Originally Posted by Eaner0919
it's more footspeed than footwork
footwork is placement and being in position the vast majority of the time. Manny has improved in that aspect and combined with his footspeed it's gotten way better than the days of 122 and 126 but his footwork still has work.
It's all just footspeed my ass- it takes skill to always put your feet where you want them when you're going that fast.
Just because you're booksmart about the sport doesn't mean you know everything and you're right about every fighter.
A lot of people mistake Pacquiao's awkwardness as a lack of form or style, but that is his form, he makes it work because he's so natural at improvising on the go or having great instinct.
Not only does he have footspeed, but he re-shifts his weight everytime he lands when he bounces. It takes so much athleticism to do it the way that he does and I can't understand what you boxing pros keep missing.