Pinoy ring superstar Sen. Manny Pacquiao “should not waste time” dealing with much younger boxers to become his next opponent, an analyst said.
In an interview with Bombo Radyo, boxing expert Atty. Ed Tolentino said those kinds of boxing bouts will leave no additional legacy for Pacquiao, if ever he pursues a match with young sluggers like former two-division world champion Danny Garcia and WBC welterweight title-holder Shawn Porter.
Tolentino added that the problem with some of those boxers is that “they are doing tough talk, but they cut their losses on the fight night and just take the prize money afterwards, that is detrimental to the sport.”
But according to Tolentino, if there’s one young fighter that the “Fighting Senator” must face in case Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not available, it should be Terence Crawford, the WBO welterweight belt-holder.
He further explained that the counter-punching of Crawford is the “direct weakness” of Pacquiao’s fighting style.
However, Tolentino insists that Pacquiao should face more experienced fighters like Mayweather, who’s currently retired from the sport.
Last March 23, Pacquiao took to Twitter to ask his 2.5-million social media followers on who should he fight next.
On that poll, Mayweather gained the majority of votes, garnering 73 percent.