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#1 Posted on 14.11.10 1053.27
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Margarito gave it everything he had. Even though he took a pounding every round he was still one big punch away from potentially knocking Pacquiao down.

Pacquiao is just a machine though. They have him down as landing 474 punches, and they weren't mostly love taps either, the guy just doesn't stop throwing and doesn't seem to tire out.

The fight could have been called in round 11 or 12. Margarito was a deadman walking. In this concussion aware society it was a little amazing that it wasn't.

Manny Pacquiao is just an awesome fighter, and I'm not sure if they are ever going to find a legit opponent for him while he is in his prime, which would be a shame for the sport and the fans.

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#2 Posted on 14.11.10 1627.28
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When they showed the Weigh Ins on ESPN, they were commenting on how light Pacquiao was, and doubted he was in the shape to last the fight.
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#3 Posted on 15.11.10 1124.41
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    When they showed the Weigh Ins on ESPN, they were commenting on how light Pacquiao was, and doubted he was in the shape to last the fight.


That sounds like something that a SportsCenter anchor would say, not a learned ESPN boxing expert. Unless it was Teddy Atlas, who makes no sense anyway.

Manny Pacquiao is just an awesome fighter, and I'm not sure if they are ever going to find a legit opponent for him while he is in his prime, which would be a shame for the sport and the fans.

These guys are ALL "legit opponents". That is why Manny is so great and also why he is the anti-Floyd Mayweather, who hand picks less dangerous fights. Manny was generally considered a big underdog to Oscar (which seems ludicrous in retrospect, but that's how it was) and he had been fighting the Moraleses, Barreras, and Marquezes of the world for the last ten years. His resumé is pretty ridiculous.
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#4 Posted on 15.11.10 1523.51
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    These guys are ALL "legit opponents". That is why Manny is so great and also why he is the anti-Floyd Mayweather, who hand picks less dangerous fights. Manny was generally considered a big underdog to Oscar (which seems ludicrous in retrospect, but that's how it was) and he had been fighting the Moraleses, Barreras, and Marquezes of the world for the last ten years. His resumé is pretty ridiculous.


I'm not saying he's not fighting tough guys or dodging fights, but the cream of the crop isn't as creamy as it used to be. He's fighting the best he can find, but only a boxing diehard knows most of those names.

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