Originally posted by bayarealuv:
watched the 3rd episode of 24/7 last night.. pac said he stopped weight training cuz he wanted to keep his speed.. they also said it could be possible that he will be 20 pounds lighter than margarito come fight night.. that's crazy!
he was lookin' pretty sh*tty the 1st couple episodes.. his sparring partners were roughing him up.. but he looked better this episode.. i think the "distractions" are all hype.. pac will be ready
T-minus 4 days
I agree, I wouldn't be shocked if the "distractions" is all hype created by Arum just to get more ticket sales. Think about it:
- Everyone in the US is watching football
- One of Pacman's largest Philipino followings (Bay Area) has just gotten a team through the World Series and still talking about it (shameless plug
- Mexico has started their futbol season (as the european squads), so the number of Margarito fans drops
It was easy promoting Pacman fights earlier b/c everything was wrapped around "When will Pacman and PBF fight?" and "Will Pacman's fight or PBF's fight be better?". Now, he's fighting a strong fighter whose reputation has dimished amongst cheating charges, and PBF isn't fighting anyone until at least midway next year.
So, by hyping that Pacman isn't focused and Margarito is in the best shape of his life gets the news networks talking, the fans listening, and the ticket/PPV sales skyrocketing.