Quick Observation

You can typically gauge the enormity of a fight by whether or not the general public is talking about it.¬† From the random observations and chatter I have overheard in my office Manny Pacquiao vs. David Diaz getting a lot of attention.¬† Further proof of this was confirmed as I was filling up my truck at a local gas station.¬† As I went it to pay for the gas by cutting off my left arm I overheard two people in line discussing the fight.¬† A considerable feat when you consider I live in the heart of Dallas Cowboy football country.¬† My Pick I agree in part with my colleague Tim in that I see Pacquiao pulling off the victory in somewhat easy fashion Saturday night.¬† However I don’t think he will be able to knock out the tough David Diaz.¬† What I do see is Pacquiao winning a comfortable unanimous decision and solidifying his claim as the best fighter pound-for-pound in the game today.¬†

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (http://www.tbrb.org). He lives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Guardian, Economist, New Republic, Chicago Tribune and more.