Originally posted by glorydayz:
This clip shows you what could go wrong, has never happend to Floyd though: http://video.aol.com/video-detail/manny-pacquiao-vs-rustico-torrecampo/108086434250449510/?icid=VIDURVSPR06
I think we have to look at body of work and not just the Hatton and the golden boy fights.
Pacman has been knocked out or out pointed 3 times (not including the 2-3 draws)by fighters that weren't on Floyds level.
Question is do you guys believe that Pacman is on Floyds level?
Would Pacman still be considered pound for pound if he loses to Cotto?
Now if the answer is no, then what's the difference now and I say this because he has 3 loses on his record right now!
In my opinion Pacman has to beat Floyd to be considered the best pound for pound fighter.
Check out Floyd's record & opponents: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Mayweather_Jr.
Don't get me wrong, I have a huge bias towards pacquiao, but I don't think Mayweather and Pacman should be measured against their records. Sure, mayweather hasn't lost a bout, but he seriously began nitpicking his fights, especially in the latter years of his career. Perfect example is his upcoming bout with Marquez. Couldn't fight Pacquiao yet, so he's gonna take on a guy he outweighs by over 10 lbs?
Don't get me wrong, I think Marquez is tough and pretty talented, but Mayweather is just gonna outlast him and dance around him all day and pick up another win. Pacquiao does have some draws and losses, but most were in his early career and he's done nothing but look more and more dominant every match since the loss to Morales. He is by far the best boxer pound for pound right now in the sport, including Mayweather.
In a couple of months, who knows, might have to say Mayweather, but I know for a fact right now no one is better than Pacman, and Mayweather better be ready, especially after Pacman knocks out Cotto...