|12-20-2012, 01:13 AM||#21|
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|12-20-2012, 02:47 AM||#22|
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I agree with your analysis.
I would though mention his heart, which is in my opinion as important ashis physical tools.
He not only was , in most cases, the smaller guy, but only improved his defense recently, when he started to slow down.
He had to go there without any B-plan (if we exclude some occasional attempt at counter punching in his later years).
In my opinion Manny's heart is a crucial factor, you can be fast and powerful, but how many are determined enough to go forward without the slightest doubt after being punched in the face by bigger guys?.
Even a big name like Tyson, who had a way better technique and defense than Manny, showed his mental limits when he started to slow down.
Manny, even now , has enough heart to keep on coming at you. I never saw him give up in any fashion.
I though hope that Manny will not stick around for too long, his heart could put him in danger now that he is slower and older.
|12-20-2012, 06:02 AM||#23|
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There's no denying his speed, power, chin, and southpaw stance carried him most of the way, but at his best his skills are probably underrated. He became a pretty good counter puncher, his movement could be very, very good, he could fight going forward and backward, and he could hit you with any punch without you having any idea it was coming.
Offensively the man was a machine, one of the most unique and best offensive fighters in history.
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