Hopkins: Why doesn't Pacquaio fight blacks?

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 11-18-2010, 12:39 PM         #1
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Hopkins: Why doesn't Pacquaio f!ght blacks?
 

 

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Would an African-American boxer stand a better chance against Manny Pacquiao than his most recent competition?

Bernard Hopkins thinks so. And while boxing fans wait -- and wait -- for Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to finally agree to terms for a f!ght, Hopkins is a.sserting that an African-American f!ghter's style would give Pacquiao more of a challenge than Antonio Margarito was able to muster against Pacquiao on Saturday night, according to a story on Fanhouse.com.

And Hopkins -- who said he's voicing what other black f!ghters and f!ght fans are thinking but reluctant to say -- is wondering why Pacquaio hasn't fought Mayweather "or any other top-notch black f!ghter," according to the report.

"Floyd Mayweather would beat Manny Pacquiao because the styles that African-American f!ghters -- and I mean, black f!ghters from the streets or the inner cities -- would be successful," said Hopkins, according to Fanhouse.com. "I think Floyd Mayweather would pot-shot Pacquiao and bust him up in between the four-to-five punches that Pacquiao throws and then set him up later on down the line."

Pacquaio fought and defeated Joshua Clottey of Ghana earlier this year, but Hopkins discounted that win, saying "Clottey is 'black,' but not a 'black boxer' from the states with a slick style."

The Pacquiao and Mayweather camps have twice tried and failed to set up a f!ght between the two f!ghters, despite predictions it would become the most lucrative f!ght ever. The first set of talks broke down in part over disagreements about Olympic-style drug testing.

Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz strongly denied that Pacquaio is ducking anybody of any color or background, according to the report.

"The selection of opponents for Manny has nothing to do with race, creed or color," Koncz said, according to the report. "It's all about business. And they can cry all that they want. It's all about economics, now, with Manny's career.

"We have the luxury of doing that because Manny has proven to the world that he's got nothing left to prove. If there are any boxing people out there who doubt him, then, to hell with them," Koncz said, according to the report.

Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquaio, said he has heard that argument before, according to the report. He also denied Pacquaio is ducking anyone.

"I have heard that, yes. A lot of people don't articulate it. But a lot of people, in effect, hint at it. But you're absolutely correct, and there is no argument there," Arum said, according to the report. "The notion that he would not f!ght an African-American f!ghter is ridiculous."

Information from The a.ssociated Press was used in this report.

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 Bernard Hopkins: African-American f!ghters would give Manny Pacquiao tougher challenge - ESPN


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161 comments for "Hopkins: Why doesn't Pacquaio fight blacks?"

 7 years ago '06        #2
beantown 74 heat pts74
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 11-18-2010, 12:44 PM         #3
ktbballplaya  OP
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Its a legitimate question
 7 years ago '08        #4
GhostNinja 47 heat pts47
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o damn
 7 years ago '10        #5
jmheight1 42 heat pts42
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People will try and k!ll his point cause he tried using race, should of just said slick boxers.
 7 years ago '08        #6
GhostNinja 47 heat pts47
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Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz strongly denied that Pacquaio is ducking anybody of any color or background, according to the report.

"The selection of opponents for Manny has nothing to do with race, creed or color," Koncz said, according to the report. "It's all about business. And they can cry all that they want. It's all about economics, now, with Manny's career.
then why not take mayweather f!ght cuz to me that makes the most business sense
 11-18-2010, 12:51 PM         #7
HotepSuns  OP
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he should just say he thinks floyd will beat him,and not beat around the bush...
 7 years ago '05        #8
rawchester 14 heat pts14
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 jmheight1 said:
People will try and k!ll his point cause he tried using race, should of just said slick boxers.
he's makign himself sound dumb by generalizing and saying manny won't f!ght 'black boxers'. If he meant the style that flloyd uses or the style that inner city black boxers use then say that. Don't generalize. Then he says Clottey is 'black' but doesn't f!ght a certain way. So you're right, he isn't going to have his point taken as serious because it looks like he's throwin the race card out there.
 7 years ago '05        #9
rawchester 14 heat pts14
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 GhostNinja said:
then why not take mayweather f!ght cuz to me that makes the most business sense
I know right!! I swear these guys contradict themselves soooooo much it's crazy. You're in it for the business but you turn down the biggest purse that you will ever see in your f!ghters career............ an economically sound decision
 11-18-2010, 12:54 PM         #10
22k  OP
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There aren't a ton of african-american f!ghters in the lower weight classes that Manny spent most of his career in (below welterweight). If he stays at 140-147 and f!ghts for the next few years, he should have at least a couple of f!ghts with top african american f!ghters - with or without Floyd...(shane mosley, tim bradley or devon alexander, andre berto, etc, etc).
 11-18-2010, 12:54 PM         #11
unkoricky  OP
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why doesnt he give up boxing and stop tryin to re live his past ?

in 5 years from now when he's in 50s im sure he'll want a rematch with Jermaine Taylor.

 22k said:
There aren't a ton of african-american f!ghters in the lower weight classes that Manny spent most of his career in (below welterweight). If he stays at 140-147 and f!ghts for the next few years, he should have at least a couple of f!ghts with top african american f!ghters - with or without Floyd...(shane mosley, tim bradley or devon alexander, andre berto, etc, etc).
THIS
 7 years ago '08        #12
YOURKINGB4EVER 13 heat pts13
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i think any slick boxer like floyd or even a Mosely would give Pac Man trouble


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 7 years ago '09        #13
Acid Rap 78 heat pts78
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It just sucks because May and Pac coulda done something huge for the sport and they are still stuck on politics. It just sucks to see the sport suffer because of ego\money\WTF ever.
 7 years ago '04        #14
justinjones 307 heat pts307
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because there not a lot of black boxers that are that small
 11-18-2010, 12:58 PM         #15
theboss175  OP
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 NnAiTnAjSa317 said:
It just sucks because May and Pac coulda done something huge for the sport and they are still stuck on politics. It just sucks to see the sport suffer because of ego\money\WTF ever.
 7 years ago '08        #16
Main Event 55 heat pts55
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Tim Bradley would have put up a better f!ght than Margo
 11-18-2010, 01:02 PM         #17
HotepSuns  OP
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 Main Event said:
Tim Bradley would have put up a better f!ght than Margo

he would have at least moved his head....not stand there like a punching bag watching jabs,and hooks nail him all night...
 7 years ago '06        #18
homme 59 heat pts59
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he did, he opened up with saying that Mayweather would win.
 7 years ago '07        #19
j_k1dd 8 heat pts
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"black f!ghters from the streets or the inner cities"
LMAO, who the f**k cares if hes from the inner cities, if you wanna go that route so be it...

Have you ever been to the inner slums of the Philippines? You'd get your fingers cut off just for wearing rings with your hands sticking out the bus. Now...does that make Manny any tougher? Possibly, but realisticly it has NOTHING to do with his boxing style as boxing is molded in the gym.

lmao seriously now, I can't believe this guy would think living in the inner city is worse than living in a 3rd world country, which in turn will build a better f!ghter. Whats more unbelievable is that he would go this route to justify it.


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 11-18-2010, 01:12 PM         #20
unkoricky  OP
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this is like asking why didnt Andre Aggasi didnt play against black people ?

probably cause there were zero just like there are hardly in Pac Mans division.
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