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sublimit said:
Pretty chilling KO, out cold before he hit the canvas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUgZcjKCAmE
Link is dead. Anyone have a newer one? Would like to see it. Pac is finished. By the looks of things. Marquez is on the verge of being finished as well.

I personally don't care who Mayweather fights, or doesn't. I've had it with that guy. He is overly picky and cautious and a snot, as if having a unbeaten record will make him without criticism.

Sad about Comacho. :(
 
Found a couple in Spanish. Here's 1. Here's another.

I'll say this, he hit him completely flush with all his power, right with Manny coming in. That kind of punch knocks almost anyone out. Still, to see Manny completely out on the canvas like that was something. As Gil Clancy used to say, when they fall on their face they don't get up.

Also, this fight may rejuvenatize boxing a little. In the wake of the Pacquiao-Bradly debacle, and Mayweather's jail time and temper tantrums, when people thought this 4th Pac-Marq fight would be a dud, they instead got two guys who went all out in a fight and finish for the ages.

Here's a funny spoof of it. :D
 
sublimit said:
Marquez v Mayweather could make an interesting fight.
Not likely. They fought before, and it was extremely one-sided. JMM only landed a ridiculously low 15% of his punches.

Styles make fights. JMM has always done well against Pacquiao, because Pac has trouble with counter-punchers, and JMM is one of the best. But Mayweather is an even better counter-puncher, and bigger, stronger and faster than JMM. JMM needs an aggressive fighter to come to him in order to counter-punch. Mayweather doesn’t offer that opportunity. When JMM, who is not comfortable with being the aggressor, tries to go after someone like Floyd, he’s like a fish out of water, and Floyd can take advantage of that, easily. Granted, JMM has bulked up since he fought Mayweather a few years ago (very little doubt in my mind he’s on PEDs), and Mayweather has probably lost a little of his speed. A rematch would probably not be so lopsided, but I don’t see the outcome being a lot different. And the fight would not be nearly as exciting as the ones with Pacquiao, there would be very little toe-to-toe action.

Retirement for Manny would not be a bad idea. No fight that he likely can make is going to change his legacy at this point. It’s not inconceivable that he and Mayweather could yet meet, but the fight won’t generate nearly the interest it would have 2-3 years ago, and the outcome won’t much affect how these fighters are remembered. They and their handlers will, and should, be remembered as world-class idiots who blew one of the most awaited and definitely the most lucrative match of all time. The legacy of each should be downgraded a notch or two because they avoided the one fight that would have measured their worth more than any other. Arum in particular should go down in history as one of the greediest, most destructive promoters of all time. I can’t think of anyone who has done more to destroy the sport than he has.

But big money is hard to resist, and I think Manny will almost certainly have a few more fights. I would like to see him fight Brandon Rios, who he probably would have fought if he had won this fight, or maybe Robert Guerrero, who may be the best welter in the world now. Guerrero has been calling out Mayweather and Pacquiao for a long time, and after a very convincing win over Andre Berto, he may finally get his chance. He would probably jump at the chance of fighting Pacquiao even now, as it would represent a huge jump in money and exposure for him. But after a vicious KO like that, Pacquiao would probably want to rebound with a lesser opponent, to get his ring confidence back.

Hard to say where Marquez goes from here. At 39, he should be retiring, but he’s now making far more money than he ever did before, so like Pacquiao, he will probably hang on as long as he can continue to make big fights. I guess now he has his pick of anyone in the 140-147 divisions that he wants. I’m not convinced he can win any of those fights, though. As I said before, though he has a style that makes him very good against Pacquiao, that doesn’t necessarily translate well to other fighters, even ones Pacquiao would be expected to beat easily. Noteworthy that even as he was clamoring for the third fight with Pacquiao a few years ago, he was avoiding meeting other fighters that Pacquiao would have been expected to outclass, like Amir Khan.
 
Merckx index said:
Not likely. They fought before, and it was extremely one-sided. JMM only landed a ridiculously low 15% of his punches.

Styles make fights. JMM has always done well against Pacquiao, because Pac has trouble with counter-punchers, and JMM is one of the best. But Mayweather is an even better counter-puncher, and bigger, stronger and faster than JMM. JMM needs an aggressive fighter to come to him in order to counter-punch. Mayweather doesn’t offer that opportunity. When JMM, who is not comfortable with being the aggressor, tries to go after someone like Floyd, he’s like a fish out of water, and Floyd can take advantage of that, easily. Granted, JMM has bulked up since he fought Mayweather a few years ago (very little doubt in my mind he’s on PEDs), and Mayweather has probably lost a little of his speed. A rematch would probably not be so lopsided, but I don’t see the outcome being a lot different. And the fight would not be nearly as exciting as the ones with Pacquiao, there would be very little toe-to-toe action.

Retirement for Manny would not be a bad idea. No fight that he likely can make is going to change his legacy at this point. It’s not inconceivable that he and Mayweather could yet meet, but the fight won’t generate nearly the interest it would have 2-3 years ago, and the outcome won’t much affect how these fighters are remembered. They and their handlers will, and should, be remembered as world-class idiots who blew one of the most awaited and definitely the most lucrative match of all time. The legacy of each should be downgraded a notch or two because they avoided the one fight that would have measured their worth more than any other. Arum in particular should go down in history as one of the greediest, most destructive promoters of all time. I can’t think of anyone who has done more to destroy the sport than he has.

But big money is hard to resist, and I think Manny will almost certainly have a few more fights. I would like to see him fight Brandon Rios, who he probably would have fought if he had won this fight, or maybe Robert Guerrero, who may be the best welter in the world now. Guerrero has been calling out Mayweather and Pacquiao for a long time, and after a very convincing win over Andre Berto, he may finally get his chance. He would probably jump at the chance of fighting Pacquiao even now, as it would represent a huge jump in money and exposure for him. But after a vicious KO like that, Pacquiao would probably want to rebound with a lesser opponent, to get his ring confidence back.

Hard to say where Marquez goes from here. At 39, he should be retiring, but he’s now making far more money than he ever did before, so like Pacquiao, he will probably hang on as long as he can continue to make big fights. I guess now he has his pick of anyone in the 140-147 divisions that he wants. I’m not convinced he can win any of those fights, though. As I said before, though he has a style that makes him very good against Pacquiao, that doesn’t necessarily translate well to other fighters, even ones Pacquiao would be expected to beat easily. Noteworthy that even as he was clamoring for the third fight with Pacquiao a few years ago, he was avoiding meeting other fighters that Pacquiao would have been expected to outclass, like Amir Khan.
Guerrero is a great fighter and deserves a shot. I don't like to see great fighters hanging around too long and getting hurt. Chavez, Leonard, Duran, Hearns and Holmes and many others were beaten up badly late in their careers and it was pointless. Hatton has done the same. Problem is many sportsmen especially boxers don't have their money managed properly.
 
It's easier to look at it the other way around and name the handful of fighting greats who got out on or near the top, and stayed out. Hagler, Marciano, Ricardo Lopez, Napoles maybe. Even Palomino, like Leonard, who swore he'd stay retired, couldn't keep away.

Merckx index said:
They and their handlers will, and should, be remembered as world-class idiots who blew one of the most awaited and definitely the most lucrative match of all time. The legacy of each should be downgraded a notch or two because they avoided the one fight that would have measured their worth more than any other.
Agree 100% there. One of the big things wrong with boxing today in a nutshell

Arum in particular should go down in history as one of the greediest, most destructive promoters of all time. I can’t think of anyone who has done more to destroy the sport than he has.
Don King? Though at least King can be credited with pulling more big fights off, though he screwed a lot of people over. I do realize this is like comparing differ types of manure stench.
 
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I suppose Khan v Marquez could be a good fight in the near future but Khan is so complacent you always fear the worst for him. Loads of class but seems to come unstuck too easily against less than brilliant fighters.

Molina will probably knock him out in their forthcoming fight. :eek:
 
Merckx index said:
Not likely. They fought before, and it was extremely one-sided. JMM only landed a ridiculously low 15% of his punches.

Styles make fights. JMM has always done well against Pacquiao, because Pac has trouble with counter-punchers, and JMM is one of the best. But Mayweather is an even better counter-puncher, and bigger, stronger and faster than JMM. JMM needs an aggressive fighter to come to him in order to counter-punch. Mayweather doesn’t offer that opportunity. When JMM, who is not comfortable with being the aggressor, tries to go after someone like Floyd, he’s like a fish out of water, and Floyd can take advantage of that, easily. Granted, JMM has bulked up since he fought Mayweather a few years ago (very little doubt in my mind he’s on PEDs), and Mayweather has probably lost a little of his speed. A rematch would probably not be so lopsided, but I don’t see the outcome being a lot different. And the fight would not be nearly as exciting as the ones with Pacquiao, there would be very little toe-to-toe action.

Retirement for Manny would not be a bad idea. No fight that he likely can make is going to change his legacy at this point. It’s not inconceivable that he and Mayweather could yet meet, but the fight won’t generate nearly the interest it would have 2-3 years ago, and the outcome won’t much affect how these fighters are remembered. They and their handlers will, and should, be remembered as world-class idiots who blew one of the most awaited and definitely the most lucrative match of all time. The legacy of each should be downgraded a notch or two because they avoided the one fight that would have measured their worth more than any other. Arum in particular should go down in history as one of the greediest, most destructive promoters of all time. I can’t think of anyone who has done more to destroy the sport than he has.

But big money is hard to resist, and I think Manny will almost certainly have a few more fights. I would like to see him fight Brandon Rios, who he probably would have fought if he had won this fight, or maybe Robert Guerrero, who may be the best welter in the world now. Guerrero has been calling out Mayweather and Pacquiao for a long time, and after a very convincing win over Andre Berto, he may finally get his chance. He would probably jump at the chance of fighting Pacquiao even now, as it would represent a huge jump in money and exposure for him. But after a vicious KO like that, Pacquiao would probably want to rebound with a lesser opponent, to get his ring confidence back.

Hard to say where Marquez goes from here. At 39, he should be retiring, but he’s now making far more money than he ever did before, so like Pacquiao, he will probably hang on as long as he can continue to make big fights. I guess now he has his pick of anyone in the 140-147 divisions that he wants. I’m not convinced he can win any of those fights, though. As I said before, though he has a style that makes him very good against Pacquiao, that doesn’t necessarily translate well to other fighters, even ones Pacquiao would be expected to beat easily. Noteworthy that even as he was clamoring for the third fight with Pacquiao a few years ago, he was avoiding meeting other fighters that Pacquiao would have been expected to outclass, like Amir Khan.
Marquez is better prepared to fight at 140+ these days than he was during his original fight with Floyd. I agree that the result would be the same, but I think there might be some merit in the contest (more so than Pac v Floyd or Pac Marquez V).
 
Alpe d'Huez said:
Found a couple in Spanish. Here's 1. Here's another.

I'll say this, he hit him completely flush with all his power, right with Manny coming in. That kind of punch knocks almost anyone out. Still, to see Manny completely out on the canvas like that was something. As Gil Clancy used to say, when they fall on their face they don't get up.

Also, this fight may rejuvenatize boxing a little. In the wake of the Pacquiao-Bradly debacle, and Mayweather's jail time and temper tantrums, when people thought this 4th Pac-Marq fight would be a dud, they instead got two guys who went all out in a fight and finish for the ages.

Here's a funny spoof of it. :D
The first link isn't in Spanish. :D I think it might be Romanian.
 
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Zam_Olyas said:
I hope guerrero v mayweather is a good fight.
I dont think that Guerrero is a thread to Floyd,his body looks like football player not boxer:eek:
Anyway i hope next fight is gonna be Mayweather v Canelo:cool:
 
Stanley Christodoulou sucks! 118-109 really????? Wtf.

I thought A. Trout fought a good fight.

Gutted for Steve Cunningham as well. I really cant stand Tyson Fury! As Andre Ward put it -Whatever Tyson Fury is selling, I'm not buying.

Anyway, I hope Danny Garcia puts Zab Judah to sleep this saturday. Kostya Tszyu style...

Sergio Martinez will put a boxing clinic on Martin Murray.
 
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Yeah thought Trout put up a good show and that score was silly.

Big Tyson keeps on going, he's entertaining one way or another.

Murray is good but can't see him having much success against Martinez.

Also in the real biggest fight of the weekend will Audley become Wilders 28th K.O!
 
Cyivel said:
Also in the real biggest fight of the weekend will Audley become Wilders 28th K.O!
Every time Audley have stepped up in competition he has been sparked out. I think the same happens against Wilder.

I’m not sold on Wilder at all though. I know he started boxing kinda late, but anyway he haven’t fought a live body his entire pro career.

His padded record is very, very misleading, the admittedly few times I have watched him he’s actually looked garbage.

Wilder has pop though, I give him that and Audley actually looks petrified against heavy-hitters. It took David Price some 82secs to get him outta there. Not to mention the farce against David Haye.

Wilder by KO. But I seriously doubt Wilder will remote to anything special in the future!
 
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Jakob747 said:
Every time Audley have stepped up in competition he has been sparked out. I think the same happens against Wilder.

I’m not sold on Wilder at all though. I know he started boxing kinda late, but anyway he haven’t fought a live body his entire pro career.

His padded record is very, very misleading, the admittedly few times I have watched him he’s actually looked garbage.

Wilder has pop though, I give him that and Audley actually looks petrified against heavy-hitters. It took David Price some 82secs to get him outta there. Not to mention the farce against David Haye.

Wilder by KO. But I seriously doubt Wilder will remote to anything special in the future!
Classic Audley tonight.
 
ILovecycling said:
I dont think that Guerrero is a thread to Floyd,his body looks like football player not boxer:eek:
Anyway i hope next fight is gonna be Mayweather v Canelo:cool:
I wouldn't be underestimating Guerrero. He is a class boxer. He must have bulked up. He did not look so muscular last time I saw him fight.
 

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