CjR wrote:I’ve watched Barerra fight for over ten years, and it didn’t seem like he really wanted to tangle last Saturday with Manny. He was more tactical and was content in just boxing (moving backward and clinching, for the most part) and didn’t leave it in the ring. I have better respect for Morales who showed heart and fought Manny toe-to-toe, despite getting destroyed, eventually. Manny rocked Barerra in the 11th, and if wasn’t stopped for that cheap shot Barrera threw, I thought Manny had a chance to take Barerra out.
It was good victory for Manny, and the fight certainly had exciting moments and exchanges, but it lacked the true fireworks and the KO I wanted. Manny just drew a conservative Barerra, who was more concerned about not ending his boxing career in the hospital.
btw, pavlick vs. taylor=fight of the year