That was the question surrounding Manny Pacquiao for many boxing fans Saturday night before the epinephrine-soaked cotton ball even coagulated the blood dripping from the deep gash under Antonio Margarito’s eye in their one-sided, yet entertaining, bout at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
Pacquiao had reached even thinner air of boxing greatness with his demolition of Margarito, who entered the ring with a 4 ½-inch height advantage, a 6-inch reach advantage and a 17-pound weight advantage.
So as Manny continues to scale the peaks of boxing implausibility, what fight would be his Everest? What would secure his legacy alongside Henry Armstrong and Sugar Ray Robinson as one of the three greatest pound-for-pound fighters to step between the ropes and into the ring?
Most boxing fans and all of the general public would say Floyd Mayweather Jr. And they would be wrong.no comments