User Tag List

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: Boxing Thread

  1. #11
    Super Moderator Carp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    14,844
    I like this quite a bit on NBC...feels big with Michaels and Marv Albert doing it. This is boxing trying to go the UFC route. Wish we had some heavyweights to watch.

  2. #12
    Teh Acester Texas Ace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16,809
    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    I like this quite a bit on NBC...feels big with Michaels and Marv Albert doing it. This is boxing trying to go the UFC route. Wish we had some heavyweights to watch.
    Yup, that's exactly what it is.

    They've tried to cut as much of the crap out of boxing as they could, which is why you're not seeing the long, drawn out entrances with 20 people in the entourage or whatever.

    I'm glad to see it, and as a fan of boxing I'm hoping that this experiment ends up being successful.
    2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

  3. #13
    A winning temperament Deuce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    11,488
    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    I like this quite a bit on NBC...feels big with Michaels and Marv Albert doing it. This is boxing trying to go the UFC route. Wish we had some heavyweights to watch.
    Honestly, be glad you don't. The heavyweight division is so bad right now and has been for years.

  4. #14
    Teh Acester Texas Ace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16,809
    Thurman's power is just insane, but Guerrero is fighting a good fight so far.
    2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

  5. #15
    Teh Acester Texas Ace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16,809
    What heart from Guerrero.

    This has been a great fight and exactly the type of entertaining bout NBC needed to get this event off on the right foot.
    2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

  6. #16
    Teh Acester Texas Ace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16,809
    Early candidate for fight of the year.

    That was great stuff.
    2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

  7. #17
    Senior Member L.T. Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16,973
    I saw a few rounds of this fight. The one guy had a good jab and should have been scoring well with it. The other was relying on strengtg and his wind up was telegraphed badly. Most of his punches were not landing. I guit after about the 4th round and changed to another program. It looked like a good match was being brewed but it also looked like it would probably go to the score card.
    Since Day One

  8. #18
    Teh Acester Texas Ace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16,809
    6 years later than it should have, the mega fight is finally gonna take place.

    Basically, here's how I see it:

    Both men have declined, but I feel the decline has affected Pacquiao more due to the natural regression one suffers to their athleticism as they age.

    Floyd relies on defense and counter punching, most often 1 or 2 punches then moving away. That style is not affected with age as is speed, power, and workrate which are all of Pacquiao's greatest tools.

    I had zero doubt that Pacquiao would've defeated Mayweather 5 years ago. But while I'm not so certain now, I still believe he can and will win for the same reasons I believed in back then. Floyd has never fought anyone who could match him (or at least come close to macthing him) in hand speed. But not only does Pacquiao have the speed, he has the best combination of speed and power out of anyone the sport has seen in the last 15 years.

    Floyd has avoided fast, technical guys like De la Hoya, Zab Judah, and Shane Moseley. He's made a relatively easy go of it against strong, stationary fighters like Canelo Alvarez and Maidana.

    But none of those guys possessed all of the following traits: Speed, power, technical prowess and top notch precision - except for one, and that was Miguel Cotto. That's why it is no coincidence that the toughest fight of Mayweather's career, and the only one that truly saw him take some physical punishment, was against Miguel Cotto. Cotto used those traits along with an excellent plan to attack the body to make Mayweather suffer like no one has ever seen. It just got to a point where he just couldn't land enough punches to win a decision.

    So now you take Pacquiao who can do all of that but to an even greater degree. He's faster, quicker, more precise, and throws more devastating combinations. If Cotto could get to Mayweather, then so will Pacquiao.

    It is my belief that while Mayweather will frustrate Pac at times, it will be impossible to avoid punches for the entirety of the fight. And once Pacquiao begins to land enough punches to start winning on the cards, Mayweather will have to go on the offensive which is not his strength, nor is it something he is comfortable doing. That is when Pac will land even more punches, and do what no one else has done before and beat Floyd.

    Pacquaio wins on points.
    2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

  9. #19
    Teh Acester Texas Ace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16,809
    Let's go Manny!
    2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

  10. #20
    Senior Member pdom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    22,755
    Not sure why Peterson, Hardy and Rice get suspended while Mayweather boxes and Chris Brown still sings.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •