QUOTE (klonopinz @ Nov 25 2013, 06:49 PM)
provodnikov would finish off where manny started. ruslan would ko him. he actually has the power to put him out cold. rios is shit. hell just lose to anyone who can box.
Quite naturally, I'd agree, but Rios may survive a lot longer than Alvarado did, if they engage in a phone boot fight. He's a lot more skilled on the inside. As I predicted in the Pac fight, I've NEVER seen Rios fight effectively from the outside, and I've NEVER seen Manny fight a phone booth fight.
It was all up to whoever pushed their type of fight...which was Manny choosing to stay on the outside and pot shot him, until he was able to get in, land combinations, and step back outside. The only way Rios could've went through with an inside fight, is if he hurt Manny early, and stayed on him the whole time...but he was never really able to slow Manny down.
QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Nov 25 2013, 07:10 PM)
Very possible. I don't think it would be smart though on Marquez's behalf, ignoring a rematch against Manny to fight a high risk, low reward fight against Rios because if he were to lose, it ends any significant payday and possibly retires him. That Bradley loss is crucial... For him and my sig lol.
Me either, I agree. Now that I think about it, Marquez lost a "close" fight to Bradley, so maybe's he's still the runner up. Put Manny in there against a guy that almost derailed his career, and hopefully he blows him away...then the REAL Manny Pacquiao would be "back". Actually finishing Marquez would be a feat within itself. Wait, why in the hell am I talking this fight up? I may be giving Arum ideas.