Favorite Boxer?

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  1. xbay

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    Manny said he felt like he won because Floyd did a lot of holding/running.

    I thought he lost and that he was not fighting his game. He succumbed to Floyd's shell. Was it fixed? Idk. But for $140M or whatever Manny walked away with, I'd be happy from start to finish, too.
     
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    I don't sense a fix..but I also didn't sense a great desire from Manny to prove anything. May weather did what he does and that means he controlled the fight. Manny had to force the issue but didn't. At some point he must have figured if he falls into Floyd's game plan, its the easiest 100 mil he could ever get.
     
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    We watched the fight yesterday. It was my first PPV...gotta say it came out almost as I expected.

    What I didn't expect was how chummy Floyd was with Pac. Throughout the fight it seemed he was making Manny feel all relaxed. I mean have you ever seen a boxer hug another boxer before the last round???

    Manny didn't look fierce at all. It looked pretty much like an exhibition.
     
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    It happens quite a bit.fighters generally have a ton of respect for each other... But Manny did look far more relaxed and like you said...like an exhibition
     
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    Floyd's perfected the art of The Philly Shell. I can't speak for other generations, but was there ever a huge name boxer that was as great as Floyd is in avoiding contact?

    I can't fully hate on Floyd just as a boxer alone. Boxing is the a form of self defense. His style is boring for the casual fan, but man, you go in there and try to puzzle a great flash fighter like Pacquiao.
     
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    Ya I'm amazed by Floyd's defense and hand speed/accuracy. His style is built for 18-24 rounds. So efficient.

    I still feel tho that Manny during the Hatton days would have eked out a win or at least made it a split decision.
     
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    That's the part that sucks... I think PAC would have had a great chance back then. I didn't see the fire from him at all. Mayweather would fight the same fight..but I think Manny would put together some flurries to win more rounds.
     
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    I didn't watch it, I used to love boxing as a kid...but it just doesn't do anything for me anymore. Was hoping Manny would destroy Floyd, but sounds like it was a pretty un-inspired effort, which is pretty sad.
     
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    For sure. He would've kept the pressure on the whole fight.

    I think that's why Floyd "avoided" him back then. He knew Pac was the only guy who could beat him.
     
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    I know Filipino's like to believe that lol.. but i'm not so sure Floyd was really ducking him. I just don't know, but its not like Pac would have been favored. He would have had a better chance, but Mayweather would still be favored.
     
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    Haha yeah. We're a bit biased. I mean who else can we cheer for?
     
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    Nonito Donaire!

    Not as pop as Pacquiao, but he is a fun watch. Even though he got bet up by Rigandeaux a couple years ago, I still enjoy him. He's agile as heck.
     
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    Oh yeah! You're absolutely correct!
     
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    It's funny how Pacquiao keeps teasing a rematch against Mayweather. The only way I watch Mayweather live again is if he boxes Conor McGregor because even if the preconceived notion is that Mayweather would just Philly Shell his way to victory, Conor is just as great of a counter puncher and Floyd isn't flooring Conor. But Conor flooring Floyd? He's knocked down and knocked out guys at 145, 155 and Nate Diaz at 170.
     
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    In MMA if the guy just covers up standing, you can kick his legs, take him down.

    He won't have those options in boxing.

    He'll just keep punching and Floyd will just keep running and blocking.

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    You're right, but point is that we've seen Manny against Floyd already. No way people shell out $95 for that on PPV again.
     
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    No Mayweather fight is worth ordering unless you have an ultra-aggressive opponent that will keep attacking no matter what. Because Floyd will defend and counter-punch, and thats the only way to get some activity in the fight.
     
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    Agreed. Mayweather has the least entertaining boxing style ever imho.
     
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    I do enjoy his counterpunching, however, his defense is so good that his opponents start looking for that one perfect shot and becomes a lot of dancing around and wiggling fists... no real action. on top of that, they know they are getting a payday.
     
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    True that. And Manny will be even slower now.

    Vs Connor tho...press conferences will likely be more entertaining than the fight itself.



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