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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao?

  • Mayweather

    Votes: 5 27.8%
  • Pacquiao

    Votes: 13 72.2%

  • Total voters
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LOL, that's why I said "almost zero chance...", you won't find me pulling a John Howard*:p: Anything can happen in boxing (except that is, Wladimir klitschko producing a worthy heavyweight fight), that's the beauty of the pugilistic art. Heck, that's why I wished I had seen Julian jackson 'live'.

However, IMHO, I respectfully disagree that JMM and Manny have similar styles. JMM's the classic counter-puncher and Manny is the very epitome of an aggressor. Also, while (I believe) JMM's skills have deteriorated, Manny's is (scarily) improving to the point that if they were ever to meet again (unlikely), JMM would get the worst beating of his life.

The fights were very close and rightly contested between fans of the two warriors but bear in mind that Manny dropped JMM four times. It's a testament to JMM's toughness that he wasn't KO'd. And that was pre-right hook Manny, imagine what he would do now with both that and 'Manila Ice':D

Floyd did indeed school JMM but that was because it was a case of the younger, bigger, stronger, faster counter-puncher fighting an older, smaller, weaker, slower counter-puncher. He had all the time in the world to set up his shots. Floyd's not going to have such an easy time under Manny's sustained pressure. Hell, he had trouble with Zab 'Chicken Dance' Judah tagging him, and Manny has virtually the same speed, more pop, throws punches in bunches AND more importantly, won't self-implode at the first sign of trouble.

matty 2.0 - yup, hence my off-colour joke about him. I detest the guy.




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LOL, that's why I said "almost zero chance...", you won't find me pulling a John Howard*:p: Anything can happen in boxing (except that is, Wladimir klitschko producing a worthy heavyweight fight), that's the beauty of the pugilistic art. Heck, that's why I wished I had seen Julian jackson 'live'.

However, IMHO, I respectfully disagree that JMM and Manny have similar styles. JMM's the classic counter-puncher and Manny is the very epitome of an aggressor. Also, while (I believe) JMM's skills have deteriorated, Manny's is (scarily) improving to the point that if they were ever to meet again (unlikely), JMM would get the worst beating of his life.

The fights were very close and rightly contested between fans of the two warriors but bear in mind that Manny dropped JMM four times. It's a testament to JMM's toughness that he wasn't KO'd. And that was pre-right hook Manny, imagine what he would do now with both that and 'Manila Ice':D

Floyd did indeed school JMM but that was because it was a case of the younger, bigger, stronger, faster counter-puncher fighting an older, smaller, weaker, slower counter-puncher. He had all the time in the world to set up his shots. Floyd's not going to have such an easy time under Manny's sustained pressure. Hell, he had trouble with Zab 'Chicken Dance' Judah tagging him, and Manny has virtually the same speed, more pop, throws punches in bunches AND more importantly, won't self-implode at the first sign of trouble.

matty 2.0 - yup, hence my off-colour joke about him. I detest the guy.




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Manny will win and probably knock it out.

I will post on this thread after the fight.
 

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Heh heh, I don't disagree with you but as I've outlined above, my irrationality keeps me from whole-heartedly saying that Floyd will suffer the worst walloping of his career;)
I will post on this thread after the fight.
I certainly hope not! The more (and frequent) input from fight fans, the better!
 
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Heh heh, I don't disagree with you but as I've outlined above, my irrationality keeps me from whole-heartedly saying that Floyd will suffer the worst walloping of his career;)

I certainly hope not! The more (and frequent) input from fight fans, the better!

It's pretty simple really. Manny will win! Mayweather has no chance.
 

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Off topic. No ultimate fighter thread but a match up of great determination has been decided. Penn the best of the best -- undisputed.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - B.J. Penn retained his UFC lightweight championship Saturday night with a fifth-round TKO of Diego Sanchez in the main event of UFC 107.
 
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Off topic. No ultimate fighter thread but a match up of great determination has been decided. Penn the best of the best -- undisputed.

hmmmmm im going to dispute it. I think fedor is pound for pound the best MMA fighter.

How good would a fight between him and lesnar be? I reckon he would have lesnar though.
 
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MMA, I think Cung Le, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva are the best I've seen. The cleanest (skill wise) by far, but I don't understand the floor game in it's entirety.

On the boxing note, Bradley beat Peterson over the wkend, who next for him? Amir Khan I think. Or possibly Cotto or Hatton out of retirement.
 

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Off topic. No ultimate fighter thread but a match up of great determination has been decided. Penn the best of the best -- undisputed.

Wow! I really thought Sanchez's aggression would tip it in his favour. Guess BJ IS one of the best. Gotta check it out. I'm gonna be boring and go with the crowd - Anderson Silva's my pound for pound No.1.

It's pretty simple really. Manny will win! Mayweather has no chance.

Um, if you're Pinoy, I'll let you get away with that:p: but Mayweather (as much as I hate him and his boring running) is REALLY skilled. He's gonna run, he's gonna turn his back (ala v. Hatton and rightly got rabbit-punched), he's gonna use his elbow as a battering ram (again v. Hatton) and don't discount that quicksilver leaping left hook of his. Not to mention one of the best-counter punchers of his/our generation (I could watch that so-called 'check' hook of his on Hatton over and over!). Having said all that, I've got a bitter taste in my mouth and I gotta balance it out with some Floyd-hate:

Floyd-fans thinks he's greatest defensive fighter...no, scratch that, thinks he's the greatest fighter ever. Well, this :321: to 'em.

Youtube videos:

Sweet Pea was slicker and he actually came to fight and threw combinations, not just run away and throw ten punches per round.

As to that much vaunted shoulder roll/'Philly Shell', Locche did it better. Pretty crap offense and feather-fisted though

Finally, I love this hilarious exchange where Floyd gets all flustered and angry when he realises he's up against someone who knows his (boxing) stuff.

Damn, someone please teach me how to embed Youtube videos!
 

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REALLY :topic but I just caught the last moments of Penn v Sanchez. yikes, i could fit my hand into that gash on his forehead.

Back to normal programming: Floyd, you say Manny's a coward because he won't call you out? Well, when Shane called you out to your face, you couldn't duck him fast enough!
 
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Report: Mayweather received illegal IV before Pacquiao fight​

In a long report about boxing and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, SB Nation’s Thomas Hauser found that Mayweather received an IV, which is prohibited no matter what it contains, a day before his May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather’s two IVs contained multi-vitamins and Vitamin C, but IVs are disallowed because they can “dilute or mask the presence of another substance.”

The USADA granted Mayweather a retroactive therapeutic use exemption for the IVs ”” 18 days after the fight, which Mayweather won by unanimous decision, happened on May 20. The undefeated boxer didn’t even apply for the TUE until May 19, and because of a loophole in their drug-testing contract, the USADA didn’t have to notify the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Pacquiao’s camp until after Mayweather received his exemption. UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory Don Catlin told Hauser that the USADA didn’t say why it granted the TUE to Mayweather.

 
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