QUOTE (snoopnick @ Sep 22 2009, 12:48 AM)
I think if people are using ABC theory of why Floyd would beat Pacquiao, then yes, I would agree with you. But using your same logic of "styles makes fights", I think Pacquaio has absolutely no chance against Mayweather and if Saturday told us anything, it's that his skills, most importantly his defensive skills, are still very much in tact.
Manny has an incredibly tough time against boxer/counterpunchers, i.e. Marquez, and usually performs well against head on sluggers i.e. Barrera, Morales, and Hatton. I think the reason people hype up Pac's wins so much is because they're exciting, they're memorable and a brutal KO tends to stick in people's mind better than a display of superb boxing skills for 12 rounds like we saw this past Saturday.
Floyd will handle Pac easily. The other thing fans, especially Pacquaio fans, tend to forget is just how often Manny gets hit in fights. He has shit for defense and Mayweather is going to exploit the hell out of it. All he'll know to do is fight harder, not smarter, and that type of mentality will get you KOed against a fighter like Mayweather.
I doubt that Mayweather will handle pacman easily. its like you underestimate the skill of MP. t seems you lost a thousands of dollars betting against MP. but seriously, MP has a ability to win vs. MW, Mp has the skill that other boxers MW fought doesnt have. MW has a tremendous def, but it is not absolute. Manny not only can matched MW speed but has power to send MW in the canvas, and don forget that Mp has tremendous stamina that can launch a barrage of punching every round without diminishing its speed and power. regarding accuracy Mp has enough of it to hit MW. The question if they fight is, who can take a punch? and please, mp-marquez fights was history, Mp won the fight, and MP won both fights if only 1 judge scored it correctly.
I also want them to fight, but i doubt it. MW is too concern caring about his record,that even in his mind he cant take a defeat. A fighter can only be tested if he can beat a fighter his own size and strength and that's what MW is lacking in his unblemished record. and if ever they fight, can assure you that MW will do the same trick that he used against JMM. But still the fight is far from happening.
Out of the topic comment.........
And as i remember, the MW-JMM fight was made for MW. just look at the incidents that happened before and on the fight night. 1) JMM need to go up 2 division 2) the alleged rib injury that no evidence was proved 3) the "surprised" catchweight (never heared of that before, sounds like showbiz) 4) the postponement of fight (whats the real story????) 5) MW doesn't made the contracted weight on weight in (what's the contracted weight made for, and what happened to the extra time for training???.... 6) MW declined to be weighted on the fight night (whats the reason for that??? trying to cover something). Every aspect of the JMM-MW fight was planned to give MW the win. MW already won from the moment they conceptualized the fight. i really feel sorry for JMM, training hard just for this fight, but cheated already before the fight night. Roach was right again, the fight is boring and this is no fight of the boxing technicians, its more on a grade 7 huge fat bullies holding a baseball bat picking on a kindergarten. MW has skill, but it has not been tested, until now...