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Old Today, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default Diminished significance of a Mayweather - Pacquaio

It is still a fight which would attract a lot of PPVS.
It is still a superfight fight between 2 superstars.

However, legacy wise, even if the fight happens next year, there would always be a question: What would have happened if both had met in their prime?

Floyd,then at 38 years old, and Pc ,then at 36 years would clearly not be in their prime if the fight is made in the near future.Add to that Pac has been knocked out and his supporters will always make the argument that Pac has lost a step since then.

There are examples of superfights which were made to late and thus lost their significance (Tyson-Lewis...

The more time goes by the less significance a potential superfight could have. For this reason, I am not so interested in this match anymore than let's say a few years ago.
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Agree with this. Yes it's a fight we want see if only to get rid of all these threads.
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Nah if the fight happens next year, im sure you'll watch it
And if you found out that the fight is done and has a date set you'll get hyped/excited
As a boxing fan ya know that fight is Significant and you'll still be interested

BOTTOM LINE: you gonna watch it
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Default Re: Diminished significance of a Mayweather - Pacquaio

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Nah if the fight happens next year, im sure you'll watch it
And if you found out that the fight is done and has a date set you'll get hyped/excited
As a boxing fan ya know that fight is Significant and you'll still be interested

BOTTOM LINE: you gonna watch it
he didn't say we wouldn't watch it, he said it wouldn't mean as much
and he's right
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It's literally boring as hell. Pacquiao is legitimately past prime. Mayweather is starting to drop, he's still looking sharp.

It's not going to be an accurate representation of a prime-for-prime matchup. It hasn't got much meaning.
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Paquiao is going downhill since 2010. 2009 was his best year.
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he didn't say we wouldn't watch it, he said it wouldn't mean as much
and he's right


Now hold my vodka...while I watch May/Pac 10 years past its prime!
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It is still a fight which would attract a lot of PPVS.
It is still a superfight fight between 2 superstars.

However, legacy wise, even if the fight happens next year, there would always be a question: What would have happened if both had met in their prime?

Floyd,then at 38 years old, and Pc ,then at 36 years would clearly not be in their prime if the fight is made in the near future.Add to that Pac has been knocked out and his supporters will always make the argument that Pac has lost a step since then.

There are examples of superfights which were made to late and thus lost their significance (Tyson-Lewis...

The more time goes by the less significance a potential superfight could have. For this reason, I am not so interested in this match anymore than let's say a few years ago.
Sad, but true. This fight would have meant everything and answered the biggest question of this era in the sport if it happened in 2009-2011 in my opinion. Now, both are clearly way past their primes. It will still sell big because of the history between the two but the result wouldn't mean much to me and all hardcore Boxing fans.
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Paquiao is going downhill since 2010. 2009 was his best year.
I'd say he was going downhill since late 2011. 2008-2010 he was clearly on fire.
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the media likes to hype it for 5 years now. its more dead than it ever was
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The sad thing is they could be on the 3rd fight by now
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Default Re: Diminished significance of a Mayweather - Pacquaio

It's like B-Hop vs RJJ 2 if the first fight had never happened. Not event size of course, but the significance.

The outcome of this fight is in no way an indication anymore of what would have happened 4 or 5 years ago. Both lost one or more steps and it's about who declined the least on the assets with wich they could win the fight back then.
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It's like B-Hop vs RJJ 2 if the first fight had never happened. Not event size of course, but the significance.

The outcome of this fight is in no way an indication anymore of what would have happened 4 or 5 years ago. Both lost one or more steps and it's about who declined the least on the assets with wich they could win the fight back then.
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If pac wins, or the fight is a classic it would have great significance.
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If pac wins, or the fight is a classic it would have great significance.
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