Yes he did, as did mosely before, and marquez and anyone floyd fights. Theyre all willing to take it and agree to it with no fuss so dont hear much about it. A little strange how manny makes it into a big thing and point blank refuses?
What like fighting mosely after an impressive victory and beating him? Fighting marquez after an impressive victory and beating him? Fighting Ricky hatton at his prime and still undefeated and beating him?
Compare that to paquiao who fought hatton after mayweather had already beat him, fought de la hoya after mayweather had already beat him, fought shane mosely after mayweather had already beat him, now fighting marquez after mayweather recently beat him.
Looks like its floyd who is fighting people on the back of victories and manny who is fighting them after floyds already beaten them
He never 'got round' to fighting Casamayor, Cotto, Margarito, Pacman. Fact is, Floyd is an amazing boxer but he has cherry picked the majority of his fights:
Victoriano Sosa: Not very good and KO's in 4 by Cotto a year later
Philip N'dou: Average fighter
Chop Chop Corley: Lost to Zab Judah in his previous fight
Henry Bruseles: lol! Technical draw with Ener Julio previous fight
Arturo Gatti: Loved Gatti but a limited brawler. This was late in Gatti's career after his Ward Trilogy which probably drained everything he had left and also a KO defeat to De La Hoya
Sharmba Mitchell: Coming off a technical victory and brutal KO loss to Kostya Tszyu
Zab Judah: Coming off a loss to Carlos Baldomir
Carlos Baldomir: No one knew who he was untilhe beat Judah. Had 9 losses and 6 draws prior to that fight.
De La Hoya: Golden Boy was faded to shit, beat Mayorga before this fight but the fight before was Annhiliated by Hopkins.
Ricky Hatton: Always liked watching Ricky fight but he was moving up a weight division and had looked awful vs Collazo and was lucky get a decision IMO.
JMM: Moving up several weight divisions, a joke fight. JMM will be filleted by Pac in November.
Shane Mosley: Yes, he beat Maragrito whose head was fried before that fight because of the gloves scandal. Most people has Shane written off by that time. He was shot and was proven in his next fight vs Mora.
Ortiz: KO'd by Maidana and lookeed vulnerable in many fights. Levels below Floyd.
Is Floyd a great fighter? Unquestionably yes, one of the best I have seen in my generation.
Is he a cherry-picking son of a bitch? Absolutely! If he fights Pac and Martinez and wins, no one can deny his place in the upper echelons of the sport in all-time terms. Otherwise, it really is a case of what might have been? But he doesn't give a shit. He gets paid millions for easy fights and fair play to him.
P.S: This is not a Pac vs Floyd debate. Pac is cherry picking as bad, if not worse than Floyd these days.