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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:02 AM
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8. Moving up
in weight does change most fighters' ability in areas like punching power. A wonderful example is Roberto Duran, who will be at the Hall of Fame next weekend. But a lot of young guys hurt themselves by trying to stay at a lower weight, and they are not able to maintain a brisk pace -- Tommy Hearns in the first Leonard fight, for example.

Cotto looks like he is "big" for his weight. Tough guy, and from everything I can see, a real decent man outside of the ring. He seems to respect Zab's ability, while I am not as confident that Zab respects Cotto.

Whoever gets hurt first will likely lose. Both are capable "finishers."
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  -Briggs vs Ibragimov (June 2) H2O Man  May-30-07 08:10 AM   #0 
  - Should be a fun fight  TSIAS   May-30-07 08:20 PM   #1 
  - Greenberg  H2O Man   May-31-07 05:20 AM   #2 
     - It's a hard fight to pick  TSIAS   Jun-02-07 11:56 AM   #9 
  - Being champ might do something to Briggs  Wetzelbill   May-31-07 07:06 PM   #3 
  - One thing to his  H2O Man   May-31-07 07:59 PM   #4 
  - Eholay! ..... Briggs weighed in at 273 lbs....  doublethink   Jun-01-07 05:46 PM   #5 
  - That's a little  H2O Man   Jun-01-07 06:04 PM   #6 
     - I agree with your assessment ........  doublethink   Jun-02-07 10:51 AM   #7 
        - Moving up  H2O Man   Jun-02-07 11:02 AM   #8 
  - I did end up buying it  TSIAS   Jun-02-07 08:08 PM   #10 
  - The first fight  H2O Man   Jun-02-07 08:31 PM   #11 
  - Ibragimov wins  H2O Man   Jun-02-07 11:11 PM   #12 
  - I just looked up the results  Wetzelbill   Jun-02-07 11:48 PM   #13 
     - I'm happy for Sultan  TSIAS   Jun-03-07 03:55 AM   #15 
  - What a waste  TSIAS   Jun-03-07 03:50 AM   #14 
     - It was Shannon  H2O Man   Jun-03-07 07:39 AM   #16 
        - As soon as I heard Briggs was at 273 .........  doublethink   Jun-03-07 10:51 AM   #17 
        - Briggs: "I am the greatest of all time"  TSIAS   Jun-03-07 05:52 PM   #18 
           - Sad.  H2O Man   Jun-03-07 06:23 PM   #19 

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