Originally Posted by RealDeal '86
See Manny has fast feet, but he sometimes creates liabilities for himself by overextending on his shots, and even when you have quick feet like Manny that still leaves you open. That's where I think Cotto is gonna have success, see when Manny lunges in, short step back so Manny overextends, then bam! counter. Best move ever!
I don't think it will be a problem--Pacquiao's balance has improved signficantly over the past 3 fights. In the Oscar fight he had to over extend because of Oscar's reach. He didn't do that for David Diaz or Hatton and seeing Cotto has nearly the same reach--he won't have to either. Pacquiao will just have to work on his timing.
Ariza hasn't received the credit he deserves for helping Pacquiao improve his balance. For the past 7/8 years--Pacquiao was working with Justin Fortune, a guy with no educational background in conditioning.