Manny Pacquiao vs Ryan Garcia

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  1. Rilz

    Rilz Ball don't lie! Full Member

    Aug 5, 2007
    I am not saying you are wrong, because I don't know either way, but no article reporting on this is calling it an exhibition.

    Where are you seeing this?

    Edit: I see it now.

    Perhaps this is the unseen result of the YouTube and Tyson exhibition? Actual active boxers taking g part in them against each other. Weird
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  2. sparta

    sparta Active Member Full Member

    Feb 4, 2008
  3. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    No way can this be an exhibition.

    Would be an utter joke of a spectacle and would soil their names and the event.

    I have a hard time believing they would stoop this low for what is an otherwise legitimately appealing fight.

    A huge lmao if this really is an exhibition. Would be in boxings hall of shame lol.
  4. Jackman65

    Jackman65 No longer booted! Full Member

    Aug 31, 2019
    This ain’t tennis or ping pong, fighting is different. I wouldn’t put this kin in with Manny, even old Manny. He’s not ready and Manny is too big and strong. Ryan is on the right track progressing nicely. He would be foolish to get in the ring with Pac. He’s looking for a fight with Tank and Haney will fight him. Much better options for a young guy with growing popularity. Pac would be foolish, even if it’s an exhibition.
  5. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    I love Manny, I picked him to beat Thurman after all, but he's been out of the ring a long time, and he's 42, and the one thing Ryan has on his side is speed, and that snappy sharp as hell left hook. And that might be all he needs, because whether people want to admit it or not, Kingry hits like a Mack Truck, and when was the last time Manny fought at 140?
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  6. uranage

    uranage Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011

    It's for the casual...not for us on ESB. We know that an exhibition is a joke, the casual don't. This will get eyeballs and get them a whole bunch of money plus it doesn't risk their pro record so it protects Garcia.
  7. titanic

    titanic Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 7, 2016
    Yes reverse as-in The Older guy beats the Younger guy - Pacman rules !! :p
  8. MagicE

    MagicE Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    Only insofar as it's old v young and Pac v Mexican.

    When Pac fight ODLH he was in his prime and ODLH was in his 30s.

    RG is still very young and Pac is in his 40s

    I'm going Pac by KO
  9. DramaShow

    DramaShow Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    No point of this fight really. Haney Garcia was there to be made. I feel like Garcia would rather lose his 0 to Pacquiao than Haney.
  10. shza

    shza Active Member Full Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    I think the "exhibition" tag came from Tank, who is understandably talking his ****.

    If this does go down, it confirms that A) Senator Pac is cashing out (no surprise there) and B) Garcia is considered a bigger draw for a cashout fight than McGregor or anybody else whose name was floated (pretty surprising given that he hasn't beat anyone of note yet).

    As for the fight, a lot of fans are saying it'll be a one sided Pacquiao KO or beatdown, but I'm not so sure... Garcia has tremendous powder at 135 and that power is likely to carry to 140+. Also, he's patient with it and not afraid to get eat some flurries to get his left off. Obviously, Pac has the edge in experience & technique to make it a blowout, but he's bound to have slowed down at 42 and he'll probably be instructed to fight cautiously all night to steer clear of that counter left hook. It's a 50/50 or damn close, imo.
  11. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
  12. Fuzzykat

    Fuzzykat Member Full Member

    Jun 18, 2019
    Manny wins at 147 without much difficulty. If he has to drop weight, it's a difficult call
  13. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    WBA better strip Pac of his title if this fight happens. He's holding up possible unifications.
  14. uranage

    uranage Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Nah, various boxing source i.e. Steve Kim, Michael Benson, Coppinger have confirmed that it is a EXHIBITION.

    Al Haymon has one fight left with I'm not shocked that Davis would know.
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  15. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Nah....Ryan isn't great enough to do the same thing as Pacquiao did to De La Hoya. He will get beaten for the first time in his life.
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