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Old 10-31-2008, 11:50 AM   #46
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:57 AM   #47
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I hope Manny wins it, for it would be a history making event, but all logic is telling me this fight is just a glorified farce being billed as a super fight....boxing is just digging down deep, getting desperate, putting the biggest stars from various weight classes against eachother, hoping to keep the sport above sea level, so that it dont drown in its own corruption.
I agree that the fight is nothing more than a glorified farce being billed as a super fight, but we need to start being positive about our sport. This has been an incredible year which has brought the fans some of the most memorable and significant fights in recent memory. More unification fights are happening, and the year isn't even over yet. Boxing is on the up, and this one mickey mouse fight doesn't undo everything else the year has brought us.

Still, I say this is a mickey mouse fight, but I won't be able to take my eyes off it.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:09 PM   #48
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Frankly yes.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:46 PM   #49
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The sport needs a "sacrificial lamb" to open up opportunities and make it prosper. In this case, it is Manny. This lamb might even turn out to be a GOAT. And who knows what this fight will bring to the table? This might encourage more fighters, not just small ones to take on greater challenges, excel in the sport and give us fans more entertainment.

If ever Pac does the impossible by defeating Oscar, lets not look at it as a fight wherein a big man was beaten by a small man, but rather a small man prevailing, BIG-time.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:55 PM   #50
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The only advantage Pac has in this fight is speed, not only his speed but the fight speed he is accustomed to. He is used to fighting SFW and lightweight, hence opponents with faster handspeed and movement. Now that he is fighting a bigger guy with known stamina issues, should bode well for Pac. In that sense, I am hoping that Pac would not get hit flush the same way he did against Marquez or Morales for the simple fact that, not only should Pac be able to see and brace himself from Oscars shots, but he should also find it easier to find openings and land his own reducing Oscars opportunities to throw.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:08 PM   #51
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Hell yes. Like I said in an earlier thread people thinking that Pac will have a chance will change their tune when they see how much Oscar dwarfs Pac at the weigh-in. This fight is a mismatch, Pac has no business in the ring with Oscar.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:11 PM   #52
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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
The difference is most of the time these guys were fighters that could employ great defense. Pac doesn't fight like that he goes to war and it won't work against much bigger men who can take his shots with ease and fire back even harder.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:10 PM   #53
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size doesnt matter, its the fight that matters most and u know both can bang!
Yes! Both can bang

But DLH knows how to be punched,boxed and hit by a 160lbs boxer
while PAC only felt the punch of a 135lbs boxer once! The rest of PAc's experience is being hit by 130lbs or lower...

25lbs difference baby 25lbs baby!!!!

So, can Pac HURT DLH?

As a PAC fan. I don't THINK SO but I HOPE SO!

So, can DLH hurt PAC

Oh! THAT's for sure!
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:49 PM   #54
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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?
yes.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:52 PM   #55
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:02 PM   #56
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In reality, Pacquiao is too small for De la Hoya.

In this bullshit circus fight, they'll probably trade knock downs and stage a "FOTY" candidate.

Manny doesn't have that much to worry about, really. It's in Oscar's contract to stop throwing the jab after 4 rounds and let Pacquiao win all of the middle-late rounds for another SD loss. Easy money for both fighters.

How anybody can take De la Hoya seriously is beyond me.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:53 PM   #57
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The difference is most of the time these guys were fighters that could employ great defense. Pac doesn't fight like that he goes to war and it won't work against much bigger men who can take his shots with ease and fire back even harder.


Pac has no business fighting an old but bigger, stronger and skilled fighter like Oscar.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:53 AM   #58
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In reality, Pacquiao is too small for De la Hoya.

In this bullshit circus fight, they'll probably trade knock downs and stage a "FOTY" candidate.

Manny doesn't have that much to worry about, really. It's in Oscar's contract to stop throwing the jab after 4 rounds and let Pacquiao win all of the middle-late rounds for another SD loss. Easy money for both fighters.

How anybody can take De la Hoya seriously is beyond me.
yeah and DLH losing by SD will set up the rematch, lol

I don't take DLH seriously at all .. in fact im on a personal DLH boycott, lol
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:05 AM   #59
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Pac is way too small
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:36 AM   #60
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size doesnt matter, its the fight that matters most and u know both can bang!
it does, on a boxing standpoint

massive difference in size, reach, height... all advantages belong to oscar
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