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Category Archives: Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao’s Super Surgery

Frankly, I’ve been besieged by Manny Pacquiao’s managers, trainers, and relatives who for personal and financial reasons want me to not only repair his injured shoulder but make it manifestly better. I told them Dr. Elpedio Marcos does not deal with intermediaries; have Manny call me. Last night, he did. “What’s the best you can […]

Also posted in Boxing, DNA, Floyd Mayweather, Genetics, Gennady Golovkin, George Foreman, Juan Manuel Marquez, Philippines

Almost Missed Manny and Money

I realize most sports fans and other seekers of excitement planned to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight at cool places like the MGM Grand Arena or packed sports bars or at least at big private parties enlivened by booze. My intention was far more mundane: I’d view the eternally-hyped showdown with my Philippine wife […]

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao Prediction

There is hope, among the angry majority of fans who want Manny Pacquiao to win, that he’ll somehow be quicker and stronger and more precise than ever and force heretofore unflappable Floyd Mayweather into a brawl and punish the bejeweled king they’ve long wanted to see dethroned. Don’t wager heavily on that sequence. Floyd is […]

Also posted in Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Las Vegas

Don’t Diss Pacquiao’s Hoops

For two decades Manny Pacquiao has excelled in a sport requiring mental and physical toughness, and when not punishing opponents in the ring he loves to relax playing basketball. He’s played the game all his life and does so fairly well. If no one’s near his five-six, short-armed frame, he can hit an unorthodox, two-handed […]

Also posted in Basketball, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Philippines

Money Says Yes

You calling again. I know why. Sure I’ll answer the question. Ain’t Money always straight? Not about this? Bullshit. I’ve always said the guy’s on drugs and I value my health more than taking on cheaters who excite fans. Anyway, no one can complain now. I’m making the fight. It won’t be that tough. Manny […]

Also posted in Adrien Broner, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana

Pacquiao Plans Another War

Several years ago Freddie Roach, in a radio interview I heard, said he hoped his star pupil Manny Pacquiao was only going to fight one or two more times because he wanted to make sure Manny never got hurt. Roach, a brain-damaged former fighter, has evidently revised the career blueprint to one or two fights […]

Also posted in Boxing, Philippines

Floyd Mayweather v. Ray Leonard

In the golden ballroom of a grand casino stands a ring in which I sit flanked by my two guests, Floyd Mayweather and Sugar Ray Leonard. They are here because they share my obsession: who would’ve won had they met at their respective peaks? George Thomas Clark – Floyd, you’re certainly one of the most […]

Also posted in Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Marvin Hagler, Oscar de la Hoya, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, Wilfred Benitez

Cruisin’ with Money

“Hi, this is Merle Edwards, here in Vegas for my interview with Floyd. What time should I come out to the house?” “Mr. Mayweather does not permit strange writers into any of his castles,” said a baritone-blessed woman. “He invited Robin Leach.” “Mr. Leach is synonymous with ‘champagne wishes and caviar dreams.’ You, sir, are […]

Also posted in Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Hair, Jewelry, Las Vegas, Marcos Maidana

Floyd Mayweather in Hot Tub

“Ladies, it’s a whole lot better being in this fancy hot tub in my Las Vegas mansion than in a sweaty arena, isn’t it?” “Yeees,” gushed all but one. “You should be there,” said a lovely young woman. “You need to prepare to fight the winner, who’s going to be Manny Pacquiao.” “Who’re you?” “I’m […]

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