Marquez, Diaz, Dela Hoya, all of them have one thing in common besides being Spanish names. They all got beat up by the fists of the Pacman. I haven’t been a Pacquiao fan for that long; I started following his fights since he fought Eric Morales. I’ve seen Manny knock down Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and a Brit, but I’ve never seen him take on a black guy. Yes, I’m throwing the race card. So I’m a bit nervous for him because there are talks that his next fight might be against Mayweather Jr. or Shane Mosley.
I know Pacman has skills and is constantly improving, but I can’t help but get intimidated. It kind of reminds me of the good old days when I used to play ball at Liberty Park in Cerritos, CA. The Pinoys would play on certain courts and the brothers would play on the other court. But once in a while you would get a Pinoy to play with the brothers and vice versa. In my experience, playing against black guys was a bit intimidating, blame it on the NBA and the media hype. But I’d say out of 10 black dudes I’ve played against, about 2 or 3 would be really good. The rest were just trash talkers. They still had good form, but they couldn’t score or play defense. But they could really talk, especially if they were backed up by really good players.
Hopefully, the Pacman has had experience beating a black dude, in the ring of course. Whoever he ends up fighting, my bet is still on him. You can’t beat someone who came from below the poverty line in General Santos.