Pacquiao plans to sing after the Cotto fight
By Manuel Perez: I thought I’d seen everything, but I guess not. Manny Pacquiao plans on singing after Saturday night’s fight with World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Miguel Cotto. Will they cart Pacquiao out there for him to sing all busted and broken up like that?
Why is Pacquiao trying to sing all of a sudden? I can’t stand when boxers try to sing. It’s like amateur hour. Pacquiao will be doing his singing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center at 10 P.M. on Saturday night after his fight with Cotto. I hope for his sake he can still sing after the whopping he’s going to get from Cotto.
Pacquiao is taking on one of the best fighters on the planet by moving up in weight to fight Cotto. I commend Pacquiao for taking this risk, but I hate it that the fight will take place at a 145 pound catch weight. Cotto already looks weak and weight drained already.
Cotto even looked like that last week in the Pacquiao-Cotto 24/7 special. I hope this weight draining catch weight isn’t getting the better of Cotto. We already saw it reduce the great Oscar De La Hoya to a near weakling in his fight with Pacquiao. By the time the emaciated De La Hoya entered the ring he would have been in trouble against almost any fighter. Pacquiao won and got way too much credit for the win. Next up, Pacquiao defeated Ricky Hatton, who also had to take off massive amounts of weight to trim down for their fight.
Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach is bragging about Pacquiao long and hard. No matter what it is, Roach thinks Pacquiao is great. The latest stuff Roach is dishing out is he’s saying that Pacquiao is in the best shape of his life. I don’t know why a 30-year-old Pacquiao would suddenly be in the best shape of his life at this point. You would think that he was in better shape in his 20s.
I mean, that makes sense to me. Roach already has predicted that Pacquiao will win by a 1st round knockout. He also thinks that Cotto isn’t the same fighter he was before his 11th round knockout by Antonio Margarito last year. That leaves the question: Why if Roach thinks that Cotto isn’t the same, why is Pacquiao fighting him then?
If you think someone isn’t the same fighter, why are you having your fighter fight him then? God, I love how Roach exposes himself. Why not fight Shane Mosley or Paul Williams. Or why not fight Juan Manuel Marquez? I know why. Pacquiao would lose to all of them and he took what they consider to be a safer fight. I bet they’re hoping that Cotto isn’t the same fighter. Don’t know why they’re talking about it. The last thing Roach should be talking about is that Cotto isn’t the same fighter.
All that does is make people wonder why Pacquiao is fighting him in the first place. Cotto didn’t go chasing Pacquiao down for this fight. It’s Cotto who has the WBO title, and it’s Pacquiao who has a hard on to win a 7th world title. It doesn’t matter what Roach thinks. Cotto is still fighting more than well enough to beat up Pacquiao without any problems and ruin his night of singing. Pacquiao needs to practice up on some sad songs that he can sing for his fans afterwards.