This would have been a little more timely before his latest fight against Clottey, but here’s a great profile on Manny Pacquiao from GQ.
“I used to say that Ali was the best I’d ever seen,” says Arum, an industry legend who co-promoted the Ali-Frazier “Thrilla in Manila” in 1975. “I had never said that about another man. I don’t use those words cheaply. But here it is: Manny Pacquiao is the best I have ever seen, including Ali. I have never seen the combination of this incredible speed, this crippling punching power, and the concentration he has in the ring. Nobody has. No one has ever moved the way he does. No one has been so equally potent with the right and left hand. If this were baseball, we would be talking about a switch-hitter who bats .400 from both sides of the plate.”
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