QUOTE (sweetscientist1 @ Nov 15 2010, 04:53 PM)
I think that's just insane. If you guys remember, Floyd doesn't make his bouts. I thought Al heymon did. But even after Pacs great performance on saturday against a guy who just stands in front of you and stalks you all nite while getting his ass kicked trying to cutoff the ring. I think to say PBF is scared of Pac is the at best, " A MAJOR REACH". All for the following reasons: Floyd only fights for money he could careless who the opponent is.
Pac never showed a jab or any real solid recognizable defensive skill against the ropes until he got with the LIL Roach.
roach never had a jab or defensive skill himself.
Floyd just has way too much defensive fight skill for Manny's funny lil angles to have consistant impact. 1/2 round adjustment.
I wonder how many of you guys who claim Floyd is running have really sat down and analyzed this guys fight game. The best fight to analyze Floyds total game is I think is his 1st fight against JLC. Many people think Floyd lost that fight. I like Floyd in that fight because he was about 60% with 2 bad hands(1 broken) and a bad rotator cuff. And, you will see him succeed in escaping JLC's expendable punches all night long when he was barely capable of throwing back. But everytime Floyd threw a punch , he scored. I remember Lampley saying after Floyd won,"boy that's not the fight we were watching". Well Jim, it sure was the fight I was watching. Floyd not only outscored Castillo but he barely got hit doing it. Granted Floydie had no punch and still wasn't beaten. Can you explain that? Can't go to the promoter card. Arum hated Floyds guts and even said he couldn't believe Floyd got the decision. So where's the excuse? But anyway , if you want to see one of the greatest displays of defensive fight skill under consistent diress, watch Mayweather vs JLC I! Very intere3sting fight scenario!
I posted this on another thread and didnt feel like retyping it scientist, so here is why I believe Pac would Beat Floyd.
Well I have to go against the grain on a proposed floyd/pac matchup.
The first thing you have to look at is, floyd gets away with throwing very few punches per round, and uses his legs to move out of the way of returning fire, But in his last fight with Mosley, he was more flat footed and stood right in front of shane. While he was still able to slip what little shane threw with upper body movement, Pacquio, and his activity and accuracy are a whole differant animal. Now floyd has taken another year off, will he be more stationary against Manny? I personally think floyd is losing a bit of spring in his step. He is still lightning quick, and has great defense. But I think against Manny he will be forced to work at a much higher rate than he is used to.
The second thing is, Yeah Manny got hurt by a fighter who weighed 17pds more than him. Floyd will hit manny, I just dont think he will ever hurt him. Floyds style is to shoulder roll then counter. Thats when floyd is open. Manny doesnt just throw one punch at a time, when floyd open up to counter, he will eat leather as well.
Manny is a southpaw, which also makes floyds defense less effective.
Styles make fights, And manny's style is gonna make floyd fight out of character. I actually pick manny to stop floyd around round 8