Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao Scorecard by glassjoe


scorecard by GLASSJOE
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FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.
10
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10
116
MANNY PACQUIAO
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9
112

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Floyd hit Pacquiao more than I remembered. I think Pacquiao was doing the exact opposite of what he needed to do to win. He needed to hit at angles, he hit in a straight line. He needed to cut off the ring, Floyd took the center(except for rounds 4,6, and the end of 10). He needed to move his head, ZERO head movement. This last one is the most important, he needed to start fast.

If your someone like Floyd who doesn't watch his opponent before a fight, then you need to keep them uncomfortable. You can not under any circumstance give them time to figure you out. Especially if your fighting Floyd. If Pacquiao would have simply started faster he would found himself ahead early and would have built confidence early. The only time Pacquiao fought with confidence was in round 4 after he hurt Mayweather. From then on it was Floyd dominating the action inside the paint.

The other advantage of starting fast is that if your fighting a guy like Floyd who RARELY and I mean rarely finds himself behind in a fight is that as the rounds go on then he might want to let his hands go more. He might create openings for himself by say trying to turn the tide of a fight with a punch or just because you are starting to doubt your offense.

I thought I would find a fair amount of things that Floyd was doing wrong but I didn't find much. When he got hurt in round 4 it's because he stayed in the pocket for too long. The only other problem is that guys like Floyd can sometimes get too caught up with their defense. What I mean is that they can become so obsessed with making their opponent ineffective by slipping, sliding, weaving that they forget to generate any offense of their own. Also when you are trapped in this defensive zone you often leave your opponent chances to land punches provided they can get off first.

That didn't happen often but when it did Pacquiao failed to capitalize on it. Is Floyd unbeatable? No. Off the top of my head I can think of a few fighters who would beat him. Erislandy Lara, Amir Khan, Kell Brook, Keith Thurman, and I personally think the Charlo Brothers are the future of boxing so I would go with them too.

Damn, that's the most boxing that I've talked in a while. Now I got to go back to the Horror Science Fiction story that I'm writing. It'll be worth $800!!!

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I know you wrote this a long time ago and I didn't reply before but I just have to comment, you said exactly what needed to be said and I 100% agree about Mayweather vs Pacquiao and it is great that you actually go into detail about the fight instead of swearing and just say one is far better than the other like many people do. I can only nod as I read what you said about what Manny did wrong and also about what Mayweather did right, one thing I did think is that Mayweather did start well in the first 3 rounds and his success started well before round 4 but I still thought your assessment was bang on. The Charlos are on absolute fire, I think I have said I don't think Khan, Brook or Lara beat Mayweather but I can see why you think they could, I don't know enough about the Charlos to comment on how they would do against the P4P king, Thurman is my second favourite fighter and I think he beats anyone.

Sorry it took so long to reply to this.

Anyways I do believe Manny is more than capable of beating Floyd, but as I said he simply didn't have the right tactics. It's also possible that he was caught in an off night. Everyone has them after all: Frazier's horrible night against Forman, Evander's off night against Moorer, Moorison's off night against Bent (you may not know about that one, look it up though because it is one of the biggest upsets of all time) There is some nights when I go to the gym and I find that my timing and rhythm is way off. There are some times where I'm on fire and can't be touched.
My point is that this was Floyd's night, and Manny just wasn't fighting like himself. If anyone doesn't believe me just compare the Manny here to the one that fought Algieri. I'm sure you have an off night too from time to time Johnny.

I saw the first half of Khan vs Algieri and am happy to see that Algieri bounced back much better than I thought he would. It was clear that he couldn't dance around as much as he did with Provodnikov (he would have been terribly outclassed if he would have) and it looked to me like he gave Khan a tough fight. One thing I will say is that Khan can be timed. I think I saw a couple of times in either round four or five where Algieri would beat Khan to the punch. It also looked like Khan was bothered by Algieri's punches, he took an uncomfortable step back every time he was hit.

I really like Brook (although I'm slightly biased because our fighting styles are practically the same) and I believe Lara is far better than what his 20-2-2 record suggests. Although I will admit I was very incorrect in my scorecard that I posted about a year ago in the Williams fight he deserved at least an 8-4 in my book. I do think Lara's stamina has improved much since then, he had a reserve tank against Canelo and dominated every round against Smith without slowing down.

Out of all the people I listed though I think Brook would stand the best chance against the current P4P king. His defense has improved tremendously and I also don't think there is a more calm and composed Welterweight in the division right now. He also has good power and has the ability to size and find range for his opponents that is a requirement for any Floyd opponent. To be honest I really haven't seen that much of Keith Thurman so I really can't form an opinion yet.

As always good talking to you Johnny.

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I do think Manny had an off night but to be honest I don't think he would win if he was at his best, I think the difference would be that he would hurt Floyd a couple more times, start slightly faster and a couple of close rounds like round 6 and round 10 that most people gave Manny would be decisive for him, I think he would lose maybe a 7-5 on all the cards. I'm currently taking a break from boxing, I'm in a play and rehearsals are the priority, I will be back in a couple of weeks, I do know what you mean but I think Roach would have made sure Manny was at his best, I'm not saying he was, he really did have a bad shoulder. The Khan vs Algieri fight was very competitive, I scored it 117-111 for Amir but he was bothered, effected, hurt and not only can I see it being close but I wouldn't argue with Chris nicking it by a round or two. 'Khan took an uncomfortable step back after being hit', that is exactly what I said.

I don't mind Kell but I think people are getting over exited about him, he looks when he fights as if his muscles are a little cramped, his feet look quite slow to be honest and he looks a bit stationary, he is a great fighter and he did far better than I thought he would against Porter but Gavin hit him with more shots than he could hit Khan, Mayweather or Thurman with. I really respect your honesty about Lara vs Williams, it is easy to understand, you were a rising amateur southpaw with a big straight left, similar style to Lara. I didn't see him against Smith so I can't judge it, I also know he looked very impressive against Rodriguez last night, I would like to see him fight Trout again. I don't know if you saw Cotto vs Geale but I thought Miguel looked fantastic.

I don't think you would rate Kell higher than Thurman if you saw his fight against Guerrero. BTW, did you get my other comment on that Hagler vs Hearns card by Aceritas?

I just saw your comment on my Degale vs Dirrell card, to be honest I should have done exactly what you did, he just insulted me out of the blue, I stood up for myself and also told him some harsh facts, to be honest all it did was create an argument, I should have been more tolerant and expected that there was more to him than just a pain in the neck, I hope he doesn't send you an angry reply.