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Mayweather Taunts, 'Paquiao Was Boring'

Philippine News, Posted: Mar 19, 2010

HOLLYWOODBoxing pundits were nearly unanimous in praising Manny Pacquiaos total domination of Joshua Clottey Saturday night. Floyd Mayweather, Jr., however, was unimpressed, claiming that Clottey exposed Pacquiao as a one-dimensional fighter when the Filipino ring icon beat him and retained his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.

Personally, I think Pacquiao got exposed in that fight for being one-dimensional, Mayweather told Tom Jenkins of Cagereport.net. You can have all [the] offense ability in the world but with no defense youre not going to last long against a good counter puncher such as myself.

Look at the way Clottey was getting through. Each time he threw something it landed. Then at the end Pacquiao was all busted up. Whens the last time youve seen my face all messed up like that? Thats the difference between an amateur and a true pound for pound boxer.

I think Pacquiao gave the fans a boring fight, he was punching his arms for all 12 rounds. At least when you watch Floyd Mayweather you know youll be seeing non-stop action for 30 minutes straight and thats what youll see on May 1st.

The 33-year-old Mayweather is slated to do battle with fellow American Shane Mosley on that date for the World Boxing Association welterweight crown. Originally, Mayweather was supposed to fight Pacquiao on March 13, but negotiations fell through when Team Mayweather insisted on Olympic-style drug testing.

Mayweather also downplayed the 50,994 attendance posted by the Pacquiao-Clottey tussle, saying that he had drawn more in the past and generated a (gate) revenue of $2.5 million for one fight.

As to Pacquiaos immense popularity, Mayweather said: The only reason why he's popular is because he's an ethnic minority and from the Philippines so it's something special. If he was from Africa he would be just another boxer.

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