Pacquiao’s cavalier approach to business stands in contrast to Floyd’s savvy
Our vehicle came to a halt at the gateway to the home of Laura Elorde, the widow of Philippines boxing icon Flash Elorde. Instantly, a grinning man, clad in a pair of shorts and flip-flops, popped out of the guard shack and cut loose with an impromptu shadowboxing exhibition.
The guard’s muscular arms and torso glistened with perspiration as he unleashed a series of rapid-fire combinations. But his wizened face juxtaposed his impressive physique: From the neck down, he could have been a well-conditioned athlete of 30, but he was clearly substantially older. Satisfied that we were properly impressed with his prowess, he stopped throwing punches after about 20 seconds, smiled broadly and waved us on.