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Old 11-23-2009, 04:30 PM   #18
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Default Re: If Paquiao KOs Mayweather...

Originally Posted by Addie View Post
Overstatement in my judgment. He didn't take the solid shots that Margarito absorbed in '07, and he's been hurt before and stopped before. So-called granite chins have been smashed in the past by shots they just didn't see, like Kalambay against Nunn for instance. I'm not necessarily picking Floyd by knockout, but I see him landing enough solid, hard counters to not only get Manny's respect, but perhaps hurt him, perhaps knock him down.
My understanding is Pac's early career stoppages were the result of damage to the body (which was still young and spindly at the time).

When we've seen him hurt by headshots (would you be referring to the two JMM fights?) it's been a brief moment of stun from which he recovers with disturbing quickness. There's also the somewhat controversial consideration of weight gain improving one's resistance. I'll take this as a segue opportunity to plug this thread and invite you to weigh in on the subject:
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