LAS VEGAS–Manny Pacquiao is going downhill like a ski racer.
Manny Pacquiao’s personal and professional lives are a shambles.
Pacman has one foot on a slick banana, the other on a roller skate. His fall is imminent.
He and wife Jinkee argued in Las Vegas.
He got mad at Alex Ariza who told him to go to bed and rest. He threw a cell phone in anger at a wall in his suite. This wasn’t a scene from “Bedtime For Bonzo.”
The gossip mavens are working overtime, saying that Megamanny and Jinkee have gone more rounds than the 36 rounds in three fights that Pacquiao has fought against Juan Manuel Marquez.
Oh, and don’t forget the horrible leg cramps afflicting Pacman in both the Mosey and Marquez fights now. What’s that all about anyway?
Did we mention his time-consuming distractions, such as his weekly TV game show and his Congressional duties and cockfighting derbies and poolhall tournaments?
It’s amazing that MP can spare the time to do roadwork, to report to the gym and to do some conditioning exercises.
And there’s the bloated gang of freeloaders who he supports for no apparent reason other than loyalty.
Time to chop the roster of leeches down to an absolute minimum. Manny should not pay seven guys to put his socks on every morning. That’s a two man job at best.
The litany of excuses and explantations is getting on my nerves and probably yours.
What happened Saturday night that was so diastrous, so awful?
Pacquiao, still the best around pound for pound unless and until Floyd Mayweather Jr. or some other competitor BEATS him, had an off night.
Manny is not Superman disguised as Emmanuel Dapidran Clark Kent. He is not a fighting robot like the ones in the Hugh Jackman movie.
He had an off night.
It happens in sports. It happens in entertainment. Our beloved performers, on the convert stage, the tennis court or in the ring, they have off nights.
Manny had a less than perfect day at the office. This was a fight against a certified Hall Of Fame whose career was on the line, not “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Muhammad Ali, greatest of the great, had an off night in the third bout against Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium but he got the decision.
Ali had other off nights also, including getting a decision over slickster Jimmy Young.
Sugar Ray Leonard had some off nights. They all do.
The truth on Pacquiao is out and it’s less than shameful.
Pacquiao is a human being with human foibles, so freaking what?
Pacquiao got the “W” albeit controversially.
Let’s move on. Let’s get to “Money” Mayweather.
Pacquiao cannot even imagine beating Mayweather by decision unless you have three judges from Kibawe or Davao or Abel.
But it’s possible that Pacquaio can KO or stop Mayweather.
And there’s a $100 million jumbo jackpot there for Manny and Floyd to split up.
Rumors, innuendo, gossip is all part of the daily routine for these two superstars.
They will fight in May, this I now believe.
Mayweather will look like a timid weasel unless he rushes to fight Pacman now.
Or like a downhill ski racer heading for a wicked crash.
It must get lonely at the top of the Boxing Mountain.
The only two guys there are Floyd and Manny.