QUOTE (Mean Mister Mustard @ Oct 24 2010, 03:53 PM)
I remember that in the Pacquiao-Cotto 24/7 they showed that Pacquiao had looked like crap in sparring against Castillo, but then went on to walk all over Cotto.
My feelings on sparring is that it's just practice. You're not going to see Ray Lewis at practice leveling dudes, he's working on his game. With the headgear and gloves I'm thinking those shots don't hurt very much and Pac is just worrying about what he's going to do and not so much the shots coming back at him. It seemed like they're just working on strategy in those scenes.
Plus Roach is always on some CIA shit so there's a chance he just wanted to make Manny look like he's having a bad camp.
QUOTE (BoxingStill#1 @ Oct 24 2010, 03:46 PM)
I totally agree with you about how HBO is trying to make Marg look good. Not only in training but with the hand wrap issue also...
This may be the reason HBO only highlighted the less competitive parts of the sparring
It also makes sense that they would do this because what good is 24/7 if it just looks like Pac is a monster...
It was hysterical how Pac and Freddie put his ass out there also....
I still think Marg is coming to win and has a very good chance
In all honesty I think they're doing everything possible to make sure this fight does more than 400,000 buys. I'm thinking that they probably shot a lot of sparring footage and just tried to show what would sell the fight the best. Marg is already the underdog, if it showed Pac doing some Bruce Lee shit and knocking cats over the ropes with uppercuts it wouldn't be too appealing.
For those of you who missed it this is what happened: Marg was saying he was the victim, that he didn't know the handwraps would be a big deal, that he would have told an official if something was wrong with his wraps, and that he was just some boy scout... Then it cuts to Roach saying "No way he didn't know!" and Pac saying "Does he think we're stupid?" then he covered his eyes and said something like "wrap my hands".
In my opinion Marg's camp was putting on a show in regards to whether or not Marg would be drained. At the end of his training session, a session where he wore the suit, he weighed 158. I'm thinking he might rehydrate to 170. Whether he'll be drained or not I can't say, he's not really 8 pounds away from his fighting weight though. Marg already has a low BF and he doesn't have a nutritionist so I think 150 might give him some trouble.