Boxing: Pacquiao and Diaz trade verbal punches
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Two days before the actual slug out between US-born fighter "Dangerous" David Díaz (34-1-1, 17 KOs) and challenger, a three title holder Filipino boxing champion, Emmanuel "Pacman" Pacquiao (46-3-2, 34 KOs) occurs in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 28, 2008 the two trades verbal punches at each other during a meeting with members of sports media.
The camp of Manny Pacquiao led by manager Freddie Roach claimed that Diaz will need a "fucking miracle" to stop 'The Pacman' from moving up to the 135 lbs. weight class where Diaz is top brass.
The side of Diaz led by Jim Strickland warned that tough Pacquiao has three belts in boxing, Diaz should not be discounted.
Boxing punters observed that Diaz has a lot of heft in the way he delivers his punches but Pacquiao's speed and strong punches are something Diaz should be wary about.
Pacquiao has won three different belts in three different weight classes of the World Boxing Council or WBC.
- Dan Rafael. "Pacquiao fight a dream come true for Diaz" — , June 26, 2008
- Erwin Oliva. "Pacquiao-Diaz bout all abuzz way before actual fight" — , June 26, 2008