Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by iQon, Sep 19, 2009.

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  1. iQon

    iQon Starter

    Doesn't look like many boxing fans are here, but does anyone have any links to sites that give you access to a stream if you pay for it? If you have to PM, that's fine, but this is one of those fights I don't wanna miss. Most free streams are unreliable.
  2. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Crap the booze out.

    1,259 will be showing it hopefully. That's where I usually watch fights.

    I'm pumped for this one but the marketing has dropped the ball completely. I even almost forgot about this fight and I'm a huge Mayweather fan scared about it.
  3. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Crap the booze out.

    Every fight Floyd Mayweather blows me away. I thought this was a bad fight for him to take. Marquez BEAT Pacquiao not too long ago (despite the robbery), but Floyd made the guy look terrible.

    I even felt bad for Marquez and started giving him rounds due to his effort and heart- even though he was clearly outboxed 12 rounds out of 12.

    Floyd is the smoothest and best fighter (technically)of all time. And the only reason he'll never get the credit is because he's too smart to brawl with people. I have never seen another boxer with a better defense, better reflexes, speed, or precision.

    The guy's a scientist.
  4. bigg

    bigg Titan Fan

    I couldn't said it better myself.
  5. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

    I knew this fight was going to be a wash when I saw the scales. Yes, Marquez beat Pacquiao (in my mind once, the tie could was a valid draw IMO), but they were both 10+ less than what he was fighting Mayweather at. Mayweather is comfortable at 144+ at this point, Marquez probably is not. This was a ridiculous move by his manager/team.

    Anyway, what else can be said about Mayweather. I find the guy's personality to be a total bore and put him in the Kanye West celebrity bin, but my god can he box. He's approaching, in my mind, top 5 all-time P4P in terms of simple pure boxing skill. A year a go a friend asked me who was better as a pure boxer, Whitaker or Mayweather. I thought Sweet Pea was smoother, but at this point I'd have to go with Floyd. His defense is absolutely ABSURD - those who have actually trained can recognize just how jaw-droppingly, head-shakingly smooth his movements are to come in-and-out of the pocket and still able to counter with incredibly accurate punches. It's a treat to watch him box, and this display was no different.

    I can't see Pacquiao getting past Mayweather if he can even cross Cotto (his first true welterweight test). I don't think his "size" advantage at 147 (that's going to be the catchweight, Roach will make sure of it) will honestly be an obstacle. Marquez was prime, and looked b-a-d (and he's still IMO top 10 p4p right now). That's just what happens when you fight Mayweather; world-class fighters who have plenty of skill and ability are made to look absolutely silly.
  6. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Crap the booze out.

    Yeah. I always prided myself on being good with head-movement and being unhittable back when I'd box as a kid, but this is totally different. Even in amateurs most boxers are throwing punches from 1 angle.

    So when I see Floyd with his hands dropped against the fastest guys on earth, and making them seem as if they're in slow motion due to seeing their punches come- and weaving out of the way... it blows my mind.

    The guy's reflexes are incredible. And due to not taking many shots and being such a smart fighter- I think he's got more time left in him than most boxers his age or even older.
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