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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:41 am 
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Dissection: Pacquiao and Larios



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Last night's fight was probably the best I've seen Manny "Pacman"
Pacquiao. He was cool and calculating, he didn't rush things, he took
the fight as it comes. He was like a surgeon atop the ring, cutting up
his opponent a piece at a time. He initiated when he's suppose to,
and he laid back at times and wait for Larios to come at him.

I was pleasantly surprised with Manny, he added a lot to his arsenal
since his Blow-by-Blow days. Like what Col. Bob Sheridan's been saying
over and over again, you can never be short with your punches if you're
up against Manny, he'll will make you pay. He used to be a straight-
forward type of a boxer, just what Erik used to say, "He can't fight back-
wards". Not anymore. Manny's getting smarter everytime he fights, which
is more bad news for his future opponents.

And I"m sure you've noticed how Manny tried to copy Winky Wright's
vaunted stonewall defense, taking most of his opponent's punches
with his gloves, arms, or shoulders, except for some lapses specially
in the 3rd round. But he did quite well, considering he used to be known
as a one-trick-pony.

He was also trying to do some of PBF's moves, which is to spin away from
the ropes and swing his body from side to side, his chin tucked safely
under his shoulders while his opponent tries to flail away with his mitts.

Pacman used to be a headhunter, not anymore. Just like what Jinky,
Joanna and all the women out there always say, "The way to a man's
heart is through his stomach!" He attacks the body with the same
efficiency of a logger chopping away at a tree. And I always know that
the body is a much easier target, the head can move but the body can't.

I'm really very impressed with Pacquiao last night, even though he
couldn't finish Larios off, it could be a blessing in disguise as this fight
could've prepare him well for the tough fights ahead waiting for him.

As for Oscar "Chololo" Larios? I doff my hat off to him for bringing it.
Larios epitomized what are Mexican warriors are all about. There's just
no quit in him. He kept coming out for more. He didn't mind at all
even if he's on the receiving end of Pacman's Cleto Reyes gloves,
at least it's made in Mexico, if it is any consolation.

He was so sure of himself last night. He fought a valiant fight, he fought
fire with fire. He had his moments too, specially when he caught Pacman
by surprise in the 3rd round. He had Manny on queer streets, but that
scene was rare and so few last night. And unfortunately, he was up
against an immovable force.

I'm sure he represented his proud Aztec race well last night, and I won't
be surprise if he gets a lot of offers, after he showed to the world what
heart is all about. I could be wrong, but I could be right too by saying
that he could give his fellow countrymen, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio
Barrera a run for their money. I'm sure I've swayed a few of my fellow
Paclanders here after they read my article!
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AMEN SIR! GREAT!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:44 am 
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pound4pound1 wrote:
sorry fellas...i was expecting a more dominating performance from the so-called #1-2 p4p fighter in the world...PAC is lucky that larios doesnt have serios power because that fight woulda been over in the 3rd round...


as did i (expected a more dominating performance). but i really believe Pac was just on cruise control. whether he was conserving his energy because he knew his preparation wasn't 100% or not, i was impressed how he was seemingly toying with Larios. from what i saw, it looked like he was trying out new techniques and that was enjoyable viewing in itself.

i saw no urgency in Pac against Larios. he wasn't going for the KO as he did when he was fighting the 3 elite Mexicans.

i think pareng observer said it best with his article.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:47 am 
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Good Dissection from Observer! :beer: :toast:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:49 am 
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venom wrote:
pound4pound1 wrote:
sorry fellas...i was expecting a more dominating performance from the so-called #1-2 p4p fighter in the world...PAC is lucky that larios doesnt have serios power because that fight woulda been over in the 3rd round...


as did i (expected a more dominating performance). but i really believe Pac was just on cruise control. whether he was conserving his energy because he knew his preparation wasn't 100% or not, i was impressed how he was seemingly toying with Larios. from what i saw, it looked like he was trying out new techniques and that was enjoyable viewing in itself.

i saw no urgency in Pac against Larios. he wasn't going for the KO as he did when he was fighting the 3 elite Mexicans.

i think pareng observer said it best with his article.




i think that left hook to PAC's chin had something to do with the fight being stretched...i had PAC losing the feel-out 1st round and had him winning the 2nd and beggining to gain steam until he got caught in the 3rd...personally, i would rate this as a B- performance and am thankful that he didnt take a crap in front of the hometown...now its back to the US for some serious training

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:01 am 
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pound4pound1 wrote:
venom wrote:
pound4pound1 wrote:
sorry fellas...i was expecting a more dominating performance from the so-called #1-2 p4p fighter in the world...PAC is lucky that larios doesnt have serios power because that fight woulda been over in the 3rd round...


as did i (expected a more dominating performance). but i really believe Pac was just on cruise control. whether he was conserving his energy because he knew his preparation wasn't 100% or not, i was impressed how he was seemingly toying with Larios. from what i saw, it looked like he was trying out new techniques and that was enjoyable viewing in itself.

i saw no urgency in Pac against Larios. he wasn't going for the KO as he did when he was fighting the 3 elite Mexicans.

i think pareng observer said it best with his article.




i think that left hook to PAC's chin had something to do with the fight being stretched...i had PAC losing the feel-out 1st round and had him winning the 2nd and beggining to gain steam until he got caught in the 3rd...personally, i would rate this as a B- performance and am thankful that he didnt take a crap in front of the hometown...now its back to the US for some serious training


i'd give him a B.

lol, yeah same here. i was like oh crap! when he was getting tagged in the 3rd.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:39 am 
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I agree with Freddies 6 from a possible 10 rating of PACs performance against Larios.

From the start PAC looked a bit disinterested and definitely looked like he was holding back because his work rate was no where near his fight against MAB or EM.

PACs short training period, late night activities, promotional commitments, and hometown decision advantage, could be the reasons behind his luckluster performance.

Larios was obviously very well conditioned for the fight. His legs where pretty much steady all throughout.


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