Join Date: Jul 2007
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Who do you want to see Pacquiao fight next?
Lot's of talk about who Pacquiao will fight next, a lot of names being thrown around.
Top for me would be Mayweather. Floyd certainly has the tools to beat Manny and has dealt with speed guys before and figured them out and beat them handily. Roach has already said they wouldn't fight Floyd at 147 or above so it would be at 140 most likely.
Then you have Hatton. I don't see Hatton really winning this fight if it takes place at 140 or 147. Manny is just to good a boxer and has the power to deal with Hatton. Ricky had a good outing against Malignaggi but Malignaggi has zero power. Ricky's chin is kind of a question mark right now and then you look at his fight against Lazcano and it raises some more questions. But you could see some improvements that Floyd Mayweather Sr has made in the Malignaggi fight and they would have even more time to improve more things if they fought Pacquiao.
At 140, Zab Judah could be waiting. Now for the first 5-6 rounds this would be a great fight but if Judah doesn't put Manny away then I think Manny would win easily because of Judah's conditioning problems. Judah has the speed and power to stop Manny and I could see him winning. He has good hand speed, good footwork, and great reactions. Manny is used to having the advantage in these areas, he probably wouldn't in the first 5-6 rounds against Zab.
Cotto is still out there but he needs to win a fight before this would even be considered.
Now couple of other fighters that Manny could face but won't are, Antonio Margarito and Paul Williams. Roach has said that they won't fight Margarito and if they won't fight him I highly doubt they would fight Williams.
Who do you think Pacquiao should fight next?