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MAB vs Prince - Re-visited

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  1. Wanderlei4Life Red Belt

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  2. Wanderlei4Life Red Belt

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    After late night training sessions I always re-watch classic fights to score and pick up techniques.

    Through the first two rounds, I have MAB up 20-18. The crowd is going nuts which adds to the excitement of the fight. Round 2, they both get into a tangle and fall to the ground. MAB is pissed and contiunes to drive his shoulder into Prince when being held on the ground.

    Love boxing! :)
     
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    Will post final scorecard when I am finished.
     
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    I've only very recently (last couple days or so) been watching Barrera fights. So far i've seen his fight with Jones, Mckinney and Morales 1. I was planning on watching the Hamed one next. Barrera is a bad mf'er.
     
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    Dat Jones KO
     
  6. Wanderlei4Life Red Belt

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    Here's my pbp and scorecard for the fight.

    1 - Barrera controls the fight with a stiff jab. Lands a good double hook combo right left and rocks Prince. Crowd goes crazy. MAB 10-9

    2 - Good round again by Barrera controlling the ring. Starts jawing with Prince in the middle of the ring. They both get into the clinch and fall down. Exciting, Cortez trying to keep control. MAB 10-9

    3 - Slow round, both are countering and Barrera is waiting too much. Prince lands multiple lead left hooks. Prince 10-9

    4 - You can hear the body shots Barrera lands. Comes out aggressive. Prince tries for a late comeback but not enough. MAB 10-9

    5 - Slow round favors Prince and his style. Trade 1 for 1. Prince is 10-9. Foreman is great and funny as a commentator.

    6 - Barrera aggressive. Landed big shots. Prince has an iron chin. Ate a bunch of clean shots and is still countering at times. MAB 10-9

    Floyd is in the crowd looking like an young innocent kid behind Lennox during intermission. So funny

    7 - The mind games and talking in the ring is great. Close round. Prince is legit. Give it to Barrera though a little more punches landed. 10-9

    8 - Even round through half until Barrera lands a counter right and hurts Prince late. Barrera 10-9.

    9 - Prince was winning the round until 30 seconds and Barrera lands 3 big shots. Makes Prince's whole body move which adds to the dramatics. Barrera 7-2 on my card.

    10 - Nas trying to land the finisher. Knows he is behind. Giving it to Barrera good. Barrera late flurries with 10 seconds but not enough to overcome. Prince 10-9

    11 - When Barrera is busy, Prince stands no chance. Emmanual is a great trainer. Says Prince needs to go for broke and risk being KO'ed himself if he wants to win. Behind big on scorecards. Barrera 10-9

    12 - Last round, crowd excitement enhances the fight. Barrera snaps and slams Nas into the ring post wwf style! lol, but Barrera still wins the round. 9-9 with the deduction for the foul.

    My final scorecard - 116-111 and the new Featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera.

    Great fight. MAB was so technically sound the entire fight, very impressive. Lost his cool once but overall fought a masterful game plan and never got tired.

    Say what you want about Prince but I believe he is an HOF boxer for sure. Definitely one of a kind. His reflexes and power was legit for Featherweight and below. Ate a ton of good shots from MAB and never got dropped.
     
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    The Prince was an awesome fighter despite his antics, and it took a great one to take him down. Just on MAB, I remember him fighting Robbie Peden, as an Aussie I was right in Peden's corner but I knew he had virtually no chance.
     
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    Haven't seen it in a couple years, but I do remember that MAB fought a near perfect fight. Tremendous performance
     
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    Hamed deserves more credit than he typically gets for that Barrera fight. Marco is an all-time great, and Naseem hung in there with him for 12 rounds. He even managed to pick up two or three along the way .

    It wasn't a shut-out, and the Prince wasn't as much as knocked down if I recall correctly. Not bad for a flashy, unorthodox fighter who relies mostly on reflexes and athleticism, if you ask me!
     
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    loved me some naz to bad he retired so soon
     
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    Naz made enough money he could slide off unfortunately. Barrera was his daddy and morales beat him twice IMO.
     
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    Awesome fight. I knew deep down Barrera was gonna win. Honestly I'm pissed at Hamed after this. He robbed us of numerous great matchups. You thought sure many of these fights would happen then they just become fantasy fights in your mind.
     
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    Oddly enough I had Barrera beating Morales all 3 fights. I reckon you had Morales winning the first two.

    I thought 1 and 3 were pretty clear. Even though 1 was as action packed as could be. The second fight is interesting. Barrera came out looking to box as opposed to slug and it felt to me people automatically gave all those early rounds to Morales, but I thought Barrera did better than that and got some of those early rounds, then took over more in the second half of the fight and scraped out the W on my card.

    Though my memory is shoddy... that's the best I can remember of that awesome trilogy.
     
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    Actually go back and watch his earlier fights.. it was fun to see his style evolve over the years.. more so than maybe any fighter Ive ever seen, he successfully changed his style from a Chavezesque stalker to a wonderfully balanced boxer.. it was a pleasure watching him change into that over the years..
     
  15. Wanderlei4Life Red Belt

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    Nas vs a young manny at featherweight would of been fun.
     
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    but i dont WANNA revist this fight. Let's revist the fight with kevin kelly instead ;)
     
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    Watching Barerra smack that little goblin around never gets old.
     
  18. Social Distance Warrior Light our Darkest Hour

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    yeah, I was a big Nas fan...such a great showman...
     
  19. Wanderlei4Life Red Belt

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    I was a big Prince fan as well as a kid. The ring entrances and in ring showmanship were all entertaining. He should be voted in the HOF. One of a kind fighter
     
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    I loved this fight...I knew what MAB was capable of coming into this fight and enjoyed the clinic he put on. I also enjoyed his fight with johnny tapia...that was another good one Tapia was crazy.
     

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