‘Floyd better than Manny’By Beth Celis
Philippine Daily Inquirer
It’s not Manny Pacquiao, the man he’ll face for the WBO welterweight title on June 9 this year at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. who’s on top of Timothy Bradley’s list of boxers.
“Mayweather is smart, he’s a very smart fighter,” the unbeaten Bradley (28-0-12) was quoted in Boxingscene.com during the press conference at Chelsea-Piers where he and Pacquiao promoted their fight.
“He’s the best at it, that’s why I think he’s better than Pacquiao. I mean, I would love to see them fight. Pacquiao I think will still give him a good fight, but I just think that Mayweather is a very smart man.”
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Bradley is looking to derail the fight of the century between Pacquiao and Mayweather by beating the eight-division world champion in June. He also hopes to get the opportunity to beat Mayweather, who faces Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto this May also in Las Vegas.
“I’ve always said, if Mayweather’s in the game, I will be the first fighter to beat him. I know that people might laugh at me and think I’m stupid for thinking that I can beat Mayweather, but I’ve always had faith in my ability and I’ve always had faith in myself,” Bradley said.
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So, will the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight ever push through?
I was surprised to learn that it was Floyd Jr. who called Manny in Manila last January to negotiate the fight.
“We have to make this fight happen,” Pacquiao said he told Mayweather after agreeing to a 50-50 revenue split.
Floyd’s counteroffer was a $40 million guarantee with zero shares in the pay-per-view.
“I get all the pay-per-view,” he told the Pacman.
“He doesn’t want to fight,” said the Pacman. “No deal!”
He then told Top Rank promoter Bob Arum to start a serious search for a new opponent. Arum found Bradley.
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With all the multi-million jewelry and expensive designer bags she is used to flaunting, it is not surprising that Mommy Dionesia Pacquiao has become the victim of sorcery or kulam as she herself recently admitted on TV.
If you’ve ever been the victim of such an occult attack and have sought treatment through an herbolario, chances are you’ve been told that envy was the motive behind the attack.
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For months, Mommy D had shunned the limelight, which was very unusual for her since this usually nurtured her very existence.
She kept herself within the four walls of her palatial P7-milion home in GenSan, even passing up her son’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez last November.
Whether you believe it or not, there is such a thing. I myself have made many trips to various herbolarios and exorcists and I have also done extensive research on the subject of witchcraft.
How Mommy D got cured, I still have to hear.
The good news is, there are many simple, practical exercises one can do to ward off and neutralize these occult attacks.
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