March 19: Pacquiao v.s Morales

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  1. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    On March 19th, the showdown between these two fighters is being billed as a superfight. Who do you think will win?
     
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    I like Pacquiao in this fight. His dismantling of Marco Antonio Barrera in 03 was extremely impressive. The guy was just relentless, he hit with both hands, and won easily. Against Marquez, he didn't look as good (except early) - but Marquez is a much more technical fighter. Pac Man had to be patient, and I don't think he's as effective when he's counter punching.

    Morales is also an agressive fighter - and is looks much better when he's moving forward. I think if Pacquiao utilizes he speed, bobs and weaves a bit and attacks Morales, gets him going backward, he'll win the fight.

    Prediction (with no real basis): Pac Man, TKO in 10
     
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    Man - nobody cares? Where' mistahlee, our resident boxing expert?
     
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    okay, i'll weigh in here.

    pacquiao looks terrible to me; no techinique, completely clumsy. BUT, it seems to work for him. i didn't see him against marquez, but barrera was already washed up when they fought. if erik morales fights to his potential, i pick morales in a tko.

    btw, there was mexican fighter a few years back that pacqiao reminds me of. remember manuel "mantecas" medina? he was out of shape, slow, no techinque... he just looked terrible, but he would win somehow. he was a world champion for a while. and according to one article, when he fought in england, they were "amazed with his skills." what the hell?
     
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    Here.

    This is a tough one to call, isn't it? I read the press - Pacquiao's speed; Pacquiao's power; the toll of many wars on Morales, and so on. And yet ... Pacquiao is moving up in weight again. Freddie Roach says Manny will carry his power up. And yet ... he could not finish a determined and courageous Marquez at 126. Respect and admiration for Pacquiao, but I have to go with Morales.

    One thing is pretty sure - it will be exciting. Wanted so much to be there but couldn't work it out. Anybody going?
     
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    gimme five, matadorpoeta.
     
  7. T4phage

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    I was wrong... [​IMG] Morales didn't start slow and Pacman didn't seem to bring his power to the new weight class.
     
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    Didn't watch the fight, but I did watch the Rocky movies instead on AMC. It was one of the few series where the third movie was actually still viable, and didn't ruin the rest of the series for you.

    Its hard to watch a real fight after watcing those movies. I remember the first time I saw a fight, I was so disappointed.
    Boxing has to be one of those sports where the movie version is superior to the real thing.
     
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    you got it. (SLAP.)
     
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    You have to admit, it was pretty close. And Pacquiao looked anything but clumsy.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    So what fight are you guys looking forward to next? There are some big ones coming up: Ruiz-Toney, Gatti-Mayweather.

    But my eyes are set on May 14 at the MGM Grand. One of my favorite fighters of all time, Felix Tito Trinidad versus mistahlee's hometown boy, Winky Wright.
     
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    I think Gatti can beat Mayweather.  Very interesting matchup.  Also am looking forward to Kostya Tszyu vs. Ricky Hatton on June 5th - in Manchester.  I imagine the place will be rockin'.

    And, yes, Trinidad against my home town boy.  Sure would be sweet if Winky pulls that one off.  Although I admire Tito (as I do many of these guys) I never have been able to warm up to him.  He's a bit too dirty.  For example when Vargas had him in trouble (briefly) he punched Fernando right in the nuts.  Tito knew he was ahead on the scorecards, with two knockdowns in the first round, so he was willing to take the point deduction to buy the time.  I've always suspected him of wrapping his hands illegally too.
     
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    i didn't see the fight, but you're right, clumsy is not the right word. i meant 'unorthodox.'

    i've still only seen him fight once and i didn't like his style.
     
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    mistahlee,
    i've never heard of ricky hatton but kostya is one of my favorite fighters. i thought he'd be retired by now though. the last time i saw him fight, he was the underdog, and he knocked out the guy they were hyping up, zab juda(?)

    i called that one.
     

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