Advertisement
Advertisement

Manny Pacquiao Fever Overtakes Comedian Don Rickles

By Michael Marley, photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao may now consider himself Hollywood royalty.

When the original insult comic, the octogenarian (meaning he's even older than Bob Arum) Don Rickles pays personal attention to a boxer, that is huge.

Arum arranged the Wild Card visit for old friend Rickles on Thursday.

"I think Don is about 84 now but he looks terrific. His mind is still sharp and he was doing insults. I didn’t think any of the Filipinos would recognize him but many of them did, even the younger people. We stayed watching Manny work like an animal for 2 /12 hours. When we left, Manny was still working. Don has been around all the great fighters and he said he never saw anything like it.

"We had a great time. Don had his son, who is in his 50s, there and his manager who goes back to the Frank Sinatra era. Manny figured out who Rickles was, from the movies I guess.

"Naturally, Don did some shtick. He said to Manny, ‘When I came over in World War II to rescue you people, you were all living in huts.’ Everybody, including Manny, laughed," Arum said.

You young folks may not know it but Rickles comes from the Golden Era of television and of Las Vegas, the Rat Pack era when he strutted the stage and had the huevos to rip into tough guys like Sinatra, Dean Martin and other superstars.

"Rickles was stunned watching Manny’s drills. I also introduced him to (Julio) Chavez Jr. who knew him from the movies and TV," Arum said.

The great thing about "Mr. Warmth" as Rickles is ironically named is he insults all races, all religions, all creeds with equal venom.

And he does it in a vicious but lovable way.

Pacman with the great Rickles?

And Manny didn't even have to go to Dan Tana's Restaurant to mix it up with Rickles.

Now I am impressed, Megamanny.

Johnny Carson must be spinning like a gyroscope in his grave at Forest Lawn but laughing anyway.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chups on 04-23-2011

[I]Don Rickles is a racist white mofo.[/I] [COLOR="White"]-------------------------- [/COLOR]--------------Floyd Mayweather

Comment by alembic on 04-22-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;10417334]BigPoppaPump honest question, why is Michael Marley part of the staff? He sucks as a writer/journalist. Why pay for him crappy articles?[/QUOTE]Yes, to the moderator, please contact me if you'd like to improve the quality of your site's articles.

Comment by NinjaMan! on 04-22-2011

[QUOTE=edgarg;10417997]No they make 'em a lot worse, and i don't mean that in praise of Rickles. I never regarded him as a comedian, never thought him humourous, he never made me laugh. i could never see insults often malicious and…

Comment by JoeDaWg on 04-22-2011

[QUOTE=commandant;10417589]Don Rickles is part of the Jewish community no doubt bob arum called him up to hype the fight no surprise here. Rickels was on David letterman a couple of weeks back and mention Arum doubt any of u seen…

Comment by KING MEAT on 04-22-2011

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;10417428]haha, that's pretty cool. When I came to rescue you people you were living in huts! lmao[/QUOTE] reported........

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines James DeGale: I Want To One Day Be The Pound For Pound Best IBF To Order Shingo Wake vs. Jonathan Guzman For Vacant Title Hughie Fury vs. Fred Kassi LIVE Results: Vijender Singh Wins Photos: Andre Dirrell, Anthony Dirrell, Guzman Get WIns in AC Cameron Dunkin Details His Up and Comers Within Stable Victor Ortiz's Coach on Berto Rematch: It's a Must-Win For Both Warren: I Think Fury Has Klitschko's Number - Mentally, Physically Zac Dunn Stops Les Sherrington In Three, Eyes Title Shot Chilemba Vows To Not Leave Fate in Judges' Hands Versus Kovalev Ramirez's Trainer: Golovkin is Great Fighter, But He's Not a Machine Thurman Will Focus on Danny Garcia's WBC Belt After Porter Hearn: Brook vs. Vargas Possible, Peterson Still in The Running Frank Warren on Hughie Fury-Fred Kassi, Liverpool's Big Win Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Garcia, Golovkin-Canelo, More James DeGale is Eager To End The Callum Smith Hype Train Canelo's Coach Rejects Claim That Khan's Chin is Poor: It's a Myth! Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Pre-Fight Report Card Lipinets: Me and Ortiz Went To War in Camp, He'll Beat Berto Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Now Battle Over - Mike Tyson Canelo's Coach: Golovkin Has Beaten Nobody, Lower Level Foes! Casimero Vows To Get Revenge on Amnat Ruenroeng on May 25 Dirrell Brothers, Jonathan Guzman Win Big In Atlantic City Orlando Salido Reacts To Francisco Vargas' Positive Drug Test Pano Tiatia, Other Dunkin Fighters Set For Action on Victory Card Beibut Shumenov Files Protest Against Dorticos-Kalenga WBA Clash Marquez Pleads With Canelo, De La Hoya To Make Golovkin Fight Povetkin: Wilder's 'Klitschko Tactics' Won't Work, Maybe He's Nervous Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Try To Intimidate Each Other Photos/Weights: Pedro Campa vs. Jose Alfaro, More Hearn Explains Rift With DeGale, Situation With Haymon - Video Video: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Tense Face To Face at Weighin Lolenga Mock Outscores David Becarra Over Ten Rounds Callum Smith Hits Washington To Scout Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Fury Just Wants To Be Left Alone To Enjoy a Chicken Sandwich Francisco Vargas Granted Temporary License, Must Submit To Additional Testing Vasyl Lomachenko: Nicholas Walters Kept Making Excuses Rances Barthelemy-Mickey Bey Tops PBC on Spike, June 3 Photos: Badou Jack, James DeGale, Bute, Medina Ready To Fight Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits The Campaign Trail in Senate Bid News: Marquis Moore; Orlando Del Valle; Dashon Johnson
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement