Originally Posted by cuchulain
A reasonable analysis with some good points. It's difficult to know how the Pac-Bradley or Pac-JMM 3 scores might influence the judging.
All three of their previous fights were very close, so if it goes the same way again, it's arguably JMM's turn.
JMM is unlikely to change from his counterpunching style as it has served him well up till now. Besides, if he becomes the aggressor, he almost certainly gets stopped. So expect him to change little.
As you rightly conclude, the outcome probably depends on what Pac does, differently or the same.
There's a lot at stake for both men, probably a little more for Pac. That's what makes JMM a much better choice of opponent for a fourth time than Tim for a second.
You're right JMM wont change a style that has worked for him, like I said JMM is fighting the perfect fight with the tactical advantage. Part of Pac's task is to force a different styles matchup in the fight, one that will favour him, ie JMM coming forward. If Pac refuses to engage and gets on his bike instead, you dont think JMM will attempt to pursue him? In that attempt to pursue him, ie closing distance etc Pac could take advantage by then throwing his punches then.