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  • Spoon23
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    Wow, spoken like a GURU


    "Yes, I think I can win. I think that for every fight. But this one is different because I need to fight the perfect fight. Literally. I cannot make a mistake. I need to execute the game plan perfectly and that is the real challenge. Can I do that? No one is perfect but for a fight like this, it is all uphill and that is why I am working so hard in the gym. It is the ultimate challenge. Body and mind need to be perfectly in sync for the entire fight for me to succeed against Errol Spence. It will be a big test of physical and mental endurance.?

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  • Monty Fisto
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    Originally posted by cjeagle1 View Post

    He has always been humble but his English vocabulary was previously pretty limited when he first started fighting in the US. It has gotten better through time and as a politician he gained lots of experience responding to questions from the media and the Congress in both English and his native language. He also went back to school to finish his college degree and it has helped him become a more polished speaker as well.

    Most of the all time greats like Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson never won championships in their 40's and in fact were being dominated by younger elite fighters in their weight division when they reached that or are close to that age level, so this last part of Manny's career(already the oldest welterweight champion ever at 40 y.o.) will help him stand out even further in the all time rankings if he continues to succeed against elite fighters even at 42 to 43 years of age.
    There's no question if he beats Spence it will improve his all-time standing. For me it's a big 'if' though.

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  • cjeagle1
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    Originally posted by Monty Fisto View Post
    I'm surprised at how good Manny's answer were. Good, honest, thoughtful, open, humble responses. So many athletes just give pat responses that don't tell you anything, but every answer here is worth reading.

    As he says, it really is like he has had several careers in boxing. The biggest achievements were from a different part than this latest phase, but still this final part is probably the bravest.
    He has always been humble but his English vocabulary was previously pretty limited when he first started fighting in the US. It has gotten better through time and as a politician he gained lots of experience responding to questions from the media and the Congress in both English and his native language. He also went back to school to finish his college degree and it has helped him become a more polished speaker as well.

    Most of the all time greats like Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson never won championships in their 40's and in fact were being dominated by younger elite fighters in their weight division when they reached that or are close to that age level, so this last part of Manny's career(already the oldest welterweight champion ever at 40 y.o.) will help him stand out even further in the all time rankings if he continues to succeed against elite fighters even at 42 to 43 years of age.
    Last edited by cjeagle1; 07-28-2021, 02:07 AM.

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  • Iron Fister
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    Lucky to be a witness to Manny's career. Win or lose, he is the most accomplished of this era. May the best man win in this match and both fighters go home healthy to their families.

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  • Monty Fisto
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    Originally posted by b morph View Post
    Pac-Man is a straight dog fighter. I swear. This man just loves the sport. To still be doing this at this level and at his age, is really something special and I wish more people appreciated this.

    I’ve been telling anyone who would listen that they need to appreciate this man way more and if he beats Spence, he probably has a real case for top 5 ATG. He really is that special.
    He definitely has as much of an appetite for fighting as anyone I've ever seen.

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  • Monty Fisto
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    Originally posted by HewJohnson View Post
    Already a top 5 OAT boxer.

    This win will place him at numero uno indefinitely.

    Also who filled in the blanks for pac?
    his English isn’t that great…he would’ve never use the word “literally”…lmao
    I sincerely doubt his answers were given in English. A translator would have been involved, I'm sure.

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  • Truth Serum
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    Manny speaks so well in his own language and I've never noticed how smart of a guy he really is when his dialouge is put on paper. I have lower level tickets and if Covid screws this fight up for me, I'm done with boxing. Well, maybe.

    All Time Great already confirmed. Can anyone name a boxer that has climbed the highest level of competition in our era or ever? Just him fighting the most hall of famers puts him Top 3 on my list and a victory over Spence makes him TBE hands down.

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  • HewJohnson
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    Already a top 5 OAT boxer.

    This win will place him at numero uno indefinitely.

    Also who filled in the blanks for pac?
    his English isn’t that great…he would’ve never use the word “literally”…lmao

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  • djbiancafrost
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    Manny being so humble. A lot of different opinions already think he is an ATG already. His accomplishments are off the roof.

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  • Lionbreech
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    Simply one of the all time greats , as a fighter , as a person. I don't think he can beat Spence at this point but I know he has already cemented his legacy no matter the outcome. His list of Hall of Fame opponents more than attest to that.

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