Here are some of my thoughts and great quotes I puled from the Pacquiao-Bradley fight which I had Manny clearly winning, dominating late….
Pacquiao on what it is gonna take to make a Mayweather fight. “It’s been so many years, months, days . . . but, like I said, the line is open, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If he wants to fight, the fight will be on.”
Yet when Team Pacquiao rings the Mayweather line it goes straight to voicemail with Al Haymon saying…sorry Manny we can’t take your call right now we are too busy making another…her mismatch to continue to fool the public with, and build Floyd a false legacy with, leave your number but we won’t call you back because we don’t want to take the risk of fighting you and getting beat!
So the only other fight out their for Pacquiao would be a Marquez rematch YET again. Manny needs his get back.
Props to Bradley displaying true class and giving NO excuses and giving Pacquiao his respect.
“The dude still has it,” Bradley said of Pacquiao. “He was a better man tonight. He never ducks an opponent. He’s willing to face the best – he faced one of the best tonight. He’s a true champion. An unbelievable fighter. I have much respect for him and his team. That’s pretty much it.”
Interesting insight that the one and only Larry Merchant can only deliver..
“Look, Manny Pacquiao is not just an exceptional fighter; he’s an exceptional one to the exceptional fighters,” said Merchant as only he can. “And the old saying is ‘A great fighter has a great fight left in him.’ Maybe he has two or three great fights left in him. Because at the end of the day, it comes down to whether the older fighter is so comfortable with his life that he doesn’t have the zeal to train and really get after it and this guy’s shown in the last couple of fights that he still wants to get after it.”
Nothing beats a good deep night of sleep, for me it sets the tone for the day and its the rudder of the day. When I sleep bad I’m a different dude, everything is that much harder for me, i don’t think with the same mindset, or have that drive, but when I sleep good, it’s on, firing from all cylinders, looking through problems at solutions instead of being consumed by them.
Sleep is the life barometer for us all.
Through tens of thousands of years of evolution we are designed this way From the hours of 10pm to 2am is when physical recovery takes place, recovery hormones released, growth hormones etc..
From 2am-6am is when psychogenic/mental recovery takes place.
During early evening hours Artificial light, cell phones, computers etc raise cortisol levels (a catabolic destructive hormone) to prevent you from falling into a deep restful sleep because you are stimulated by the above.
Sleeping outside those hours robs you of precious recovery.
Lack of quality sleep can kill you. It’s the first thing to manage with lifestyle as performance flows off of that, recovery does, aches & pains keep coming, body comp declines, as does mindset, there is nothing without quality sleep.
It dictates everything.
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