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Manny Pacquiao- The Anatomy of Two Fighters – Mayweather and Pacquiao

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by Alex Piner

It’s puzzling how many can simply conclude that Floyd shall win solely on the basis of his 0-loss card. Undeniably it is an important element, but certainly not the only factor to consider. When we look into the annals of great fighter like Ali, Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Holyfield, Hagler, etc…..

MAYWEATHER JR. (41W, 25KO) PACQUIAO (53W, 38KO, 3L, 2D)

Period Fights W KO KO % AVE LBS Period Fights W KO KO % L D AVE LBS

1995 0 114 *1995 10 10 4 40% 98

1996 – 2000 24 24 18 75% 125 1996 – 2000 21 20 17 66% 1 122

2001 – 2005 11 11 6 54% 136 2001 – 2005 14 10 10 71% 2/ 2 132

2006 – 2010 6 6 1 16% 147 2006 – 2010 12 12 7 58% 145

2011 1 147

Amateur W L Amateur W L

84 6 60 4

*Manny started his Pro-career a year earlier then Floyd

These men had their share of loses, but one thing that can’t be overlooked is how they rose from the ashes as boxing giants. We need to look beyond the obvious and dig further down into the stats, psyche and character of the fighters. Arrows are sure to fly whenever Floyd and Manny are discussed. We all need an open mind to objectively compare the two elite fighters. To simplify things, let’s divide their 15 years in the pro-league into three phases…  Read more

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