One thing that makes Manny Pacquiao one the best boxers of this era is his otherworldly hand speed. Our Pambansang Kamao possesses uncanny quickness and can throw six to eight punch combinations from different angles like it's just a simple one-two.
We've seen it almost all his career, but the whole world took notice of it when he pummelled former champion and boxing great Oscar Dela Hoya in 2008.
Pak! Pak! Boom! Boom!
From thereon, the Pac-Man proved that his Gatling-Gun-like punching speed was no fluke. Just ask Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto, Timothy Bradley, Juan Miguel Marquez, Brandon Rios, and his latest victim, Chris Algieri.
Though some boxing experts might say that Manny has somewhat slowed down and that he has become a less aggressive puncher after being KO'd by Marquez, Pac-Tards will nitpick about how he's just more intelligent now, picking his punches and fighting smart.
But as his mega fight with pound-for-pound mofo and defensive wizard, Floyd Mayweather Jr., nears, it's becoming more evident what Manny needs in order to come out victorious.
Floyd is as quick as they come, but he's never seen the kind of speed and power that Pacquiao had during the early years of his prime. Remember how Ricky Hatton never saw the punch that knocked him out cold? We need that Pacquiao back for the #FightOfTheCentury.
We now point you to a video posted on the Pac-Man's Instagram account, @emmanuelpacquiao, a couple of weeks ago. We don't know about you, but we think he's on the right track:
The clip of Manny shadow boxing out in the streets of Los Angeles was taken during his second week of training. It makes us think of such violent things like:
This brings us to this question: Can you tell how many punches did Manny throw in the clip? 15? 20?
Land them all on Floyd's cocky face, idol!