Many of us may have seen the dismantling of Miguel Cotto by Manny Pacquiao this past weekend. With this stunning win, "Pacman" becomes the first boxer ever to win a championship in 7 weight classes. This clearly cements him as one of the greatest boxers of all time. This is not to discredit his genuine personality and rag-to-riches story, which has captured the hearts of millions and has catapulted him to an international icon. Pacquiao is recognized as the best pound for pound fighter and has clearly added a spark and renewed interest to a sport that dates back centuries.
On the other side of the coin, we have another great fighter, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, who many consider brash, cocky, obnoxious, self-centered and the list goes on and on. Despite what many may think or feel about Mayweather, he is also one of the top fighters of all time and was once known as the best pound for pound fighter before his semi-retirement. With a record of 40-0 with 25 KOs who's to say otherwise.
Now the stage is close to being set - Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. This will clearly be one of the biggest fights of the last few decades and will help revitalize the sport of boxing which has been steadily losing ground to the extremely popular mixed martial arts circuit. Boxing needs this...a clash of two of the most explosive fighters of our time. I can hardly wait for this to materialize. What are your predictions? Let me add some suspense to the mix by leaving you with this video of Floyd "Money" Mayweather speaking out on Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and a video of memorable "Money" Mayweather highlights. Enjoy and until next time stay FEARLESS and ZEALOUS my people!!