QUOTE (johnnyblaze @ Aug 31 2011, 02:31 PM)
or wild speculation, either one.
well...since ur the one taking it there...i guess u leave me no choice.
is there a coincidence that fight night weights were not posted on hbo for pac's fights since the dlh fight? dlh weighed 1lb less the day of the fight than he did the day before. most fighters put on significant weight right after the weigh in. why didn't dlh? that was the last bout that hbo posted fight night weights for a pacquiao bout.
manny went on to fight...
hatton- again...his fight night weight was not posted. roger mayweather mentioned in an interview that hatton was only allowed to gain 5lbs after the weigh in. could that have led to his devastating ko loss? u ever been punched in the head while u were dehydrated? i have...it's not fun. being dehydrated takes away from ur ability to take a punch.
cotto- we know he had to fight at 145....and guess what? they didn't post his weight the night of the fight either. he looked flat physically.
clottey- he was allowed to weigh in at 147....but did absolutely nothing during the fight. he actually looked to be the same size as pac during the fight. he's known to gain serious weight after weighing in. (*see clotty/corrales) his fight night weight wasn't posted. he later claimed to have diarrhea...ch...ch.
then there's margarito- margarito had to fight at a catchweight of 150. he was trying to drink something in the locker room before the fight as if trying to hydrate before he entered the ring. his weight was announced by jim "big right hand" lampley. i don't know how credible lampley's words are, but he claimed margarito was 160-something. i didn't see it. margarito looked flat and lifeless. again...aside from lampley's claim, there was no posted fight night weight.
last but not least...shane- we know he was allowed to weigh 147 for his fight...but again, fight night weights were not posted. he looked flat and almost as if he just came to survive. he said pac hit him harder than he's ever been hit before. i wonder if lack of hydration had anything to do with that?
of course this is all speculation but i know from personal experience that 'non-disclosure contract stipulations' exist in boxing because i have signed contracts with them.