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Old 03-29-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default Manny Pacquiao's Punching Power

HBO guys have compared him to Dempsey, but I don't that that is quite accurate, can he hit as hard as Duran? He's been described as having "reasonable power" which if fair for his weight and height but I've seen his punching power compared to the likes of Louis and Langford, he ovbiously did not hit as hard as them but how would you rate his punching power.

Also, I was discussing with a guy about what category Pacman falls into, would he be described as being an inside fighter. Again, Duran is someone who is an inside fighter probably one of the best, Manny seems to fight from mid range throwing flurries and then starting over, but can he be described as being an inside fighter?
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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Manny is a middle-range boxer-puncher. HBO are usually pretty stupid with their comparisons TBH, I honestly don't think there are a lot of fighters you can compare him with. Truth be told he reminds me of calzaghe a lot with his workrate and southpaw angles, but with better punching technique and more straight punching.

I'd rate his power pretty highly, in that he can really lower a boom if he plants his feet and pick his punches instead of flurrying. Maybe like a 7 or 8/10.

Manny's inside fighting is pretty mediocre overall though. Like most Roach fighters he puts his earmuffs on a lot when guys get close, he isn't very good in the clinch and i don't see many exhibitions of physical strength from him there.

I don't subscribe to the view that all of his competition is handpicked but i'll say that he manages to keep almost everyone at that middle range. Margarito may not have great headmovement or anything but he usually bulls his way in no matter who it is....But I don't recall seeing that a lot with Pac.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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Overrated for the most part. The Hatton performance sent the boxing world into a tail spin and most fans can't seem to see the truth, that Pac isn't the killer puncher that he is being made out to be.

It's very apparent he wears his opponents down with extreme workrate and volume of punches. Though he does pack a wallop, I don't see him being able to stop opponents with top level chins in this era or past. Mosley will see the final bell, I'm saying it right now and the notion that Pac will somehow walk through and stop a fighter of Floyd's calibre if they ever fight is beyond laughable.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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The deadly speed Pac combines with his delivery accelerates the power and deadliness of his shots...I rate him exceptionally high in terms of being lethal...the ko of Hatton is the first thing that comes to mind...and all the other ravagings he's participated in. He's an exceptionally deadly puncher...and the latter day forays vs all these much bigger guys can't really diminish that.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:06 PM   #5
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He was a devestating puncher at Featherweight and below, but lacked the kind of variety and overall skill he posseses now. He naturally belongs at about 140lbs and I doubt 135lbs would be very difficult for him to get back down to. The fact that he carried his power up in weight enough to batter Cotto and put him on the canvas twice, as well as shake a monster like Margarito several times is rather impressive.

At Welterweight, I don't think he has one shot, fight-ending power against the top level guys, but he's certainly got one shot, fight-changing power.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:26 PM   #6
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Mosley will not see the final bell unless Pac backs off like he did in the later Cotto and Marg rounds.

I think Pacquiao COULD knock or finish at WW if he picked his shots a little more. One hit KOs probably no, but I can see him taking out guys for the count with combinations.

There's no doubt IMO that Pac could probably make 135 still. 140 easily, and he's devastating at the weight. I agree that it's his ideal.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:23 PM   #7
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He has pretty good power, but its really the combination of this along with hand speed, and the fact he throws punches from angles which opponents find hard to see coming which makes him as effective as he is.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:51 AM   #8
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Pac should move back there, he'd have better fights, at WW the only fights for him are Money, Berto which other meaningful fights could he have? If he stops Mosley, who has had tough fights and never been stopped, his punching power will definetly be rated a lot higher. Mosley is tough is tough so who knows? But if he KO's him, it would be a big achievement. I'd say his power is "reasonable," at least for the weight he is at now, at feather he's a beast, scary fighter at his prime.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:06 AM   #9
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If Pacquiao's power is a 7/10 or "not killer", I'd like to know who is. Obviously it's not phenomenal at welterweight, but then again he isn't a welterweight by any stretch of the imagination.

Duran's power wasn't his primary asset at 147 either. Doesn't mean he couldn't knock you cold at lightweight.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:45 AM   #10
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Itīs great for such a small man....
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:56 AM   #11
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Its good, but it looks better than it is because he can usually land his best punch very cleanly on the button because of his speed
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:15 AM   #12
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As most said its more based on a combo of speed and power. He hits very hard, but its the combination of speed and power that makes it so devastating.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:18 AM   #13
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Default Re: Manny Pacquiao's Punching Power

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If Pacquiao's power is a 7/10 or "not killer", I'd like to know who is. Obviously it's not phenomenal at welterweight, but then again he isn't a welterweight by any stretch of the imagination.

Duran's power wasn't his primary asset at 147 either. Doesn't mean he couldn't knock you cold at lightweight.
pac has grown into welterweight very comfortably. it's his walk around weight and he comes into the ring very well conditioned.

I think rating pac a 7 or 8 on the power scale is reasonable. He has never been a OHKO artist, he can hit hard but how many times have you seen him knock good fighters cold at any weight class?
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:42 PM   #14
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Manny Pacquiao absolutely shits all over the champ of White North America Dempsey, in every single aspect. But thats another thread.

I think Pacman falls into the Henry Armstrong/Aaron Pryor/Marvin Hagler class of punching power. More likely to **** you up through attritition, but is very capable of cold clocking as well
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:25 PM   #15
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But then is it proabably true the way he disposed of Hatton and Morales (3), he can actually knock guys out with a single punch.
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