Regardless of the outcome, I like a win for both guys. If either guy loses, of course it's more than likely "bye bye" for one of them. If I had to do be the loser tonight, I'd wanna be Manny. Why?
Manny is still the bigger draw and still clears 8 figure paydays....in most cases though....high 7 figure paydays. That's enough money to keep him from lying on his ass between fights and still wanna train at least halfway decent. Lucas, on the other hand, doesn't have anymore big paydays in front of him. If he loses tonight, he's definitely an "opponent" from now on....though he still has game changers in both hands.
So yeah, both guys something to prove tonight. Manny is gonna HAVE to be first tonight. In and out. Like the old Manny. Lucas's only chance to win is by KO and he's more than capable of pulling it off, if he can freeze Manny with body shots or feints...or both. We need the Tasmanian Devil Pacman from back in the day. If he's too hesitant about Lucas's power, then this one wont last long in his favor.
We've never seen Manny used lateral movement and he damn sure doesn't hold or fight on the inside, so he's in a dangerous range against Lucas, unless he (Manny) controls the real estate.
I love this fight....just wish we didn't have to watch it on this bitch ass ESPN app. There's no way I can download it on my computer either. Smh. Fuck it.
Manny by TKO in 5. I can dream, right?