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Old 05-04-2010, 09:05 PM   #46
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I don't think many people outside of HBOs management overate Berto.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:06 PM   #47
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I don't think many people outside of HBOs management overate Berto.
He's the new Taylor for them...
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He's the new Taylor for them...
I was/am a big Taylor fan
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:14 PM   #49
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I was/am a big Taylor fan
Theres def. worse things to happen to boxing than Jermaine Taylor but he was never as good as HBO were trying to make out. Bertos is getting the same treatment.

The heavyweights are all the wrong nationalities so HBO need a personable American fighter at 160 or 147 to try and fill the gap.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:15 PM   #50
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I'm not against Taylor or Berto...its HBO

They're like the rags, building these guys up to disproportional levels only to provide a great stage for them to flop.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:18 PM   #51
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I'm not against Taylor or Berto...its HBO

They're like the rags, building these guys up to disproportional levels only to provide a great stage for them to flop.

Yep, same here. I've nothing against either guy.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:20 PM   #52
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Theres def. worse things to happen to boxing than Jermaine Taylor but he was never as good as HBO were trying to make out. Bertos is getting the same treatment.

The heavyweights are all the wrong nationalities so HBO need a personable American fighter at 160 or 147 to try and fill the gap.

Personable?? I think Berto comes across like a bit of an asshole to be honest. Ironically enough,thats one of the reasons i liked Taylor,bit of a gentleman.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:20 PM   #53
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All this weight jumping thing is impressing me less and less.

I'd rather see Floyd put on a all round master class, than see him go up in weight and a spend a fight pot shotting to a degree never seen before, not even by him.

Take Adamek and Jones at HW for example, it doesn't do anything for me - the guys are not really fighting. I know Adamek is a warrior, but it was just boring seeming him punch and run from Arreola all night, knowing fully to well he could never ever hurt him - it all seems a bit false to me.

These guys just don't belong at those weights, are better and more entertaining at others. Floyd would never have any power at 160...

I'm finding it hard to put my point across... but it's there somewhere...

Floyd's an exceptional fighter where he is, it's a joy to watch... why spoil that by heaping shed loads of weight on him and taking many dimensions away from a one off in a generation fighter... he's a privilege to watch where he is...

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Old 05-05-2010, 04:45 AM   #54
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I honestly believe Martinez would be lucky to win more than 2 rounds against Floyd. Floyd doesnt have to be able to hurt someone to beat them and he is far too slick to be out boxexed by Martinez.

Kelly Pavlik is a slow plodding fighter who depends on power and made Martinez look good but Floyd would be a different kettle of fish.

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Old 05-05-2010, 06:18 AM   #55
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Only person who beat him close to his prime was Mayorga, by brutal K.O.
Stop it, please
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Manny Pacquiao will make the fight if it happens. Sure he'll get hit a lot but he'll come and come and come and give Mayweather a lot to think about too.
I think that when Pac gets smacked flush he will revert to type and start jumping around like a spasticated cricket
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Yeah, Mayorga stopped Forrest in the 3rd. Caught him high and blasted him out. Was pretty brutal.

Size/jab/athleticism; Prime Forrest>>>>Floyd
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I think that when Pac gets smacked flush he will revert to type and start jumping around like a spasticated cricket
Yeah thats Pacquiao's type alright, a spasticated cricket...

There are many spasticated crickets that are seven weight champions.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:46 AM   #59
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Yeah, Mayorga stopped Forrest in the 3rd. Caught him high and blasted him out. Was pretty brutal.

Size/jab/athleticism; Prime Forrest>>>>Floyd
Was he exposed?
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Nope.
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