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marduk

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Probably one of the bigger PPV events in recent memory, and a great storyline to build up with. The lion in winter against a younger one looking to cement his legacy.

My initial pick would be Pacquiao by UD. He simply has too much ring acumen for Thurman...who, though isn't exactly inexperienced by comparison, hasn't fought but one opponent in the last 2 years.

Doesn't have the speed he used to but is still miles ahead of just about anyone KT has ever faced. Thurman hasn't had a lot of fights against lefties either, only ones I could find were Collazo and Guerrero, and no one is gonna confuse them with Justin Gatlin.

Only X factor is if Pacman does that thing where all of a sudden he looks old. Happens all the time in sports. Kind of already happened against Horn but that fight was just rotten in terms of judging and could barely be called a loss (esp. when Bud Crawford did to Horn what that chick on the subway did to those goons in The Raid 2 with her hammers). And he's looked effective against Broner and Matthysse recently.

Oh, and he's got Roach back. Don't know if this is good or not. I think he's looked more purposeful with his tubby friend Buboy in the corner.

Still sticking with my prediction that MP makes KT pay for not having another tune-up before this fight. Love Thurman but his prediction that he knocks out Pac within 6 is straight up Florida Man lunacy.
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Pac has been KO'd before... I hope Keith puts in all on the line and goes for it... He hasn't won by KO or TKO in quite sometime to the point his nickname "One Time" isn't actually fitting.
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When does Conor fight again? [smile]
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When does Conor fight again? [smile]


No one cares about that troll anymore come see some real boxing action son.
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When does Conor fight again? [smile]


When his little Mitch ass finds someone he can actually beat. 

The Whiskey tapper. 

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I think it's a great fight. I mean it isn't like Thurman hasn't fought top guys. I'll honestly take his last five fights and the competition over Pac's last five. Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia are still top-level 147 fighters in the prime of their careers. Lucas Matthyse is five years past his prime and Adrien Broner stopped trying a long time ago.

And Thurman legitimately hurt Porter and Garcia when he fought them. Shawn Porter is a tough dude that's busy and hits hard. I don't think any of us could legitimately say Pac could beat Shawn Porter in a 12-round fight these days. I didn't like Thurman in his last fight but he was coming off a 23-month layoff when he was recovering from multiple injuries. And Josesito Lopez, albeit a gatekeeper, has always proven he's game if nothing else. More than anything in that fight I thought his lack of ring conditioning caught up with Thurman 7-8 rounds in when he stopped moving. First 6-7 rounds he was moving and connecting at a high rate.

Thurman should take a page from Jeff Horn in the early rounds. Be rough. Ugly the fight up. Don't show any respect and get him worried about something other than the target. Pacquaio has lost four of his last 10 so there's no boogeyman to be worried about here. 
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Honestly that was an awesome fight to watch this ol' man keep that youngin stymied time and time again when he tried to attack.  Thurman landed some good blows but we all got to see a very well conditioned MP put on a good show.  I loved it.  I'll watch him again.  
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Thurman showed him TOO much respect!
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Thurman's first mistake was not avoiding the whole righty-lefty foot tangle thing. Hence the 1st round knockdown. Put him in a hole and Pacman isn't a guy you spot rounds to.

They gave it to each other good. Gonna be interesting to see who they fight next if it isn't each other again. KT's brand wasn't significantly damaged by the loss. I wouldn't pick either one against Spence or Crawford but I wouldn't envision them getting dominated either.
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I am starting to realize Keith is a limited fighter... HIs best attribute had been his power but his power has been nullified at the top level of Welter Weight fighters.
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