Sunday, January 22, 2006

Pacquiao - Morales II: Boxing's New King

Manny Pacquiao in storming to a decisive 10th round knockout of fellow superstar Erik Morales should make a major leap in everyone's boxing pound-for-pound listing. The 130-140 divisions are packed with fighters willing to engage the best available champions and contenders. Neither of the combatants have shown a propensity for gaining a meaningless alphabet belt and remain satisfied with defending against the various "mandatories" foisted upon them by the alphabet sanctioning bodies. Congratulations to both the winner Pacquiao and the vanquished, though honorable, Morales.


Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

"Manny Pacquiao punches out Morales,and punches his way into the division and the Hall Of Fame"

Congratulations Manny,you are special,and dare I say great.I'm a believer now.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous The Cruiserweight said...

As for Morales--what a valiant effort and a display of heart.He left it all in the ring.I would really like to see him retire now.I don't think it's a matter of 130 or 135 Erik--I think it's a matter of over 50 fights,many wars,and your birth certificate.You are 30 years old,a multi-millionaire,and intelligent.Time to proceed to the next phase of your life...

"Better to retire one fight too soon,than one fight too late".-Anonymous?

"Don't listen to the 'old fighter'.He will lie.To both himself,and ultimately--the canvas.-Some guy named 'The Cruiserweight'.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

BTW-Want to know something funny folks? I never even noticed that this wasn't for an 'alphabet belt'--until somebody mentioned it to me.

Guess what? I liked that.


11:01 PM  
Blogger orltroy said...

I'm going to watch the fight tommorrow, since I downloaded it today. I have respect now for Manny. I was skeptical of how good or great he really was/is. Now I will follow these little guys a little (ha) more closely.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

Okay guys--you read it here first.I don't know if Gatti is going to lose tomorrow night-and I don't know 'jackspit' about this Dammgaard guy-but I think 7 or 8-1 odds is WAY too high.I looked at Damgaards record,and he has beaten a few decent guys.For those betters and 'punters' out there--I think there are two choices here.Put a little 'action' on the Denmark native,or just avoid.

But I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Gatti lose to ANY legit top-10 147-pounder at this point.And while Daamgaard may not be any kind of 'world-beater'--he IS legit top-10.


10:18 PM  
Blogger JE Boxing said...

Isn't it a shame when we don't know if a fighter who is 37-0 can fight his way out of a paper bag? Between the alphabets and European promoters I don't know who is doing more to wipe out any credibility the sport has left.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

Oh,I've gotta go with the alphabet boys there JE.Undefeated 'mystery' fighters from ALL different countries other than (for the most part) America has been around for decades,but I know what your talking about.As for Daamgaard--not that bad,but not that good.The old adage remains folks;"Never bet for or against,a guy you have never seen!" (lol)

P.S-I do think that 147 is the right weight for Gatti at this stage (Man,I couldn't believe what a difference SEVEN POUNDS made in his appearence.He just plain looked healthier--even in the face.) And don't look now,but Ithink I would make him about even money/pick em' against Baldomir! But that is probably the ONLY top-5 guy I would say that about.

11:07 PM  

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