Talkin Fight: Neil The Deal
EPISODE: Episode 1
One of the best pound-for-pound fighters ever, Manny Pacquiao, is the subject of discussion on this episode with Neil the Deal — https://talkinfight.com/category/neil…
And welcome to neil the deal.
I understand that we’re going to be talking about one of my favorite fighters.
What do you got lined up for his meal? Hey good evening? Graham? How are you nice to see you again, you’re looking uh quite awesome today, hello, everyone, nice, to see you all out there in the middle of the deal, the show i appreciate you guys coming out.
I want to say again all the likes.
The shares all the comments and stuff been fantastic: i’m really blown away every day.
It just gets bigger, bigger and better, and i want to thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.
I appreciate it a lot and uh hey.
You know this is going to be a big year for all of us, so let’s just uh work together, like i always say, and we’ll get through this so graham today uh, i think we’re gon na talk about an international superstar, a guy that i’ve watched exclusively Over the years, um, probably one of my he’s gon na be in the top 10 grand we’re we’re still working on that.
The other five right he’s definitely in the five.
He could possibly move himself up into the top ten so sometime in the next month, or so i’m going to revamp the top 10 for you guys we’re going to revamp it all and we’re going to figure out exactly who the top 10 are.
My in my mind, alrighty, so let’s go uh, let’s go and talk a little bit about this guy, the guy.
I want to talk to you graeme and everybody out there and talking fight land tonight is a guy from the philippine islands.
I guess it’s an island.
Is philippine an island graham uh? It’S a vast array of islands, many many hundreds of islands right, yeah, okay, so there’s a bunch of islands – and i guess uh.
This individual is from that region of the world and his name would be uh.
They call him.
Pac-Man is his nickname, so it’s manny pac-man pacquiao, that’s what we’re going to talk about today, graham um.
I’Ve been watching manny fight, basically, since the conception that he started fighting in his amateur career.
Just i didn’t see him as any of his amateur fights, but i’ve been watching him over the years.
He’S had multiple trainers, different coaches um, always at the top of the game um, and he literally he’s uh he’s a very, very uh, interesting individual, because in the in in his hometown, i guess in the philippines, he’s actually a senator in the philippines, which is a Pretty big accolade, graham from what i’ve heard from the philippine community in general, is that manny pacquiao is probably more popular than the president.
Is that true? Have you heard anything like that? Yes, i have yes yeah exactly this.
Guy is like, i think, he’s a god in the philippines or something he’s really he’s pretty big.
You know what i mean like and he’s a senator he’s a humanitarian.
I just want to say right off the hop he gives a lot of money back to the philippines.
He uh he deals with the kids.
He deals with the poverty.
He deals with the infrastructure, he’s literally rebuilding that country himself, so many man that is over the top dude.
Like i don’t know man, i i got ta reconsider this top ten.
You know so he’s got to be in the top five and now that i’m thinking about it so so anyways, let’s just talk a little bit about him all right, he’s yeah.
His name is manny pac-man pacquiao he’s a senator um.
His real name is emmanuel manny.
So this is his filipino name.
I, i guess part of his name, his middle name.
He was born december 17, 1978, so he’s 42 years old, all right uh.
He fought in eight weight divisions, graham eight weight divisions, eight.
That is unheard of, so he fought in the super animal weight, super featherweight, welterweight, light welterweight, uh, light uh light, middleweight, flyweight and featherweight.
So i’m just like wow.
Nobody! Actually, i don’t think anybody’s done this, but that’s unbelievable.
He uh he had a great career to date.
So far he’s had 71 fights, he’s got a 62 wins seven losses and two draws he’s: uh 39 knockouts out of the 71 fight.
So i have seen him fight many many times he he he does have a bit of knockout power earlier on in his career.
He didn’t have knockout power, but then he hired a guy named freddie roach and we talked about freddie roach uh on an earlier episode and freddie roach was able to actually get him to increase his speed and his power.
So ever since freddie took over as his uh coach manager so to speak, uh in the corner, uh he’s done much better with the uh with the uh, with the strength with his strength is up and that sort of stuff he was always really uh.
Very good fleet footage so to speak.
He can run around the ring.
He can throw multiple combinations going forward.
Moving back whatever it may be, he always hit seems to be able to throw punches on uh, weird angles.
You know what i mean, graham, he can be out of position and throw uh like a haymaker that’ll knock you out so he’s.
He he’s got a lot of skill.
This, mr pacquiao um.
He started fighting when he was 14 years old in the philippines and he made the philippine national uh amateur boxing team right.
He had an amateur career, he had 60 wins and only four losses in his amateur career, so he’s had a total of 131 fights in his in his complete career.
So to speak.
So he’s got a lot of experience and uh he’s.
Definitely a guy that um everybody, i believe, almost everybody’s, probably who’s.
A boxing fan guys, like all of us, has watched a pay-per-view event with him involved um at one time or another.
Apparently, he’s made gross revenues of his pay-per-views around 1.
2 billion, that’s billion dollars in pay-per-view gross revenue and uh he’s just one of those guys man and he seems to he seems to feel obligated to help people.
So i really have a soft spot for him.
Just a little bit about his history and stuff some awards and things you guys can take a look at manny uh he’s the only boxer in the history to win 12 major world titles.
Graham 12 12 world titles – the only guy ever he’s also the first fighter ever to win the lineal championship in five different weight divisions – hey this just doesn’t happen.
This is the first time in the history of boxing um.
He work again.
He’S he’s done that in eight weight, divisions and uh, as well as having having being the first first boxer in history to win titles in four of the original eight weight divisions.
All right so he’s the only guy, [ Music ] in history to win four out of the eight weight divisions.
You are you with me there guys, graham all right so anyways moving on.
He actually became the oldest walter weight world champion in the history of boxing.
At 40 years old in 2019, all right so he’s 40 years old and he wins the title.
You know his oldest guy to win the welterweight title ever in the history of boxing.
That’S pretty impressive.
He also holds the record for being the only four decade world.
Champ in history, so he’s actually won world titles in four decades.
The 90s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s so nobody’s ever done that either.
So, when you really look at this guy, in a nutshell, he’s he’s a he’s.
Probably there’s guys he’s got four or five things on his resume.
That are the only time in history that this has happened so obviously at the top of his game.
All the time he’s ready he’s prepared.
He uh he he’ll, take a fight on a whim and uh he’s an amazing individual.
Now, a little bit of the awards that he’s been receiving over the last uh many years that he’s had his career.
He was fighter of the decade all right fighter of the decade, graham by boxing writer association of america, wbc wbo and w h, o uh three times he was a boxer fighter of the year, two thousand uh, six, eight and nine boxer of the year.
Uh he’s also been uh rated, the best fighter by the espy award.
He won the sb award uh 2009 2011 as a best fighter and he’s listed second on espn’s top boxers per pound in the last 25 years.
So second, overall best pound for pound boxer in the last 25 years.
That is over the top.
You know what i’m saying that is ridiculous, so we’re going to uh we’re going to try to get him on the show.
Graham, apparently, your wife might be able to help us with this.
Maybe we’ll maybe we’ll call her friend there lorena.
She was the minister in philippines.
You know the one he’s a very difficult man to get hold of these days.
I mean i’m sure, once our reach hits the philippines, i’m sure we’ll be able to get in contact with him.
We have spoken to people who know his people um, given the level of contacts that i have across the filipino community and i’ve often stated i’ll, keep it short and sweet.
I think he’s one of the best, if not the best pound per pound fighter for the longest time um, but anyway yeah like i said i don’t i don’t.
I don’t know how much time he has for us right now uh, but it’s certainly yeah.
I wouldn’t think he probably has no time for us right now, basically no time, but we might get him in a few years.
Maybe it will it’s one of those long-term dream goal things right? Well, you know he’s got to have goals, stick to your goal and get her done.
Yeah i mean given everything that that i’ve done and who i know, i know we can reach his people.
It’S just a question of time and and timing is everything both in life and in boxing so um you’re right, i mean he’s a great guy he’s a great boxer.
He does a lot of things for the community.
What he’s doing in the philippines right now is unheard of he’s he’s really taking the fight to the leaders of that country and making sure that the people are being taken care of.
He is a man you got ta commend a guy like that.
Abraham, like that’s uh, that’s a huge undertaking, but he’s a figure and uh he’s using his uh, his heart and his uh, his money to uh better the planet as well.
The way i look at it, so you got ta love a man he’s a humanitarian those always those kind of guys are so close to my heart and he gives back to the people and uh he’s very well respected within the community and boxing and uh.
You know it would be it’d, be a dream of mine to meet him one day.
You know, even if it wasn’t on the show it was just at an event or whatever it may be.
It would just be like i can’t believe i’m actually standing beside manny pacquiao like that would be something else.
So thanks a lot guys, we talked a little bit about him.
Uh check out his fights online, there’s uh he’s got notable fights.
I was gon na talk about the notable fights graham, but i decided not to we’ll let the people go and see for themselves what kind of a a fantastic boxer this guy is and continues to be every year, even at his age of 42.
So, let’s just smile – and hopefully everybody has a good time – checking out online all right.
So thanks a lot guys have yourselves a good evening, we’ll see you tomorrow we’re having a little earlier meeting tomorrow.
Are we not graham correct 6 30 eastern standard times yeah want to tell the viewers so yeah, so uh we’ve already scheduled it uh? It’S already been posted on the website, so uh we’re good to go.
We’Re good to go on our side if you’re good to go at 6 00 tomorrow, all right so 6, 30 tomorrow guys we’ll see.
You then have yourselves a good evening.
Stay safe, enjoy yourselves! Take care of the kids we’ll talk to you tomorrow, thanks very much peace out, viewers like share subscribe, cheers