Let's be real, prime Pacquiao would break Thurman in half

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  1. Barrera

    Barrera Defeated Boxing_master Full Member

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    Hard to say... thurman mightve just had to shake that ring rust offf from the big injury that kept him sidelined. Pacs obviously passed it
     
  2. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Unless Pac is completely shot as in can’t pull the trigger, he breaks Thurman in half now. Just bad style matchup for Thurman. You run from Pac or tie him up, in the case of Floyd he did both. Thurman doesn’t tie and he runs poorly, looks like an awkward mofo moving laterally and so open to a straight. He was always open that’s why he went life and death with B level guys like Garcia and Porter.

    And Pac would destroy Garcia like he did Margo, mofo would be lost. Porter would be the toughest and rough because of his physicality.

    Only Spence and Crawford competes h2h with Pac/Mayweather and the generation before that, ODLH, Tito, Mosley. Thurman was never on that level.
     
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  3. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Morales is a legend and he beat Pac fair and square but I don’t think that was a prime Pac. Pac was very unpolished and I remember roach bragging about developing his right hand for the fight, shows you how early he was into his development.

    I think Pac really peaked at ODLH fight as he really had to rise to the occasion for that. And it was a very fast linear progression in skill from Morales 1 onwards, showed in Morales 2, 3 and looked even better in Diaz fight. Say what you will about Diaz but Pac never looked that good with lesser opponents prior.
     
  4. Ironmanmt

    Ironmanmt Member Full Member

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    Other than a perfectly timed shot(Marquez) or hail mary shot, Thurman really doesn't offer much in this fight. All he can hope for is that Pacquiao gets old overnight.
     
  5. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Interesting. Pacquiao sort of had two primes. One was his early days at 126 pounds. Where he was fighting guys close to his own size. At Featherweight he had unbelievable power, far more than he did at the higher weights. And 1 left hand completely turned the fight around. That made his pretty damn lethal.

    And then in around 2008 and 2009 he was a little more polished. His in and out rhythm became harder to time. Smarter head movement. He was a little better at blocking punches. And the right hand was more accurate and polished. But by that point he was so far outsized that he simply didn't carry close to the same power. Look at Diaz. He was walking through Pac combinations. When did that happen to Pac before? Cotto took shot after shot for 4 or 5 rounds right on the jaw until he finally had to start retreating. The only fight at the higher weights where Pac showed great power was the Hatton fight. Which was the Hatton fight.

    I think if Pacquiao had his skills from 2009 and was still fighting at Featherweight he would have been basically close to unbeatable back in the day.
     
  6. blackbolt396

    blackbolt396 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It’s 2019 no matter how much you try you can’t go back so let’s live in the now, This Pac-Man is old win or lose he should retire nobody wants to see him get hurt.
     
  7. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    We all know this .
     
  8. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Mayweather says otherwise
     
  9. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Feasts on movers doesn’t do so well with huggers. Horn, Sanchez, floyd.
     
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