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Old 10-10-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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This potentially being Pacquiao's biggest fight of his career, could he turn back the clock to a prime version of himself? Are there any other instances where a fighter on the tail end of his career has risen to the occasion even when the body isn't there?
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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there are no indicators to suggest Manny is more declined than floyd.

But to answer your turn back time thread. They happen, but more when facing a fighter that suits your style.

Put Manny in against Rios and he'll "turn back time" But not against floyd he won't.

Mosley turned back time against Margo. But you put him in the ring with a boxer, and he'd have lost.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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people forget floyds has declined more than pac, and pacs younger
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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floyd's dominates him and retires.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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there are no indicators to suggest Manny is more declined than floyd.

But to answer your turn back time thread. They happen, but more when facing a fighter that suits your style.

Put Manny in against Rios and he'll "turn back time" But not against floyd he won't.

Mosley turned back time against Margo. But you put him in the ring with a boxer, and he'd have lost.
There is indication of him sliding,his last 3 fights.. Against Tim he was gassed towards the end,he does not have that killer instinct and stamina he did in 09,10..
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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The good news is if Pac does fight all his fans will say he is NOT on the slide so Floyd will get credit.. Now if Manny looks bad,it will be said he was on the slide etc..
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:59 PM   #8
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there are no indicators to suggest Manny is more declined than floyd.

But to answer your turn back time thread. They happen, but more when facing a fighter that suits your style.

Put Manny in against Rios and he'll "turn back time" But not against floyd he won't.

Mosley turned back time against Margo. But you put him in the ring with a boxer, and he'd have lost.
They are both past it but Floyd is and was a better fighter and he would win if they meet.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:55 PM   #9
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I doubt it as it comes with age. Some boxer could be done at 25, 30, 35, but once you're past 30 your body just start to break down.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #10
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there are no indicators to suggest Manny is more declined than floyd.

But to answer your turn back time thread. They happen, but more when facing a fighter that suits your style.

Put Manny in against Rios and he'll "turn back time" But not against floyd he won't.

Mosley turned back time against Margo. But you put him in the ring with a boxer, and he'd have lost.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #11
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people forget floyds has declined more than pac, and pacs younger
Not sure about that and it doesn't matter if Pac is younger, he has more wear on his body. And if they both declined, then that favors Floyd. Floyd doesn't need his body to be in top condition since he has more skills than Pac to fall back on. For Pac to win he needs to be as explosive and ruthless as possible which is not really seeming to happen as much anymore.

Anyways, fight wont happen until its mostly irrelevant.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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They are both past it but Floyd is and was a better fighter and he would win if they meet.
Floyd is the better boxer hence the greater longevity. 2009 Pac was a better fighter for sure.
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But to answer your turn back time thread. They happen, but more when facing a fighter that suits your style.
This.

JMM has many of the same qualities Floyd has, but Floyd's bigger and better in most of those categories. Stylistically, Floyd's a nightmare match-up for Pac
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Floyd is the better boxer hence the greater longevity. 2009 Pac was a better fighter for sure.
Floyd would've beaten Pac at any time. Pac never had more than a puncher's chance and that became very apparent after his last two fights.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #15
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Man you still talking bout this shit??
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