Originally Posted by thoughtsss
Facing and Beating Diego Corrales wasnt testing himself? Fighting Marquez off of a long vacation and dominating him wasnt testing himself? I can go on..
How is manny more superb to Floyd when it comes to 'testing yourself'?
pacquiao huge underdog against sasakul (lineal flyweight champ). it was a huge step up from his recent competition at the time and pac was only 19 years old. pac went on to KO sasakul in his home country.
pac took on ledwaba on TWO weeks short notice..ledwaba was considered a rising star in the 122 lb division and was the current IBF champ. pac crushed ledwaba...
pac moved up to 126 to face marco antonio barrera who at the time was ranked #3 p4p..pac again was a huge underdog and was fighting in front of a huge barrera crowd in texas. pac went on to demolish barrera...
instead of taking an easy fight after barrera, pac challenged juan manuel marquez who stylistically should have been all wrong for pac, but pac put him on the canvas 3 times in the first round, broke his nose, and imo won the fight by just 1 point..very close fight and good war.
pac later went on to challenge morales at his first fight at 130..could have took a tune-up fight just to test himself at 130, but decided to go straight for morales.