Nagpatuloy ang pang-aasar ni Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao kay WBC at WBA Floyd Mayweather Jr. na aniya’y balewala ang pagiging pound-for-pound king at walang talo kung hindi siya lalabanan.
“You talk pound-for-pound best, or undefeated champion. If you don’t defend against the best, none of that means anything,” kantiyaw ni Pacquiao kay Mayweather sa panayam ni Jerry Izenberg ng The Star Ledger sa New Jersey.
May kartadang 56-5-2 (win-loss-draw) na may 38 panalo sa knockouts, minaliit ni Pacquiao ang perpektong rekord ni Mayweather na 46 panalo, 26 sa pamamagitan ng Kos, dahil natatakot siyang harapin ng Amerikano.
“What one night could do to his zero of losses. I think I finally understand him…what he says…how he acts…and I don’t like it,” giit ni Pacquiao na nilinaw kung paano tatalunin si Mayweather. “I know how to fight him. I know what I’m doing. I know what his style is all about. So, if he don’t want to create action. I know how to create action. I know that I can make him stand and fight. Listen, this is me. I punch, and punch, and punch. This is boxing. If you don’t punch, you don’t deserve to win. For me, that has always been boxing,”
Pinayuhan din ni Pacquiao si Mayweather na kung talagang mahal ang professional boxing ay hindi ito matatakot na lumasap ng pagkatalo.
“If boxing is your passion with great conviction, why be nervous? It’s what you do,” kastigo ni Pacquiao kay Mayweather na haharapin sa rematch si Argentinian Marcos Maidana sa Setyembre 13 sa Las Vegas, Nevada. “But what l learned and heard from him, well, I realize why he is like that. I understand sometimes when the people are not educated they just talk to talk. He sets a very bad example.”