Arum Calls Manny Pacquiao Fighter Of The Decade
For Bob Arum there is only one true choice for the best fighter of the past decade, and its not Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather, who walked out of the 2010s as the richest athlete in sports, does not hold a candle to former Top Rank fighter and current WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
While Mayweather got the win over Pacquiao in their 2015 showdown, Arum claims the 40-year old’s body of work is more than enough.
“Fighter of the decade? I say Manny Pacquiao,” Arum told the Manila Times “Because of [his] body of work throughout the decade, when he fought regularly; he fought all those fighters. He was the one guy that [during] the years that Mayweather retired or didn’t fight – he carried the sport. I don’t even think it is close; I don’t think anybody can compare to Manny as fighter of the decade.”
“It is still Manny Pacquiao fighting. And that’s the important thing whether he’s fighting for Top Rank or fighting for another promotion, it’s still Manny Pacquiao in the ring. Clearly, he’s the fighter of the decade. Manny Pacquiao belongs to the greats and will go down with the greats.”