Greater Win For Pacquiao — Bradley Or Thurman???

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Greater Win For Pacquiao — Bradley Or Thurman???

  1. Bradley

  2. Thurman

  3. Equal

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  1. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    2 young, prime, hungry and hateful lions.
     
  2. Willie Maeket

    Willie Maeket Joe "You ain't Black" Biden Full Member

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    Bradley because he at least came to fight and not just survive. All that constant **** riding at HBO had fans thinking different from what they actually saw.



    Plus Bradley beat Pacquiao in that first fight and fanboys made him feel guilty about it. In fact Bradley hit Pacquiao more than Floyd did and Floyd never got the flack Bradley did because he doesn't give a **** about people and maybe thats a good thing.
     
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  3. divac

    divac Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bradley's defense is better than Thurman's but he doesn't have the offensive power to make Pacquiao respect him so to me the Thurman win was more impressive.
    I scored each of those fights 7-5 in favor of Pacquiao btw.
     
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  4. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    Thruman Pac is faded
     
  5. Scar

    Scar Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Should have voted for Thurman, but mistakenly voted equal. Both are great special wins, but what makes the Thurman win more special to me is obvious. Thurman was a feared(for good reasons) undefeated Champion while Pacquiao was 40 years old and clearly past it. I picked Thurman to destroy Pacquiao and remain amazed by this victory.
     
  6. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    Bradley because One Time was fighting with the handicap of a broken rib the entire fight against Manny and of course he nearly got KTFO by Josesito of all people aka Mr KO 43% in his previous fight after being out all that time with injury. Healthy One Time would've definitely beaten Manny IMO

     
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  7. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

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    Its close but Thurman imo, due to Pacs age.
     
  8. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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  9. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bradley

    Thurman fight was closer than all the Bradley fights Pac had and Bradley is a HOF-caliber guy, even if less defined at 147 than 140. Thurman was way more spent, trending to physically injured and mentally out of the game for a while leading up to. Pac's age is obviously the only factor pushing that potential argument. It is a legit feat of its own but as far as greater win depends more on the opponent and how the fight went than the victors' own circumstances.
     
  10. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    P4P Bradley is better but Thurman is bigger. And Pac was 40, what he did was genuinely shocking and inspiring.

    I’m 35, I thought my boxing days was past me but that **** made me want to get up. It’s all in the mindset!
     
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  11. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Food for thought:

    Bradley pretty much cleaned out 140 and was regarded more highly than Thurman for the most part. Plus Bradley outfoxed a chemically-enhanced master boxer in Roidquez.

    Thurman had a razor close fight with Porter and clearly beat Garcia. Those are his only excellent wins. But yes, Thurman was massive in the ring.
     
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  12. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Thurman was not prime, anyone who says otherwise is lying, Thurman was shot to pieces after going through injury hell for like 2 years and looking absolute garbage in his previous fight
     
  13. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Thurman.

    Beating a young ranked guy 20 years after you win your first championship is ****ing insane.
     
  14. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    Thurman because of Pac's age, but Bradley is better than Thurman imo.
     
  15. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    Thurman has been injury prone and looking for his Pac payday way out for years

    Bradley ducked Khan unification to fight Pacquiao

    Thurman is natural welterweight however. Bradley moved up to fight Pacquiao.

    Different strokes for different folks.

    Pacquiao & Floyd show what ATG's do to your average champion like Kieth Thurman
     


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