Mayweather – Pacquiao: BREAKDOWN Teil 4
Teil 4 – Umfrage & Meinungen
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Meinungen zum Kampf
Shane Mosley: Floyd Mayweather
“I think it will be a good fight. To be honest, I don’t think people are going to see the fight they think they are going to see. This fight has been blown WAY out of proportion. I mean, Marquez just knocked ‘Pacman’ out, and Mayweather easily beat Marquez. I get styles make fights, but Marquez and ‘Pacman’ are not that different in style.It’s not going to be explosive, not like Oscar and my fights for example, where we were brawling. Neither of us played it safe, we fight. Not all fighters are like that. Some box -which is part of the sport, just more the boring part. So if Mayweather out ‘boxes’ Pacquiao, and Pacquiao can’t catch him then you’re in for a boring fight. Although, now that Mayweather has Alex Ariza, he may have that unknown strength Ariza gives his fighters so Mayweather might be looking for a KO, you never know,”
Ricky Hatton: Floyd Mayweather
“I slightly lean towards Floyd but only by the narrowest of margins. A few years ago, Manny looked untouchable and Manny…when he fought Timothy Bradley (the first time) and then fought Marquez, he looked like he had seen better days and Floyd was looking better than ever. But lately Floyd has been looking not quite the force (that he used to be), but still quite the force. He’s beaten Maidana and that’s no (small) feat, but it wasn’t quite at the standard that we’ve expected from him.”
Amir Khan: Floyd Mayweather
“He likes to tap, tap, tap his feet and then jump in with a combination. When Manny stops his feet, you know he’s going to throw a punch. He’ll stop moving and you know the combination is going to come. Otherwise, he won’t move. I think Mayweather will be smart and take a big stride back and catch him with hooks and straight punches. I mean, I was never hurt in sparring by him. He is strong. I mean, I’ve seen him spar with Shawn Porter and Shawn Porter used to have his way. Shawn Porter, you know, he’s the same size as Mayweather. Manny doesn’t seem as strong as he used to be. Manny, to me, doesn’t seem like he hits as hard as he used to hit and his body is not like it used to be.”
Mike Tyson: Manny Pacquiao
“Whatever happens in this fight, I really think that Floyd is going to be hit and hurt more than he has ever been before. We’re going to see how tough he is. The massive amount of interest in the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao showdown proves that boxing has never been dead and that it does not depend on the heavyweights. You need to put constant pressure on Floyd. Be in front of him all the time, but moving side to side and punching from angles. Manny is going to feint Floyd out of position a lot and make him throw more punches than he is used to, and that will open Floyd up.”
Lennox Lewis: Floyd Mayweather
“Floyd is the best at side-stepping and movement. He’s very quick and hard to hit. Pacquiao is a great guy when it comes to offense and trying to break a person down. He’s trying to knock you out so it’s a great match-up between styles.I think Floyd has so much talent, quickness, and that natural ability to win. It really depends on his heart- Pacquiao, you’ll never know how he’s going to come out because he’s boxed differently on different occasions with different opponents.”
Sugar Ray Leonard: Floyd Mayweather
“Psychologically Pacquiao won’t think that, going into the ring, he has lost two fights. Mayweather has not lost at all. It will give him a little edge but not too much. …You don’t know, one punch could end it all. One punch could turn the tables around.”
Wladimir Klitschko: ???
“Ich freue mich, dass so ein Event mit so viel Aufmerksamkeit und so viel Geld im Boxsport passiert. Ich glaube, das macht den Boxsport attraktiver, interessanter, angesagter.“
Evander Holyfield: Manny Pacquiao
“Mayweather won’t win, because from what I’ve seen, boxing doesn’t want nobody to get out of the sport undefeated. They want to keep the money in the sport by doing things to make it happen this way: Somebody beats the man, and then somebody beats the man who beat the man, and then somebody beats the man who beat the man who beat the man who beat the man. It’ll be close, and Pacquiao is going to get the decision. Then it’s going to be a matter of whether Mayweather is going to fight again, whether he feels like he has made enough money to say, ‘I ain’t got to fight.”
Teddy Atlas: Manny Pacquiao
“Mayweather’s greatest strength is also his weakness…his defense. He becomes intoxicated with his defense at times. He slips and slides, and makes his opponents miss, but sometimes too much. He doesn’t always return fire as he’s making them miss and throw back at his opponents as often as he should. Pacquiao is a guy who puts punches together. He throws punches in bunches, and is a guy who has quick hands. Manny can match the hand speed or come very close to matching the hand speed of Mayweather. So in spots where Mayweather is too defensive, there will be opportunities for Pacquiao, with his footwork, hand speed and his ability to put punches together, to steal rounds. In simple terms, Pacquiao can win the close rounds by out-hustling or outworking Mayweather. Manny has the feet to get to Floyd, and also has the speed to let his hands go when he does.”
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