QUOTE (bnoles4life @ Nov 18 2011, 04:37 PM)
Yeah, I agree, but FUCK ARIZA too, w/ all of that "I thought Marquez was a real Mexican...he played it safe." What, b/c he didn't fight Manny in the manner in which would've been better for your team? B/c he made adjustments and LEARNED from the first two fights? As if Mexicans are incapable of NOT allowing their pride to dictate their demise? There's a fundamental difference b/t Manny and JMM, not the least of which, is their camp's mentality.
While Manny was awarded a win in the last fight, he either REFUSED or cannot make adjustments. Nacho & JMM were dialed into this fight and the one thing they left at home was probably their biggest assest: fear. They do not fear Manny nor anything he brought to the table.
So, I don't buy this "he keeps it 100" bullshit. He, like damn near everyone who is interviewed, has an agenda.
QUOTE (un01 @ Nov 18 2011, 05:27 PM)
just a few weeks ago everyone was on the same page with each other, but now after the marquez fiasco, everyone is at odds and pointing fingers at each other... team pacquiao is collapsing before our very eyes, and to blame it on the conditioning coach is laughable.
no one was looking to give ariza the ax when manny was beating the shit out of cotto and margarito... i think manny is starting to slow down, and roach and everyone in top rank knows it... i think roach telling the media that him and manny want floyd next is only confirming this. its shocking that they would say this after the marquez fight, but this proves that manny doesnt have that much left in the tank and is getting ready to hang it up and call it a career. bob arum of course is not trying to hear any of that, and is trying to keep manny at a pace to where he can fight rios and bradley.
The only problem with that is Arum has gone to the well one too many times. The public will not go for it and if he can't sell the fight then what good is it?
QUOTE (thehype @ Nov 18 2011, 06:38 PM)
Just an FYI, Ariza wasn't saying that Manny lost...he was saying that reporters were telling him "Arum and Koncz are trying to put the blame on you for Manny's loss". In other words, he was repeating what reporters were telling him...not saying that he actually lost. I've gotten a few emails about that, so I just wanted to clear that up. He's basically saying they're trying to pin the blame on him regarding Manny's performance. The truth of the matter is that there's only ONE man to blame for Manny's performance and that's Juan Manuel Marquez.
And just for the record, Alex is a GREAT guy to talk to and interview. In my opinion, he generally does keep it real and 100. I don't necessarily agree 100% with everything he says, but for the most part, I understand where he's coming from when he states his opinion. That interview...well both of the interviews since the other one is up now too...was just about 20 minutes of an hour long convo. He's a pretty upfront type of guy...no sugarcoating. I prefer guys to be like that as opposed to those who put on a front. For the most part though, just about everyone myself or Percy talks to is pretty cool about keeping it real with us.
Hype, do you think that he will be getting the axe soon?