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Post by ksl » Sun, 10 Apr 2011 2:44 am

Pacman V's Mayweather 7th of May can anyone confirm this?

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Post by beirnes » Sun, 10 Apr 2011 8:15 pm

I think it's a bit short notice for such a huge fight unless Mosley has pulled out & Mayweather has stepped in in his place. Reckon it's a wind-up unforunately!

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Post by JayCee » Mon, 11 Apr 2011 3:24 pm

Not a chance, for something that big they will have months of build up, the 24/7 series on HBO etc...

Not to mention the fact that Mayweather would never take a fight at a month's notice. Plus the fact that he's a pussy who won't fight Pacquiao until Pacquiao is about 37-38 and past it, like he's done with 90% of the opponents he's fought in the last few years

I used to be a huge boxing fan but this kind of crap is the reason I don't bother anymore and watch UFC instead

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Post by ksl » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:48 am

Looks like its Paqman and Mosley on the 7th May. Mosley went the distance with Mayweather, he had his chance in the 2nd almost knocking Mayweather out. You can find it on youtube.

http://www.ticketnetwork.com/tix/manny- ... ?kbid=5805

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Post by JayCee » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:21 am

ksl wrote:Looks like its Paqman and Mosley on the 7th May. Mosley went the distance with Mayweather, he had his chance in the 2nd almost knocking Mayweather out. You can find it on youtube.

http://www.ticketnetwork.com/tix/manny- ... ?kbid=5805
Are you Bob Arum's marketing director? :lol:

This is not a tricky or tough fight for Pacquiao, he's just fighting him for the money, nothing more nothing less. Pacquiao is almost as bad as Mayweather in that respect, they both fight old guys who are past their primes or guys coming off a loss, no denying they are the best 2 fighters in the world but it's frustrating when neither ever pushes themself.

Shane went the distance with Mayweather but it was the most one-sided 12 fight you could see and if Mayweather had pushed himself a bit more (he never does) he could have finished the fight. Shane landed a couple in the second round but every fighter has a puncher's chance - Hatton and Zab Judah did similar but couldn't finish it off and then Mayweather just weathers the storm and strolls to an easy victory.

Shane's 40 now and I doubt he'll win a round against Pacquiao, it's just not a competitive fight in any sense of the word, Mosley brings a name but little else to this fight (the same as Cotto, Margarito, Morales, De La Hoya etc... who were all damaged goods by the time Pacquiao got to them)

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Post by ksl » Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:55 pm

Are you Bob Arum's marketing director?
Wouldn't mind the commission on those ringside seats :P :wink:

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Post by morenangpinay » Mon, 25 Apr 2011 1:13 am

that wont happen...mayweather will be in jail before he fights pacman. Plus Pacman will be retiring soon so he lost the chance. Hes a chicken.

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Post by ksl » Sat, 07 May 2011 2:57 pm

Big fight Manny and Sugar Mosley is it on anywhere? Must be sunday morning!

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Post by BillyB » Sat, 07 May 2011 7:43 pm

ksl wrote:Big fight Manny and Sugar Mosley is it on anywhere? Must be sunday morning!
Its actually on Starhub on 202 from 9-1pm accounting for delays in the earlier fights. I am really hoping its free to view because I don't fancy my chances of calling up SH customer services, paying by CC if its pay for view and getting the fight instantly!!

I reckon some of the Filipina bars in OT might be opening early morning to show it, or maybe some at BQ?

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Post by ksl » Sun, 08 May 2011 1:43 am

BillyB wrote:
ksl wrote:Big fight Manny and Sugar Mosley is it on anywhere? Must be sunday morning!
Its actually on Starhub on 202 from 9-1pm accounting for delays in the earlier fights. I am really hoping its free to view because I don't fancy my chances of calling up SH customer services, paying by CC if its pay for view and getting the fight instantly!!

I reckon some of the Filipina bars in OT might be opening early morning to show it, or maybe some at BQ?
yes it's pay per view starts at 9 a.m, a friend of mine is watching it, and contacted me :D

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Post by JayCee » Wed, 11 May 2011 12:45 pm

It was on supersports which isn't pay-per-view (although if you're like me and not paying for starhub's sports package to watch this fight you would have had to subscribe which is basically PPV in those circumstances)

I watched it while on the bike at fitness first fusionopolis, totally predictable and boring fight and not once did any of the tv people mention Mayweather as a possible future opponent after the fight, all they spoke about was Marquez (oh great, Pacquiao fights yet another over the hill old man coming off a loss, what a surprise)

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Post by BillyB » Wed, 11 May 2011 2:04 pm

The fight was boring - Mosley didn't turn up but I think that has all to do with Pacquiao's pace and angles. I was looking forward to the undercard too as was curious as to how Pavlik would box after all his problems, but the fight was static. In reality, the only real highlight for me were the last two rounds of Arce's fight.

They are out to kill the Marquez debate off once and for all and shut the critics up who felt he was cheated on a split decision last time. After that, provided Mayweather doesn't get locked up, I hope they set up the big one. I'm sure Amir Khan will fancy his chances at getting a shot at Pacquiao too, having sparred with him and kept him on his toes......apparently.

I think in his present condition and form, Pacquaio would wipe anyone out including Mayweather.

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Post by JayCee » Wed, 11 May 2011 4:03 pm

Yeah I understand the Marquez thing, I just don't think it'll be competitive now as Marquez is older and slower now and Pacquiao is hitting his peak. Marquez didn't win a round against Mayweather and I doubt he'll get much change from Pacquiao this time if it happens, I think most people think that too.

Pacquiao is a great fighter no doubt, it just gets up my nose a bit all this talk of him being one of the best ever, especially when Bob Arum comes out that he's the best he's seen in 45 years :x Sorry, but in the last 45 years we had Hagler, Hearns, Leonard, Ali, Julio Cesar Chavez etc... Pacquiao doesn't get to be talked about in the same terms as those guys in my opinion as he's not fought anyone dangerous in a long time now, look at his last few fights

Mosley - 39 years old and coming off a loss to Mayweather
Margarito - lost to Mosley
Clottey - lost to Cotto
Hatton - had already been busted up by Mayweather and was pretty much done at this point due to his out of the ring activities
De La Hoya - how old and weight drained was he?

I'm not saying Mayweather doesn't do this too by the way, he's just as bad as Pacquiao for this stuff but he seems to get more stick for it, probably because he's a bit of a dick and Pacquiao seems like a nice guy.

I think they're both probably victims of being in an era without too many great fighters, which makes it all the more annoying that they don't face eachother, it's the defining fight of both their careers and neither can stand with the greats if they don't get it on (imagine if the fab 4 had never fought eachother, what a loss that would have been)

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Post by BillyB » Wed, 11 May 2011 8:14 pm

I think you hit the nail on the head with your last statement. This century has seen some pretty average world champions, which is probably a harsh statement as you are only as good as the people you beat, but its hardly a sport bulging with box-office raw talent at the moment.

I used to love watching the footage of Robinson and then the Ali, Frazier era, but my favourite (probably biased because I was alive to watch it) was the Eubank, Benn, Bowe, Tyson era! Those were the days. Even Prince Naseem had that box-office pull.

In the noughties, wow, how lucky we were to be treated to Calzaghe, The Klitchko's, Amir Khan etc!! Pile of sh*te!!

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Post by JayCee » Thu, 12 May 2011 11:59 am

Ah yes, I remember the Benn, Eubank, Watson, Collins days fondly, especially as I used to hate Eubank and always watched to see him lose :lol: (I can appreciate him a lot more nowadays though, I was young then). Just a shame Eubank or Benn never stepped in with Roy Jones at his peak, I'm one of the few who think they'd have both had a chance. Benn's fight with McClellan is still the best fight I've ever seen, followed closely by Morales-Barrera 1.

Even going back to the mid-late-nineties you had Holyfield and Lennox Lewis and a lot of other fighters (Golota, Morrison, Moorer, McCall etc...) who, whilst not judged to be particularly good at the time, put the current crop of heavyweights to shame.

The noughties are a disaster, 90% the reason for the rise in popularity of MMA (in particular the UFC) as at least you see the top guys fight there occasionally. When was the last true boxing superfight where both guys were top of their game? I truly can't remember :(

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