Originally Posted by rockdawg21
No disrespect to Matt, but the size is not always an advantage. Pac was outweighed 17 pounds on fight night vs. Margarito last Saturday and we all know how that fight went. It's all about who wants it more. Sounds like Penn is taking this fight seriously if his weight is 165. Good for him!
Margarito also wasn't allowed to wrestle with Pacquiao.
In boxing, smaller guys have actually been the faster and more technical fighters throughout history, and nobody was really fooling themselves into thinking Margarito stood any sort of a chance. The guy will be lucky if he ever fights again.
You are right that size doesn't always matter, but we also aren't talking about Lesnar vs Velasquez here. Matt and BJ are two highly decorated veterans of the sport who have fought each other twice before, so they know what to expect. I think from what we have seen out of both men in recent fights it's hard to imagine BJ having any sort of real advantage in any aspect of this fight. Even if he is able to get to Matt on his feet, I think he will get taken down, out muscled, and bullied on the ground. It's MMA, and anything can happen, but I think Hughes takes this fight easier than the rematch.