QUOTE (daprofessor @ Dec 12 2012, 06:18 PM)
great post...and exactly my thought as i watched marquez recuperate from the knockdown.
QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Dec 13 2012, 07:32 AM)
Very nice assesment, Max. You have made some very critical points.
However, you can boost your testosterone production via lots of natural sources. For instance seeds, peanuts these all contain oils that can boost the testosterone production in your body. That's why they are a key in good diet. I am not saying that a handful of peanuts will get you to the same levels as you had in late twenties but they do help.
Also, strength and power doesn't peak at the same time as the body and natural ability and at the same time one fills up his frame. Man is at his strongest at around 40 years of age.
Another thing is, you can transform from shit to fit in your late thirties no problem. Also, every body is different and reacts to new routines and exercises in a different way. Therefore one can't make assesments about somebody elses physique. What works for one, may not work for another.
I maintain, that reaching the physique Marquez has right now is achievable naturally. But i repeat, i too am waiting for the results ! I don't think the KO is a result of one punch knock out power, but the result of its "invisibility". Is Martinez a one punch knock out artist ? Nope. Did he KTFOd Williams with one punch? Yes. Is he in his late thirties ? Yes. Is there any controversy surrounding that KO ? Not really.
The main problem are the fighters involved and the history that they share. That's why the talk has immediatly begun imo.
But again, you hit the nail with some of your points, Max.
There are a lot of things that my body could be pushed to do in my 20's that my latter 30's body can no longer manage. But there are also some new things that I can do that either my 20-something frame couldn't handle or that I was mentally ill-equipped for. In addition, a 30-something athlete can be physically diminished in some areas, but make up for it in their mental game. You cannot underestimate the power of will, belief, and intention. JMM was trying to knock MP out. Intent, matched with will, plus a heavy dose of underdog, is the most powerful drug I know. JMM has them in spades.
QUOTE (mgrover @ Dec 13 2012, 08:18 AM)
someone once said if you live by the sword you die by the sword, am saying this for the last time, Pac was always aggressive, he was always a fighter that came out guns blazing and that's why people loved to watch him.
In recent years he slowed down and maybe took a more tactical approach, maybe not that much more tactical but that was a good thing since he was getting older and getting hit am sure took its toll on him, at the end of the day he is human.
So Marquez lands that perfect right hand, I think the reason Pac was out cold from a few reasons, the wear and tear his body has been through (Cotto, Margs and Clottey all managed to damage him), father time I think finally caught up with him. Am sure Marquez's new training had something to do with it whether it was legal or not. Aggression is a double edged sword and Pac finally after all these years paid the price.
But realistically aside from his 3rd fight with Marquez who has Pac fought that has had considerable punching power? Mosley and Bradley hardly really hurt Pac mostly because Mosley couldn't really touch him and Bradley had no real power. It's been almost two years since he's fought someone with that power to actually hurt him. I always wondered did his body simply become acustom to there power, but then for two years he was against light touches and then is hit by this monster right hand. Just a theory.
Did you notice too that by the end of the 5th, PAC seemed already winded. I think the pace (that he set) was not one he could keep up. And 5 took a lot out of him. Despite Marquez having the 'broken' nose, Pac's corner was the one that seemed more anxious. By round 6, he slowed his pace and I think he was reverting to what he did with Bradley (try to win the last few seconds of each round). That's why for no really smart reason (with 10 sec left in the round), he got jumpy (overly-aggressive) and JMM capitalized.
I think the outcome would have been the same even if he escaped the 6th. Because by then, JMM had his timing down and was reading PAC effectively.
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Dec 13 2012, 03:36 PM)
the difference in what i saw between this marquez...and the marquez of old...he was definitely loading up more on the shots and went about setting them up better in a more economical fashion. it's exactly what nacho said they were going to do. they were still going to box smart...but this time they wanted to hurt pac. last time they were looking to out point him. it's definitely a gamble because usually when u look for the knock out u get knocked out. he kept just enough of the boxing to be elusive and set up that shot. pac was clearly much more aggressive this time around and as a result he was more reckless. a lot of freddie roach fighters are guilty of this. it's a flaw that i noticed since day one. they focus more on offense than defense.
Yes sir. The intent was different this time. For both fighters. But most of the pressure was on Manny and thus his recklessness. Because Manny was the one who'd been exalted and therefore had more to prove. He was the one coming off of a lackluster performance and loss to Bradley. And truly, his agression has always played into JMM's strengths. But aggression was also the only way he could try and get a clearl win.
I think if they had both been this aggressive in the 3rd fight, we could have seen the same outcome...or atleast knockdowns from one or both men.