Apr 29 2009

My Take on Pacquiao vs Hatton

Here’s my prediction for the BIG fight this weekend. I think it will live up to the hype. If you disagree with my take.. let me know!

I think Manny is going to win because he’s simply the better fighter with the better team.

Floyd Sr. has been talking a lot of shit saying Manny hasn’t improved and is an amateurish fighter. That dude is crazy because amateurish fighters don’t beat Marquez. What the hell do you call that mitt work that they do and those pity pat punches that are being thrown?

I feel Manny is far more a complete fighter than Ricky and has beaten better world class fighters.

Sure Ricky has been improving in the gym but that’s in the gym. Why is everyone basing his improvement against Paulie Malignaggi when he just punked Paulie out in that fight as Paulie didn’t even fight back.. Plus Paulie is a pillow puncher. When a fighter fights a guy with no power he’s far more brave and when there’s no resistance he looks better than he actually is.

Some people are saying that remember Manny was stopped twice to the body.. Ya, so the fuck what. That was early in his career and it wasn’t but a few fights ago that Ricky was ko’d by a fighter in Floyd who is really a soft puncher. Juan Lazcano hurt Ricky pretty good too and Urango hurt Ricky pretty good to the body too.

So people are liking Hatton’s chances better cause he has a trainer talking stupid shit disrespecting Manny for the real fighter that he is.

The fact is Ricky rose 7 lbs in weight and had problems at 147. Manny has been rising up in weight over the years starting his career at 106! He has been kicking ass since working with Roach. Roach made him into a two handed better fighter.

That’s an accomplished fighter AND trainer. The jury is still out on Floyd Sr. and Hatton.

Despite what Atlas says about Manny not being hungry enough anymore to have peeked I strongly disagree…. STRONGLY. Look at Manny’s character. That’s all I get to say.

For Ricky to win he has to get Manny off his game plan, rough him up, maul him, bang his body, time him and punch with him.

That’s going to be hard to do cause Manny is so battle tested, sharp from being active and winning, and just too fast and smart to allow that to happen. He’s going to come in on Ricky from different angles, time Ricky coming in, use his head movement to create openings while ripping Ricky’s body to set him up for a late round ass beating. Speed kills, real speed behind a relentless fucking viscous style.

Now I think Ricky will certainly make a fight out of it for a few rounds but the better corner in this fight will be also telling and that’s team Pacquiao as Freddie will guide Manny to victory in the corner with Manny listening to Freddie’s advice and following it out. Their bond and big fight experience with one another is a BIG factor that many experts are missing. That’s HUGE in a fight of this magnitude. People are going to see how important solid corner work is in this fight, how it makes a significant and decisive difference.

When Ricky gets tired and frustrated will he listen to Floyd or revert back to the reckless Ricky of old? Good question isn’t it? Roach can talk smack because he knows his fighter and they both REALLY trust one another, Floyd better hope the same for he and Hatton or it’s going to get bad fast.

Pacquiao late round stoppage. With Ricky fighting gallantly all till the end.


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Apr 15 2009

Oscar’s Retirement Was LONG overdue.

So Oscar finally announced his retirement. He should have done that after the Hopkins loss as he was never a world class fighter since.

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Oscar was very good for boxing attracting many fans but he put on a charade as a fighter for many years just fighting mega events against hand picked fighters for millions.

Unlike his partners Hopkins and Mosley he wasn’t putting in the time and effort to be considered a world class fighter.

They continue to hone their craft while Oscar just liked the limelight alone. The proof is in their fights and big wins. Hopkins and Mosley have posted their biggest wins at the twilight’s of their careers while Oscar has continued to decline, hence the retirement.

The hardcore fans won’t miss Oscar. HBO and the casinos will. Oscar was nothing but a glamorous business attraction for the later part of his career instead of a awesome fighter turning back the challenges of the best.

Now he can safely continue his mega business transactions safely out of the ring. Let the real old school fighters like Hopkins, Mosley, and Marquez show him how it’s done and how dedication to BOXING as a whole rewards success late in their careers.

In the end, Oscar proved what good matchmaking and promotion can do for a career, while at the same time how lack of focus, dedication, and passion for the skill of the game can come back and bite you in the ass hard. This is where Oscar failed himself through out his career. This is why he got old quick and the well went dry while Hopkins’s, Mosley’s, and Marquez’s continue to run over with big wins.

Oscar did have a few big wins in his career but always seemed to choke in the big fights. To this day I say Whitaker, Quartey, and Sturm beat him. I think it showed what lack of a real fighter he was to not give them any rematches. It was off to the next big promotion with the focus on business and not the glory of winning decisively.

Oscar is a great promoter and he will make boxing better with Golden Boy Promotions. I wish him the best with that and I’m glad he finally gave up the act of posing as a fighter while wanting respect as one at the same time.