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PR316
Of course Morales is the greater overall fighter without any doubt.


However, I think in this case, styles do make fights. Morales liked to trade alot. Often times unneccesarily. Erik wouldn't clinch when hurt nor would he move away, he was always right back at it.


Against Hamed though, he would be getting hit with faster and harder punches than he could deliver, and I think it would catch up to him here. Back then, Hamed could not only crack hard with either hand, but he had blinding speed, and his punches came from odd angles..


I think Prince, down on the cards, comes back from behind to KO Morales in the 12th round after being down on a couple of flash knockdowns. I think Morales would just walk into too many bombs and he would eventually wilt.
Douchebag
Quality STILL wins. Morales ud in 12.
Maxy
The trouble with Hamed was he believed his own hype. If you ever saw the program screened in the run up to his fight with Barrera you'd know he lost all focus on what made him good in the first place.

Anyway, at his best, fully focused and hungry, Hamed-Morales would be a war but I couldn't pick against Eric of that time.
kidbazooka1
Naz would trouble Morales with his style in the early rds but once Erick figures him out he'll begin to punish him and either take a UD or stop him late in the fight.
STEVENSKI
Morales's jab would eat up Hamed. The straight right down the pipe would complete his humilation.
lloyd mayflower
QUOTE (Maxy @ Apr 4 2010, 10:55 AM) *
The trouble with Hamed was he believed his own hype. If you ever saw the program screened in the run up to his fight with Barrera you'd know he lost all focus on what made him good in the first place.

Anyway, at his best, fully focused and hungry, Hamed-Morales would be a war but I couldn't pick against Eric of that time.


I seen that for the first time a few weeks ago. It betrayed an extreme lack of self confidence. He was so full of shit but inside was just a scared little boy. He knew he wasnt in Barrera's league and it showed
BigG
Morales would beat the SHIT out of Hamed...UD12...just like the Barrera fight.
PR316
^^^I could see Morales winning, but not in the fashion Barrera did.


Erik could not box as good as Barrera could, for starters. Nor would he try to do it anyway.


If Morales wins, it'll be in a much more punishing fight than was Barrera's fight with Hamed and he'd take plenty of shots. If he weathers them all, then he wins.
Douchebag
QUOTE (PR316 @ Apr 5 2010, 06:03 PM) *
^^^I could see Morales winning, but not in the fashion Barrera did.


Erik could not box as good as Barrera could, for starters. Nor would he try to do it anyway.


If Morales wins, it'll be in a much more punishing fight than was Barrera's fight with Hamed and he'd take plenty of shots. If he weathers them all, then he wins.



Thats debatable..............I'll point to their respective perfomances against Manny Pacquiao for proof.
PR316
^^^^^True..

But that fight aside, Morales always took more punishment in his fights than did Barrera, which is why he was able to extend his career a bit after the wars with Kennedy McKinney and Junior Jones because he was able to change his style. The Barrera of the McKinney and Jones fights would not have beaten Prince Naseem IMO.


Alot of it was Morales' pride. He just had to stand and trade with everybody. I think he more outfought Pacquiao in that first fight than outboxed him. He was just able to take Pacquiao's stuff in that fight to last the distance.


Again, I agree that Morales is an overall greater fighter than Hamed would have ever dreamed of being and his wins against the top quality opposition prove it. But IMHO Morales has the wrong style to beat a prime Brendand Ingle trained Hamed. I just think he'd get caught with too many.
Rivado
Morales' gritty style and straight right maybe just what the doc ordered versus Hamed. I think Morales puts pressure and the hurt on the prince early and often to keep Naz weary of the onslaught from Morales should he open up to trade. Hamed tries to box but Morales counters with the right all night.
grapevine241
both men in their primes and focused w/ proper training and all of that stuff...

i think morales wins like 116-112. but there's a big chance that naz could KO him. interesting fight and a shame it never happened, along with hamed-marquez.
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