The hype of the 'Lethal Combination' hoopla is currently making headlines written by columnists, sportwriters, staff writers, sports fans, bloggers etc. Whether you're a Pacquiao fan or a Diaz fan you'll be pleased or be upset with some comments written by them. Here are some quotable quotes from various write-ups before the culmination of the 'Lethal Combination' bout between Manny Pacquiao and David Diaz this coming June 28, 2008 (Saturday) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas...
"Except for the fact that David Diaz is, to me, not one of the more impressive lightweights right now, I think this weight would be one too many for Manny."
- Robert Morales, Presstelegram.Com
"Pacquiao, one dimensional or not, is too quick, with good enough punching power to close the show early - as in stanza one, two or three - if my guess is wrong and Diaz is stopped late, a knockout is a knockout by any other name."
- George Elsasser, BraggingRightsCorner.Com
"Pacquiao would have torn through Diaz like a human tornado, but that version of "The Pac Man" doesn't exist anymore"
- by Compubox, BoxingScene.Com
"I have the biggest doubts about Diaz' defense. He has never been a very difficult target to find, regardless of the skill level of his opponent. Although he takes a great punch, he's not very good at avoiding them."
- by Matt Knowless, 411mania.Com
"While David Diaz holds a lightweight title belt, the Chicago native still lacks the allure of Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales or Juan Manuel Marquez."
- by J. Michael Falgoust, USA TODAY
"I'm writing this letter because I want the winner of your fight to really consider the history that could be made by fighting the winner of my September 13th fight with Joan Guzman, which of course I am confident will be me :-) "
- by Nate Campbell, BoxingScene.Com
"(Pacquiao) looks more like a Wimbledon ball boy than a three-division world champion and the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world, but he has run through a gauntlet of the world’s finest lighter weight fighters over the last several years."
- by Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports
"Pacquiao will eat Diaz's lunch and have billy for dinner"
- by Freddie Roach, Philboxing.Com
"Manny is having difficulty summoning the old fire in the belly. He has achieved so much so unexpectedly that beyond the training and the physical conditioning and the fight strategies, motivation and hunger are becoming hard to come by."
- by Ed Picson, Philboxing.Com