Pacquiao & Floyd: The Never Ending Debate

Manny Pacquiao turned back the clocked and handed in a vintage performance in taking apart WBA Super champ Keith One Time Thurman, who is a decade his junior. The vintage performance once again stirred up the never-ending debate on where Manny Pacquiao ranks among the all-time great fighters in the history of the sweet science. The internet groups and trolls are at it again with the never-ending debate and comparison of Pacquiao’s career to that of Floyd Mayweather, and whos was better. There’s legitimacy to both sides of the argument. Who has had the better career, Pacquiao or Mayweather?

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Manny Pacquiao is debatably an eight-division world champ, he is at least an eight-division belt holder, he is also debatably a top 10 pound for pound great of all-time. He has multiple wins of Marquez and Morales, has a win over Marco Antonio Barrera as well as a win over Lehlo Ledwaba at 122. Then moving up to welterweight-ish division and picking up wins over Oscar, Cotto, Margarito, Bradley twice, and now Broner and Thurman. The Filipino icon is working on his second-generation elite-level welterweights. This coming after running through the featherweights a generation ago when the featherweight division was the best weight class in the sport. This is reaching levels of the absurd with the legendary Filipino the amount of Hall of Famers on his resume is becoming earth-shattering. He has certainly had the better career, he has a better resume then Floyd Mayweather. However, there’s one big caveat, Floyd Mayweather is clearly better than Manny Pacquiao clearly! It’s just that his career and his resume aren’t as good. Floyd is a legit five-division champ with the 50-0 mark, and as good as that is, and it’s great it’s not as good as Pacquiao’s. I don’t want to hear about the infamous “0” Sven Ottke and Joe Calzaghe retired undefeated so unless you want to talk about them being all-time greats, I don’t wanna hear any more of the undefeated thing. However at any point in their career at any weight from 130-147 Floyd beats Manny, Floyd in the early 2000s dominates Pac. Floyd is a better fighter than Manny, however, Pac-Man had the better career and it’s still going.

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Consider it this way, Roy Jones Jr in his prime was better than Floyd, RJJ in his prime may have been better than everyone ever. However, he didn’t extend his career like Floyd did. Prime Roy is better than prime Floyd but Floyd had the better career. Pretty clear. That same exact logic applies to the Manny Pacquiao and Floyd discussion. Break down the names and compare the longevity and Pac’s career is better than Money’s. However, Manny Pacquiao at no point in his career at any weight beats Floyd Mayweather. The final verdict Floyd is better than Pacquiao, however, Pacquiao had a better career than Floyd.

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2 thoughts on “Pacquiao & Floyd: The Never Ending Debate

  1. Floyd had the better career by far…
    Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    -50-0-0
    -26-0 in title fights
    -24 wins against former or current world titlists
    -12 wins against former or current lineal champions
    -won 19 total titles
    -had 21 total title defenses
    -champion in 5 different weight classes
    -lineal champion in 4 different weight classes
    -ring magazine champion in 3 different weight classes
    -ring magazine champion in 2 weight classes at the same time
    -beat the #,2, #2, #3, #5, #8, #9, #10 p4p fighters in the world
    -beat 15 world champions in a row
    -two-time winner of The Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year award (1998 and 2007)
    -three-time winner of the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year award (2007, 2013, and 2015)
    -six-time winner of the Best Fighter ESPY Award (2007–2010, 2012–2014)
    -ranked by ESPN as the greatest boxer, pound for pound, of the last 25 years
    -BoxRec’s number one fighter of all time, pound for pound, as well as the greatest welterweight of all time
    -beat more champions at welterweight than any champion in the history of the division
    -only fighter in history to go unbeaten through 5 weight divisions
    -only fighter in history to have captured three world titles at a division limit he never fully weighed
    -only fighter in P4P history to have been ranked on the list for 17 years of its 28-year existence
    -only fighter in history to remain unbeaten long enough to have had world champions under his promotional banner as an active fighter himself
    -only unbeaten fighter in history with victories over 3 unbeaten Ring Magazine Lineal Champions all two divisions apart
    -only fighter of the modern era to have collectively cleaned out the top fighters of two star promotional companies (Top Rank and GBP)
    -The Ring, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports, ranked Mayweather as the best pound for pound boxer in the world twice in a span of ten years
    -1 of only 15 retired undefeated fighters
    -will be 1 of only 5 retired undefeated fighters in the hall of fame
    -beat a potential 14 hall of famers (more than ray robinson in 150 less fights, more than harry greb in 250 less fights)
    -most accurate puncher since the existence of CompuBox, having the highest plus–minus ratio in recorded boxing history
    -first boxer to retire with over 50 wins, no losses, no draws

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  2. You out of you mind,Floye at Featherweight never would beat Manny., I respect your Opinion but you incorrect Floye cherry pick ,Delahoya beat him, and so did Corrales, and he is 49-0 ,Coner dont count ,coner never had a fight in any legit boxing venue ,only UFC ,MMA, thats notb,WBC, WBA ,IBF ,WBO ,Ext.

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