Posted: 4/11/2012 11:35:02 AM
As Floyd Mayweather Jr. is prepping for his
fight against Miguel Cotto on May 5th, Manny Pacquiao is dealing
with another low blow that came in form of a bizarre lawsuit. While trying to
do some good through the Manny Pacquiao Foundation by shipping some “relief
goods” from the United States to the Philippines using an unnamed logistics
company in 2009, the boxer now finds himself tied in a court battle for almost
$36,000 since used clothes do not qualify as “relief goods” under the country
laws. This has dealt yet another blow to Pacquiao’s image and will probably
result in making a super mega fight between him and Mayweather that much more
difficult to make a reality.
Mayweather as always has remained his
arrogant self in the time coming before his fight. His HBO 24/7 special is set
to air on April 14th to let fans in on the action that takes place
behind the scenes in a professional boxer’s world prior to a bout. Cotto is of
course featured on the show as well and it is in a way built like a promotional
reality show to boost the Pay Per View purchases of the fight which will take
place on May 5th in Las Vegas. There will be a 2nd
episode airing on April 21st at 10:30pm ET on HBO titled “Floyd
Mayweather: Speaking Out” with even more suspense building up before the fight.
One thing that people seem to forget about
Mayweather is that as much as he is “hated” and creates an arrogant and cocky
image of himself to the public eye, he is one of the most genius fighters of
his generation. We can go to the numbers for proof; the man has a career punch
landing percentage of 45% which is topped only by Lennox Louis and one other.
Even though not the all-time best in this category he is only beat in it
Whether you like him or hate him as a
person, you must be able to overlook all of the ignorance thrown into
Mayweather’s way and admit that the man if not the best is one of the best to ever
step into the ring. With this I must say Cotto has a steep uphill battle ahead
of him in the May 5th bout and given Mayweather wins, the only thing
anyone will want to see in boxing is the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao mega fight
that with every day seems more impossible to happen.