QUOTE (KYLE THEEE SPINKS FAN @ Jul 26 2010, 02:20 AM)
I've argued this with Hype and others, but Margarito will win this fight. People can say whatever about the Mosley fight, but there is no way Margarito went into that ring mentally ready for that fight. Finding out your trainer tried to cheat in a big fight could take a lot out of a fighter. This sport is highly mental, and that situation would mess with most fighters out there. However, look at the other fights. He wore Cotto, Cintron, and even Williams down in their fights. Pacquiao has never felt a body attack that Margarito is going to bring at him. He also won't charge in with his hands down like Hatton did. Tony is going to pressure Pacquaio, and bust him up. Clottey put some marks on him from the few shots he threw, and Tony is going to be busier than that. Also, what makes people think his chin isn't there? He never took a step back against Cotto, Williams, Cintron, or Clottey. He took some damn hard shots against Mosley before he went down as well. Pacquiao won't load up as much as Mosley, and Margarito will see the shots coming as he did against Cotto. Pacquiao will win the early rounds, but Tony will get those body shots in and stay busy. He'll start trapping Pacquiao against the ropes in those middle rounds, and Pacquiao will wear down. He hasn't been in a grueling fight since the Marquez rematch. The size, body shots, and pressure will wear on him. I think by the 10th or 11th round, Margarito will finish the job and stop Pacquiao.
Margarito TKO 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think Margarito didn't know about the wraps about as much as Luis Resto tried to say he didn't know padding was removed from his gloves, if anything Margarito lost a mental advantage by knowing he didn't have bricks in his gloves.
Pacquiao has definitely had a relatively easy time since his last fight with Marquez and I think Margarito will be his biggest challenge since moving up in weight, but I just can't see him dealing with the speed and stamina of Pacquiao. Not only that but Margarito had a hard time with Roberto Garcia, he's probably lost a step since before he got banned.
QUOTE (Snoop @ Jul 26 2010, 01:35 AM)
Exactly. The whole justification is such bullshit. "Margarito has a size advantage, reach advantage, blah blah blah..." Don't fight in the fucking weight class then. Simple as that.
Arum rejected the Cotto fight for basically the same reasons he said a rematch would be attractive too lol. Not much else to expect from the man who said "yesterday I was lying, today I'm telling the truth.".
QUOTE (JonnyBlaze @ Jul 25 2010, 11:27 PM)
Gravytrain??I'm diggin the name..Welcome to FH..
I see the fight happening the same way as you say it..I don't think it will take as many punches as it took Mosley to finish Margarito though..Normally when a guy gets KO'd after taking a major beating or in some cases just take a major beating,they don't want to go back to that feeling so they give in easier than before..Sam Peter is an example..Wlad whooped him and almost put him down,then he quit against Vitali,then got dropped 3 times against McCline..Obviously some fighters are different and will continue to fight through the shit like Gatti..
Cotto too, he's not even the same fighter after the Margarito fight.