Pacquiao Vs. Spence — Who Finna Has The Advantage???

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  1. JOKER

    JOKER "He is greater." — AdamT on Pac > Fluid Jr. Full Member

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    Almost every video I've seen, people are saying that Pacquiao is at a disadvantage in this southpaw-southpaw matchup.

    Why is Pacquiao the one that will have to make adjustments and not Spence?

    Is it because of Spence's reach?

    Also, Spence is facing the best southpaw in history, so shouldn't the advantage go to Pac?
     
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  2. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Largely because of Pac's size and age in comparison to ESjr. ESjr is not fighting a prime Pac who tore people up. This is a much different version who doesn't have the same pop or ferocity he once did.

    Pac can't go in to this fight reckless or with high expectations IMO. I think he has to box smart and take advantage of any openings that ESjr gives him.
     
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  3. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Pacquiao gonna get his ass kicked that’s all there is to it
     
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  4. JOKER

    JOKER "He is greater." — AdamT on Pac > Fluid Jr. Full Member

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    Instead of acting like a sissy girl hater, you should be celebrating this matchup and the fact that 42 year old Pac has the balls to take on the consensus #1 welterweight in the biggest fight of the year.

    :deal:
     
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  5. Thanos

    Thanos Active Member Full Member

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    Lmao gonna bump this thread once Pac wins a close UD against Spence
     
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  6. DobyZhee

    DobyZhee Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pac will have edge in speed. That’s all I can think of.
     
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  7. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Experience. Power. I'd also say skills.

    But he is undersized massively. Spence is a Margarito-sized WW, but with skills. And this isn't the same Pac that fought Margo.
     
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  8. DobyZhee

    DobyZhee Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He does everything better than Margarito. Pacquiao will be in the fight of his life.
     
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  9. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    In terms of a match up of styles Pac has a clear and distinct advantage.

    We've seen Spence struggle when he backed up like vs Brook and Porter and having learned that Castano beat him decisively in the amateurs it only reinforces my belief that Spence can't fight on the back foot, he's a come forward aggressor and usually that's always been the style Pac has thrived facing.

    Usually styles makes fights and Pac definitely has the style to beat Spence, problem is here isn't styles or even size, it's age. Pac is no longer the fighter he was, he's slower, he doesn't set the pace he once did and tends to fade late where Spence usually is at his best.
     
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  10. MetalLicker

    MetalLicker Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Pac is at a huge disadvantage.

    Against Thurman, he was only effective for about 8 rounds. He was tired in the 2nd half of the fight. This was 2 years ago.

    Pac is old. His stamina is questionable these days. He's at a size, height, reach and youth advantage. I don't think he even has a speed advantage anymore at age 42 and he's been inactive.

    The only thing he has over Spence is experience. That's about it. I don't give him a good chance to win this fight.
     
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  11. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No, not everything. He doesn’t have a better chin than Margarito. I doubt he has the same heart as Margarito, a man who would literally die in the ring. He’s not as tall as Margarito. Despite being nearly as big, he’s still not as big or bigger than Margarito. I doubt he hits harder than Margarito.

    based on his fight with Danny, Porter and Mikey, I’m 100% certain he wouldn’t have been able to break Cotto down as Margarito did.
     
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    Dannymita Boxing Addict Full Member

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  13. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Pacquiao is at a disadvantage because Spence has better all round skills.
     
  14. JOKER

    JOKER "He is greater." — AdamT on Pac > Fluid Jr. Full Member

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    No. Not at all. Pacquiao only loses due to age/inactivity/shotness.
     
  15. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That’s the narrative people like you want to put out there but the truth is Spence skills would be a problem for Pacquiao same as Floyd and Marquez.