At 40 Pacquiao’s Brilliance Still Illuminating a Dimming Sport

As impressive as the feat in itself is, to further put things in perspective, Pacquiao was once dubbed “The Mexicutioner” when he first burst in the US boxing scene and started collecting the scalps of legendary Mexican champions like Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez and even Oscar Dela Hoya. While naysayers say he caught them at the tailend of their career and that they were “washed up”, now Pacquiao is still willing to face anyone and is going through PBC’s roster of young welterweight champions at an even older age when supposedly those Mexican legends were old and over the hill.