Let me ask you a hypothetical question. If Pacman were to go against King Kong, who would you put your money on? Off the top of your head, if you were thinking of the “original” characters, you’d probably say King Kong, right? Then again, if we were talking about the Pacman and King Kong of boxing – which we actually are – then your answer just might take on a different turn.
King Kong is how boxing coach Freddie Roach called Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto, the latest opponent of his boxer Manny Pacquiao. The Philippines’ Pacquiao has made a name for himself in the boxing world by singlehandedly taking down Mexico’s greatest fighters, one match at a time, making him the archenemy of this nation. This time, he is taking on a boxer from another country, but the odds do not seem to be totally in his favor.
Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao are due to fight on November 14 – the same day that Filipino Brandon Vera is fighting in the Octagon at UFC 105. Roach said that they are about to go against King Kong, Cotto being the bigger fighter. Yet he remains optimistic about the match. He says that they have a game plan and that in spite of the fact that it is going to be a hard fight, he is confident that Pacquiao will end up the victor.
Others are not as confident for other reasons. Aside from the fact that Cotto is bigger, he has also started training. Pacquiao, on the other hand, is merely about to begin.
So who is going to win this fight? Who knows? For sure, the whole world will be watching.