Decline Of Manny Pacquiao - Happening Faster Than Mayweather
If one must rely on the personal assessment of a respectable retired boxing referee, the decline of Manny Pacquiao is already happening. After his scrutiny, Joe Cortez concluded that Floyd Mayweather is also experiencing the same thing. However, in Pacquiao’s case, it’s faster.
Cortez thinks that the revered Filipino boxer has declined faster than Mayweather. One proof was Pacquiao’s loss in December 2012. Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez defeated him.
The former referee said:
Pacquiao getting knocked out by Marquez, and he looked okay when he fought Brandon Rios in Macau, but he’s slipping a lot, too.- Joe Cortez
Despite the aging of boxersMayweather and Pacquiao, Joe Cortez believes the former is undergoing the said process better than the latter.
As Cortez explained:
Mayweather’s gonna be 40 real soon, so I think that he slipped a little bit, but not enough because the competition at that weight class (welterweight) is not gonna give Mayweather any trouble.- Joe Cortez
When Mayweather and Argentine boxer Marcos Maidana had a rematch, Cortez noted the outstanding boxing skills Mayweather demonstrated.
It could be recalled that during their prior match in May 2014 (the event dubbed as “The Moment”), Mayweather struggled against Maidana.
Cortez claims that Mayweather has improved since the mistakes he made at their May match. He then tried to make up for those mistakes during their rematch in September 2014 (this time dubbed as “Mayhem”).
Cortez praised Mayweather for that, saying:
He knew what he could do with him, and he proved to the world that he could.- Joe Cortez
As for Pacquiao, Cortez, based on his assessment, said:
He’s slipping a lot more than Mayweather is.- Joe Cortez
Could the decline of Manny Pacquiao affect his future matches in the near future?