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Quotes to Remember From “Katsidis The Great”

Posted by beeshabo on March 18, 2008

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The moment I put on the helmet I dont care if I get carried out,


That becomes my mindset. Thats why I hated the amateurs. Theyre all running and dodging and slapping and moving about. Real fighting is what I was born to do. Nobody pointed me to this. Boxing was something that chose me.

Once you get in the ring there are no lies,

If you cut corners you know the difference. If you dont want to be there I can see it.

That is Katsidis’ Philosophy every time he gets into the ring. He expects the worst and he expects to do more than survive it. He expects to triumph. The price of such victory is not something he thinks about.

The last one was tough fight but thats how I like to win em.

It was a great fight for my first time in America. I said I was going to introduce some new blood into the sport and I guess you saw a lot of it.

That fight was tougher than I thought it would be but then again theyre all tougher than I think theyll be.

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Juan Manuel Marquez vs Manny Pacquiao: Prediction

Posted by beeshabo on March 14, 2008

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Tomorrow on March 15th, Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao will throw down in a 12 round junior lightweight bout, a little under four years ago, these two men fought to a controversial draw, and now, they want revenge on a fight they both felt they won. The first fight was a great one, Marquez was put down three times in the first round by the lethal straight left of Pacquiao, and somehow gathered himself to finish the round. Through the rest of the fight, Marquez was more effective, although Pacquiao did some good work, Marquez was the most precise power puncher for the remaining eleven rounds. I thought the fight was indeed a draw, Marquez did enough to bring himself from a near Knockout Loss almost winnable fight, and Pacquiao failed to finish him off.

 

Now, we’re a day away from the long awaited rematch, and it should be a great one.

 

Since his fight with Marquez, Pacquiao has developed into a much better boxer, he has transformed into a two handed puncher, he’s grown wiser, and has greater experience, but….I don’t know if it’s enough to decisively beat Marquez.

 

Marquez is in no doubt the better boxer of the two, he has great counter punching abilities, better foot work, and has more technique, and it was evident in the first fight. But, Pacquiao is an outstanding puncher, he’s strong, fast and he moves well, Marquez must study Pacquiao’s pattern in the fight to direct himself to strategic plan in order to expose any flaws in Pacquiao’s offense.

 

One thing we know for sure, is that Pacquio is always off balance when he punches, he leans in with his shoulders and feet squared, putting himself at risk of getting caught and going down, so Marquez must counter punch effectively to take advantage of an eager and off balance Pacquiao. Pacquiao has a good chin, it’s very unlikely that a one punch will put him away, so it may be a good idea for Marquez to test the body. Another tool of Marquez that seemed to work well was his jab, he used it to great effect in the first fight, but abandoned it in the later rounds, this very jab can set up the straight right, or left hook. In all honesty, although Pacquiao has greatly improved his boxing skills, I see him only winning if he knocks Marquez out, and that is a definite possibility with the power he possess, but Marquez should be able to control the pace of the fight, and use his GREATER skills to box his way to a clear win.

 

I see a Unanimous Decision win for Marquez.

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