QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 1 2012, 10:41 PM)
absolutely necessary for the following reasons...1. i think roach had the wrong game plan to defeat demarco. 2. all the unnecessary traveling linares did prior to the fight diminished him imo. going to colorado springs...the to the philippines was totally wrong. 3. he was cut in sparring against pac. 4. sparring pac was useless considering his style is nothing like demarcos. 5. linares didn't get the treatment worthy of a fighter his caliber.
if i'm linares....find another trainer that can give him the time he deserves. someone that fully understands, appreciates and can add to what he knows. this was their first fight together....maybe an immediate rematch isn't necessary...but he should seek to avenge that loss. take a fight or two to become more accustomed to roach's way of doing things if he chooses to stay put.
1. I somewhat agree. My theory is, if you know that you're not a power puncher, then concentrate on body work throughout the fight. Any shot that a guy can take to the face, is sure to no be the same story when he takes it to the body.
2. I dont even wanna start with this...you're absolutely correct about that bullshit traveling that he was doing.
3. It was more of an abrasion, but it still happened waaaay too close to his fight date. Roach threw him there to help Manny, which goes to show you that how much he gives a damn about Linares. Sparring Pacquiao that close to a fight date, is not a good example of tapering down on training.
5. Love how you just closed your argument with this...you're right, he didn't get half the treatment that he deserved..just a good ass-kickin', a messed up face, and a pat on the back for not dying in the ring.
QUOTE (t4toe1217 @ Jan 2 2012, 12:48 PM)
I believe a rematch is necessary, but I can only see it happening a year or two down the stretch. It would only be for the sake of the fans wanting to see it, since the first was so dramatic and entertaining! Hell, who knows, we might end up with a trilogy!? On the other hand, Linares did everything right, but DeMarco was there to win and he pulled it off!
This could definitely headline a Boxing After Dark card. I was looking for more body work from Linares, but to no avail, the shots were far and few between down the stretch of the fight. I believe that pressure from DeMarco did something to Linares, mentally, and he didn't take those punches all well either.
Both of them will have to take some relevant bouts in the future and perform well, in order to keep the fire of the rematch going. Linares is technically sound, but doesn't have much power...he'll be okay though. DeMarco is always there to be hit, but he has a chin and power to fix that. Well on second thought, of he runs into somebody soon, that has power, then we may see a different outcome.