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Old 11-01-2008, 04:38 AM   #61
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Default Re: Is Pacquaio just too small for De La Hoya?

and its not even just the size... even if they were CLOSE to the same size, even a faded oscar like this has better skills then pac...

i Like pac and will be rooting for him but lets be real, mayweather is bigger then pac and hoya gave mayweather a hell of a fight....


This isnt going to be close... and its just a bs fight all around.

That being said GO PAC and i cant help but think the closer the fight gets

WHAT IF

lol..... what if pac can take hoyas punches and just keep coming forward, keep throwing those punches, and win those rounds...

what if...
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:39 AM   #62
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Yeah, he is stepping up from 135 to 147. IN the end, I don't think his power will have nas much effect on De La Hoya as he and his team are hoping and I certainly can't see him outboxing Oscar. Bad match-up for Manny.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:43 AM   #63
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and its not even just the size... even if they were CLOSE to the same size, even a faded oscar like this has better skills then pac...

i Like pac and will be rooting for him but lets be real, mayweather is bigger then pac and hoya gave mayweather a hell of a fight....


This isnt going to be close... and its just a bs fight all around.

That being said GO PAC and i cant help but think the closer the fight gets

WHAT IF

lol..... what if pac can take hoyas punches and just keep coming forward, keep throwing those punches, and win those rounds...

what if...
damn right
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:00 AM   #64
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pac got beat by morales because of size and reach advantage...EM could have beaten pac again if not for EMs legs giving out...now pacs facing odlh...you do the math...
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:40 PM   #65
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..Is there any sporting Icon and well known boxers who sided with Pac? I don't think there is any?!

To make the story short. Logic dictates DLH will win.

I hope Pac continue to defy LOGIC.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:26 PM   #66
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Yes, if he goes the distance that would ne an accomplishment, or at least makes the fight competitive.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:30 PM   #67
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Yes, if he goes the distance that would ne an accomplishment, or at least makes the fight competitive.
I agree! If pac losses by UD or SD, for me it's already a form of accomplishment considering the odds about this fight.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:36 PM   #68
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I didn't really understand the comparison. David Haye has at least 50lbs on Calzaghe.

Another thing people are forgetting about the weight is De La Hoya has not made 147 in about 5 years and struggles by all accounts. So it isn't all plain sailing for him with weight. He could be pretty badly drained, whereas Pacquiao is probably not fighting too far above his usual fight night weight.

Think about that. If De La Hoya is moping around like a zombie, don't discount Pacquiao getting in and out quickly.
There is some sense in this thread!

To the question: NO. Size will always be a factor, but it's an issue that has been overcome countless times over time. Pacquiao is the best fighter in the world. Oscar is a great fighter who is well past his 2000ish best, and hasn't made 147 since 2002 (?). Oscar certainly has the advantage, but it's not too much to overcome.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:21 PM   #69
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Of course he is, that doesn't mean it's all over for him of course, he still has a very good chance and we still needs to see how he will look at the weight. People just think of Pacquiao as the 135 version when they think of this fight and immediately assume he's getting knocked out, wait till we see how he looks as a welterweight then we can decide, if he looks WAY smaller than DLH then I won't be surprised if even more will pick DLH by KO.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:42 PM   #70
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Nope, and lemme give you an example:

Barbados Demon Joe Walcott.

Guy was 5 foot 1 and knocking out guys who were well over 6 feet and 200 pounds... I'd say Manny could beat him, but I also am aware that he's no Barbados Demon either, who punched with HEAVYWEIGHT power despite his height and swarmed all over his opponents.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:59 PM   #71
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..Is there any sporting Icon and well known boxers who sided with Pac? I don't think there is any?!
The great Roberto Duran was pretty confident that Pac will win. ****in Pactard!

Anyway as for the weight issue. Yes, IMO Pac is just too small. I get goosebumps whenever I imagine DLH hitting Pac flush with that patented left hook of his! *shudders*
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:02 AM   #72
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..Is there any sporting Icon and well known boxers who sided with Pac? I don't think there is any?!

To make the story short. Logic dictates DLH will win.

I hope Pac continue to defy LOGIC.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:04 AM   #73
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Yes.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:07 AM   #74
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Nah.. he's not too small. He's a better fighter at this stage in their careers, and I think he's gonna surprise and beat an overconfident DLH.

Look at the size difference between Duran and Iran Barkley, when Duran was way past his prime, fighting at middle weight and Barkley was just huge and towered above him. I'm not saying Pac is the equal to Duran, but Duran was way past his prime and managed to win in an awesome fight.

I think Pac is gonna take this one.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:42 AM   #75
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Yes.

If this was a good small man fighting a so-so big man, Pacman would have a shot. But it's a good small man fighting a good big man.
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