Tila dumarami ang nagdududa sa kakayahan ni eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao.
Ang dating IBF welterweight titlist na si Shawn ‘Showtime’ Porter, hindi masabi nang direkta kung dodominahin ba ng 39-anyos na si Pacquiao ang bruiser at mas batang si Lucas Matthhysse sa Kuala Lumpur sa Hulyo 25.
“I’ll be honest, I’ve seen Lucas Matthysse in a few exciting fights but outside of that, I never really cared too much for his boxing style or his fights. I think that we are really going to find out if Manny has anything left at all. You got a guy in Lucas Matthysse who can take a punch and definitely deliver one. He has experience and he’s no slouch,” sey nito sa radio interview ‘On The Ropes’ ni Jenna J.
Paliwanag ni Porter, dati ay namamayagpag si Pacquiao, pero nitong mga nagdaang laban umano ay pababa na ang performance ng ‘The Pacman’.
“Manny Pacquiao has put on great performances over the years, but as of late, has really taken some steps down the ladder,” diretsahang birada ni Porter.
Pero kambiyo ng boksingero, kapag nadomina ng Pinoy southpaw ang Argentinian WBA 147-pound champion, ibig sabihin lang na may ibubuga pa ito.
“I think if Manny dominates Matthysse, I think it shows that Manny has something left to offer this sport. If it’s close, depending on how Manny looks, we’ll find out whether or not Manny has anything left at all. I am looking forward to the fight just because of the fact that it’s Manny Pacquiao. I’ve always enjoyed watching him fight. Even though I’d like to see him give the sport up from the competitive side, I am looking forward to seeing what he has left,” pahabol ni Porter.