Originally Posted by UglyPug
This happens when you transcend into a certain level in sports. He's been a legend for a while.
Pacquiao was giving it to Marquez, bur Marquez being the consumate intellect, and warrior equal to Pac, was firing back, fighting fire with fire, and got Pac good.
Pac always be a motivation, and hero to me. Marquez too, though.
Pac/Marquez 5, please. Modern day Lamotta/Robinson but much more competitive.
What Manny Pacquiao has done is not just transcend boxing but sports in some sense. Boxing is a tough sport so he didn't get the monetary compensation he deserved but what he did get was worldwide acclaim and an almost lock on a great political future in his country. Not bad for a guy who came from nothing.
Its in defeat we see the truth, its in defeat we can look at a situation with different eyes. The two highest paid athletes are boxers, wow, just wow....