Manny Pacquiao's Best Boxing Days are Behind Him
By Tdog987, views from the DogPound (June 25, 2008) (Photo © German Villasenor)  
At age 29, Manny Pacquiao is the greatest Filipino fighter in history. He also maybe the greatest Asian fighter ever. In my opinion he is already a great fighter. He has wins is a 4 division champion and going for his 5th division title on June 28th when he squares off against WBC Lightweight champion David Diaz. A lot of people believe Manny is still in his prime and his best years as a fighter are still yet to come.

I however think Manny is past his best days and 3rd fight with Erik Morales was the absolute best
Manny Pacquiao will ever see. In his 2nd fight with Marco Antonio Barrera he didn't have the energy like in all of his other previous fights. He also didn't look like the same fighter when he had his rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez. Most people will chalk it up to his struggle to make the 130 lb limit and the boxer style of Marquez and Barrera.

I think his come forward/power punching style, mixed with his late night partying has finally caught up with him and it is now showing in the ring. I don't think there is a doubt he will look a lot better moving up in weight and facing the hard nosed come forward fighting David Diaz. I think he is going to have a really rough time against the elite of the lightweight division when or if he fights them. I hope I am wrong and that Manny still has some great years left in boxing, but feel his best days are behind him. I wish Manny luck with his fight the Diaz and in future fights, but one thing you can know to be true whenever Manny steps in the ring, his fights will always be exciting.

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