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    Quote Originally Posted by armedequation View Post
    Did you watch it? It was either get parts for my lifted subaru or the fight and i had to go with the parts.

    Seemed like it was a really good action packed fight. Gotta give some respect to thurman as he can take a punch. I wpuldve been down for a month after taking that body shot...

    I was also impressed that thurman didnt gas out. Some people think that pac is just speed but he has quite a bit of power. Thurmans face afterwards tells the story....not as bad as margs face but you can tell who took more punishment.

    Not sure who thurman should fight next. I dont want to see pac fight kahn. If he is going to fight spence it should be next (at this point i dont think hed win but it would still be an interesting fight).
    Yeah, it was a pretty good fight. Not much really surprised me. I was a little surprised that Pacquiao didn't really move at all despite his age. The only time he really showed angles like vintage Pacquiao was when he had Thurman covering up, where he would slide off to the side and turn Thurman. Thurman just does't have the counter punching ability of a JMM, where he can time Pac or set traps, and that was a problem for him when he let Pac get his combinations going. I did expect Thurman to tighten up his punching in this fight, and for the most part he did. He did a good job of using his straight right also. He doubled it a lot, and that's what you have to be doing against Pac. He just didn't press the action enough. I really think he was hurting Pac to the body at the end of the 3rd round. I know he clipped him later on (can't remember which round it was) with a right hand. Pac did a fantastic job of recovering. Thurman always gets hurt bad to the body, but he somehow always weathers it. The guy is definitely tough. He just made a huge mistake underestimating how long Pac's punches are in the first round. Pac shoots these endless combinations where he's coming forward the entire time, and Thurman wasn't ready for it.

    You know what really surprised me, is that Thurman did hit Pac with a lot of big shots, but couldn't put him down. I really thought he'd score a flash knockdown with one of those big right hands, and it just never happened. I've always thought of Pac as one of the best fighters of all time, but I actually have more respect for him after watching this fight.

    If history is any indicator, Thurman will probably take a lot of time off. Roach says that Thurman hasn't been the same since his shoulder injury, but I'm not so sure. I think ring rust has been more of an issue for him in his recent fights. He probably needed another fight before Pacquiao, but he doesn't make excuses, so I won't make one for him. I don't know what Pac's next fight will be, but the end game has to be Spence or Crawford. Otherwise, he might as well retire.

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    Did it look like pac was hurt at all?

    Thurman should jump back in as soon as possible. Fight kahn or someone along those lines that will boost his confidence
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    Quote Originally Posted by armedequation View Post
    Did it look like pac was hurt at all?

    Thurman should jump back in as soon as possible. Fight kahn or someone along those lines that will boost his confidence
    It could've been the fourth round, but I think it was the third. Thurman closed the round with a series of good body shots that got his attention. Pac isn't a guy who telegraphs that he's feeling it, though. I don't know how bad Thurman hurt him with the second shot I was talking about, because Manny backed straight straight up to the ropes and covered up. Once Thurman gave him an opening he was out and on his bike. I saw someone say that Thurman hurt him a couple times in the second half of the fight, but I don't remember seeing him hurt a second time.

    Khan would be nuts to fight Thurman. He might jump in and hurt Thurman with his speed, but if Thurman hits Khan with one of those right hands that he hit Pac with, it's not going to end well.

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    Brandon Marshall messing around. In his other vid, he said he went 20 something rounds. Sparring, I'd assume. Can't really do anything with this shadow boxing vid. He's not really working on anything besides basic technique on throwing punches. Just a promo type of thing. People are going to bash him relentlessly for trying this, but I wish him all the best. Can't wait to see him do some real training and get in the ring.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B3IvlMNF...eo_watch_again

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    Spence with serious injuries after crashing his Ferrari.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/box...cid=spartanntp

    Hope it's not career ending, but doesn't sound good.

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    equation, you watching Gvozdyk/Beterbiev. 12 rounds of education right here. These robots who have to set to throw man... Gvozdyk just has to play it cool. He can take this fool out if he baits him long enough. Can't get hit with the right hand. Just don't get greedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spice 1 View Post
    equation, you watching Gvozdyk/Beterbiev. 12 rounds of education right here. These robots who have to set to throw man... Gvozdyk just has to play it cool. He can take this fool out if he baits him long enough. Can't get hit with the right hand. Just don't get greedy.
    That's all she wrote. Gvozdyk gassed in the 5th, and got stopped at the end. He had this dude right where he wanted him. Somebody's gunna take Beterbiev out, and I thought Gvozdyk would be the guy to do it. You fight Beterbiev like Gvozdyk did for the first 4, you'll beat him. He's one dimensional. Just can't stand in front of him like Gvozdyk did after the 4th.

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