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  1. #21

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    ^^ So what's the point of quoting your earlier post? Do you think the readers didn't get it the first time around? ;D
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  2. #22

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    I highly doubt that "Money" will settle for anything less than 60-40 in his favor. What Manny can do is take that bait, beat Gayweather til he's white, then take the bigger chunk from the rematch which people will undoubtedly ask for

  3. #23

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    One article says that it is now Floyd who needs this match more than Manny.

    "Prior to the Miguel Cotto-Manny Pacquiao fight, there was considerable doubt a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown would ever happen. The modest Pacman felt, and still feels, no urgency to fight Mayweather simply because being No. 1 is not important to him. That would have allowed Mayweather the luxury of continuing his claim to the mythical pound-for-pound title without risking a loss to Pacquiao."

    It seems that Pacquiao is teaching the American media how sports can be fun again without the ever increasing craving to be number 1.

    http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/...ORTS/911280328

  4. #24

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    the article is basically saying that floyd mayweather can no longer duck manny pacquiao. it was pacman who, after walloping miguel cotto, set up a collision course with mister moneyman in order to prove once and for all who's the big kahuna in the boxing world. on the other hand, manny can afford to cherry-pick his next opponent--he can fight the winner of the andre berto vs shane mosley fight in january, get a crack at an 8th title against aspiring rabbi yuri foreman, the new WBO light-middleweight champ, or jump straight into the lion's lair to challenge the winner of the fight between paul williams and sergio martinez, who replaced kelly pavlik, at light-middleweight.

    of these fighters, watch out for paul williams. this fighter is so intimidating, he's widely regarded as the most avoided boxer in the world. there are speculations that pavlik faked his reported staphyloccus infection and a hand injury to back out of the december 5 fight date. sergio martinez agreed to take pavlik's place--on condition that his WBC light-middleweight belt shall not be put on the line. he reminds fight fans of a young tommy hearns in height, reach, and slugging style, except that he's a southpaw and, by all indications, has a sturdier chin and legs. however, i believe manny's hall of fame career would be over by the time williams's turn is up.
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  5. #25

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    Paul Williams is a freak of nature, an even "freakier" freak than Pacman. He is a 6'1" boxer who can weigh in at 147 lbs., and yet still maintain his speed. On top of that, he throws tons of punches per round.

    So you have a fast, very tall fighter who is super active. I don't think Pacman, or anybody else can beat that guy at 147 lbs.
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  6. #26

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    Her's what ESPN Page 2's Bill Simmons has to say about a Pacman-Floyd fight in his weekly mailbag, which further suports the notion that Floyd is ducking Manny:

    Q: If the boxing higher-ups had any sense whatsoever they would give us Pacman/Mayweather in six months. I would stop everything to have a fight night party for this event. I have not paid for a boxing event since Holyfield/Lewis in 1999 but I would spend at least $300-$500 to see this. What is the holdup?
    -- Seth Johnson, Middletown, N.Y.



    Simmons: It's going to be disappointing. Just warning you now. Floyd Mayweather Jr. could never in a million years trade punches with Manny Pacquiao. He will be on his bicycle for 12 rounds. There is no way that, at this point in his life, Mayweather wants any part of Pacquiao, a concrete-headed, indefatigable freak of nature who can finish with either hand from every angle. If Mayweather gets in the ring, he'll end up doing more laps than Steve Prefontaine did for the University of Oregon. Just keep your guard up when you're spending that $64.95.



    (Important note: Will I be spending that money? Of course! Happily! I made the decision during Pacman's glorious evisceration of Miguel Cotto that he finally had reached the exalted "I Don't Care Who You Are Fighting, I Am Watching It Live & That's That" status, which puts him in the following company: Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tyson. My own personal Mount Rushmore. Pacquiao hit Tiger/Federer status about a year ago, and nobody cared. That's why he needs the Mayweather fight so badly. We've seen dominant pound-for-pound guys these past two decades, but nobody with finishing power anything like what Pacman has. He's like a coked-up Aaron Pryor, only without the coke. Insane. If he's fighting, I am watching.)


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  7. #27

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    http://www.newsday.com/columnists/gr...ther-1.1627018

    No Financial Road Blocks to Pacquiao-Mayweather

    November 28, 2009 By GREG LOGAN greg.logan@newsday.com

    Word is that the first meeting last week between Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum and Floyd Mayweather representative Richard Schaefer was so good that "it was almost shocking," one anonymous boxing business source said.

    Top Rank's Arum and Schaefer, who is CEO of Golden Boy Productions, have a strong relationship, and it was just the two of them who sat down for a face-to-face lunch with no attorneys present to hash out the numbers and take them back to the fighters. There's a gag order in effect until the negotiating process reaches its conclusion, but there were no major hangups regarding money for a fight Arum previously said could generate $80 million in revenue. The best indications are that a deal is very close with only some relatively small details remaining to be worked out.

    The target date for the fight looks like May 1, but there's no indication yet of the site. Las Vegas casino owners have offered to construct a temporary stadium on the Strip, and Arum also has an offer from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to hold the welterweight title bout in the Cowboys' new stadium.

    It should be noted this is just the beginning of a process. Mayweather has been known to make difficult demands in the past, and Pacquiao is back in the Philippines, where he works through his attorneys. No contracts have been drawn up yet and Arum and Schaefer are likely to meet again soon. But the simple fact that no major financial roadblocks came up in the first meeting is the best indication that the fight the public wants to see will get done. And soon.

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  8. #28

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Cubao
    of these fighters, watch out for paul williams. this fighter is so intimidating, he's widely regarded as the most avoided boxer in the world. there are speculations that pavlik faked his reported staphyloccus infection and a hand injury to back out of the december 5 fight date. sergio martinez agreed to take pavlik's place--on condition that his WBC light-middleweight belt shall not be put on the line. he reminds fight fans of a young tommy hearns in height, reach, and slugging style, except that he's a southpaw and, by all indications, has a sturdier chin and legs. however, i believe manny's hall of fame career would be over by the time williams's turn is up.
    The problem with Williams according to observers is that he started out as a true middleweight and then went down to welterweight. The difference between him and the Pacman is that while the latter is fighting bigger guys, the former is muscling it out against smaller ones. True that other boxers are avoiding him but by going small, is he avoiding the ones at middleweight as well?

  9. #29

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    if we're talking about street weight, then i'm almost certain that paul williams would be a natural 175-180-pounder because of his size. by the same token, manny pacquiao would be around 150-155 pounds away from the square ring. siguro kasi mabilis umubos ng calories pag nagte-training because of his metabolism, kaya pwedeng lumaban at a much lower weight.

    about the part that paul williams started as a middleweight: there is no record of him debuting at the 160-pound class. what i do know is that when he first became welterweight champion, he actually lost his title in his first defense (forgot the guy who outclassed him). however, he regained his welterweight title by bludgeoning the very same dude who earlier beat him. that's when his welterweight opponents started avoiding him like a leper gone amuck ;D they either go up in weight, or down in weight. of course, floyd mayweather jr would have none of paul williams. the first time around, kelly pavlik elected to go up in weight to fight bernard hopkins than him. kaya nga naghinala ang marami na umiiwas na naman sya.

    i share schort's view that paul williams would be too much for manny pacquiao. props to manny, though, for having the balls to actually even consider him in his future fight plans.
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  10. #30

    Re: Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Thread

    the buck should stop with floyd. i even think MP should retire after beating him. it would break my heart to see Manny lose when he gets older


 
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