One-dimensional Pacman bores Mayweather Jr
March 16, 2010 6:48pm

Floyd Mayweather Jr. belittled Manny Pacquiao’s dominant win over Joshua Clottey over the weekend, stressing the 12-round title fight was boring and exposed the Philippine pride as a one dimensional fighter.

"I think Pacquiao got exposed in that fight for being one-dimensional. You can have all the offense ability in the world, but with no defense, you’re not going to last long against a good counter puncher such as myself," he said in an interview.

To prove his point, he said a defensive fighter like Clottey who threw punches by a spurt, had Pacquiao all busted up by the end of the match, obviously referring to the small bruise the Filipino had just under his right eye.

"When was the last time you’ve seen my face all messed up like that?" asked Mayweather, who was once known as "Pretty Boy" Floyd but changed his nickname to "Money" Mayweather. "That’s the difference between an amateur and a true pound-for-pound boxer."

In pulling off a unanimous decision against Clottey – the first time in the last two years a Pacquiao fight went the distance – the deadly southpaw from General Santos City scored a shutout on one of the judge’s scorecard, while the two others had him winning in all except for a single round.

Mayweather said boxing fans won’t be seeing such a lackluster bout involving him, especially his coming May 1 showdown against "Sugar" Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight belt.

"At least when you watch Floyd Mayweather Jr., you know you’ll be seeing non-stop action for 30 minutes straight," said the one-time Olympic bronze medalist.

Pacquiao and Mayweather were already penciled to meet each other on the ring, until a disagreement on the drug testing procedure to be administered on both fighters shot down boxing’s projected biggest and richest fight of all time.

The collapse of the fight led the Filipino ring icon to take on Clottey instead, a showdown that lacks the excitement and drama of a Pacquiao-Mayweather bout, but attracted a big crowd of 50,994 nonetheless at the $1.2 billion stadium owned by billionaire and Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones.

Mayweather frowned upon the figures, reminding people that he still holds the record number of the top pay-per-view fight of all-time.

"Let’s not forget who generated a revenue of $2.5 million dollars in one fight alone," asked Mayweather, whose 2007 bout with Oscar De La Hoya is still considered the biggest boxing money maker ever as far as pay-per-view sales are concerned.

"The only reason why he's popular is because he's an ethnic minority and from the Philippines, so it's something special. If he was from Africa he would be just another boxer." – GMANews.TV


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