Sunday, May 10, 2015
Iceman John Scully Politely Calls BS On Pacquiao Injury: Quote Spotlight
This screen-captured image was from yesterday, on John Scully's Facebook page. John, of course, is a man who has been around the block quite a few times. He fought Michael Nunn, sparred Roy Jones Junior, and trained Chad Dawson.
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Straight Text Quote: "This is a tough one because I like Manny as a boxer and I consider Freddie a friend but I had a similar injury in a fight years ago and I'm telling you right now. There is no way possible you are throwing hard punches with a shoulder/rotator injury like that. The pain would be more than a man can handle..."
This is one of many people in the industry showing public incredulity for Manny Pacquiao's fight-night injury against Floyd Mayweather Junior. Some, like Paulie Malignaggi, are infinitely less polite about it, but there you have it. Overall, I am seeing mostly non-buyers, rightly or wrongly. I personally wouldn't say nothing was wrong, because there's probably always something or other wrong with guys who fight for a living, much like Teddy Atlas said, and fighters tend to always have a reason for believing "the real me," as they often even say, wasn't truly bested. I assume he had something wrong with his shoulder. The level of severity and effect on the outcome is another matter altogether. You don't really need an explanation for something going according to the typical expert prediction on the matter.
PS: TMZ could report this as "Iceman John Scully gives the cold shoulder to Manny Pacquiao" or something to that effect. If you work for TMZ, pass that one along. It's a gem.
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