Friday, June 27, 2008

Blast from the past: A true all time great.

With the retirement of Floyd Mayweather he and his team are claiming that he should be acknowledged as one of the best if not the best fighter ever. Floyd obviously hasn't done enough to earn that respect. Yes he has one titles in 5 different weight divisions but against whom really? On paper Floyd is there but looking closer and the truth comes out.

Here is a highlight clip of one of the indeed all time best in Pernell Whitaker. Unlike Floyd, Pernell had the zest to fight the best, Hell that rimed right there didn't it? Pretty cool! Pernell won titles in four different weight divisions compared to Floyd's five but Pernell did fight and beat better fighters which is what counts compared to how impressive Floyd's accomplishments on paper.

See for your self how good Pernell was against the best. He did it right by fighting the best, not by feasting on weak champions for the sake of collecting multiple titles in weight divisions and living with the fake glory that comes with that.

No, Pernell was old school.

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