Erik Morales Believes Manny Pacquiao Can Floor Ryan Garcia in 2 Rounds

Published 02/07/2021, 6:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS – NOVEMBER 14: Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 12 round TKO victory against Miguel Cotto during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Ryan Garcia’s bout with Manny Pacquiao has stirred the combat sports world. Although the fight isn’t official yet, it has still become the talk of the town. A huge chunk of boxing enthusiasts and experts are keen on viewing this fight. But, a certain amount of fans and fighters are still not enticed and feel the fight may not be competitive.

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Recently, Erik Morales, the former four-division champ and ‘Pacman’s rival, detailed his ideas on this fight. Talking to ESPN KnockOut, he said, “Pacquiao with Ryan is a very lopsided fight. Even though (Manny) is old, he can put Ryan to bed in two rounds,” (Translated by Boxing News 24).

Morales fought Manny Pacquiao twice and is well-versed with his skill sets. Even though the Filippino Senator is pretty old compared to ‘KingRy’, ‘El Terrible’ still believes he can knock Garcia out cold.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Garcia is an extremely active fighter. He is one of the brightest in boxing at present, and as a world title mandatory, he has the chance to prove that he is the real deal.

‘KingRy’ has cited Pacquiao as a legend and revealed that it was his dream to touch gloves with ‘Pacman’. However, Morales feels his dream fight can turn into a dreadful outing as ‘Pacman’ is still a highly scary pugilist.

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Can Manny Pacquiao outbox Ryan Garcia?

One of the most renowned and respected boxers of the world, Manny Pacquiao, is a sheer veteran of the sport. He has fought some of the biggest names in boxing and also won several times. Garcia is still young and resilient, but ‘Pacman’ will be leagues above the opponents Garcia has run through.

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If the duo steps into the ring together, it will undeniably be a treat to watch. The young Garcia will look to break into Pacquiao’s guard in every way possible, but it won’t be so easy for him.

The Senator hasn’t fought for the whole of 2020 and he will look to compensate for the long hiatus in the sport. There are no official confirmations for this fight yet, but some piece of news is assumed to arrive in the next few weeks.

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How much do you agree with Erik Morales’ statements? Will Pacquiao vs Garcia be a lopsided fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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