Well this is certainly a timely release. Mark Aco’s “chaMPion” print of Manny Pacquiao is an 18″ x 24″ screenprint, has an edition of 260, and costs $45. Grab one in his shop.
Loved watching the fight this weekend. Easily the best boxer of the current era, and I think most would agree the best of all time.
I love pacman but to say he is the best of all time, come on.
I like this poster and I like Pacquiao but I dunno if I wanna put this on my walls…
@Recycler: It really wasnt me saying that. They were talking about it on a prefight show about how Ali was great but only had power in the one hand while pac man has power in both hands and thats what makes him the best. The person who was making the comments was someone who covered boxing back when Ali was also boxing. So it was someone with firsthand knowledge.
Lets not also forget after this weekend he has now held belts in 8 different weight classes. For the sake of conversation and thats it’s a slow day at work, who do you think is better?
Why wont he commit to the IOC drug testing standards and fight Mayweather?
What does Manny have to hide?
Yo baker: i don’t know, haven’t watched the old greats. I know from recent times Oscar was good, a very exciting fighter who had great feet and was real quick. L Lewis beat everyone he faced. Floyd is good, but he hasn’t faced pacman. Sugar ray robinson I’ve heard was something special, the others Ali and Louis i never really watched… so I don’t know.
To hold 8 belts is amazing, i’ve loved him from the first time I saw him. He has to be THE most exciting fighter i have ever seen. Oscar was exciting but only in small flashes, pacman is full throttle the entire match. Shame I missed last weeks bout.
Manny’s record is steller, maybe he is the best. Thanks baker
Pacman probably is the most talented fighter ever but he lacks a lot of the style and charisma of the old greats.
This poster however, is not lacking in any respect. Very cool stuff.
“Pacman probably is the most talented fighter ever but he lacks a lot of the style and charisma of the old greats.”
Bleh. Ugly American comment. If you learned to speak Fiipino, you’d see how much style and charisma he has. It’s hard to be as “eloquent” as Mayweather (heh) when English is his second language.
@3d: I don’t mean his contemporaries. I’m talking about Ali, Foreman, Frasier… And I’m also not talking about his speach. Most boxers aren’t exactly linguists. Don’t get me wrong I think the dude has got talent coming out of his eyeballs. That much is clear. I just enjoy watching the fighters from days past more. *shrug*
@3d: I don’t mean his contemporaries. I’m talking about Ali, Foreman, Frasier… And I’m also not talking about his speech. Most boxers aren’t exactly linguists. Don’t get me wrong I think the dude has got talent coming out of his eyeballs. That much is clear. I just enjoy watching the fighters from days past more. *shrug*
For the record, Manny did come around and agree to all of the stipulations that Mayweather wanted in terms of drug testing, but Floyd won’t take the fight because he knows he would take a lumping.
@Richie Rich: From my understanding, the IOC testing is a small part of the reason this fight has never happened. Mayweather didn’t want to fight him before, and he sure as hell doesn’t want to fight him now.
I mean, Pac Man just TORE UP a man that had what a 6 in reach advantage and like 17 lbs on him on fight night. I would love to see the fight happen, and if it ever does, I hope Manny tears him up.
MP made a good call at staying at 147lbs and not reaching his trainer’s goal of 153lbs. MP could feel the weight slowing his speed. He called it right on the money. It was a risky call that paid off. I was totally rooting for Margarito. Man…I am in shock. I would blink and miss MP throwing an extra 3 punches. I am amazed how MP the chaMPion defined himself. This is a kick ass Art Print by the way. : )
A few things (and they won’t be print-related):
1. Your common casual viewer doesn’t know shit about boxing;
2. a PAID commentator (SEE shill) will say ANYTHING to promote (SEE nutthugg [purposeful SIC]) the current promotion’s golden boy. Anything. It’s irrelevant. To say X commentator said YZ is assinine [purposeful SIC];
3. Manny Pacquiao beat Margarito. Let’s not get fucking crazy now saying he’s the greatest human being, boxer, lover et cetera. He beat Margarito. Give me a fucking break;
4. there are about three thousand “championship” belts, most the “world”-variety these days. He won one of them in eight different weight categories. Big fucking deal. If there were weight classes for every five pounds and five different “world” championships for each weight class back in the early twentieth century plenty of greats would’ve won ten world championships in different weight classes. Give me a fucking break; and
5. give me a fucking break.
Postscript. Nutthuggery is bad; rise above it.
After trying to decipher what you said above I have come up with this.
Not sure what you are really talking about on a lot of that. Doesnt change the fact at all of what he has done in the past and just did this past weekend.
Also if it is so easy to win in that many different weight classes, why is he the only one to do it. No one else has won I think in more than 5 (might be 6) different weight classes, when he has in 8. I agree there are WAY to many weight classes, but still doesn’t change anything.
Has anyone else even fought in weight classes ranging 40 lbs? Since you come off in your post as the be all end all knowledge of boxing I assume you can tell me this.
Postscript. No Nuthugging here, just facts.
Lightweights used to fight Middleweights; and Middleweights used to fight Heavyweights. What’s your particular point? He has fought in different weight classes? Big fucking deal.
In the past he has been brutally and inhumanely knocked completely out, where he is stumbling around on queerstreet once he was stood up. I guess the blind nutthuggery that envelopes the over*rated one doesn’t allow his fanatics to acknowledge this.
How many stipulations will the over*rated one demand for his next “superfight” ? Gloves, ringsize, referee, et cetera? Maybe next time he can stipulate which stool brand can be used in the corner of his opponent. Stipulate what temperature the stadium can be set at. Champion stipulator.
Wow. You sports fans are intense. That’s kinda why I don’t like sports much. The competitions seem fun but the fans are silly.
I’ve seen a couple of old fights at friends’ houses and I’ve seen a couple of new fights. The old ones are more fun to watch. I’m kinda glad that’s all I know about this (or any other) sport.
Still a great print though huh?
This will be my last post about this cause obviously you are just a person that wont even admit when another person makes a valid point.
Im not saying he has never lost, did I ever say that? I am saying that over the span of his career he has proven to be one of if not the greatest. (Yes I broadened my statement, shoot me)
Im assuming you are on Mayweathers balls listening to you, so hopefully they will meet some day…that is if Mayweather stays out of prison.
Granted Heavyweight has no cap so who knows about some weight differentials there. But a Light to Middle weight is 25 lbs. And I didnt say FIGHT at the weight. Win titles at the weight.
End of rant.
And finally: I do like the print haha.
Love PacMan, but this looks like some Livestrong promo bullshit
Right. Roy Jones Junior didn’t win a WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP at Heavyweight (no weight limit) (defeating John Ruiz) when he was a natural Light Heavyweight (175lbs.). And that isn’t a good enough example for you? Jack Dempsey. How much did he weigh when he demolished Jess Willard for the Heavyweight Championship of the World?
RE: Mayweather. I am not a Floyd Mayweather fanatic. Try again. The fact of the matter is that Floyd Mayweather Junior has a greater case for being one of the greatest of all-time than the Great Stipulator. SEE his record. SEE his boxing ability, and the fact he was universally considered pound-for-pound #1 when he was active, while Pacman was equally active.
Bottom line: We have boxing writers/commentators (i.e. like Teddy Atlas who continue to have a stone to grind against Pacquiao and continues to insinuate even without facts, remember the famous email he said was sent by Pacquiao camp during the Mayweather negotiations, no documented facts came out from it!) Further, these writers are trying to say a “one way street” on PEDS/HGH, however, if you look at the medical facts (about its enhancing abilities in various sports) it’s not “conclusive” and likely much is to be learned and studied about these drugs.
However, WHAT IS CLEAR – No amount of drugs will (1) improve your skills and strategy in the ring e.g. if this drug made everybody smarter or gave them a new fountain of skills, everybody will be using it! (Philippines will have Olympic gold medalists in boxing, or dominate the professional boxing world, that is obviously not true. Oh yeah! Mayweather senior was smart enough to claim this drug is made in a 3rd world country, goodness) ; (2) the idea of bulking up, c’mon – PacMan is known and recognize for his “speed”, not his bulk body or armor muscles. If you ask me, bulking up, would actually sacrifice your speed so isn’t this an anti-thesis of the Pacquiao fast machine; (3) in this high stakes negotiation where each side attempts to get the better deal i.e. Mayweather’s request was answered “half-way” by Pacquiao – 3 blood tests (after fight announcement, before 30 days and just after the fight) during the first negotiation; on the 2nd negotiation it was based on Mayweather’s last offer which i believe was at least 7 days before the fight, but Mayweather instead claimed to the media HE IS ON VACATION! Fact is, these blood tests are not required for professional/competitive boxing in the US. So if Mayweather is on this cleanliness crusade, where is this crusade now??? he only did it in the media during that brief Pac/Mayweather negotiation, shows you the true colors of his commitment on this; (4) Let’s take a look at the messenger of this “unsubstantiated allegations” – Mayweathers camp – goodness! these guys are not the bastion of honesty and purity, heck, they could produce a reality series with their numerous court cases, run-ins with the law, tax problems, what have you.
We don’t know whether this fight will push through or not however, the ascent of Manny to the top of the boxing world was duly documented in 24/7/media outlets/stories that show: (a) Manny took long hours in the gym, working on a strategy, improving his right hand to be as good as the left hand i.e. if this guy was really on super-performance drugs – why waste too many hours in the gym when you have super strength? why improve your right hand, when with the aid of this wonder drug, all you need is an ultra-power left?; (b) Manny has not shown the behavior of a guy in super-drugs who is all “about me . . me . . i can do this easily”. Instead, if you ask Manny – he will just say – “I will try my best to do well, hopefully to win for the Filipino people” or “give God glory”. I have not heard any of those humble words from all the drug convicted top athletes; and (c) ultimately, society and the fans (casual/hard-core) will vote with their wallets.
Pac has earned his incredible exploits the hard way . . training hard, working with his team to continue improving his craft, offering his accolades (not for himself, but to a country in need of inspiration) and leaving everything in the ring. Face it – Mayweather picks his fights wisely in order to maintain that glorious ‘0’ on his record. His name will NEVER be mentioned with out Pacquiao’s.
Congrats Manny . . and the last round vs Margarito, where you showed a class compassion, underscored how you truly care about the sport of boxing. Well done.
This isn’t about Floyd Mayweather Junior. This isn’t about Floyd Mayweather Senior. This is about Floyd Mayweather IV (unborn). This is about blind fanatical nuthuggers that reside exclusively in Mr. Manny Pacquiao’s proverbial corner that utter assinine (purposeful SIC) statements like the aforementioned. Just be proud that Pacman isn’t being knocked dead like he has previously in his career now that he is probably enjoying the prolific usage of performance enhancing drugs.
Go ahead and support a fighter who NEEDS xylocaine/lidocaine to fight. Too bad we won’t see Mayweather fight outside of Nevada considering that their Athletic Commission is the only to allow the substance. Mayweather can continue and duck boxers by insisting on extraneous testing not required by any state Athletic Commission. Where was the IOC regulations when he fought Mosley? Exactly. Continue with your MMA – you obviously know nothing.
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