Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao vs. Conor Anthony McGregor

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Ang Pambansang Kamao (The Fist of The Nation) or Notorious?

This poll will close on Mar 13, 2021 at 4:30 PM.
  1. Pacquiao on points

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  2. Pacquiao by stoppage

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  3. Draw

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  4. McGregor on points

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  5. McGregor by stoppage

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  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Apparently the stars are beginning to align for this one to go down in early 2021 as somewhat of an hors d'œuvre for the winner to rematch Floyd Mayweather Jr. later in the year. Nothing official yet, nor even close to it - and in the meantime Pacquiao will need to get by a 2020 opponent (likely the longtime front-running candidate, Daniel Óscar García) while McGregor either may or may not appear in the Octagon again in the next year - but industry folk are buzzing over Pacquiao signing with Paradigm Sports Management (the same firm that advises the Irishman) and drawing inferences like a gaggle of toddlers set loose with sidewalk chalk. :sisi1

    A venue suggested as likely is the brand-new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (set to be the home turf of the relocated former Oakland Raiders in the NFL). This would make for the Filipino legend's 22nd appearance in Vegas (the first being his victory over Lehlohonolo Benedict Ledwaba two decades earlier), and for McGregor it would be his ninth spanning both combat sports (with seven appearances in the UFC as well as the Mayweather loss in his professional boxing debut).

    Dave Moretti gave McGregor three rounds and Pacquiao two against Mayweather. Burt Clements - also served as official judge on both nights - gave McGregor one and Pacquiao four. They both ultimately lost to Mayweather; Pacquiao via UD in 2015 and McGregor via TKO10 in 2017.

    McGregor, a 2-division champion in MMA, has a 3½ height and 7" reach advantage over Pacquiao, a 6-division champion in boxing. Pacquiao has a dozen more knockouts alone than McGregor has combined pro bouts.

    For the sake of argument, despite no date having been mentioned by either party, let's assume that "early 2021" ends up translating into St. Patrick's Day weekend. It would make dollars and sense.
     
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  2. derekcantona

    derekcantona New Member Full Member

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    Pac puts him to sleep, but doesn't carry him. McGregor applies uneducated pressure throughout and lands little of note.

    I think any active boxer would be a fool not to cash in on a fight with McGregor. Yeah it's a bad look for the sport but this is prize fighting and it's an easy night's work for anybody at World level.
     
  3. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    PAC by frightening ko. Gonna catch him pulling straight back miscalculating distance.
     
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  4. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    McGregor is past his prime and he's almost done now so he can't survive the first 6 rounds against Pacquiao.
     
  5. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

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    What weight? Conor just fought at 170
     
  6. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I fudged my vote .
    At 147- 154 catch weight PAC all day long.
     
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    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

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  8. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    I would assume 154lb at most. This is a year off; besides, Conor had also fought up at the MMA version of welterweight (so, 170lbs) a year before he fought Mayweather at boxing's light middle. And he wasn't drained; let's have nobody contrive such a narrative three years on now...
     
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  9. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    You've compromised the integrity of my poll!!! :mad:
     
  10. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    Picked McZiggors by KO.

    :lol:
     
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  11. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    Pac carried Margarito, Rios, and Vargas... I doubt he's gonna suddenly go into killer mode for a completely hopeless foe.
     
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  12. derekcantona

    derekcantona New Member Full Member

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    You're forgetting the Mayweather factor. Anything you can do, I can do better... I expect he'll be bringing that mentality to the table.
     
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  13. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Conor looked better than ever in his last MMA fight and the power of one of his kicks in that fight was awesome, he also busted up his opponents nose using his shoulder problem is he won`t be alloweed to that v Manny which is what messed him up against Floyd.
     
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Manny is very small for 154 Antonio was a lot bigger, so Manny easily outboxed him that was the plan at that weight, he won`t have that problem with Conor because Floyd had more power than Conor wearing boxing gloves and Manny hits harder than Floyd did.
     
  15. mark ant

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    Manny hasn`t stopped many fighters at 147 or above.
     


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