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I don't think it was age really, Marquez looked to me like the same guy. It's that he performs best against aggressive fighters whom he can counter and performs poorly against hit-and-run styles. He's not that fast, he just has good timing and good inside combos. Bradley won because for most of the fight, he followed Floyd's strategy pretty well.
1 year, 2 months ago on Timothy Bradley Checkmates Juan Manuel Marquez, Gets Best (Uncontroversial) Win Of His Career
Tim, if this happens, I hope you'll follow up the fight with a close look at Pacquiao's overall legacy, considering that fighters like Roberto Duran endured tough losses and still ended up as all-time greats.
Cause it's pretty clear that if Manny loses this one, it'll be time to hang 'em up at last.
2 years ago on Not This Time: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV Preview And Prediction
Everything in this post is true. Although I would be pretty hyped up by Pac vs Rios, if only for the potential action.
Whatever happens here though, I'm all right with Pacquiao retiring and riding off into the sunset. Given the lack of acceptable opponents (since Floyd ain't gonna fight), what else is left?
2 years ago on Manny Pacquiao Vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV: Who Cares?
Tonight's fights showed two different reasons why we call boxing beautiful.
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Aunque yo pensaba que marquez ganó esta pelea por un pelo, no creo que se puede decir que le robaron el título. Pacquiao no fue solamente más agresivo, también fue un poco más preciso con los golpes y los jueces lo consideraron. En cualquier deporte que tiene jueces, hay que aceptar que a veces el resultado depende de la opinión, y en este caso la opinión de los jueces fue diferente de la mayoría… así es el boxeo y la vida
3 years, 1 month ago on The Things Manny Pacquiao Cannot Do; The Things Juan Manuel Marquez Almost Does | November
@rasec@gnagesh that's true about marquez's counterpunching depending on position more than speed, but mayweather's also fantastic at using position. he seems to know how to stay right outside a person's range, and when it gets too close he dives right in for the clinch. and i've never seen pacquiao handle the clinch too well either. floyd and marquez aren't the same, but i imagine floyd could follow marquez's pattern for this fight pretty well.
Brilliant stuff Tim. It put together a bunch of observations that had been floating around in my mind over the past few years (about Pacquiao having trouble with opponents who didn't engage in his line of fire) but I couldn't really admit to myself, as a huge Pacman fan. Still intrigued by the Floyd fight though, but Floyd's definitely the favorite in that one.
i'm thinking that if this fight is a barn burner, the winner would have gathered enough attention to himself from the american public to justify a fight with pacquiao up at 147. as usual, it's all up to bob, but i'd love to see pac fight either one of these two. cause we all know mayweather ain't budging.
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