QUOTE(caneman @ Aug 8 2007, 02:45 PM) [snapback]353228[/snapback]
i don't see where taylor has anything to keep pavlik off him & i don't see taylor putting on any boxing clinic anytime soon! if pavlik can walk right threw pantera's punches, i believe he will laugh @ taylors! i have pavlik by KO or TKO inside of 8 rounds in a total ass whipping
I have a tough time believing that anyone would compare Miranda with JT. Miranda, though totally exciting, ain't even remotely in JT's league. Seriously, what would Miranda/Hopkins or Miranda/Wright have looked like? Does anyone really think that Miranda could have landed ANYTHING against Winky or Hopkins? Taylor is a HUGE step up in competition for Pavlik, and the idea that he's just going to walk right through Taylor's punches and land at will is crazy.
And the idea that Taylor can fight Hopkins twice and never be close to being ko'd but is somehow going to get stopped by a slow, predictable, much easier to hit guy like Pavlik is a bit absurd. Obviously Pavlik could catch him with a shot on the chin, but Taylor could do the same thing.
With so many here thinking that Pavlik is going to take this easily, I seriously wonder what the odds will be. I would think on name recognition alone, JT would be the heavy favorite, but maybe it'll be even odds. If it is, I'm taking JT all day. He's too athletic and too experienced to let a straightforward guy like Pavlik beat him.
Taylor will be shooting that jab more against Pavlik than he has in the last 5 fights for no other reason that Pavlik will be eating every one of them if he comes straight in. And if Pavlik keeps walking in straightforward, Taylor's jab is going to be the difference in this fight.