Originally Posted by WatchfortheHook
Yeh, even though Miranda is a really big guy I don't really buy into the "dead at the weight" as a reason he lost to Pavlik. He didn't show as many signs and symptoms that are usually displayed when someone is dead at the weight. He was able to take A LOT of punishment before the first knock down. He also seemed to get tired in fights leading up to the Pavlik fight. If you're dead at the weight you shouldn't be able to take as much punishment as he did and throw as many punches as he was able to in the Pavlik fight.
Smoger said he knew KP was not in serious trouble when JT tore Kelly up in that infamous 2nd round, because he saw Pav take multiple brutal combinations off Miranda and never back up
. That does not sound like a ref's description of a weight drained fighter. Pavlik ruined Miranda: Period. Ring Master and others will never admit it, but the "weight drained" nonsense is a backhanded slap at KP. They've parroted that shit so much that they don't even remember why they parrot it!