"Sixty forty I kicks yo' ass, Sixty forty I tears yo' ass up" - Roy Jones
although pacquiao probably deserved this so called fighter of the decade award, most knowledgeable boxing fans will submit that floyd jr. IS the better boxer with the unblemished record but because floyd jr. took two years off, the logical choice would be pacquiao.
Manny achieved FEATS, went against the ODDS for a man his size and so called one dimensionality!!!
Floyd became increasingly lackadaisical when it came to fighting the best in his weightclasses towards the second half of the past decade. Manny did too much, too quickly and clearly shot above Floyd as the decade came to a close. Maybe Floyd has the better all round skills (maybe), but Pac has been fighting everyone and doing it in more spectacular style. There is the argument that Hatton and DLH were Floyd leftovers, but Manny had the balls to fight Hatton at 140 and went up two weight classes to fight DLH. It was Oscar that was pursuing that fight let's not forget, so not totally a case of Pac trying to drain everyone. There was no need for the Cotto weight penalty, mind. Catchweights are never cool, but Cotto shouldn't have agreed.
You've got to be kidding me. Has Manny arguably had a better last few years than Floyd? Yes. But its called FIGHTER OF THE DECADE. Floyd far and above has been the best fighter of this decade.
this achievement is based on what they have accomplished. its like having a phyiscal therapist who graduated from the philippines who does not have the quarter of a million dollar education of a pt grad out of the usa but still has helped more patients walk and live a better life.
I'm just glad they don't do a top 5 for each decade as you know they'd find a way to justify including Nonito Donaire on that list.
Probably Bute too
That's the way it is, not the way it ends
Floyd is a better boxer than Manny but when it comes to who defied the odds, took the bigger challenges and fought for the fans, not just himself, Manny is easily ousting Floyd there.
I'm not totally sold on that really. I mean can u name a single oponent of Manny's that Floyd wouldn't be an overwhelming favourite to win not just the fight, but cirtually every round?
Manny hasn no names on his resume that anyone would expect Floyd to trip up against.
If Floyd had fought all of Manny's opponents its hard to argue against him being 56-0 now.
Last edited by Pavlik; 06-14-2010 at 03:56 AM. Reason: grammar
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