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    Mayweather or Pacquiao?

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    I'm not all that much of a boxing fan, but I can't help but hear about all the hype of the upcoming fight.

    I'm not going to pay to watch it, so I'll just have to settle to hear about who wins. Anyways, if I was asked to choose one, I'd like to see Pacquiao win. Don't know if he has a chance in Hell though.

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    Mayweather ducked the fight for a long time, so he may not be supremely confident. Yeah, lots of hype on ESPN. I see that the Pay-for-view fee on Dish is $99. I vaguely remember (most of my memories are more or less vague nowadays) watching championship fights on TV - maybe on The Friday Night Fights? - for no charge at all.

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    Maybe it's just me, but who cares. They are both over the hill age wise for fighters and the pay day is huge.

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    Would like to see a good old fashioned slobber-knocker...
    taking turns trading punches (ain't gonna happen). I see Mayweather dancing around
    and keeping his distance, while Manny is the aggressor trying to separate Floyd's head from his neck.
    Not worth the $100 for me to see it....That coin will take me 2 states away tomorrow...( food and fuel )

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    Pacquiao

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    Even bars are charging ($25-30) to get in since there is a $5,000 fee to show it in a business (bar). Working on getting a group to rent at my place, lol.

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    I can't get hyped much about two guys under 5' 9" and maybe a buck fifty soaking wet boxing. I'd rather watch a Bruce Lee or Jet Li flick.

    What ever happened to heavy weights boxing?

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    Anyone know what time the fight starts?

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    11-11:30ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAPnRACK View Post
    11-11:30ish.

    Yeah, I just did some research and found out 11:30 EST, give or take a few minutes.

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    Sounds as if Mayweather remains undefeated.

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    I was skeptical of his 'supposedly hand picked opponents'....easy fights to inflate his record.
    I will give him credit for out boxing the one man I thought would beat him.....
    Mayweather's hand speed and defense showed they are for real against a worthy opponent.
    Just glad I didn't drop a big bill to watch it....now I'm off (with that $100) to ride through the mountains of NH
    and maybe cross over into VT for some lunch before heading back here to the Atlantic Ocean.

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    I never missed boxing matches when they were televised free to the public. There really were some great boxers, then, despite all the greed and corruption that eventually ruined it. When Joe Frazier and Muhammed Ali were having to survive matches with guys like Ken Norton, George Foreman, and Ernie Shavers to get a shot at the heavyweight title, boxing was very exciting. All the guys Sugar Ray Leonard had to beat to get at Roberto Durran were great welterweights, too: Thomas Hearn, Wilfredo Benitez, and others I can't remember their names. Then there were the slug-fest middleweight battles between Vito Antefermo and Marvin Hagler, and eventually Hagler-Leonard, when he moved up to middle weight. Great matches.

    I can't get very excited about either of these guys, especially since I can't watch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    I never missed boxing matches when they were televised free to the public. There really were some great boxers, then, despite all the greed and corruption that eventually ruined it. When Joe Frazier and Muhammed Ali were having to survive matches with guys like Ken Norton, George Foreman, and Ernie Shavers to get a shot at the heavyweight title, boxing was very exciting. All the guys Sugar Ray Leonard had to beat to get at Roberto Durran were great welterweights, too: Thomas Hearn, Wilfredo Benitez, and others I can't remember their names. Then there were the slug-fest middleweight battles between Vito Antefermo and Marvin Hagler, and eventually Hagler-Leonard, when he moved up to middle weight. Great matches.

    I can't get very excited about either of these guys, especially since I can't watch it.
    We got to watch the 'up-and-comers' fight the journeymen they had to defeat to even be considered contenders. Remember Tiger Jones? He got a lot of TV fights from being a middling good boxer and quality tester.

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    Sorry, I was six years old when Tiger Jones whipped Sugar Ray Robinson, so all I remember is hearing his name mentioned occasionally, when watching another fight, years later. But, he definitely had some good days against some very good boxers.

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    I'm not a boxing fan, but fights like that come along only once in a very great while. Or let's say "what should have been a fight....". As it was, Pacquiao clearly won the "fight". All Mayweather did was make sure that he himself didn't lose the fight. Pacquiao did all the attacking, was the aggressor the whole fight, and had Mayweather on the ropes a lot. All Mayweather did was spend 12-rounds trying to stay alive. Those judges with their score cards were idiots.

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    Here I thought you were talking about saddles or holsters for western single action revolvers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion8 View Post
    I'm not a boxing fan, but fights like that come along only once in a very great while. Or let's say "what should have been a fight....". As it was, Pacquiao clearly won the "fight". All Mayweather did was make sure that he himself didn't lose the fight. Pacquiao did all the attacking, was the aggressor the whole fight, and had Mayweather on the ropes a lot. All Mayweather did was spend 12-rounds trying to stay alive. Those judges with their score cards were idiots.
    This type of thing has been going on ever since Muhammed Ali's 'rope a dope' strategy, after he got too old to go toe to toe with guys like Ken Norton and Joe Frazier. Ken Norton got screwed on a regular basis, because he just showed up and slugged it out, without all the showbiz hype. Larry Holmes was the first heavyweight champ I ever saw who didn't have knockout power, and he held on for years against better 'punchers.' I finally quit watching boxing because I was sick of seeing him get decisions I disagreed with.

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