bradley had something to prove, he was fighting totally out of character, like when manny went all out against mnarquez in the 4th fight. those are exceptions. bradley could have boxed circles around provodnikov. algieri was getting clobbered throughout the entire provodnikov fight. algieri just had his first 12 round fight with ruslan. his best two victories came agaisnt guys who came right at him and followed him around with no head or upper body movement. ruslan made him misss a ton and he stops using his head movement the 2nd he lands a big shot on you. algieri has never fought on the stage of a hbo chamo boxing event let alone ppv with pacman. hes gonna be so nervous. in the taylor and provo fights, his best weapons are when he leans over to his left and throws jab and then a left hook to the body followed by a left uppercut. hes a converted lefty, so all his power is up front. if you take away his jab he is totally useless. manny took away cottos jab, took away margos jab, de la hoyas, and dealt with all of marquez nasty little traps pretty well besides that last fight in which he through caution out the window.
i have never seen algieri walk a guy down ever so i dont know how good he can cut the ring off, but ill tell you his accuracy is dogshit. go rematch the provo fight and see how many times provo slips his left hand. manny moves much better than that and he can still get off while hes on his toes moving away from you. i dont think algieri has the experience to deal with a guy like pacquiao. i remeber when people said rios had a 50/50 chance of knocking out pacquiao, that was funny. just because chris saw what marquez did to manny and thinks he can replicate that doesnt mean shit, tim b radley tried to use marquez blueprint to ko manny in the rematch and he got beat. people have tried to mimic castillo and de la hoya against mayweather and failed over and over. this is no different. i think manny wins this and i think he has incredible speed in this fight, hes already on weight.
True TB had something to prove but your ignoring the fact that he went for the KO all night and buzzed Pacquiao...and TB is seen as a fighter who doesn't have much power. That's not a good look for Manny. Now as far as Algieri-Provo goes, Ward, whose known as a defensive genius raved about how Algieri was anticipating the punches and avoiding them, so what's he going to do with two good eyes this time lol.
As far as Provo making him miss that's kinda laughable because Algieri was throwing to open up opportunities on Provo and in that regard he succeeded. If Ruslan slipped that much he should've been able to do better then what he did.
Manny didn't take a way Miguel's jab, Cotto was on his bike after he got knocked down, it's not like he negated his jab with superb defense, he just threw a shot and it hurt Cotto. Cotto went into survival mode. Oscar? Kinda hard to respect that when the guy had IV marks in his arm, Margarito jab was mediocre and he's terribly slow and the guy was out of the ring how long when they fought? And if Manny dealt with Marquez's traps as well as you claim then there wouldn't have been a need for 4 fights.
Incredible speed...I don't know whether to laugh or smh. He's fast but his speed ain't been incredible in years. I don't think Manny has the power to Ko Algieri and Algieri can have success against Manny because he has no defense. I do believe Manny will win but you overrating the guy just a tad. We don't know how Algieri will handle the moment. But it's not inconceivable that he can handle it.
Edited by mrchitown, 24 October 2014 - 09:03 PM.