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Manny Pacquiao: Is He A Puppet In Boxing And Politics?   
Manny Pacquiao: Is He A Puppet In Boxing And Politics? We’ve always been a fan of Manny Pacquiao. He’s never ducked anyone in his illustrious boxing career, which includes massive victories over Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez. At welterweight, he’s dominated all his competition with lopsided wins over Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, and Joshua Clottey. But we’re starting to have our doubts. Manny Pacquiao’s estimated take from a fight with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will be anywhere from $30 to $50 million. That’s an insane amount of money, even for a professional athlete. Many Pacquiao is adding salt Manny’s refusing to take the fight over 10 days of blood testing is getting ridiculous. No, it’s getting insulting. It’s insulting to every poor Filipino peasant that subsists on two dollars a day. It’s insulting to every club fighter who gets his brains beat in for little more than meal money and a cheap hotel room. It’s insulting to anyone around the globe who has lost his house, job or security due to a massive international recession. We would get in the ring with anyone, and we mean any boxer or MMA fighter in the world, and go at it as hard as we could, for just 10% of that purse. Heck, we’d do it for 1%. No more excuses By continually walking away from the Mayweather fight, Manny Pacquiao is thumbing his nose at the very people he says he represents. How many families does $50 million feed in the Philippines? How many schools does it open? How many sick does it heal? We just don’t know about his excuse saying that a blood test will make him weak for the fight. An hour before the fight, we could buy into that -- not two weeks before the fight. Master of puppets We’re also suspicious of Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, answering each time someone brings up the blood test limit. If Manny wants to show the world he’ll be a strong and able politician, he should start by standing up to his promoter, and telling the world that he controls his boxing career, and he’ll agree to the blood test. Otherwise, he just looks like a puppet having his strings pulled by the puppet master. Will it be more of the same with his political career? Will Manny Pacquiao be a figurehead whom other politicians trot out when they need some votes? And then shove him away when he’s no longer needed? It’s sure starting to look that way. Learn to haggle Manny should counter Floyd’s demand with a demand of his own -- that the weigh-in occur an hour before the fight. Mayweather has a habit of barely making the catch weight, or coming in over it, and then ballooning up 12 pounds by fight night. This would ensure he comes in closer to 147 pounds than to 160 pounds. If he’s worried about his legacy should he lose the fight, then Manny Pacquiao should guarantee half the purse to the Filipino people. Win or lose, he comes out looking like a winner. pacquiao for office Manny Pacquiao has always been a warrior, and we applaud his running for political office in his homeland to help the Filipino people. However, he needs to be the bigger man and get this fight finalized. He needs to stand up to Bob Arum and guarantee part of the purse to the people he represents. Manny Pacquiao will be the hero for finally getting the deal done and he’ll look like a leader rather than a dutiful follower who allows others to do his thinking for him. It would be a great start for his political career, and a fitting end to a legendary boxing career.
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Boxer Amir Khan wants to marry Cheryl Cole   
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I am broke but happy: Mike Tyson   
I am broke but happy: Mike Tyson Retired boxing champ Mike Tyson has revealed that he was "totally broke" after years of excessive spending. However, he insisted he was still happy. Tyson said he was struggling to make ends meet, despite recently scoring his own reality TV show "Take On Tyson", reports dailystar.co.uk. However, Tyson admits that he was happy with his frugal way of living and is simply thankful to have been given a second chance at life with his third wife Lakiha Spicer. "I'm totally destitute and broke. But I have an awesome life, I have an awesome wife who cares about me," he said during an interview on a talk show. Asked if he had enough money in the bank, Tyson replied: "No, I'm totally broke. I had a lot of fun. It (going broke) just happened. I'm very grateful. I don't deserve to have the wife that I have; I don't deserve the kids that I have, but I do, and I'm very grateful." Tyson is dad to five children from various relationships, including his 16-month-old daughter, Milan, with Spicer. He has been marred by a series of alcohol and drug-related arrests throughout the years and his wild lifestyle away from the ring led him to file for bankruptcy in 2003. Post a comment Email this article Print this article Save this article My saved articles Login Register@indiatimes Reduce font size Increase font size Greg Norman's ex-wives 'hurt over his new relationship'
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