Talk:Manny Pacquiao

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Steroid use[edit]

Its been reported that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and Top Rank Chief Bob Arum are trying to work out a Super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather has asked Pacquiao to undergo a random blood and Urine testing up until the fight day, because rumors speculating from professional boxers including Andre Berto, Paul Malignaggi, Nate Campbell, kermit Cintron and Ricky Hatton of Pacquiao's jump through seven weight classes. Pacquiao said he will undergo blood and urine testing up until 14 days before the fight, Stating that by giving blood too close to the fight day will weaken him. United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive officer Travis Tygart said that athlete's tested within a 14 day window prior to a big match or tournament can still cheat, and get away if they are on Performance-enhancing drugs.[1]

Pop Culture reference[edit]

In Jay-Z's album The Blueprint 3, there's a reference to Manny Pacquiao.

The song name is "Thank You":

"on the tube I'm just watching Pacquiao box em up how would I know HBO will get a shot of us sitting so close that we almost got snot on us"

Meaning of Surname[edit]

It should be noted as a curiosity, either under the introductory paragraph or the "Popular Culture" section, that his last name is a Hispanized spelling of the Tagalog word pakyaw,[1] which means "buy large quantities."

Bit biased[edit]

This isn't very balanced. You've used pundit/3rd party evidence to dispute the Bradley result, but this was the case with all 3 Marquez fights (with most pundits saying Marquez was robbed in the first 3). And it isn't mentioned once.

In fact for the first fight, you've claimed it was only seen as controversial because of the scoring issue - when the only reason it was actually controversial is that most fans and pundits scored it clearly to Marquez.

I realize this is semi-protected, but it really needs to be semi-protected from fans trying to turn it into a tribute page, not people trying to make it historically accurate.

Cjmooney9 (talk) 16:47, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

I agree that there are some problems with neutrality in the article, but most pundits did not say Marquez was robbed in their first 3 fights. Some said that about the third fight (and that is in the article), but all three fights were close and none were unanimous decisions.
The stuff you've added about most pundits scoring the 1st and 2nd fights for Marquez is not supported by the reference you've given. It's only the three ESPN pundits and one of them scored the first fight for Pacquiao. It says "one can be certain nearly everyone has a different opinion as to how all three of the fights in the rivalry should have been scored."--Don King's hair (talk) 20:24, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

From my experience most fans thing Marquez won the third fight, but most also think Pacquiao won the first. The second was razor close. A point either way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.231.20.116 (talk) 03:58, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 December 2013[edit]

Please change Malacañan Palace to Malacañang Palace as this is the more known name for the house of the Philippine President. Thank you.

Sourse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaca%C3%B1ang_Palace CyHack (talk) 16:44, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - I delinked the second use as WP:OVERLINK says only the first use should be linked. - Arjayay (talk) 20:09, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Pacquiao's religion[edit]

I'm updating Pacquiao's religion to Evangelical Christian since new reliable sources reveal that the switched religions in 2012 and since The Telegraph citation that he's a Catholic was published in 2009, making it outdated.

Here are some of the reliable sources:

There is a source lurking around which claimed that he returned to the Catholic faith, but the author himself wrote that it isn't validated, making it an unreliable source:

So unless there are reliable sources claiming Pacquiao is still a Roman Catholic, I'm updating his religion to Evangelical Christian. Chihciboy (talk) 13:32, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 April 2014[edit]

<!-- Begin request --> He is the current [[World Boxing Organization|WBO]] [[welterweight]] champion<ref>{{cite web|url=http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/10775754/manny-pacquiao-reclaims-wbo-welterweight-title-unanimous-decision-timothy-bradley-jr |title=Manny Pacquiao reclaims WBO title |author=Dan Rafael |publisher=ESPN.com |date=April 14, 2014 |accessdate=April 15, 2014}}</ref> and is currently ranked number four ''The Ring'' pound-for-pound list.<ref>Ring Ratings Pound for Pound June 23, 2013 http://ringtv.craveonline.com/ratings, [http://ringtv.craveonline.com/ The Ring].</ref> <!-- End request --> 180.194.29.194 (talk) 13:09, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting wait.svg Already done Anupmehra -Let's talk! 01:50, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 April 2014[edit]

and is currently ranked number four on The Ring pound-for-pound list. PapaEj (talk) 09:08, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting wait.svg Already done -Anupmehra -Let's talk! 01:52, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Manny Pacquiao's Official Site[edit]

http://www.mp8.ph/ --2001:3B0:10:1:0:0:0:13A (talk) 19:21, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Fair representation of his basketball career[edit]

The intro was misleading when it said he's a pro basketball player. "Misleading". I didn't say "wrong", because I know that in a certain sense the statement is true, but the statement doesn't mean what people generally think it means. People think that "is a pro basketball player" means that he was so good that he managed to steal the place of another pro player - he was so good in the amateur leagues that he got selected and offered money that was sufficient to motivate him to do this seriously. But Manny's path to getting onto the court was quite unconventional, so that statement "he's a pro player" has to be qualified by noting how much he played and how he managed to get onto the court. Gronky (talk) 00:57, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 April 2015[edit]

Manny Pacquiao is an eight-division world champion, the first boxer in history to win ten world titles in eight different weight divisions Wish fresh (talk) 10:40, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 10:50, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 May 2015[edit]

There's a typo in the judge scoring for Mayweather fight. "The fight went the distance and to the judges scorecard and all three scored the fight (118-110, 116-112, 116-12) in favor of Mayweather." That last judge score was 116-112, not 116-12. 71.114.169.167 (talk) 14:32, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jamietw (talk) 15:30, 3 May 2015 (UTC)