Monday, December 15, 2008

Manny Pacquaio?? I don't think so.

As I'm sure you know, Manny Pacquaio has lit the boxing world on fire by laying a beat down on Oscar De La Hoya last Saturday. There has been a ton of talk about who Pac-man will fight next and just about every name under the sun has been mentioned; including Paul Williams.

I'll go on record and say that this fight will never happen, for a number of reasons.

1. PW is too tall and long. While DLH (5'10) dwarfed Pac (5'6), Williams (6'1, probably taller) is a good three inches taller than The 'Golden Boy' to go along with a 9 inch reach advtantage in favor of Williams (82-73).

2. The money isn't there. Unfortunately, it's hard to make big money fights when nobody will fight you. Williams hasn't gotten the chance to become a household name quite yet. A fight with Ricky Hatton or Floyd Mayweather Jr. would be much more lucrative for Pac.

3. Pacquaio wants to move down to 140. Williams, who fought most of his career appears to have moved up to 154, for the time being anyway. Pac has made it known that he wants to move back to 140, a weight that PW obviously can't fight at. In my mind, the only way Manny would fight at a higher weight is for the huge payday (Mayweather). Williams wouldn't bring him that.

While a Williams/Pacquaio fight would be a dream fight for all Paul Williams' fans. It's just not going to happen.

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