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Floyd's skill vs. Matthysse's power

Plenty of room for brains and brawn in boxing

Updated: May 22, 2013, 2:24 PM ET
By Nigel Collins | ESPN.com

When Manny Pacquiao charged directly into the path of Juan Manuel Marquez's counter right hand and crashed face-first to the canvas, my companions sprang to their feet as if the couch they were sitting on was equipped with an ejector seat. It was an involuntary reaction to one of the most spectacular and emphatic knockouts in recent memory, a shock-and-awe moment that stirred something deep inside.

Five months later, the same gathering of hard-boiled boxing writers watched spellbound ...

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