Manny’s signature a left-hand couple of times along the way because Manny is naturally a lighter-weight fighter with a speed advantage over Spence.
  2. Errol Spence has demonstrated time and time again that he is a great inside fighter and can really use his size advantage to bully Manny Pacquiao once Spence senses blood.

Manny Pacquiao is not the same relentless offensive powerhouse he was in his prime in 2009, and we saw Manny getting visibly tired at the later rounds with Keith Thurman.

No doubt both fighters will give their best in this fight for their fans and come in 100% prepared. No matter who you are rooting for, boxing fans will not be disappointed.

Again hats off to a living legend Manny Pacquiao fighting a young, hungry lion in his prime, the best welterweight boxer right now.

Despite a loss to Errol Spence, simply taking this fight further cements Pacquiao’s legacy for always fighting the best fighters throughout his four decades in boxing five lineal boxing champ.

Let’s be present and enjoy watching these blue-chip fighters display their boxing skills. This fight, I predict, will be great passing the torch as Pacquiao will go out of boxing in his shield.

And hopefully, Pacquaio decides not to fight anymore for the thill/legacy/challenge as Errol Spence can and will most likely make Pacquiao looked very old that night. Still, hopefully, a legend like Pacquiao won’t leave the sport with a severe or permanent injury which will be deeply saddening.

What Does Boxers and Boxing Expert Think About Pacquiao Vs Spence

Chris Algieri interesting insights about the fight because he fought both Errol Spence and Manny Pacquiao. Chris Algieri says, “you can never count out Pacquiao” however his heart says Manny, but his head says Errol Spence. Going with your head is always a safe bet in Boxing.

Teofimo Lopez current unified lightweight champion says to Manny Pacquiao “You are not human”. We can see young fighters like Teofimo is inspired and says he will be down in Vegas on the fight night.

Tim Bradley, a fighter who faced Manny three times says Errol Spence should win if Spence can control a distance. Bradly says it is important to keep a distance against Manny Pacquiao.

Teddy Atlas thinks it is not a good fight for Manny Pacquiao at 42 years of age to take a solid big welterweight. There is also concern that Manny has not been active for two years which is a long time. Teddy feels it breaks your heart to see a legend like Manny get out of boxing getting hurt and stay in the sport too long.

Eloquent break down from Keith Thurman who along with Chris Algeri a previous opponent of Pacquiao has a great future in Boxing Comentating post their boxing career.

What Does Boxing Fans Think About Pacquiao Vs Spence

Boxing fans appreciate Pacquiao though his four decades of Boxing fought the best fighters in the division and the old lion continues to fight the best out there. There is a saying Boxing is a young man sport, and there is a lot of truth to that.

What does that say about a fighter who in his 40’s still fighting the best fighter. Again Hats off to Pacquiao for being an inspiration.

There is massive praise for Manny Pacquiao for taking this fight and a thrilled Errol Spence fan all over social media and the internet. Errol Spence deserves this fight and will be a great passing of the torch.

Manny Pacquiao is in a win-win situation in front of boxing fans. Even if he loses, he lost against a boxer in his prime best welterweight in the division today, and Pacquiao wins, his bragging rights will be crazy.

Errol Spence, however, will be in a win-lose situation because if he loses against a 42-year-old Pacquiao, it will hurt Errol Spence’s legacy.

There are many Manny’s fans commenting that are concerned that whilst they are excited, fighting Errol Spence at this stage of Manny’s career is very dangerous for him.

Many boxing fans are posting comments that Pacquiao has balls of steel, giving fans exciting fights, and Spence fans respecting Manny for taking this fight!

Can’t wait!

Manny Pacquiao Errol Spence Pre Fight Updates

There are many videos out on the internet of Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence training. Both fighters look in superb condition.

The press conference went like any other Manny Pacquiao press conference. Manny is praising his opponent and his goal to giving fans an action-packed fight. Errol Spence seemed to respect Pacquiao for taking this fight and was grateful to share the ring with the boxing legend.

If this is, in fact, the passing of the torch moment in boxing, I could not think of any fighter special as Errol Spence to pass the torch at a welterweight other than Terrence Crawford.

With Errol Spence holding the WBC title since 2019 and IBF title since 2017. Errol Spence is the number 1 welterweight in the world today.

Danny Gracia, who fought with Errol Spence, said Errol is physically three times stronger than Keith Thurman in this interview. Still, Danny believes Keith Thurman is faster and a more powerful puncher than Errol Spence.

Danny Garcia lost to Keith Thurman on a split decision whilst losing to Errol Spence in a much wider scorecard in a unanimous decision 117-111 and two judges scoring 116-111 in favor of Errol Spence.

Also, Errol Spence fought Danny Garcia after Errol’s brutal car accident where you could make a strong argument Errol Spence was not entirely his 100%.

Danny Garcia mentioned Errol Spence size and strength. I feel Errol Spence’s size and strength will play a big factor as the round progresses and find a way to break this opponent. Pacquiao may have some exciting rounds but not quite enough to win the fight.

Manny Pacquiao Vs Errol Spence Fight Cancellation

Sadly one of the fights has been canceled due to Errol Spence’s torn retina. Errol Spence is a warrior, and let’s not start blaming him for pulling out of the fight. Errol Spence is as disappointed as Manny because this fight would be perfect for passing the torch with a young blue-chip fighter Errol Spence.

Errol Spence has said:

“I’m very disappointed that I won’t be able to fight Manny Pacquiao on August 21. I was excited about the fight and the event. Unfortunately, the doctors found a tear in my left eye and said I needed to get surgery on it ASAP and that there was no way I could fight with my eye in that condition. I’d like to apologize to everyone. You know I’ll be back as soon back soon. We’ve come back from worse.”

Errol Spence tweeted to say that “Went to three different doctors all said the same thing I’ll be back for the winner for sure.”

It seems like Errol Spence is still looking forward to Manny Pacquiao’s fight this Christmas or early next year. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait and see how the fight with Yordenis Ugas unfolds; a current WBA welterweight champion, Manny will be facing on August 2021 in place of Errol Spence.

Manny Pacquiao sends best wishes to Errol Spence’s fast recovery and successful eye operation. Pacquiao mentioned the most important thing is health.

There have been so many videos on youtube of Manny Pacquiao training hard for Errol Spence leading up to the fight, which would have been great for boxing, primarily because of Manny’s age for 42 and a rumor Manny running for Predicey for Phillipeanse next year. So we don’t know when will be the last fight for Manny Pacquiao. However, in life, things do not always work out as planned.

In the meantime, let’s see how Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas unfolds.

Manny Pacquiao Interesting Facts and Stories

Manny Pacquiao Facts and Stories

Imagine a 9-year-old kid selling donuts in the streets of the Philippines to earn food for himself and his family. A boy who often went to sleep hungry so his siblings could eat.

A boy who slept in the boxing ring and worked relentlessly on his craft with a hope to come out of poverty one day.

A boy became the first and the only boxer in boxing history to become an 8 division boxing world champion, a lineal championship in five different weight classes (flyweight, featherweight, super featherweight, light-welterweight, and welterweight), and loved by millions of people worldwide.

When people don’t have heating in their house or not afford a new pair of shoes, it is considered poor in the western world. You may have been to a developing country or heard people dying of hunger and not afford basic life necessities to survive.

So people may have a different idea about being poor in the western world and developing countries.

Manny Pacquaio grew up extremely poor in General Santos, Philippines. His home was a small nipa hut made out of leaves from a coconut tree.

His mother used to tell Manny and his siblings to drink lots of water to fill their stomachs before sleeping hungry and with the hope to be able to afford to eat the next day.

In developing countries, homeless dogs are found on the streets in many developing countries, and Manny saw a dog he liked and brought the dog home.

Manny grew angry and didn’t speak with his father for a while after discovering; his father ate his dog because his father was hungry.

Start of Pacquiao’s Boxing Journey

Manny Pacquiao starting Boxing at the age of 12 with his uncle, where he would jog barefoot.

Pacquiao soon realized Boxing was great because you earn some money to help feed his family even if you lose.

Pacquiao is one of the top rags to riches stories. Remember the 1976 Rocky 1 opening movie scene where Silvester Stallone gets $40.55 for the fight.

Similarly, Pacquiao earned 100 pesos ($2) and gave his mother the money to buy a couple of rice sacks that would last for a week.

At the age of 13, Manny foresighted that Boxing could dissolve his family poverty and venture to the Philippines capital on a boat.

Pacquiao then wrote a heartfelt letter to his mother that he is sorry that he went to Manila for their family to pursue his boxing career without asking for her permission because she would not allow it. He is earning a living so that they could get out of poverty.

Pacquiao slept in the boxing ring as he did not have any relatives in Manila.

Pacquiao was malnourished and very skinny as a kid. He had to put stones in his pocket for his first professional bout as he could not make the most minimum boxing weight of 105 pounds (47.62kg) because he weighed 98 pounds (44kg).

With a burning desire to get out of poverty, Pacquiao immersed himself into Boxing and started winning fights despite not having solid boxing fundamentals through sheer determination and powerful left hand.

As Pacquiao started winning more fights, he could eat nutritious food, and his teenage body developed.

Pacquiao lost a couple of fights against Filipino boxer Rustico Torrecampo by knockout and a boxer from Thailand Medgoen Singsurat by technical knockout before his partnership with Freddie Roach.

At the age of 18, Manny became Oriental, and Pacific Boxing Federation Flyweight Champion beating Chokchai Chockvivat and won WBC Flyweight Title after a win against Chatchai Sasakul a year after.

Manny successfully defended his WBC Flyweight Title against Mexican Gabriel Mira through Technical Knockout.

Pacquiao won the vacant WBC International Super Bantamweight Title by knocking out Reynante Jamili and defended his Super Bantamweight Belt by knockout or through technical knockout against Arnel Barotillo, Seung-Kon Chae, Nedal Hussein, Tetsutora Senrima, and Foijan Prawet.

As Manny ran out of opponents in the East, the natural progression was to fights Champions in the West seeking new opportunities as Manny moved up in weight classes.

The video below is one of the best short documentaries of Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach Partnership

Manny visited America to look for a next opponent/trainer and visited Wild Card Boxing gym to train. He met the Legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach who trained under another legendary boxing coach Eddie Futch.

Freddie Roach has mentioned in his interviews, “I built my gym just in case the next Muhammad Ali walked through the door. You never know when the next Muhammad Ali will walk through your door (Wild Card boxing gym), you never know, and one Filipino kid 122 pound walks in. That changed my life.”

Freddie Roach felt after one round of mitts with Manny Pacquiao that this kid is special. “A little guy that could punch really hard and knock you out.”

Like American Heavyweight, Diantey Wilder is known for his knockout power but is often criticized for being a reckless boxer without sound boxing fundamentals. Pacquiao, before Freddie Roach, was also known for having a knockout power, relentless but a reckless boxer, and relying mainly on his left-hand power punch.

Pacquiao, once only known for his devastating left-hand knockout punch Working with Freddie Roach, Pacquiao gradually improved his footwork, ring generalship, counterpunching, and Freddie came up with great game plans for Pacquiao.

Freddie says Manny Pacquiao is the most hard-working athlete he has trained and a great student who listens and executes the game plan.

Freddie is very prudent in researching the opponent flaws for Pacquiao and developing a solid game plan for his fighters.

After Pacquiao’s loss against Eric Moralez in their first fight of the trilogy, Freddie Roach worked ferociously to make Pacquiao’s right hand as good or even better than his left hand. Freddie went on a mission to make Pacquiao a complete fighter.

Freddie said in the documentary Manny The Untold Story of an Eight Time World Champion, “I am not going to stop working on the right hand until it is good as the left.”

Freddie Roach introduced Alex Ariza to Manny Pacquiao as a strength and condition coach. Freddie had a complex relationship with Alex Ariza later down the road.

Alex Ariza did a great job with Manny Pacquiao for many years to help Manny get in top shape, and Freddie says Alex learned on the job to be a great strength and conditioning coach.

Among great boxer trainer duos like Muhammad Ali had Angelo Dundee, Mike Tyson had Cus D’Amato, and Manny Pacquiao had Freddie Roach.

Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao are known for fantastic sports partnerships. Robert Green dedicated a whole chapter on Freddie Roach Innovative training approach and collaboration with Manny in his famous book Mastery.

Like Mike Tyson’s tight relationship with Cus D’Amato, Pacquiao considers Freddie Roach a father figure.

Manny Pacquiao Memorable Fights

Pacquiao’s first fight in America was with potentially top 10 pound for pound level fighter 122 lbs south African fighter Lehlo Ledwaba, IBF super bantamweight champion. Due to Ledwaba’s challenger, Enrique Sanchez’s injury Lehlo Ledwaba needed an opponent to fight.

Top boxers in the division didn’t want to take the fight in the only 2-week notice. Manny Pacquiao, brand new to the American public, took the fight with a champion despite being 44 to 1 underdog. What Manny did to Ledwaba was scary.

Then at 126 pounds, what he did to Marco Antonio Barrera was even scarier who was lineal champion with his Ring Magazine title when they fought one of the top Mexican fighters. During the eleventh round trainer, Rudy Perez stepped in to protect his fighter from further punishment on November 15, 2003.

After Pacquiao stops Barrera in the 11th round, Commentor Jim Lampley commented, “A super start emerges in the San Antonio” as underdog Manny Pacquiao beats 4-1 favorite Barrera and introduces himself to the more boxing fans.

Marco Antonio Barrera and Eric Morales went through one of the most incredible 36 rounds in Boxing. They had rivalry to determine the top Mexican boxer of their generation.

Seeing what Pacquaio did to Barrera, Morales was even more motivated to beat Pacquiao to prove that he is a better boxer than Barrera.

Eric Morales and Manny Pacquiao fought for IBA and WBC International Super Featherweight Titles on the line.

Like unforgettable Hagler vs. Hearns’s toe to toe fight, Eric Moralez vs. Manny Pacquiao as the fight progressed, stood toe to toe, and the fight was an instant classic.

HBO Commentator Larry Merchant famously commented in the last round of the fight as both fighters continued to fight toe to toe, “This is a picture that doesn’t need any captions.” which gave thousands of people goosebumps.

As the final round came to a close, whist both fighters continue to fight toe to toe Jim Lampley’s heartfelt, passionate commentary “Guys, there is nothing like boxing, and there are no athletes like fighters.” “There is nowhere else in sports you’ll find greater passion, greater intensity, greater courage, commitment, greater sheer guts than what these two guys are showing; this is boxing at its best.”

As Pacquiao moved up in weight, some people thought maybe Eric Moralez was too big for Pacquiao after a loss with Moralez.

Pacquiao not only came back to beat Moralez in two more action-packed fights in the trilogy but jumps up in weights taking the most formidable opponents. And becomes an eight-division world champion and won five lineal weight championships in his legendary boxing career, a feat no boxer had ever accomplished and very challenging for the future fighters to achieve.

Eric Morales Vs. Manny Pacquiao trilogy is widely considered as one of the greatest boxing trilogies of all time. Eric Morales got the better of Manny in the first fight at super bantamweight IBA and WBC on the title, and the loss made Manny and Freddie work more on footwork and defensive skills.

Mexico is known for boxing history and aggressive boxing style, which focuses on offensive aggression compared to the defense coined “Mexican style” of Boxing.

Mexican fans love Manny Pacquiao for his aggressive boxing style. He fights like a Mexican; however, Manny was also a nick-named Mexicutioner for beating top Mexican fighters at lighter weights. Manny beat three Mexican Legends, Eric Morales, in another two fights, won Barrera again in a rematch and won Marquez in a rematch.

Manny Pacquiao moved up in weight again and beat David Diaz in a technical knockout to win WBC lightweight title.

And Pacquiao moved up two weight classes to welterweight to fight Oscar De La Hoya, which many people and experts believed to be a mismatch as the saying goes, the good big man always beats a good little man.

There was a bill in Phillippines to ban the fight because to protect Manny Pacquiao against Oscar Delahoya, and it would be a circus, a big man fighting a small man.

In the documentary Manny The Untold Story of an Eight Time World Champion, Alex Ariza Manny Pacquiao strength and conditioning coach, said

“I had just barely got him (Pacquiao) to 135 (pounds); now I have to move him up two weight class to 147, and it is Oscar Delahoya. It one thing if you are moving up two weight classes to fight some cheeseburger, but we are fighting one of the best boxers in Boxing. Freddie said it is going to destroy both of our careers if Manny gets beat.”

Oscar Dalayahoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight was a great symbol of the passing of the torch, and after that fight, Pacquiao celebrity status grew even more prominent.

Although Pacquiao was recognized as a pound-for-pound boxer globally, in his fight with Pacquiao’s idol Oscar De La Hoya, Pacquiao was an underdog.

Many people, including many boxing analysts, thought Oscar is too big, good chin, greater reach, experience than Pacquiao. As great as Pacquiao is, moving up two weight divisions to a fighter caliber of Oscar De La Hoya would be too much for Pacquiao.

However, the fight went to be a mismatch for the smaller and quicker fighter.

“He cannot handle your speed, son” is one of Freddie Roach’s memorable advice to Manny Pacquiao between rounds.

Pacquiao has said in the interviews that he grew up watching & admiring Oscar Delayahoya, and Pacquiao said to Oscar Delahoya immediately after their fight that “you are still my idol.”

Oscar corner threw in the towel in the 9th round.

Manny then moved down in weight to light-welterweight and went to knock out Ricky Hatton in the second round to win IBO and The Ring lightweight titles and move up in weight again to win a technical knockout against Miguel Cotto.

Manny Pacquiao is compared with Henry Armstrong to move up in weight and win a bunch of titles in different weight classes.

Even though Manny Pacquiao was pound for pound number one, a match-up with Puerto Rico boxing legend who is a natural welterweight in his prime was an intriguing match-up.

Not only because Pacquiao, once a flyweight champion, is fighting and beating naturally bigger size fighters. Even though Pacquiao lost fights, a couple were controversial (Timothy Bradley 1, Jeff Horn). Pacquiao, though his eight-division world champion weight classes, fought the toughest opponents in their weight division.

By solidifying a win against Miguel Cotto, Manny beat Miguel Cotto further solidified his boxing greatness by being a seven-division world champion. No boxer in boxing history has achieved.

Fighting at welterweight, Manny’s opponent almost always had height, reach and size advantage over Pacquiao. Unlike fighters who often skip breakfast to reach the weight limit for weight-in, Pacquiao ate a full breakfast and generally ate more food to make weight.

At some of the big fights of Pacquiao’s career at welterweight (147 pounds limit), Pacquiao weight in at just 142 pounds against Oscar de la Hoya, 144 pounds Miguel Cotto.

Manny Pacquiao moved up again to beat Antonio Margarito for WBC super welterweight title 154 pounds, but Manny Pacquiao only weighed in at 144.6 pounds. Antonio Margarito had 17 pounds weight advantage over Pacquiao in a fight night.

A win against Antonio Margarito made Manny Pacquiao WBC super welterweight champion, making Manny Pacquiao the only boxer to win titles in eight different weight classes, further solidifying his legacy. A feat is so high that it will be extremely challenging to accomplish for any fighter in this century and centuries beyond.

Pacquiao made a speech in the house of Representatives in the Philippines “The victory over Margarito, the eighth championship belt in different weight division is not mine alone. It belongs to every Filipino. The Filipino people have shown once more to the world that a Filipino can excel in the world-class arena because of hard work, dedication, and faith in God all mighty.”

One Filipino guy in the documentary The Untold Story of an Eight Time World Champion “Most of these people here (Filipino people) they were so ashamed of who we were as a race. Manny Pacquiao helped us to reclaim our true identity.”

Pacquiao Achilles Heel

In Boxing, weight class is important as the size of a fighter makes a big difference. Old wise wisdom says a good big man beats a little man, but in Pacquaio’s case, a good big man was beaten by a great little man when he moved up in weights.

However, Pacquiao Achilles heel is not a big man he fought in his prime but another great little man, Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez.

December 8, 2012, was a potentially career-changing knockout punch that Marquez landed that made Manny land flat on his face and just laid on the ground motionless.

Boxing has a history of the rivalry. We had Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jaka LaMotta, Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Arguello, Sugar Ray Leonard Vs. Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns, Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, and Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez.

American sportswriter and commentator Larry Merchant mentioned before Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4, “I think Pacquiao is motivated, but it depends on what Marquez we see and on how he wants to fight. We know that Marquez is a top boxer and if he doesn’t want to get into a serious exchange, he can avoid them.

We also know he was knocked down four times in the first two fights. I don’t know whether he’s inclined to want to take the risk, but that’s why they have the fight. But should Marquez want to change his fortunes and not feel like he will get robbed, I think he needs to be more explosive and take those risks.”

Marquez was not only more explosive and took risks which led to the first knockdown of Pacquiao in their fourth fight (first time in their four fights) and later got knocked down by Pacquiao in Ring Magazine’s round of the year in round 5. But knowing each other in their trilogy fights, it seemed like both Marquez and Pacquiao came up with a game plan to knock each other out.

Marquez took several straight left and right hooks in the process that broke Marquez’s nose and buckled his knees, but Marquez had an eye on his prize.

Marquez knew Pacquiao loves his signature punch double jabs and straight left-hand combo. Marquez ducked over Manny’s second jab and delivered his signature right hand that snapped back Pacquiao’s head, and Pacquiao fell flat in the canvas.

With the scene of Pacquiao not getting up from the knockout, with his teenage sweetheart and wife, Jinkee weeping and fighting to get through the crowd to see her husband in the ring as her husband laid on the floor face down motionless. It was an emotional moment for Pacquiao’s family, his countryman, and millions of Pacquiao fans worldwide.

Fans may argue it was a lucky punch and some fans say Marquez lured Pacquiao for a devastating knockout. We can all agree it was a legacy-defining win for Marquez, and Marquez should get all the accolade and respect for his tremendous win against Pacquiao.

Pacquiao Come Back After A Devastating Knockout

Judging by how devastating the knockout was, many people questioned how this would affect Manny. There were already talks about Manny Pacquiao retiring to focus on Manny’s political career in the Philippines.

Like a famous ain’t how hard you hit quote from Rocky Balboa “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are; it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That is how winning is done…”

After a year off, Manny made a comeback. Like Michael Jordan after returning to the NBA on March 19, 1995, after dealing with his father’s death and playing Minor League Baseball.

Michael Jordan was not quite the same young Michael Jordan with explosive dunks and drives to the basket. Still, Michael Jordan put even more trust in his teammates, fadeaways, and perfecting his mid-range jumpers, and Michael Jordan was still relentless to win.

Similarly, A prime Pacquiao will make you fight his fight with relentless attacks and offense. However, after the comeback, Pacquiao is still explosive; however, he became a much more calculated fighter to avoid being reckless with his attacks and focused more on his counterpunching and defense.

It was soon apparent that Manny was no longer quite the relentless offensive fighter he once was after a devastating knockout. Still, Pacquiao continued making history and solidifying his boxing legacy.

However, when you drop from a peak so high, Manny was still able to beat many excellent and talented younger fighters Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas, Lucas Matthysse, Adrien Broner, Keith Thurman.

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao’s other loss came from Floyd Mayweather, one of the greatest pure boxers in Boxing.

Even though the fight happened five years too late when both Floyd and Manny were at their peak, fans got to see the fight even though it was not a 50/50 fight when Pacquiao Mayweather fight reached fever peach 2009 back then, Pacquiao knocked out Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto.

As the saying goes, a good bigger fighter beats a good little fighter. In this case, it was a great bigger fighter who beats a great little fighter. Floyd Mayweather, a naturally larger boxer, will be favored against a naturally little fighter in Manny Pacquiao.

Manny landed several clean left hands over Mayweather; however, Mayweather was able to use the clinch very effectively in the fight and fight an intelligent fight against Pacquiao, doing enough to land his right hand and most effectively his jabs to win the round in judges scorecard.

Controversy emerged that Floyd Mayweather was allowed to use WADA banned IV. However, Nevada Athletic Commission denied injection to Manny Pacquiao’s injured rightsholder and some fans suing Manny Pacquiao for not disclosing the shoulder injury before the fight.

Manny went through surgery on his right shoulder after the fight.

Despite Mayweather using banned IV or Pacquiao rightsholder injury, Fighters rarely get inside the Boxing right being 100% and sometimes fight and still win despite their injury.

Mayweather did his research hired Alex Ariza, who was also in Marcos Maidana camp, who played an essential role in the Pacquiao camp and knew Pacquiao’s flaws. He came in fully prepared for the fight, perfect timing for the fight to make the most money whist less risk than 2009 Pacquiao, and we can be glad that the fight happened at the end without fans wondering how the fight would have gone.

With his tremendous Boxing skills, Mayweather was also able to impose his size advantage over Pacquiao and significantly longer 5 inches (13 cm) reach advantage.

Manny, who once had to add weight in his pocket as he could not make 105 pounds (47.62 kg) and a flyweight champion, was even competitive with one of the best pure boxers, Floyd Mayweather, says a lot about Pacquiao.

Similar to Roberto Duran fighting Sugar Ray Leonard at Sugar Ray’s best weight.

Despite Roberto Duan’s one win and a couple of losses against Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Durant is ranked higher in pound-for-pound fighter than Sugar Ray Leonard.

Manny Pacquiao is considered a greater pound-for-pound fighter than Floyd Mayweather becoming the one and only lineal champion in five different weight classes, flyweight, featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight. Moved up from flyweight to win a bunch of titles and became an eight-division world champion and beat bigger opponents who always had size and reach advantage at welterweight.

Manny Pacquiao’s Case For Second Best Pound For Boxer After Sugar Ray Robinson

Looking at Manny Pacquiao’s resume of moving up in weights fighting the toughest fights, one on the only boxer in history to win lineal championships in five different weight classes (flyweight, featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight).

And eight-division world champion who fought all the tough opponents and didn’t duck anybody has a case for second or one of the best pound-for-pound boxers after Sugar Ray Robinson.

Many Pacquiao’s fans believe that if Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines were American, he would be considered the greatest boxer by American media.

Pacquiao’s win against Keith Thurman made Pacquiao the oldest welterweight champion at age 40 years 215 days and hold a record to be the only four-decade world champion in boxing history (1990’s, 2000’s, 2010’s and 2020’s) adding more to his legacy.

In the interview post-Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman fight, Danny Garcia said, “we just witness history, to be honest, Manny Pacquiao just beat whole new generations of welterweights that’s ridiculous. The OG is a legend; what can you say.”

We all fall prey to recency bias that when we grow up watching Kobe or Lebron, they are better than Jordan, and people who grew up watching Jordan say Jordan is better than the greater basketball players before him.

Hard-core boxing fans know a deep knowledge and respect Max Kellerman, who knows Boxing. Max makes a compelling case for Manny Pacquiao’s greatness.

Manny Pacquiao Celebrity Status

Manny’s motto has been “if you train hard, the fight is easy,”

Manny always comes to fight and is always concerned about the fans to give them more action in the ring. Manny is loved by boxing fans and fans all over the world.

Manny was already a superstar in the Philippines before fighting in America. After his wins with high profile and Mexican legend like Barrera, Pacquiao started getting recognization internationally and starting gaining international fans worldwide.

Pacquiao started getting thousands of fans and well-wishers waiting hours to greet him at the LAX airport and return to the Philippines.

Kobe Bryant is one of Pacquiao’s favorite basketball players, and they developed a cordial friendship over the years.

Manny loves basketball, a big fan of the NBA.

Manny fought all great Mexican legends at his time Eric Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Juan Manuel Marquez. Mexican fighters like Manny because of fighting Mexican style that he comes to fight and never backs down.

People love Manny Pacquaio because he is humble and never forgets where he started despite all the fame, money, and accolades he has received over the years.

Manny Pacquiao Controversy

Pacquiao is a devoted Christian; however, he got into trouble with his controversial statement about gay people, which resulted in his contract with Nike contract being terminated and affected his public image.

Pacquiao reads the bible and in Leviticus 20:13, which says quote “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”

It is considered a controversial statement in the 21st century to quote, most notably as a public figure to say his views publicly on a bible that was written centuries ago.

Even though the general public understood Pacquaio’s views didn’t come from a terrible place in his heart. But to mention publicly controversial statements in today’s age what is written in the bible is a bad look for Manny and something many people believe Manny should have put into more thought before speaking.

Whist Pacquiao clarified he loves gay people and the media misinterpreted what he meant. Many people believe that even though Pacquiao likes gay people and does not have any problem with what people do behind closed doors, Pacquiao still deep inside feels from bible study relationship between same-sex couples could be a sin.

Pacquiao got caught in having a relationship with different women while married. Pacquiao apologized to his wife and promised to follow God and be a great husband and a father with a newfound faith in Christianity and avoid gambling and drinking.

In 2013 Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue froze Pacquiao’s Philippines bank account and his properties due to not paying tax on his earnings from fights in America from 2008 to 2009.

Pacquiao then showed his income tax payment for non-resident alien payment through his boxing promoter Bob Arum to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Manny Pacquiao’s Legacy

It is hard to tell when Pacquiao was in his prime, whether he beat Marco Antonio Barrera or when he beat Miguel Cotto.

Despite Pacquiao, he is not in prime, even at age 40, winning a fight against a hungry lion, Keith Thurman, talented Adrien Broner. To add more to his legacy to be the first boxer ever to become a four-decade world champion (1990’s, 2000’s, 2010’s and 2020s).

Keith Thurman beat top boxers in his Welterweight division Danny Garcia, Shawn Potter, and fought with Manny Pacquiao for the WBA Welterweight title.

Manny Pacquiao fought many fights in the welterweight division and beat many great fighters, including Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, and Timothy Bradley.

Boxing fans respect and love watching Pacquiao fights even though Pacquiao never does trash talk and hype to promote the fights. Still, Pacquiao is exciting and entertaining inside the ring. He comes to fight and gives fans an exciting fight. did not disappoint his fans

People tuned in to watch Pacquiao fights because he came to fight and did not duck any fighters to fight the toughest fighters at his division. He moved up to and still the only fighter to win five weight lineal champions and win titles in eight different weight classes.

Once only known for his double jab straight left hand to knock his opponent, Pacquiao developed his right hook, effective aggressiveness, and counterpunching with Freddie roach became a dangerous and complete fighter.

Earlier in Pacquiao’s career, Pacquiao relied on his power left hand the most. Many people rightly said that he is pretty reckless and land awkwardly after he throws his power punches, leaving him open to opponents’ attacks. Freddie and Pacquiao’s partnership will always be remembered as an excellent trainer-student duo.

Many people believe if Manny Pacquiao were an American boxer, he would be considered the best boxer in the boxing ring. There could be some truth to that as the American and British media tends to have biases to rank their country fighter higher in the sports ranking.

In the Philippines, however, when Manny fights, it is said to have zero crime, the streets are empty, everybody is glued to the television to see their countryman fight.

Outside the ring, manny is a family man driven by his faith and senator of the Philippines. Manny had a tender side to him while able to flip a switch once he gets in the ring.

Manny’s life outside the ring is just s dynamic. Manny seems to thrive under chaos with his acting in the movies, singing, politics. As wise ancient wisdom goes, a man who chases two rabbits catches none.

However, Manny managed to compete in Boxing at a high level while choosing to be in constant chaos around him. A comment surfaced over the internet after Adrien Broner claimed that he beat Pacquiao and people made fun that Adrien Broner got beat by a 40-year-old and a part-time fighter.

Manny was temporarily angry with his trainer Freddie Roach for advising him to either choose Boxing or become a senator. Freddie was not in Pacquiao’s corner for the first time after decades in Lucas Matthysse’s fight, but they soon patched up their relationship.

How Will Pacquiao Be Remembered

Walter Payton once said, “When you’re good at something, you tell everyone. When you are great at something, they’ll tell you.”

Manny is known for being humble, helping less fortunate people, and a very likable sports athlete.

Manny Pacquiao is known for his Philipionthrapy work, senator of the Philippines, acting career. Still, he is mainly known for his boxing career, arguably the second-best pound-for-pound boxer after Sugar Ray Robinson.

Many boxing historians/experts believe Sugar Ray Robinson to be the best pound-for-pound fighter ever, and Manny has a case to be the second-best pound-for-pound fighter after the great Sugar Ray Robinson.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is the only boxer to win three-time lineal heavyweight boxing champion.

Manny Pacquiao is the only boxer in boxing history to win the lineal championship in five different weight divisions. The only fighter in boxing history to be an eight-division world champion is a record that could take decades or centuries to be broken.

Pacquiao fought everybody, took the most challenging fights, and gave fans exciting fights throughout his four decades of a boxing career.

Pacquiao grew up a poor malnutrition kid and could not even reach a weight limit of 106 pounds (48 kg) for his first professional fight and had to add stones in his pockets to make weight.

Like Mike Tyson, who fought opponents who almost always were taller with reach advantage at heavyweight, Pacquiao fought numerous fights at welterweight division against naturally bigger boxers later in his career. He moved up in weight, where his opponents also always had a natural weight advantage in the fight night.

Pacquaio is naturally a small physic fighter. He was a champion at flyweight and had to add stones in his pocket as he could not even make the weight to fight. It is incredible to see him fight at welterweight for so many years to fight naturally bigger opponents with height, weight, and reach advantage.

Pacquiao, a devastating power puncher in his natural weight category, still had respectful punching power at the welterweight division.

Even Manny landed hundreds of his best power punches at the super welterweight division could not knock out Margerato’s (17 pounds weight advantage at fight night). Still, Antonio Margarito’s face looked a mess.

Manny won five lineal championships (a fighter who beats the reigning champion in that weight class) in win titles in eight separate weight divisions, never ducked any fighter. This boxing legend has a case to be the best pound-for-pound fighter ever.

Everything feels like a blessing when you come from nothing, and Manny never forgot his roots and helped the poor people. Manny Pacquiao will be remembered as a humble fighter who fought the toughest opponents in boxing in their prime, gave the fan exciting fights, the first boxer to win the eight-division world champion, and a person with a kind heart who is a pride of the Philippines.

Interesting Facts about Manny Pacquiao

Similar to Michael Jodan playing baseball. Manny Pacquiao played in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in the years 2014 till 2017. Like MJ baseball career Manny Pacquiao basketball career (1.3 points, 0.5 rebounds, 0.2 assists) was an exciting experiment to challenge themselves.

Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978, In Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines, making him Sagittarius. It partly explains how Manny gets his Showmanship, charisma, and optimistic attitude.

Manny Pacquiao has the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Force of the Phillippine Army.

Manny has played in over ten films in the Philippines. Pacquiao’s superpower in the movie Wapakman would leave many superheroes envious. Wapakman is just as fast as a flash, strong as the powerful Hulk, has the agility of spiderman.

Manny Pacquiao has six siblings. Bobby Pacquiao, Rogelio Pacquiao, Isidra Pacquiao-Paglinawan, Domingo Silvestre and Lisa Silvestre-Onding.

Other than Manny’s acting and singing career, Pacquiao is a senator of the Philippines. Arnold Schwarzenegger could not have become the United States of America president because he was not born in America. However, Pacquiao potentially could become the president of the Philippines one day.

Manny Pacquiao is the first Filipino athlete to feature on a postage stamp.

At Beijing National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Manny Pacquiao served as a flag bearer because of his status in his country despite not participating in the Olympics.

Manny Pacquiao likes singing and even has his own two albums, ‘Laban Nating Lahat Ito’ and second album ‘Pac-Man Pun.”.

Pacquiao was mentioned in the popular song Get It Started by Pitbull feature Shakira. “Thriller in Manila, knocking them out like Pacquiao.”

Pacquiao has beaten 22 world champions in his career.

Pacquiao is the only boxer who won Lineal Championships in five different weight divisions.

Pacquiao is the only boxer who has won titles in eight separate weight classes. A record that may take centuries to break.

Becoming a full-time senator and a part-time boxer to beat elite world-class opponents even till the 40s is a fantastic feat.

Pacquiao still current lineal champion for the welterweight after a win against Timothy Bradley, Super featherweight after a win against Juan Manuel Marquez, and at featherweight after a win against Marco Antonio Barrera.

Pacquiao builds and gives away 1000 homes for the poor and homeless in the Philippines.

How Tall Is Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is 5 feet 6 inches ( 1.68m)

Manny Pacquiao Sometimes when we touch

Sometimes when we touch song is released in 2011 and sang by Manny Pacquiao and Dan Hill. The single reached up to number seven on the Billboard Adult Contemporary secondary charts.

On November 3, 2009, Manny Pacquiao first sang this song in Jimmy Kimmel’s show which many people liked.

How many kids does Manny Pacquiao have

Manny Pacquiao has five kids. Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr, Michael Pacquiao, Queen Elizabeth Pacquiao, Mary Divine Grace Pacquiao, and Israel Pacquiao.

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren

Most people hoped Ben Askren could shut cocky Jake Paul, but that didn’t transpire.

Ben didn’t seem confident anymore in the ring whist their name was announced. After the sound of the first bell, Jake Paul is the aggressor in the fight, and Ben is looking to outbox Jake.

What Jake Paul demonstrated in this fight is his ability to stay patient and not jump all over his opponent recklessly.

Compared to his brother Logan Paul, Jake Paul has a much more mean attitude to him that wants to finish his opponents, unlike his brother Logan who does not seem to have mean steak to hurt his opponents.

Few other things we learned from the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren event.

We learned that Snoop won 2 million from the bet he put on Jake Paul.

Ben Askren got knocked out in the first 2 mins in round 1 and got handsome 1 million paychecks.

In the co-main event, Ivan Redkach did Oscar-winning acting with his fight against Regis Prograis that he got hit low after Regis started adding pressure, walking him down. We don’t know what was going through Ivan’s head, but it didn’t look good for his reputation as a fighter from the outside.

I still cannot get over legend Micheal Buffer announcing “Beeeeeen Assskeeeew.” and Ben’s reaction has his name being announced is priceless.

Commentating was hilarious in the fight and weird at times. Here are some highlights:

“Ben’s built like a bag of milk.”

“I hope they start kissing. You think they’ll start kissing?”

Did the commentator say, “I am about to Cumm,” as the bell rang?

“Ben’s got that Vince Vaughn body.”

Best Boxing Gloves

best boxing gloves

Once you get serious about boxing and combat sports, you naturally want to learn and know the best gears out there to make your workouts effective. 

Your boxing gloves are one of the most significant bits of boxing equipment you can purchase because the safety of your hands pays for itself, and you have so many options.

With many budgets and many brand boxing gloves to pick from; This article covers the best boxing gloves in the market today. 

If you are already attending a boxing gym, be mindful and invest SOME Time in DISCOVERING THE RIGHT Boxing Gloves there for you because Choosing Incorrect Gloves COULD HAVE Higher Chances of Injuring your hands and uncomfortable training experience.  

Various factors will determine whether a glove is good for you, like the

  • Padding level
  • Glove Weight
  • Materials used and
  • Gloves relevant to your boxing level
  • The type or kind of training you are doing

The top boxing gloves list below is by no means the best fit for every single type of training, i.e., hitting a punching bag, sparring, tournament, among other things. 

I have not tried every type of boxing gloves, and it is subjective to an individual which boxing gloves they like best. I have read hours of reviews and people’s feedback on the boxing gloves, and if the price were not an issue, my top boxing gloves would be as follows: 

1) Winning Boxing Gloves:

Nearly most elite boxers use pair of these gloves for their training. Some fighters call winning gloves “pillows” because of their smoothness.

Winning Gloves are known for their excellent safety, sturdiness, and wrist protection. 

And it’ll typically last for 4 to 6 years plus. You can do training with these gloves for an entire day, and you will likely not feel any discomfort or stiffness like thousands of winning gloves users.

If you want to remove cost factors, these are the best boxing glove you can choose

Boxers mostly use winning gloves for training. Both Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather use winning gloves in their training. 

I have been to the Wildcard and Mayweather boxing gym hundreds of times virtually through videos. Manny Pacquiao is almost always wearing winning gloves, hitting mitts, double end bags, or heavy bags, and Floyd Mayweather also likes to use Grant gloves and winning gloves in his training. 

Winning develops what exactly is considered a few of the best possible gloves in the world. It’s easy to understand why these gloves are adored by the older generation and the younger generation of boxers.

Though highly expensive with a cost of around $400, everyone who has ever put a set of these on will let you know that they’re worth it and deserve to rank #1 compared to any other pair of gloves.

  • Superior padding
  • Ergonomic
  • Lightweight design
  • Slide level of resistance
  • Exceptional Wrist support

If you have the budget to invest, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Winning boxing gloves.

They are top quality than most boxing gloves and can keep you secure as you destroy your punching bag or perfect for your sparring. Additionally, the gloves have a very long lifespan and are simply the best boxing gloves.

2) Cleto Reyes Hook & Loop Training Gloves

Cleto Reyes has a long history of supplying the highest quality boxing gloves, and people in the boxing community refer to them as ‘punchers’ gloves because of their lightweight feel. 

Cleto Reyes Castro was an excellent amateur fighter. However, despite his love for boxing grew frustrated with the hard pounding in the ring that he wanted to do something about it and started a boxing glove manufacturing company. 

Cleto gloves are made with leather and have excellent thumb support.

You’re sure to obtain a superior training experience with these gloves.

  • Cleto Reyes training gloves include waterproof nylon padding to keep your hands dry out.
  • These gloves are highly comfortable and cover a hook enclosure that doesn’t ever appear to slip.

Countless Boxing World Champions have worn Cleto Reyes Boxing gloves, and Many fighters have publicly mentioned that Cleto Ryes is their preferred gloves. 

Famous Boxers who use Cleto Reyes boxing gloves in their fights are Manny Pacquiao, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Juan Manuel Marquez. 

Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson have frequently used Cleto Ryes gloves in their fights. 

The product quality involved with all the Cleto Reyes products is incredibly high and cannot disappoint.

Cleto Reyes hook & loop training gloves surpass all the hype that surrounds them. 

However, they are gloves designed for fighting; you may find the glove to be tighter for its size than the boxing gloves you are used to wearing. If your main objective is to hit a heavy bag, I will go with winning gloves instead of Cleto Reyes. 

If you like hand-stitched and hand-made in Mexico, you want these on your hands, but please do your due diligence on the seller. 

3) Grant Boxing Gloves

Grant boxing gloves are perfectly cushioned and excellent at safeguarding the hands and wrist.

If you battle defensively or anticipate tossing many punches, be sure to provide these gloves with a go.

Grant Gloves Could Be The Best Pure Boxing Glove

Grant gloves are used widely in significant fights. In the major fights, Grant gloves are popularly used by GGG, Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather, Carl Frampton, and Andre Ward. 

Grant boxing gloves offer slightly more support can padding than do Cleto Reyes Gloves. 

Along with Winning Gloves, Grant boxing gloves are popular among elite boxers for hitting the heavy handbag and sparring. You don’t risk hurting your competitor during sparring classes or your hands as you possibly could with Reyes gloves.

Grant gloves provide a lot more padding, which might or might not be regarded as a bad thing depending on your hands and the thing you need the gloves for mainly.

Some boxers in the boxing community think that Grant is the best boxing gloves overall.

Grant can be the most visually beautiful gloves you can purchase and are reasonably priced. 

4) RDX Leather Pro Boxing Gloves

RDX is a trusted brand from the United Kingdom. These gloves are one of the topmost durable gloves available for sale.

  • Very comfortable and natural on your hands.
  • Overall Provides excellent safety.

It utilizes four layers of gel inner padding, which means a good level of resistance to shocks.

In the end, one of the goals of gloves is to keep the hands safe, and RDX Leather Pro Boxing Gloves does precisely that.

The much padding means that there is undoubtedly a solid fit for the boxer’s hand, and it feels completely comfortable.

RDX comes with a leather strap; the glove feels light and maintains a calm environment for the hands.

Additionally, RDX gloves come with a substantial adjustable wrist strap which gives your wrist excellent support.

IF you are searching for durable and comfortable gloves offering plenty of protection and worth the purchase price you pay, RDX Leather Pro gloves are your very best bet.

5) TITLE Gel World V2T Weighted Bag Gloves

These gloves provide excellent knuckle safety and have excellent wrist support due to their D-ring and hook-and-loop closure.

It is form-fitting and comfortable to wear due to its hand compartment lining in conditions of feel.

  • It’s manufactured from genuine cowhide leather, rendering it highly durable.
  • Heavy hitters will have lower to no pain after training, and these pairs of gloves won’t degrade quickly or as fast as other cheap boxing gloves.

TITLE Gel World Bag Gloves is specially customized for boxers who have knuckle soreness and heavy hitters that wear out gloves quickly.

You will notice the difference soon after one training session. It won’t only reduce pain but provide excellent security and can last you longer than the standard boxing gloves.

6) Twins Special Velcro Boxing Gloves

These gloves are made of decent leather and high-quality materials filled with technology and design to ensure their worth.

And they’re less costly than your universally considered ‘top’ brand and popular in Muay Thai and MMA community.

  • Twins special velcro boxing gloves are comfortable and
  • They provide good support.

You may fight aggressive or defensive, and these boxing gloves are great for both types of fighters.

Twin gloves are suitable for sparring and pad work.

It is ideal for individuals who want boxing gloves to be quick and easy to wear and less hassle than the gloves that come with lace.

While we can’t expect the leather or comfort quality to be the same high quality as winning gloves, this could be a great glove if you are a beginner and don’t want to spend hundreds on a boxing pair. 

7) RIVAL Boxing RS2V 2.0 Super Pro Hook and Loop Sparring Gloves

RS2v 2.0 is a very comfortable glove. 

  • Amongst their glove collection correctly oriented for sparring, this set won’t neglect to deliver.
  • Rival offers an extensive selection of high-quality equipment trusted by contact sports benefits worldwide, and their gloves are no exception.

The thicker-than-usual amount of padding doesn’t show, as the gloves look slick and slim despite their heavily cushioned interiors.

Rival High-Performance Hook-and-Loop Sparring Gloves body of the gloves has a separated thumb to provide more support for those long-term sparring classes.

8) Everlast PowerLock Pro Training Gloves

 They are very reasonably priced and an excellent value for money, as you’re not likely to find another pair because of this price that compares.

Wrist support is superior to virtually all newbie gloves and even a few of the most sophisticated gloves.

Everlast Pro Style Boxing Gloves tends to be targeted at beginners and aimed for that market.

  • The wrist support arranged them aside from other newbie gloves and has an excellent standard of quality which can’t be said about some newbie gloves in the market.
  • While they aren’t perfect, these would make a great pair of first gloves or only an excellent additional pair of gloves for handbag and pad work.
  • The shield provides good support, which almost eliminates any accidental bending of the wrist when punching incorrectly.

The material is certainly not the toughest around, so expect lots of wear after a couple of months of prolonged use.

The palm of the glove comes with an attractive mesh design, but many who’ve used it say that it does not supply the cooling that its design indicates.

You can get these gloves in the traditional dark, blue, and red colors—overall good value for money, mainly if you are a beginner.

9) Fairtex Muay Thai Boxing Gloves BGV1

Because of the Muay Thai style, these gloves have less padding on the knuckles than Boxing gloves.

Experienced artisans in Thailand manufacture Fairtex gloves. 

Fairtex Muay Thai Boxing Gloves has a decent amount of padding in it; however, it is not stiff.

One of the downsides of BGV1 is it is usually thick and takes the right amount of break with time.

They have been around in the industry for over half a century, and their quality hasn’t declined.

Fairtex Muay Thai Boxing Gloves provide excellent hand safety and have a hell of punishment before they break.

The durability of the gloves is excellent. From your stitching to the padding to the leather, everything is in top shape still.

Fairtex Muay Thai Boxing Gloves stitches are solid, and their weights are evenly distributed.

It is best for individuals that box for fitness or leisure.

10) Ringside Apex Flash Sparring Gloves

The quality is good and comes with shock-absorbing IMF Tech padding that helps protect your hands.

Ringside Apex Flash Sparring Gloves is compact, lightweight, and hard-hitting.

Nothing comes close to the feeling when you are standing in the ring, and they raise your hand. You will come to love that feeling even more when you have these Ringside Apex Flash Sparring Gloves on your hands, and overall, it is an excellent training glove. 

Ringside Apex Flash Sparring Gloves incorporate all of the necessary features that you need to train effectively.

11) Venum Elite Boxing Gloves

These gloves are slick, and the smooth surface is easy to clean and not susceptible to liquid damage.

  • Built with superior Skintex leather
  • Strengthened palm providing maximum absorption
  • Better damage prevention with 100% full attached thumb
  • Inside the glove, it contains a mesh panel positioned for excellent high-temperature regulation

The gloves themselves are very long and reasonably lightweight.

Although they have more information on excellent benefits, the disadvantage is that most people believe these gloves won’t build-up to the most expensive gloves in a competition of comfort, sturdiness, protection, and lightness.

Venum Elite Boxing Gloves are very comfortable so when used in combination with wraps provide an almost pain-free workout experience.

The mesh panels are manufactured to keep the gloves carefully dried out inside and for temperature regulation.

Venum Elite Boxing Gloves are ideal for those aspiring boxers and individuals who want to teach or exercise.

If you’re looking for low-cost and long-lasting boxing gloves but cover more than the fundamentals of just what a glove must-have, these gloves can be a good option.

Conclusion

There are many cheap decent boxing gloves in the market. Still, they are suggested for anyone apart from those only casually thinking about tossing a punch or two without attempting to spend hardly any money on genuinely engaging in the hobby.

If you want long-lasting gloves Winning is a glove for you, and for the second option, if you like hand-stitched gloves pide of Mexico, you can’t go wrong with Cleto Reyes. 

Finally, if the glove’s price seems too good to be true, it is almost always fake gloves. Therefore please be mindful of who you buy the gloves from, for example, Winning gloves under two hundred dollars or Cleto Reyes gloves under a hundred dollars; the seller will hardly make money selling at a meager price, and these gloves will be fake. 

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