I don't know if this is what Manny really needs. A fight with Oscar who is taller and bigger and has about a 5"-6" reach advantage. Even though Oscar is older and is towards the end of his career, he is not a knock out waiting to happen, not even close. Oscar fought some of the hardest hitting fighters in world. Oscar went toe to toe with Felix Trinidad and Shane Mosley and he didn't even get seriously hurt. Manny’s power won’t be the same at 147 as it was at 135. Sure, Manny has his advantages like his younger age and Oscar even admitted that Manny is faster than him but I think Oscar is a wily veteran.

I'm still looking forward to a good fight. I'm still picking Manny to win but this fight will probably be one of the toughest test. Manny deserves credit for taking on the challenge that Oscar would not and that is "ducking" WBA welterweight champion Antonio Margarito. Manny has so many physical disadvantages, but he took the fight regardless. Did Manny take this fight because of "Chachingggg..?" I don't know. Maybe...

Oscar on the other hand said that his competitive juices was flowing and made him decide to try to make the bout because “When people started saying, "Manny can beat you," and "Manny can knock you out," and especially when Freddie Roach started saying "Oscar can’t pull the trigger," or "Manny Pacquiao, the fighter I train, can beat you, it started to become a challenge to me,” De La Hoya said. “Now, it’s very personal, especially when Manny Pacquiao beat all the legendary Mexican fighters from Mexico. To me, it’s a challenge.."

"People are talking that Manny Pacquiao can beat me. Well, we’ll see Dec. 6.”

We'll see Oscar...


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