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Does size REALLY matter?
Ok lately the trend around here has been "such and such is too small for such and such." So my question is, does size really matter? How much does it matter and when does it come into play? I will use Gamboa-Broner as an example. People are going around saying Gamboa is too small for Broner. But how come when it comes to Pacquiao or Bradley they don't talk about size? Pacquiao has nothing but an inch on Gamboa and Bradley is about the same height as Gamboa. Pacquiao has steam rolled thru much bigger guys with ease which include ODLH, Cotto, Mosley, Clottey and Margarito. Bradley has fought Alexander, Abregu and Peterson. All these guys were also bigger than him. So how come when it comes to Gamboa he's "too small"? Sure Broner has the bigger frame but they BOTH walk around the same weight and TECHNICALLY Broner is only 1 weight class higher than Gamboa. Gamboa has the shorter reach out of Broner, Pacquiao and Bradley but wouldn't his speed and ability to get in and out make up for it since Broner is flat footed?
We can always talk about Mike Tyson as well and what he was able to do...
PS This is not a Gamboa beats Broner or vice versa thread. Just wanna get some answers to my questions and hear people's opinions.