|05-06-2011, 12:12 AM||#1|
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13 WAYS Mosley Can Beat Pacquiao: "INSTRUCTION MANUAL"
DO'S IN FIGHTING PACQUIAO
1. Use Both Fists - Manny Pacquiao is born ambidextrous. He is adept in using both hands in his day-to-day activities. He can use either hand in writing, throwing darts, or shooting basketball. But because of the Old Wives Tales, that of the left hand being unlucky, he rarely use both.
Roach has taught him to be like Jack Dempsey. Because of Roach, Manny will not hesitate to use both his both hands if the occasion requires it... like in boxing.
If you're not ambidextrous, then at least be...
2. Be right-hand dominant - The Old Wives Tales are right after all. If you're born left-handed like David Diaz (southpaw), Oscar de la Hoya/Cotto (converted southpaws), OR if your dominant power shot is your left hand like Hatton, then count yourself unlucky - there is a hook waiting to counter you. Mosley's straight right is the answer.
If you're right hand dominant, then you need to learn to...
3. Be a counter-puncher - Wait for Manny Pacquiao to come to you, timing your punches, just like Juan Manuel Marquez. If you don't have the speed, reflex, hand-eye coordination and superb timing of Marquez, count yourself unlucky again. De la Hoya tried to be a counter-puncher against Pacquiao, unfortunately Oscar's physicality is of subpar standard and what makes it worst he's left-hand dominant. Mosley can counter punch if he still got it.
Warning #1: Counterpunching the Counterpuncher: Pacquiao faked a jab and as soon as Marquez started countering with a left hook, Pacquiao ducked and threw a huge left of his own.
4. Box technically with Pacquiao - Only technical masters can pull it off though (e.g. Marquez, Mayweather). Speed, timing and accuracy are the bread and butter of Pacquiao.
His rhythm is unique - it doesn't have a regular pattern, making it hard to predict and time. The closest to his unorthodox style is a combination of freestyle notes of jazz musicians with Bruce lee's appearing, disappearing, shifting, striking; on balance, off balance, even off one foot.
Unfortunately, Mosley is a puncher not a boxer.
5. Be Hopkins, better yet be Pacquiao - "Only Pacquiao can beat Pacquiao," Bernard Hopkins once said.
DON'TS IN FIGHTING PACQUIAO
1. Don't underestimate Pacquiao power punches - Remember that the face of bigger men were not unscathed after his fights.
Example: Margarito's fractured orbital bone.
2. Don't spend all your power punch energy in the first few rounds - Pacquiao hasn't been knocked out by good to great fighters for a decade, so don't expect him to go down in the first few rounds.
3. Don't wait for Pacquiao to get tired - Pacquiao has a reputation of having freakish stamina reservoir. The man is a throwback to an era where rounds are more than a dozen.
4. Don't expect Pacquiao's speed to diminish due to weight - Remember that since 2004, Pacquiao is used to entering the ring as essentially a welterweight (146 lbs. during his 1st Marquez fight).
5. Don't overrelly on hugging - Pacquiao hands are blistering fast during inside exchanges. Manny also prove over and over again, that he has the quick reflex to move his head away from uppercuts after an inside exchange.
Example: Hatton won the Kostya Tszyu fight by smothering him. This did not work with Pacquiao.
6. Don't rely solely on blocking the punches with gloves - Pacquiao has long added to his offensive arsenal fake jabs, up and down feints, with 3 or 4 punch fast combos from different angles. Manny smart fast footwork also ensure of him having high percentage of accurate punches landing when faced with gloves blockage alone (e.g. Diaz, De la Hoya and Hatton). Don't put your back the ropes, always be moving.
Example: Clottey blocked all night long - he lost.
7. Don't follow Pacquiao in the ring without punching - Pacquiao moves in and out, side to side, throwing trajectory angle power punches while moving at an unpredictable direction at an uncanny speed
Warning #2: Backpedal Counterpunching
When Marquez moves forward, Pacquiao backpedals for a counterpunch..
8. Don't block Pacquiao's way without head movement - Fighters who stood directly in front like a statue with the intent of cutting off Pacquiao's movement has received the worst beating (e.g. Diaz, Hatton). Make sure that the fight isn't at the center of the ring - Pacquiao's back should be at the ropes most of the time.
Last edited by Joseph Wright; 05-06-2011 at 08:42 PM.
|05-06-2011, 01:16 AM||#3|
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another great thread that every boxing fan should read but sadly & not surprisingly hardly get any views or replies.
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