What Filipino prizefighter Manny Pacquiao has achieved, from flyweight to super welterweight, for over two decades of boxing, is a true-to-life fairy tale. A rags-to-riches story admired and followed by millions of fans and the poor that have learned to dream just by watching him pounce opponents in the ring.
Every Manny Pacquiao fight is an ongoing capturing of greatness, and there was a time when anything seemed possible for him- and down went Dela Hoya, Hatton, and a towering Margarito in a David and Goliath match-up that drove boxing news to a fiery.
For him to continue to do such feat now, at 39 years of age, is simply remarkable, another achievement in itself worthy of awe and respect. But things have become more grounded now for the boxing star, and fighting senator. And a slight mention of a Manny Pacquiao fight vs. Gennady Golovkin has struck a ridiculous pitch, a discordant tune boxing news says.
Gennady Golovkin is widely regarded as the more feared boxer today. He sports an undefeated record of 36 wins, with 33 by way of knockout. Gennady Golovkin (34) is much bigger than Pacman and fights at the middleweight division. He is naturally taller and bigger, and definitely more powerful.
However, according to a report from Boxing Scene, when asked regarding Manny’s future fights assuming he wins against Vargas, Bob Arum said, “Who the hell knows what can happen? He may have such a senatorial presence in the fight that we might be looking for unbeaten, unified middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin next.”
“If he doesn’t vote right in the senate, some of his constituents might urge him to fight Gennady Golovkin next?”
Not even a younger Manny Pacquiao would be wise pitted against a fighter like Gennady Golovkin, boxing news speculates. It may sound cliché, but weight divisions are in place in the sport of boxing for a good reason. Is Bob Arum cashing in on Manny?
Meanwhile, coach Freddy Roach remains a believer in the Pacman. “I have been training Manny for 15 years and even after all this time he still amazes me,” Freddie Roach said in a report by Fight Saga.
“He’s pushing 38 and he still outworks every fighter I’ve ever worked with. He’s had a killer schedule during this training camp, but it’s been really productive.”
And while boxing news says fans are clamoring for ideas on a future Manny Pacquiao fight with the likes of Thurman or Crawford, the legendary boxer himself remained noncommittal as of the moment.
“I don’t know yet. My focus is on this November fight. We’re not yet thinking about fighting in 2017.” Manny Pacquiao said.
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