Monday, November 30, 2009

Pacquiao: imposing his will on boxing

Big things come in small packages. He got his start in boxing at 105lbs and has since risen through the divisions one by one, leaving a path of destruction in the process. Pacquiao is imposing his will on the entire boxing world. His greatness can't be denied, his speed and his power and now his two fisted arsenal has crushed many. Who's his next victim? Floyd Mayweather Jr? Maybe, maybe not. Now there are talks of a possible run at Yuri Foreman's 154lb title. Will Pacquiao rise yet one more division and grab the 154 lb title? Possibly.

What this man has done in boxing is simply incredible. Every time he takes on a new challenger, he shuts up his critics in shocking fashion. Everyone laughed at the notion of little Pacquiao taking on big man Oscar De La Hoya. They weren't laughing after the 2nd round of that fight. A lot of people were smirking at the notion that Pacquiao would go up in weight and take on Ricky Hatton. We all saw what happened to Ricky Hatton, and there were no more smirks. Well there were a few smirks on the Filipino side of the tracks. Miguel Cotto? Are you crazy? Manny Pacquiao take on Miguel Cotto? Yes indeed, and the result was the same. A battered and bruised Cotto running for his life for the entire second half of the fight.

Sometimes in life you just have to impose your will. People sometimes will just not accept something unless it is imposed on them. Pacquiao with his trainer Freddie Roach have systematically eradicated every opponent and weight division put in front of them. Together they have imposed their will on boxing, and there isn't a darn thing anyone can do about it.

It appears as if Pacquiao's final challenge will come by way of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd, a much bigger opponent with a skill level in boxing that Pacquiao has yet to have faced, will more than likely provide him with his toughest test. On the flip side of the coin, Mayweather has never, ever, faced someone nearly as dangerous as Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather better take a good look at the victims that fill up Pacquiao's resume. There are some impressive names on it, and Mayweather's name has a spot at the bottom of the resume just waiting to get filled in.

Imposing his will in boxing is exactly what he has done. You want a piece of Manny Pacquiao Floyd? You better be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.

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