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Old 10-31-2008, 09:46 AM   #31
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Of course I wouldn't. But then I don't see too many similarities, because Haye is a prime fighter on the verge of a top 10 and De La Hoya looks unimpressive to me. Even against another small man, one that does not even have the attributes to do anything other than last 12.

I think Pacquiao can beat him. I am waiting to see Oscar at the weigh in, it is absolutely crucial. De La Hoya already has a speed disadvantage, if he's drained the legs will be weak too. His stamina will also be terrible and although he's bigger and stronger he'll be too ponderous.

I can see a scenario whereby Pacquiao returns to his former buzzsaw style and wins a decision down the stretch.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:47 AM   #32
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i think Pacs too small, even for faded DLH.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:51 AM   #33
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De La Hoya is still ranked high in the top 10 at light-middleweight by every major boxing publication I have seen this year, I think he is currently #1 with Britain's Boxing Monthly and #3 with The Ring.

I would be the happiest man on the planet if Pacquiao did exactly as you suggest. Sadly, I just can't see it. This isn't the size difference between two guys fighting in divisions right next to each other for the bulk of their careers, this is two completely different sizes of fighter.

If Oscar cannot stop Pac, he should hang his head in shame.
I truly don't see how you can just discount Pac's chances, and stamp Dlh with an "if, cannot" comment...???. We have to respect you opinion, but these are two possible H.O.F fighters fighting, and anything can happen. This isn't scripted.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:58 AM   #34
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I truly don't see how you can just discount Pac's chances, and stamp Dlh with an "if, cannot" comment...???. We have to respect you opinion, but these are two possible H.O.F fighters fighting, and anything can happen. This isn't scripted.
If an HOF welterweight cannot stop an HOF superfeatherweight, he should hang his head in shame. That script will never change.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:52 AM   #35
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I think even if DLH somehow looses to Pacman, given the circumstances, I'd still admire him for taking his preparations seriously...
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:56 AM   #36
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Yeah, it's obvious when they stand next to each other.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:58 AM   #37
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size doesnt matter, its the fight that matters most and u know both can bang!
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:03 AM   #38
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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?
If Manny Pacquiao wasn't as one dimensional and flawed as he is then he would have a chance..but he's going to get hit with a left hook, do a dance, and everybody will be laughing at the video for years to come like Judah vs Tyzu. It's a sad way to go out, but it's his decision.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:04 AM   #39
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size doesnt matter, its the fight that matters most and u know both can bang!
Banging at 135 is a hell of a lot different than banging at 147.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:05 AM   #40
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Banging at 135 is a hell of a lot different than banging at 147.
Very true, imagine Manny in there with Margarito.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:07 AM   #41
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Very true, imagine Manny in there with Margarito.
That's a good way of putting this fight in perspective. You could argue Hoya has more power in one punch than Margarito at 147, and when you consider that, you fear for Manny's safety.

As for a Margarito and Pacquiao matchup, it should just be illegal.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:11 AM   #42
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:12 AM   #43
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That's a good way of putting this fight in perspective. You could argue Hoya has more power in one punch than Margarito at 147, and when you consider that, you fear for Manny's safety.

As for a Margarito and Pacquiao matchup, it should just be illegal.
Thank God Manny is getting paid a lot for this fight. Money makes people do crazy things like fight a guy who is way bigger than you.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:13 AM   #44
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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, 11:48 AM   #45
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Thank God Manny is getting paid a lot for this fight. Money makes people do crazy things like fight a guy who is way bigger than you.
Even Calderon will take this fight if DLH gives him the chance. Everyone will fight DLH for a guaranteed 10M dollars. Money talks.
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