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Old 10-31-2008, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default Is Pacquaio just too small for De La Hoya?

From recent pics at promotional events the difference in size is massive.

Pacquaio is a great fighter but hasn't it often been said that a good big fighter always beats a good small one?
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:04 AM   #2
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In a word
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:05 AM   #3
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:05 AM   #4
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:06 AM   #5
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Yeah that's real...but Manny is different Delahoya didn't hit hard enough to knock out Steve Forbes...proven that Pac has been in wars and just has natural toughnes Delahoya might have a harder time then people think...Manny is faster and we still don't know if his power will carry up or not. They'll both be in shape it'll be good.
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Yeah, too small it appears.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:12 AM   #7
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if Pac is truly the great fighter that some people (including me) think he is, then the size difference will not be the be all and end all of this fight. Throughout history there are tons and tons of these matchups, where the much smaller man took on a much bigger man and gave a respectable account of himself. Even a shot Henry Armstrong went the distance against a prime Sugar RAy Robinson
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:13 AM   #8
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That is what ***** Boy is counting on.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:14 AM   #9
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of course... dlh's size advantage will be a factor in this fight
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:17 AM   #10
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yes, but doesnt mean it ends there.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:35 AM   #11
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Default Re: Is Pacquaio just too small for De La Hoya?

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Yeah that's real...but Manny is different Delahoya didn't hit hard enough to knock out Steve Forbes...proven that Pac has been in wars and just has natural toughnes Delahoya might have a harder time then people think...Manny is faster and we still don't know if his power will carry up or not. They'll both be in shape it'll be good.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:38 AM   #12
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Default Re: Is Pacquaio just too small for De La Hoya?

When Valuev lost to chagaev he weighed 91 lbs more and was 13 inches taller. Roy Jones Jr Battered Ruiz. De la Hoya himself has gone on to win at multiple weight divisions, as has Mayweather.

That said I don't think any of the above are comparable as manny has moved up far too quickly. I think we can look for it to be competitive for the first couple of rounds or until Oscar first lands cleanly... Then I'm afraid it's all down hill fo Manny!!!
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:44 AM   #13
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:56 AM   #14
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if Pac is truly the great fighter that some people (including me) think he is, then the size difference will not be the be all and end all of this fight. Throughout history there are tons and tons of these matchups, where the much smaller man took on a much bigger man and gave a respectable account of himself. Even a shot Henry Armstrong went the distance against a prime Sugar RAy Robinson
Ray said he could not go for the ko against a man he loved. Armstrong needed the money and Sugar gave him the fight. The size difference between these two guys is not legendary. Pac is coming in diesel, and is training very hard and putting the weight on correctly this time out. He did not do this for the first Morales fight. He did put the weight on correctly for the Diaz fight.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:58 AM   #15
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yes, he doesn't have the height and the frame for higher weight classes:

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