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Manny Pacquiao: Saving Floyd Mayweather For Last


By Leo Reyes


As Manny Pacquiao tries to put Juan Manuel Marquez to his rightful place for good on November 12, a new three-fight series, a third for the pound for pound king, is looming and will likely become the brand new topic of the day.

Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach has recently confided with Quinito Henson of, his thoughts on the long-awaited Pacquiao vs. Mayweather match. Roach believe the fight everyone in the world wants to see will not just happen sooner than everyone thinks but it may even become another three-part series for the Filipino boxing star.

Pacquiao’s first trilogy came after Mexican Erik Morales first won over him via a unanimous decision in March 2005. Their second encounter happened in January of 2006 and this was won by Pacquiao via TKO in 10 rounds. The last of the series came in November 2006 when Pacquiao knocked out Morales in three rounds

His second trilogy is against Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez. In their first encounter in 2004, the fight ended in a draw while in 2008, Marquez lost to Pacquiao via a split decision. In both fights Marquez said he was the clear winner but according to him, he lost because he was cheated on the scoreboard. Their third fight is set for November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

The first fight in the looming Pacquiao vs. Mayweather trilogy will probably happen towards the end of next year—most likely in November. In the interim, Pacquiao may find it hard to refuse a request by his amiable boss Bob Arum to accommodate Timothy Bradley in May next year. That is of course dependent on the outcome of Bradley’s final test against Cuban star Joel Casmayor on the November 12 Pacquiao vs. Marquez undercard.

Meanwhile Mayweather, who earlier promised his fans he will be more active after his fight with Victor Ortiz, may agree to face Amir Khan as a way of fulfilling his promise to his beloved UK fans.

If both Pacquiao and Mayweather get past their opponents in May or earlier, the prospect of full-blown Pacquiao vs. Mayweather match happening in November will become more real than imagined.

Once the first fight is sealed, a rematch is almost always guaranteed. And depending on the outcome of the second fight, there is a great possibility of a third fight to complete the trilogy.

The Pacquiao fight scenario seems to jibe with his plan to retire in 2013 in order to concentrate more on his plan to run for Governor of Sarangani in the 2013 elections.



Comment by Fritz Verdier — October 25, 2011 @ 8:35 am

yes let goooooooo

Comment by Heron02 — October 25, 2011 @ 10:44 am

Hahaha…. yeah right. The day I wake up and see this is offical, I will most likely flip out and start breaking stuff out of excitment. Serious.

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Comment by Rev — October 25, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

This is beyond funny. There will be no trilogy after Mayweather wins the first fight easily. Good luck getting a rematch after you get beaten like a drum Manny.

Comment by Anthony Carreira — October 25, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

Manny how is it your afraid of needles but you have tattoes on your left arm? Take the Olympic Drug Test 3 days prior to the fight if you really want a piece of MONEY MAYWEATHER. Mayweather is underfeated last I remember!! You have 3 losses in your career Pacman.. Its time to give MONEY MAYWEATHER what he wants so this fight can happen.. As long as you refuse BLOOD WORK PACMAN; your making it so obvious your on STEROIDS!! Lay off the STERIODS so we can see you get your BUTT kicked inside the boxing ring.. LOL :)

Comment by ira — October 25, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

Hello Leo !

First of all , we can all agree that this fight should have happened a long time ago - as early as March 2010 . If there eveer was going to be a trilogy , it would have happened already .

Here’s a huge difference worth noting : When Floyd fights , HE picks his next opponent . When Manny fights , he leaves the choice of opponent to the ” amiable Bob Arum ” , the man who is robbing him blind !

Manny is at the top of his mountain , and has been for a few years , yet he allows Arum to decide who and when he fights ?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?!
Either this is Manny’s version of Good Cop - Bad Cop , or Pacquiao is a bigger fool than Foyd’s fans have been led to believe .

What do you think about that , Leo ?

Comment by kupal ka floyd — October 25, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

@Anthony Carreira, you comment is already old news. Manny already agreed to Mayweather’s request on some of his interviews. Maybe some Filipino kicked you in the butt which tells your hate to Pacman.. lol..

Comment by john doe — October 25, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

yeah right, its been 2 years going on 3 and we cant get them to agree on one fight, and now your talking about 3… LMAO

Comment by Leo — October 25, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

The guy believes in his boss Bob Arum. It’s his choice—nothing I can do about that.

I’m only saying a fight between these guys is still possible.

Btw, thanks for following me on this site.

Comment by richard — October 26, 2011 @ 7:02 am

Until Floyd see Manny slip in boxing in some sort of way that’s when he will fight him. Right now Floyd is too scared too fight Manny and will keep on making excuses on why the fight hasn’t happened.

Comment by Gque24 — October 26, 2011 @ 8:14 am

Mannys own wiki page says clearly both Arum & Team Pac have mislead (another words flat out lied) about agreeing to Testing Floyd demanded for the last yr and a half. Floyd agreed to Mannys demands = so just stop

Comment by Delpilar — October 26, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

Manny should drop Floyd……it’s Floyd’s loss anyway!

Comment by kool Moe Dee — October 26, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

It’s Manny’s mo to wait until a fighter shows sings of slipping or after a loss then fight him eg: Mosley, Margacheato, ODH, Hutton, Cotto.

Comment by pacfan — October 26, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

that Black man dont deserve any of Manny’s money. Manny should pick on some worthy of that good lottery ticket.

at this stage no matter who manny fights, manny will be able to generate alot of money.

Comment by ira — October 26, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

Hello Leo !

Correction : Arum is Manny’s promoter , not his boss . If he really wants his fans to believe that he fights to entertain and please his fans , then he should direct Arum to make the fight , All that b.s. about ” I leave who my next opponent will be up to my promoter us just that : a pile of crap . Any fan of Pacquiao’s who believes that is a fool .

Arum is doing whatever he can to stall this fight , to keep the opponents in=house , so he won;t have to split the promoter’s fee . Watch : Manny’s next match will be Arum’s latest acquisition : Tim Bradley .

Floyd decides who he fights next . Manny should , too

Comment by ira — October 26, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

Hello Leo !

Correction : Arum is Manny;.s promoter , NOT HIS BOSS YOU ARE JUST MAKING EXCUSES FOR PACQUIAO/

Comment by MJ — October 26, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

I’m convinced Mayweather - Pacman fight will NOT happen; despite the $60 million each fighter will make.

Comment by Leo — October 27, 2011 @ 4:16 am

Ok Ira, Arum is Pac’s promoter. But he act’s like he is the boss.

Comment by Firestorm — October 27, 2011 @ 8:18 am

Things don’t happen because Floyd always make us go back to his demands. Let’s all move on. All Floyd has to do is to call Manny if he truly wants the fight.

Roach is right in his recent interview, “How can a guy that averages 15 punches a round (Mayweather) beat a guy that averages 85 punches a round (Pacquiao)? How is that possible? I can’t see it. Mayweather doesn’t fight southpaws that well, unless he sucker shots them like he did with Victor Ortiz.”

That my friend is why Mayweather is past his prime and he knows it. Hence, they had to attribute Pac’s power punches to PEDs , which he ironically refuses to substantiate in court. Pac is right, A true champion just fights whoever is put in front of him, without excuses. Floyd is a self-proclaimed champion who argues and comes up with excuses.

Comment by ira — October 29, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

@ Firestorm : I must disagree . Floyd dominated Ortiz , a southpaw . Replay the fight , and watch it up to the vicious headbutt and the two=piece that followed . Floyd walked in on Ortiz , and completely controlled that fight . Ortiz’ punches were almost completely blocked or deflected , Ortiz was getting beaten and frustrated - hence , the launching of his skull : no ordinary foul .

Now , Remember this : Ortiz is ten years younger , taller , stronger , and with youth comes faster reflexes , you would think . And Floyd was whipping him - not running or hiding . Whipping a 24 year old SOUTHPAW !!!

And you say that Mayweather doesn’t handle southpaws that well ??

Comment by Mel — November 7, 2011 @ 7:40 am

We will see the fight when Floyd is really really broke. He has SDAALFM. Ask Floyd.

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