Kill ‘Em With Kindness

05.06.2011

SPORTS

They say nice guys finish last, but Manny Pacquiao counters that cliché with a left hook similar to the one that exploded on the face of Ricky Hatton in their 2009 fight. This nice guy finishes first.

Always.

In the buildup to Pacquiao’s May 7th battle against Shane Mosley, one might think that the two are going to get engaged rather than engage in a thrilling conflict that has become the most anticipated fight of the year.

Despite the amount of boxing scribes and fans that have likened this fight to the ending of Old Yeller, Pacquiao speaks highly of Mosley and would have you think the two are on the same level. As a matter of fact, the Filipino boxer/congressman/singer’s next tune might as well be a cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” considering the amount of respect he has shown the 39-year-old future hall-of-famer heading into this fight.

”You heard I trained hard for this fight. You know why? Because Mosley is a good fighter,” says Pacquiao. “You think he’s old? He’s not old. He moves like he’s 31-years-old. He has hand speed, foot speed and he knocked [Antonio] Margarito out. I fought Margarito and we went twelve rounds. He has an advantage there.”

See? He’s almost too nice. He’s just nice enough to lull you into thinking that the clinches inside of the boxing ring are done out of affection. That is, until he pulls away and throttles you with a bevy of power shots that will have your grandkids coming out of the womb bruised.

“I still have a killer instinct,” Pacquiao says as his brow furrows when questioned if he is going to seek the knockout when he fights Mosley. But he can only clench his jaw muscles for so long before he lets out a giggle.

He almost had us there.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jundy314 Justin Jundy

    Pacman will eat anyone up.. Mayweather stop hiding!!! #rocknation

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franklin-Morales/100000682306317 Franklin Morales

    ny nikka pacqiao going to eat him in the ring i bet money on that

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hilaire-Mbarga/100000829670898 Hilaire Mbarga

    too much stories’ let wait and seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kawuki-Robert/100001891756839 Kawuki Robert

    Pac u’r a genius, determined and nothing stands against u will remain firm and upright!!!!!!!!!!!!! its knocking dem downnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/heyhomee Hey Homee

    Pacman had too much speed and way more stamina. He could have gone another 5 rounds at least! Congrats Manny!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TK4VVDVGUAX4UPOYWZCOMPPZUI Christian Castro

    i watched the pacman-mosley fight and im sorry if i sound like a brute but two boxers in the ring battling for a championship belt shouldnt be displaying overt sportmanship prefight and during the bout…way too much sportsmanship was displayed between the two lol maybe im old fashioned

  • http://twitter.com/mjackson34 Phil Jacksons Cousin

    Mayweather is duckin Manny for good reason. I believe it would be a back and forth war personally, but Money’s slick style might give Pacman problems. Might not ever happen. Everybody is calling Mayweather out. Why not just take the blood test, Manny? It would shut everybody up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KWB4BG4IKQPJMZDRMYPFW5RJW4 Mariana

    dying to see if mayweather and pac will ever sep into the ring together but doubt that would happen cuz he pac might actually give mayweather a run for his money ..and why would mayweather jepordize his title as undefeated…something else to think about i guess….

  • Btuuced Mkmkm

    seen his fights this year

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=79201163 Alviñotë Ibn Aramawi

    that fight was horrible, it was more like an exhibition match with all that hugging……im tired of boxing and the hype they place behind these fights only to have it crash and burn; the last fight i will pay to watch is mayweather vs paquiao……..hopefully manny sucks it up and takes the blood test

  • Lan Di

    Manny Pacquiao should fight Mayweather and stop being a drug cheat!!!

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