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Cshel86
http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content12134.html

This was a great article on the front page (by David Kassel), and he threw a couple of "headscratchers" in there, and they dont seem to be a bad idea. I just created a poll for it, so you can vote for the fight that you would favor the most. Feel free to choose any other fights and dissect them, as far as the possibility of them happening and how they'll go.
Plah
I voted for Floyd/Sergio, but in my mind I had a triple tie with that and Rios/JMM and Ward/Bute.
karmine20
I kinda want to see that Alvarez and Lara fight. With, Lara having one of the worst Controversial losses in history against Paul Williams. We all know Paul lost that fight. Lara speed and amateur back ground should pay dividends and help him in his first big WIN against Freckles.
Cshel86
Anybody found the Pacquiao/Judah matchup interesting???
Cheesey1
Just picking one was tough, but I went with Ward/Bute. It was either that or Mayweather/Martinez. I picked Ward/Bute because they are at the earlier part of their careers and Mayweather and Martinez are at the at the tail end of theirs.

They're all good match ups that I'd enjoy watching and I'd pick Zab over Pacquaio. Lara/Alvarez would be good too, definitely a nice list.
EpTXCHAMP
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Apr 10 2012, 08:44 AM) *
Anybody found the Pacquiao/Judah matchup interesting???


I did especially if it were at 140 or around a 144 catch weight. I have always thought zab has faster hands than pac I would like to see how manny deals with that. To this day I believe manny has not fought someone with more speed than him which could cause problems and make it a more interesting fight than people may think.
Cshel86
QUOTE (EpTXCHAMP @ Apr 10 2012, 12:22 PM) *
I did especially if it were at 140 or around a 144 catch weight. I have always thought zab has faster hands than pac I would like to see how manny deals with that. To this day I believe manny has not fought someone with more speed than him which could cause problems and make it a more interesting fight than people may think.

I agree that it would still be a competitive fight. Problem is, I not a big fan of how Zab backs out of an exchange (the swaying motion like he did in the Tzu fight), because Manny tends to lunge when he throws the left.

Zab's left could get there quicker, but he has to be first...at all times. He looked great against Paris, as far as turning him and being first. If he brings that into a Pacquiao fight, then Manny would have to make some unwanted adjustments to deal with it.
Allmenjoi8
I picked Khan vs. Bradley with Judah and Pacquiao coming in a close second and leading out would be Floyd Martinez.

Bradley and Khan have been going back and forth and if they both lose their match then the interest will still be there. Judah showed that he still has the speed and desire to fight and he showed that he can still perform at a high rate. I think Pacquiao could get up for this fight, this could be the lead up to the "big one." Pacquiao could fight Judah at the end of this year frankly I think Super Judah would have a very high chance in upsetting Manny. Floyd and Martinez just because Floyd will be the smaller man in size and weight. I see this being like Oscar De La Hoya with a few more fire works. I have Floyd in a close decision.
BoxingFan86
It's hard to choose just 1, but I still voted Mayweather-Martinez. Of the 10 fights listed, the ones I'd anticipate the most, are...

1. Ward-Bute
2. Martinez-Mayweather
3. Pacquiao-Judah (this seems like it'd be an interestin' match-up)
4. Rios-Marquez
5. Pavlik-Dirrell (Dirrell's my dude, but Pavlik has been lookin' impressive lately. He seems more disciplined and I've noticed the improvement in his left hand. On top of that, he has Robert Garcia as his trainer).
mgrover
pac-judah isn't top of my list, i want marquez vs rios

see even if pac beats judah, we get the classic of mayweathers left overs, judah can't perform at that level which he's proved or some other bullshit that i can't be bothered with.

while marquez rios, i want to see how marquez does, if he still has it or really did he just have pacs number.
wolterb
Ward - Bute is the most appealing to me. If Bute beats Froch my interest would double

Gets my attention because I want to see Ward fight again soon. And I want to see what Bute is really capable of with reputable opponents

Pacquiao - Judah is another one I like and I'd say Judah could take the win. But experience says if Pacquiao ever landed flush, Judah might tighten up and botch the job. But what an upset that fight would be for some
EpTXCHAMP
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Apr 10 2012, 10:31 AM) *
I agree that it would still be a competitive fight. Problem is, I not a big fan of how Zab backs out of an exchange (the swaying motion like he did in the Tzu fight), because Manny tends to lunge when he throws the left.

Zab's left could get there quicker, but he has to be first...at all times. He looked great against Paris, as far as turning him and being first. If he brings that into a Pacquiao fight, then Manny would have to make some unwanted adjustments to deal with it.



true however the backing up with his hands down has improved I havent noticed him doing that a great deal since the first spinks fight.

You are a hundred percent right when you said he has to be first! when he is trying to counter and is second he will be dominated just like the Khan fight. I think he realized he is not a counter puncher which is why he ditched sweet pea as his trainer.

as someone else stated we would get the whole mayweather left overs BUT maybe pac could look better than floyd did?

Remember zab knocked mayweather down in the 2nd and was winning the first five rounds
p4pcrown
I voted for the Juadh/Pacquiao matchup because I believe it's the most compelling but unfortunately we will probably never see that fight. It sucks because if Zab shows up, (which he doesn't always do during big fights) he can definitely surprise some people and pull off the upset.
Franchize
I voted Ward Bute but I honestly think the bets fight would be Alvarez/Lara. It'll be the best combination of skills and big punches IMO.

Wouldnt mind seeing Bryant Jennings vs Tomasz Adamek or Antonio Tarver.
Thickback
I voted Marquez vs Rois simply because it would be the most action packed fight on this list. I've been wanting to see this for some time.

My wish list is....

1. Mayweather vs Martinez - This fight puts both fighter's legacies in another category imo.
2. Marquez vs Rios - This fight should have happened at 135, but I will take it at 140. Marquez still looks good and Rios brings it. Fight of the year type fight.
3. Ward vs Bootay - This fight has a lot of implications with it. Ward has proven his worth but Bute has yet to have any signature wins in his career. If he's imressive vs Froch then this fight will be highly demanded.
4. Bradley vs Khan - Should've happened last year but I will take it regardless of the outcomes of their next fights.
5. I like all of the fights....but forgot the list at this point..lol
BoxingEinstein

Mayweather vs Martinez at 154 is the fight I want to see. It would give Sergio the pay he deserves and the challenge Floyd would get. Martinez is even more popular than ever and I see this fight happening sometime next year after Martinez beats some of the other Middleweight champs besides Chavez Jr.
mrwigi
How about broner vs gamboa
Franchize
QUOTE (mrwigi @ Apr 13 2012, 09:00 AM) *
How about broner vs gamboa

I'd pay to see that! I wouldn't mind seeing Gary Russell Jr step up in weight and fight one of those guys too!
Sunni6Killer
Based on fireworks, Maidana vs Matthysse.
Based on size of fight, PBF vs Sergio.
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