Originally Posted by Inquisitive
From 1995 to 2003, Pacquiao hadn't had a fight with a single notable boxer, whereas Mayweather started fighting named opponents after two years as a professional. That's 38 fights, the bulk of which are no-names/fellow country-men. Past that, you have names like Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, JMM, and De La Hoya -- all of whom have faced and lost to Floyd Mayweather. In fact, Floyd beat three of those fighters before they faced Pacquiao.
So who on Pacquiao's resume does Floyd need to beat?
Legends like Panomdej Ohyuthanakorn, Rolando Toyogon, Chokchai Chockvivat, Medgoen Singsurat, and Reynante Jamili?
Margarito, Clottey, David Diaz, Jorge Solis, Erik Morales, etc. are low-profile compared to the great fighters they do share.
You forget Pac beat Barrera, and JMM at there respected weight classes. How the hell is Morales low profile? Margarito was definitely avoided by mayweather, and Clottey arguably BEAT Cotto.. and avoided by Floyd.
When the WW division was hot... Cotto, Williams, Margarito, Mosley, Clottey, what did Floyd do? He retired. Pac MOVED UP to fight them. Mayweather came back to fight JMM, made him move way up to fight him, and even at that cheated him on the scales.
Floyd's resume is good. Pac's resume, when taken in to account of his size, is rediculous. 99% of esb never thought he'd beat DLH, after that it was due to DLH weight drain, then 95% didn't think he could beat Hatton, Cotto, so on and so on. Mayweather has beaten some of them... Pac DOMINATED them. Only guy Mayweather dominated that pac couldn't was JMM, but again made him move up and cheated him on the scales doesn't make it look to great.