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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:19 am 
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MORALES NEEDED HELP NO ONE COULD GIVE

By William Dettloff

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When heavyweight prospect Duane Bobick was getting ready to face John Tate in 1979, Bobick’s management hired a team of sports doctors, nutritionists, and fitness experts to test Bobick, counsel him and run him through a battery of what was, for then, high-tech drills and sophisticated endurance exercises.

Bobick was, after all, a white, American heavyweight who could punch and therefore seemed worth the investment.

A writer asked Ace Miller, Tate’s great old trainer, what he thought of Bobick’s training methods. “They make it seem real complicated,” he said. “It’s simple. Either your boy can fight, or he can’t fight. My boy can fight.”

Tate knocked out Bobick in the first round.

That was one of the thoughts that ran through my mind as I watched Manny Pacquiao obliterate Erik Morales on Saturday night. Morales, you’ll recall, gave himself the best chance he could by hiring, at a reported cost of somewhere between $50,000 and $75,000 and to great fanfare, the Velocity Sports Performance Center in Los Angeles.

They helped him get down to weight gradually, without starving himself, and you could see the difference: Morales looked ripped, but not desiccated and weak, as he normally did in the last few days before a fight. He was light and right.

It didn’t matter. Either your boy can fight or he can’t fight, and Pacquiao can fight. Morales can’t anymore, at least at the level he’d need to in order to stay with Pacquiao. It may be that no one can.

The other thought I had, as I watched Morales at the end sitting on the canvas clear-eyed and shaking his head, is that he looked just like Alexis Arguello did at the end of his second fight with Aaron Pryor.

Arguello was one of the great warriors of his era, just as Morales has been of his. To see him quit like that was disquieting, but understandable.

Pryor’s speed and power overwhelmed Arguello in their first fight, just as Morales was overwhelmed by Pacquiao’s in their second meeting. Both Arguello and Morales gave it another shot against their obvious superiors, and were thrashed to such a degree that they submitted.

Arguello fought a couple of times after the second loss to Pryor, retired, came back 12 years later, fought twice and struggled mightily through a largely hellish post-boxing life.

I’m hoping things turn out better for Morales. He’s earned it, and then some.


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while Buboy prepared tinola with malunngay


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Thats an excessive amount of money mate :D I wonder why Erik looks like a depleted tire :banghead:


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joy_marlo wrote:
while Buboy prepared tinola with malunngay


not your regular tinola w/ malunggay ... it's "Buboy's Hi-Velocity Tinola"


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Well he ended up saving $925,000 because he was not going to make the weight without their help.

Velocity did their job, which was to have Erik come in under 130lbs. Erik would have paid $1M had he come in two pounds over.


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joy_marlo wrote:
while Buboy prepared tinola with malunngay


not your regular tinola w/ malunggay ... it's "Buboy's Hi-Velocity Tinola"


Exactly :D The tinolang manok with malunggay & papaya :toast: :beer:


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Arum was the one who paid for it. Not Eric.


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Mr. P wrote:
Well he ended up saving $925,000 because he was not going to make the weight without their help.

Velocity did their job, which was to have Erik come in under 130lbs. Erik would have paid $1M had he come in two pounds over.


what he said. :D

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Bisayan_Shaolin wrote:
Thats an excessive amount of money mate :D I wonder why Erik looks like a depleted tire :banghead:


But it was successful in bringing his weight down..he could have spent more because several pounds overweight and still loose on the 5th round..


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.....and Velocity became $50-70 grand richer...im sure nobody would hire that company again :throwup: :throwup:


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froiluke wrote:
.....and Velocity became $50-70 grand richer...im sure nobody would hire that company again :throwup: :throwup:


did you know that USA had a lot of LARD A$$ESS that you can imagine?

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boxingfan wrote:
Arum was the one who paid for it. Not Eric.


maybe he did pay for it.
but in the end, bawas din yun sa paycheck ni EM.
(trans. god knows hudas not pay)

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MrBoxOffice wrote:
boxingfan wrote:
Arum was the one who paid for it. Not Eric.


maybe he did pay for it.
but in the end, bawas din yun sa paycheck ni EM.
(trans. god knows hudas not pay)


Lahat nang expenses, bawas yan sa purse. $75,000 is not bad, considering that if he doesn't make weight he pays $500,000/pound. Pero Manny also trained twice as long as before so that made the difference.


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I think Velocity should learn how to cook tinolang manok too...hehehehe...
Old school vs. Advance school....


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Johnny.Rooks wrote:
froiluke wrote:
.....and Velocity became $50-70 grand richer...im sure nobody would hire that company again :throwup: :throwup:


did you know that USA had a lot of LARD A$$ESS that you can imagine?
...for boxing purposes i mean.. :) yeah yeah EM made the required weight limit for the fight,but where is the power that theyve been talking about? Manny was hit with some solid shots but he just shrugged it off! Simply,Velocity lost some credibility on their so called "pet project". :lol: :lol:


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