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Roman529
02-13-2006, 11:18 PM
You guys watching these guys? Should be a great match....I am going with the Sandman.

Roman529
02-13-2006, 11:34 PM
WOW, Manfredo knocked out the Sandman in round 3.

Cool Calm Mike
02-13-2006, 11:44 PM
Didn't expect that. Manfredo dominated!

Can't wait until Season 2.

fins2923
02-14-2006, 12:15 AM
This was viewed all week as a "set-up" fight for Manfredo. A punch-drunk Pemberton against a natural 47. A guy who at 47 couldn't break an egg, had very little pop during his run on the contender at 60 and all of a sudden hes starching Pemberton at 68 with one punch shots? It was fishy in the way the line moved all week and the fight bore out every Oliver Stone theory out there. Not saying it was rigged bc most of the shots were landed cleanly (although the 2nd KO was either balance or a draft) but it will be heavily criticized by the hardcore fans. They started hyping a potential 3rd Mora-Manfredo fight at the Dunkin Dounts, I dunno 30 seconds after the fight. Again, I do not think it was a "fixed" fight but it was a nice "look good" and hype Contender Season 2 type fight. It reminded me of any off-TV or way undercard fight you can see with a highly regarded prospect taking on a Tennessee postman with zero career victories.

Cool Calm Mike
02-14-2006, 12:28 AM
This was viewed all week as a "set-up" fight for Manfredo. A punch-drunk Pemberton against a natural 47. A guy who at 47 couldn't break an egg, had very little pop during his run on the contender at 60 and all of a sudden hes starching Pemberton at 68 with one punch shots? It was fishy in the way the line moved all week and the fight bore out every Oliver Stone theory out there. Not saying it was rigged bc most of the shots were landed cleanly (although the 2nd KO was either balance or a draft) but it will be heavily criticized by the hardcore fans. They started hyping a potential 3rd Mora-Manfredo fight at the Dunkin Dounts, I dunno 30 seconds after the fight. Again, I do not think it was a "fixed" fight but it was a nice "look good" and hype Contender Season 2 type fight. It reminded me of any off-TV or way undercard fight you can see with a highly regarded prospect taking on a Tennessee postman with zero career victories.

The 1st knockdown, he absolutely nailed him.

The 2nd one was a little suspect. He barely clipped him.

The 3rd one was just Pemberton being totally out of the fight.

I don't think it was "fixed". I doubt Pemberton would do that, these are professional boxers. Pemberton fought for a title in his last match for crying out loud, I doubt he'd retire on a fixed fight.

fins2923
02-14-2006, 12:36 AM
The 1st knockdown, he absolutely nailed him.

The 2nd one was a little suspect. He barely clipped him.

The 3rd one was just Pemberton being totally out of the fight.

I don't think it was "fixed". I doubt Pemberton would do that, these are professional boxers. Pemberton fought for a title in his last match for crying out loud, I doubt he'd retire on a fixed fight.

That is exactly why its being questioned. A guy who was in the ring with Lacy in his last fight should not be an underdog to a 147 former sparring partner, coming off 3 contender series losses, who cant punch. Then bang he turns into Felix Trinidad(a natural 147 with a nasty pop, avg. power at 160) in the 3rd round.

And again I dont think the right term is fixed. He had nothing left in his body but did enough to make weight and get paid. That Scott Pemberton, a true club type warrior, is not the same guy that fought tonight. The guy who fought tonight had no intentions of winning and more people than just Scott knew that (it's why ESPN made the fight).

Cool Calm Mike
02-14-2006, 12:45 AM
That is exactly why its being questioned. A guy who was in the ring with Lacy in his last fight should not be an underdog to a 147 former sparring partner, coming off 3 contender series losses, who cant punch. Then bang he turns into Felix Trinidad(a natural 147 with a nasty pop, avg. power at 160) in the 3rd round.

And again I dont think the right term is fixed. He had nothing left in his body but did enough to make weight and get paid. That Scott Pemberton, a true club type warrior, is not the same guy that fought tonight. The guy who fought tonight had no intentions of winning and more people than just Scott knew that (it's why ESPN made the fight).

I can agree with this.

Manfredo looked like a totally improved boxer though. He was actually punching with some power and moved very quickly.

I'd like to see a Mora/Manfredo 3 III.

Kobe
02-14-2006, 01:08 AM
I think Manfredo was mad because he got screwed in the fight with Mora last night.

Motion
02-14-2006, 03:18 PM
Manfredo looked good.

FIN-IN-RI
02-14-2006, 04:46 PM
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