Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington
- Mayweather's inability to KO people is because he doesn't feel like it but Pacquiao's seeming inability to dominate Mosley is because he sucks.
- Pacquiao's domination of Hatton and Oscar was due to Mayweather softening them up for him whereas his defeat against Morales, six years ago, was more representative of his true skills.
- Punching accuracy is far, far more important than who actually wins the fight.
Sounds like the usual Mayweather fanboy doctrine.
These debates always devolve into the worst type of blind homerism. I'm not a big fan of either of these fighters but I'm not stupid enough to claim that either one of them is clearly superior to the other.
Now your hate for both fighters is making you blind again. You have to open up more than usual to go for a KO, this increases your chances of getting clipped back. A fighter like Mayweather is all about securing that victory. He wins and minimizes as much risk as possible in the process.
Where the hell did pac's fights with Oscar and Hatton come from? What I said is Morales beat pac by points, showing you don't need to KO his AZZ to beat him. It's not my fault Morales had the skill-set to beat him.
You're not a fan of either guy. That's why you don't have an idea of how the fight will go. You find it too hard to give either of them credit, so you just stick to the safe path and say it's a 50/50 fight.
Originally Posted by dragon8
Pac has evolved has a more disciplined fighter since that loss. He's evolved to be a better fighter than before.
Dela Hoya was past his prime when he fought Mayweather despite being taller, decent defense and a great jab. Remember it was a split decision in that fight.
Mayweather will never fight Pac for the same reasons Roddick Bowe never fought Lennox Lewis despite all the trash talk. Will lose.
Only on the judges scorecards. Oscar only won the 2nd, 4th, and 6th rounds. If it was a prime Oscar fighting FLoyd, then Floyd would naturally have to be a younger version of himself too. A younger Floyd uses a different strategy to beat a prime Oscar.
He may have improved, but he is still troubled by people who tactically use the space inside of the boxing ring. Marquez did it in their fight 3 years ago. Shane just did it again last night. You watch manny enough. That didn't look like the usual manny ever since all his "improvements". He couldn't figure out how to mount his offense.
Hatton, Cotto, Clottey, and antonio all hard more life left in their careers than the 39 year old Mosley he fought yesterday, but Mosley was the one to make his offense the least effective. The other 4 guys did it wrong and came towards him instead of taking smart steps back. Mosley cared to study the Marquez tape from 3 years ago, followed the movement, and that part worked for him.