View Full Version : Is It Just Me Or Is Pacquiao Starting To Resemble Duran In The Way He Fights?


Ziggy Stardust
05-10-2009, 11:25 AM
I've watched Pacquiao - Hatton four times over the past week and I keep being struck by how much he looked like Duran fighting. Manny really has devoloped into a legit boxer-puncher instead of just a brawler.

Poet

MANGLER
05-10-2009, 11:28 AM
He has, and by design. I think it's a good thing tho cuz movin up in weight he needs to utilize more skills as opposed to just raw power.

portuge puncher
05-10-2009, 11:37 AM
I've watched Pacquiao - Hatton four times over the past week and I keep being struck by how much he looked like Duran fighting. Manny really has devoloped into a legit boxer-puncher instead of just a brawler.

Poet

its just you. i dont think they fight that similar

Ziggy Stardust
05-10-2009, 11:40 AM
its just you. i dont think they fight that similar

How much prime Duran have you watched?

Poet

wmute
05-10-2009, 11:43 AM
Yes and no, Manny answers to fighting bigger men is mostly movement. Duran used a lot more upper body movement for defense, possibly because he started facing bigger men later on in his career and would not have even had the legs to do otherwise.

portuge puncher
05-10-2009, 12:07 PM
How much prime Duran have you watched?

Poet

at lightwieght ive seen a good amount off him, they dont fight all that similar in my opinion. but there carrers have similaritys, they both went up in wieght to fight good opisition, and they both are hero's in there country.

winky44
06-28-2009, 07:47 PM
To be honest I dont think they fight alike!

cotto16
06-28-2009, 08:47 PM
nothing alike!

RingSlam
06-29-2009, 03:53 PM
WHAT? they fight NOTHING like each other!

Dynamite Kid
06-30-2009, 07:44 PM
I cant see it TBH.

Pacquiao is much better Boxer from long range than Duran, and Duran was much better at slipping punches. I guess it depends on which Duran you are talking about though.

Duran that fought Ortiz,Fernandez,De Jesus 1 was a little animal and he got a bit wild at times when he let his aggression consume him, so i can see where you going with it there because Pac is extremely wild when he lets it hang out, there was a point in that fight where Hatton's back hit the ropes and Pac went old school wild on him for a split second.


Funnily enough i was watching Duran vs Sims last night.

Ziggy Stardust
06-30-2009, 07:58 PM
I cant see it TBH.

Pacquiao is much better Boxer from long range than Duran, and Duran was much better at slipping punches. I guess it depends on which Duran you are talking about though.

Duran that fought Ortiz,Fernandez,De Jesus 1 was a little animal and he got a bit wild at times when he let his aggression consume him, so i can see where you going with it there because Pac is extremely wild when he lets it hang out, there was a point in that fight where Hatton's back hit the ropes and Pac went old school wild on him for a split second.


Funnily enough i was watching Duran vs Sims last night.

I'm thinking specifically Prime Duran (ie. at Lightweight). That Duran brought an intensity I'm seeing in Pacman no, as well as grossly underrated boxing skills which Pacman is likewise starting to show. I'm also thinking of simularities in styles too.

Poet

Dynamite Kid
06-30-2009, 08:03 PM
I'm thinking specifically Prime Duran (ie. at Lightweight). That Duran brought an intensity I'm seeing in Pacman no, as well as grossly underrated boxing skills which Pacman is likewise starting to show. I'm also thinking of simularities in styles too.

Poet


In that sense yeah.

I agree there, Pacquiao's Boxing skills have improved dramatically.

One thing i noticed about Pac in his fight with Diaz and Hatton is the counter uppercut he has developed, i never noticed it before.

DonTaseMeBrah
06-30-2009, 08:10 PM
other than the hair, the importance to their countrymen, ferociousness, boxing decorations, weight class jumping, i dont see the fighting style similarities.

Pacquiao is a southpaw with in & out movement & speed & power. Pac doesnt feint enough like duran & rarely does inside fighting.

both legendary fightes tho in their own right.

them_apples
06-30-2009, 08:38 PM
I've watched Pacquiao - Hatton four times over the past week and I keep being struck by how much he looked like Duran fighting. Manny really has devoloped into a legit boxer-puncher instead of just a brawler.

Poet

I thought the exact same thing, only Pacquiao moves more, Duran likes to trade a bit more. The quick step back and fire really resembles Duran as well. Roaches favorite fighter was Duran go figure.

It's been a while since we have seen some great moves that Duran pulled, this will be why Pacquiao will pound Mayweather, as to would Duran.

them_apples
06-30-2009, 08:42 PM
other than the hair, the importance to their countrymen, ferociousness, boxing decorations, weight class jumping, i dont see the fighting style similarities.

Pacquiao is a southpaw with in & out movement & speed & power. Pac doesnt feint enough like duran & rarely does inside fighting.

both legendary fightes tho in their own right.

Pacquiao doesn't fight inside but he certainly feints, thats half of his game plan. He used feints a lot even when he was fighting at 126.

Eric Holder
06-30-2009, 09:38 PM
I don't really see the similarites; personally I think Duran does everything better than Manny no disrespect to the Pacman. But who knows maybe it was a conscience effort by Freddie Roach to have Pac try and emulate that style

2:49 in this video Freddie talks about a mythical match up against Duran and how Roberto is his favorite fighter

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