Boxing star Manny Pacquiao has found his name circulating around a potential bout against UFC’s Conor McGregor. That rubbed the Filipino star’s coach Justin Fortune the wrong way when he would take a complete dump on the thought of this fight:
“Manny would destroy Conor McGregor inside three rounds. He will obliterate him too fast and too strong as an amazing fighter. McGregor is nothing,” fortune told The Manilla Times.
“I mean, my God, this is boxing, we are boxers. McGregor is an MMA guy and we can’t do MMA, and he can’t box, that’s very simple.”
Manny Pacquiao's coach sees no point to Conor McGregor fight: 'Why even make that guy rich?' https://t.co/YLib7Artey— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) August 27, 2020
Seems that Mr. Fortune forgets the entire purpose of him infiltrating into the boxing world is that he’s trolling. The more pissed off boxing heads get from him dipping his toes, the more intrigue there is. $$$.
He probably saw the Mayweather-McGregor fight as a gimmick and it’s fine to hate it, but it’s good business. In fact, it raked in $600 million in PPV ALONE. McGregor trying to double dip is meant to piss Pacquiao and his trainer off for a major payday.
Looks like we found breadcrumbs of this exact same type of troll job from PACQUIAO’S FORMER CAMP.
Manny Pacquiao would be 'too much' for Floyd Mayweather if the boxers fought for a second time today, trainer Freddie Roach said https://t.co/PnUYFTym8U— Sports Insider (@SportsInsider) August 20, 2020
Boxing is theatre to set up fights
All Boxers and trainers use a ploy to feel “disrespected” as a way to build suspense for an eventual fight. If Manny Pacquiao’s trainer didn’t want to bout to happen, he wouldn’t address it. It’s like an ex posting online that they hate dating. They’re dying for you to text them.
Manny Pacquiao and Justin Fortune see these numbers below and hope to God Conor McGregor and the boxing association come calling for a super-fight. If we wanna call it that. The money will be super.
Mayweather and McGregor both secured the bag when they fought in 2017💰 pic.twitter.com/6tuswVoEfj— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) August 26, 2020
Anyone in Pacquiao’s camp seriously slighting Conor McGregor’s ability to box seems to forget the Pac-man’s Mayweather bought looked like two parking meters came to blows. It was an embarrassment to television and we all paid $100 too much for that old-folks-home tussle.