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Old 11-23-2012, 02:14 AM   #44
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Default Re: Where did Manny Pacquiaos power go?

Originally Posted by Dai View Post
It's gone.

Where did it go?
Didn't go anywhere. Pac's power was over rated by the hype train, i.e. his promoters, HBO and the legions of rabbid Pac fiends. He had good power at the lower weights when he could tee off on his opponents. He one punched Hatton later at 140, but Hatton's chin wasn't that good. De La Hoya quit on his stool without ever tasting the canvas. Cotto who had previously shown some chinnyness wasn't KO'd, the ref stopped the fight in the 12th at a point when Cotto wasn't hurt. Pac has decent power at Welter, not the great power his bandwagonists claimed though.

Two observations. Pac is definitely off whatever he was taking back when he looked like the hulk. He has a little less muscle bulk and is not as ripped. Roach also wrapped Pac's hands in an illegal manner at least twice, and when that was mentioned it puts a spotlight on the issue. Roach can't do that anymore because the other camp knows what to look for now.
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