It’s Me, Ernie
Ray Leonard would have an easy time against idiots like Boner and Mayflower. Boner in two, Floydie in 7 or 8…Posted May 2, 2013 11:12 pm
@CORRECTAMUNDO the only way we can connect Berto and Khan is through their mutual fighters. Ortiz beat Berto and Maidana beat Ortiz and Khan bear Maidana! That’s the facts we have in front of us and not assumption! So I fail to see how you came to that conclusion? And if you compare two fighters than don’t just point out one fighters weakness, khan speed is unparalleled to other and this alone can give mayweather problem. Khan also has better boxing skills than Guerrero. The only department he falls short on is his chin and def, which if he can sort out would make him a totally different fighter, but that remins to be seen.Posted May 2, 2013 5:42 am
Tark – ” Ray Leonard isn’t all that.” then what does being in the HOF and being rated in the Top 20 best boxers of all time mean. Sorry but your statement makes no sense at all.Posted May 2, 2013 4:06 am
Zurdo40 – Mosley had a tooth ache and wanted a holiday than face Mayweather, take a look at Cotto on ringside when Floyd took Gatti apart and see if looks like he wanted any of Mayweather besides any Top Rank fighter was never gonna be matched against Mayweather by Arum till this day and if you don’t know that you best asked somebody. Hate blinds people of the obvious, Floyd was two years older than Cotto when they met so who exactly was at his peak between the two.Posted May 2, 2013 3:59 am
The Truth-Sadly Berto is BETTER than any Fighter Khan has ever beaten. That alone propels Guerrero above Khan. Guerrero’s chin is MUCH better than Khan’s. The shots that he took against Berto would have birds tweeting around Khan’s head.Posted May 1, 2013 8:37 pm
@SREDMOND you’re having a laugh right? Guerrero skipped all the JWW fighters to go to WW because he knows it would be much tougher to beat top JWW fighters. Khan, Garcia, matthysse and even Judah can beat him IMO. We saw how close bradley came to losing to provodnikov who was a huge underdog! We recenty saw Murry almost beat Martinez (although I thought Murry won) who again was a huge underdog! We saw Price get KO by Thompson who again was a huge under dog and I can go on and on but that’s one of the reason we watch boxing and so your argument about Diaz is nonsense. Now we are seeing Broner jumping 2 weight class and getting a title fight without having a fight at that weight but thats ok why? The reason he’s jumping is because JWW division is lot tougher and khans been fighting all those guys. Khans loss to Peterson, well we know what happened there, drugs, 2 points, man in hat etc. So Garcia is his only loss at this weight! Besides, the argument was why khan deserves it more and not about his weakness. Khan has better record and fought tougher guys than Guerrero and that’s why I said he deserves it more!Posted May 1, 2013 6:01 pm
Hatton had the style to give Mayweather aq tough fight. if ever there was a house referee it was Cotez. He refereed so many fights that he had his way of subtly giving the advantage to the fighter the promoter wanted to win. Cortez just had too much influence on the fight with his constant jabbering and ans overreacting in is decisions. The refs should be instructed to let he fighters fight and nay take actions in flagrant fouls. And where des it say a fighter gets an automatic 8 if he is knocked down evenk after very questionable flashknockdowmn?Posted May 1, 2013 5:58 pm
Floyd excuses list:
But reallity is:
Totally in agree with tark. While De La Hoya fought Mosley, Trinidad, Vargas, Hopkins in their primes and in their weights, Floyd did not. I m not a De la Hoya fan, but he took risks. The legitimes victories of Floyd were against Castillo (closed victories against the punching bag of jc chavez) Corrales (rip but not a boxing hof) Hatton (not a hof or boxing star), Judah (not a hof and a fighter with mental issues). De la Hoya, Mosley, Marquez and Cotto were not in their primes neither weights. He could fought all of them in the right momento but he did not.Posted May 1, 2013 4:47 pm
Tark, you’re a space case Leonard is in NO WAY defined by Mike Nunn you clown… Your thesis is butt… Everyone knows that you’re a BAD science fiction writer… Leonard’s considered one of the best that ain’t changing cause of you bone headPosted May 1, 2013 4:21 pm
This is absolutely no surprise. Mayrunner always fights over the hill fighters, untested fighters who don’t have ko power, and known fighters like kahn who don’t have a chin. This will be Mayrunner’s legacy. Much like Calzaghe — avoided prime ATGs.Posted May 1, 2013 4:18 pm
Sredmond… You’re a stupid jackass — and you always will be a stupid jackass… I was making the point that big drawing cards can control who they want to fight. That was the only point I was making and I dinged the Klitschkos, Ali, Leonard, and Mayweather equally…
Nunn wasn’t doing 55 life sentences when he was the middleweight champion of the world and 36-0. He was an extremely formidable opponent who Sugar Ray Leonard didn’t want to fight.
But keep coming with your ignorant, stupid, biased posts spewing nothing but stupidity, hatred, ignorance, and bias… That’s what you do very well and everyone knows you’re an idiot.Posted May 1, 2013 11:57 am
TYPO=Jr MW BeltPosted May 1, 2013 11:31 am
Zurdo, I know this would require you to really think it thru but the reason that Floyd has a Super MW belt is because he fought a SMW fight in his last bout whats so baffling about that? It was his very last contest he also holds a belt at 147 which he is defending he has plied his trade in multiple divisions with 147 being his best weight….AGAIN guys feel he has a BETTER chance of losing at 154 where guys like Trout and Canelo are coming to the ring at 172 unless Tarks TV tells him its something different of course (nutcase)….. The whole sport is unfortunately gunning for ONE man and sadly they are going to have to wait in line for their respective beatdowns in the meantime let these guys matchup with the toughest available comp they can find and make a case for why they deserve Mayeweather… I commend Canelo for facing and beating Trout, Im a fan but people were growing WEARY of him facing Josesito Lopez, Matthew Hatton, Alfonso Gomez, Jose Miguel Cotto and the worst version of Shane Mosley coming of 3 unsuccessful outings prior….Mayweather is unfortunately being treated as a finanacial and profile Panacea for every boxers woes from 135-160….Posted May 1, 2013 11:29 am
Floyd Mayweather Jr was “Fighter of the Year” at the age of 21 years old, he was on the P4P list when he was 23 or 24 after beating Diego Corrales he was a World Champion at 22 I believe he has remained undefeated winning titles in 5 weight classes, he is 36 and still the P4P #1 fighter in the World… He was #2 for Fighter of the Decade to Manny Pacquiao who was knocked COLD unconscious by a guy that Floyd did not let win a single minute of a single round, a multi-division Champion who is assured of being considered one of the GREATEST Mexican fighters ever having finally defeated a guy who wreaked HAVOC on Mexican fighters over the decade Barrera, Morales, Diaz, Margarito, Larios, De La Hoya….. We know have to say the WHOLE sport has gotten things wrong on Floyd Mayweather for 15-17 years? Floyds name was alongside Roy Jones when Jones was near the peak of his powers, Oscar was fighting, Shane was fighting, Trinidad was fighting but the name Floyd Mayweather was ALWAYS in the mix as one of the best but EVERYONE somehow was under the grips of a MASS Hallucination?? This is LONG before Al Haymon, 24/7, Ricky Hatton, and the rest….How the hell have the experts been SOOOOOO Wrong for SOOOOOO long…. and when did they fall in love with him? HBO his home network for most of his career had Larry Merchant who was OPENLY critical, Lampley and the late Manny Steward gave him grief for not going for the KO against Baldomir and KO…. Every other fighter in the sport is calling him out and acknowledging him as the best…. But somehow over the course of almost 20 years we have ALL been dead wrong he is REALLY and average or slightly above average fighter??? I mean lineal Champion in what 3 weight classes but each of his foes was a BUM???? If this were a court of law you would have an IMPOSSIBLE task of selling Floyd as anything other than an ATG….Posted May 1, 2013 11:08 am
If Floyd fights Khan next you have to consider this.. Floyd fights who he wants to fight. He’s the world’s top drawing card. The Cinnamon Kid is a massive riskat this point in Floyd’s career. Floyd probably doesn’t want to talk about him too much. There have been many similar instances in Boxing history. Vitali Klitschko is 41. He’s not going to be fighting Kubrat Pulev or David Haye at his age. He’s going for that new guy who trashed Arreola. Ali went for Leon Spinks over Larry Holmes. Ali could get away with it so why not? Are you going to do the smart thing or the popular thing?
After Ray Leonard beat Marvin Hagler to take over the middleweight title, a lot of writers commented on his reluctance to fight the 6’2″ undefeated southpaw Michael Nunn—a slick, speedy, and powerful hitter who scored a 1st round KO over Sumbu Kalambay while Leonard was doing the commentary. It was the KO of the year. Kalambay fought Mike McCallum, Iran Barkley and other big punchers but nobody but Nunn ever came close to stopping him his whole career. Leonard said, “Nunn showed he can handle any middleweight.” Reporters asked Leonard about a Nunn fight on camera and he flashed one of those split-second smiles that silently say, “How am I going to answer this.” Leonard threw up an evasive flurry, “Well.. Nunn is not the only opponent out there. We’ve been looking at maybe adding a title in another weight division. Terry Norris looks interesting. But.. Ya know we’ll see.. I have to sit down and talk with my people and we’ll see.. Thank you guys… Ha ha ha ha ha… Thank you guys.”
Sugar Ray Leonard was like Ali back then… And like Mayweather and the Klitschkos are now… Such a big draw he didn’t have to fight the most dangerous opponents out there. That’s the way Boxing is and it isn’t going to change.Posted May 1, 2013 10:51 am
Floyd can fight anyone he wants. That’s not the point. Even if he choices fight his maid or khan is ok. The point is how the hell is a super welter weight champ when no fights super welter challengers. The no. 1 p4p is something relative and you could put anyone based in your appreciation and preferences so is not the point neither.
There is NO case on earth that Khan deserves a fight MORE than Guerrero first of all Khan has never beat ANYONE at 147 pounds, whereas Guerrero has 2 solid wins in the division ONE over a guy who was a prime young Champion at the weight despite his detractors… Guerrero has NEVER been knocagainst an 8-1 underdog Diaz…If Mayweather goes in and knocks out Khan he will get 0000000000 credit look at the commentary on Khan? ALOT of people right or wrong are writing him off at the age of 26, the ONLY compeor ked out and showed a DAMN good chin when tagged repeatedly by Berto who despite his detractors has very solid power at the weight. Guerrero has titles in multiple divisions… Khan recently lost TWO fights in a row including a BAD TKO loss where he could not regain his senses even though he got out of the round… He was just wobbling ALL over the place Prescotts lling reason Khan would deserve a fight is that it would be a BIG seller taking foreign sales into consideration and his name beyond that Khan is currently damaged goods… Floyd beat Cotto who has accomplished FAR more than Khan and was not getting laid out by guys on Garcia’s level and he took flack… Khan does NOT even bring a belt to the table…Posted May 1, 2013 9:05 am
Yes khan’s last performance was not the greatest, but Khan deserves a fight against Mayweather more than any of Mayweather’s recent opponents. Who has Guerrero really beat to get the fight? Who has Ortiz beat to get the fight? Berto isn’t the gateway! Guerrero beat Joel Casamayor and Michael Katsidis but when Khan was looking at those two guys as an opponent everyone one was throwing a tantrum saying they are too old or too small BLA BLA BLA.
Yes he may not win the fight based on his last performance but in terms of does he deserve it? Yes I think so…Posted May 1, 2013 8:30 am
Floyd just discussed on another site how he NEVER said he was fighting Khan and that Khan needed to take his time… It must be tough being the FOCAL point of the entire sport, so many other boxers and promoters fortunes tied to your every move… Mayweather is a lower weight fighter who just turned 36 and guys are compiling lists of people for him to fight from 140-160 as if he is solely responsible for entertaining the masses… Now that Pacquiao is in a sort of limbo as to where he goes from here all discussions have shifted to Floyd… I would NOT be a fan of a Khan bout but the distance between him NOW facing Guerrero and a fight in September with Khan based on the ACTUAL information discussed seems to be about 15,000 miles… There is NO WAY that an overseas promotion is going to take place in a few short months (likely tour included) and Khans last performance was BAD against an 8-1 underdog… I see Canelo well ahead of Khan in the Mayweather sweepstakes…But then again Floyd is a MASTER at keeping his fans and detractors alike TALKING and WATCHING…Posted May 1, 2013 8:25 am
I like egg and beans good for the bowelsPosted May 1, 2013 7:46 am
Ruslan Provodnikov deserves a shot at someone like Amir Khan at 147. Would love to see him bounce off some hooks and rights off Khan’s chin, using him as a yo-yo!Posted May 1, 2013 2:47 am
If you have timing and can throw a left hook you can beat Amir Khan.
Floyds leaping left, and his check hook are things of technical beauty, and his timing is matched only by JMM and Timex.
Khan would last 1-2 rounds, that he might even win buzzing around the ring and firing flurries that glance off the shoulder roll, then FLoyd would edge in close, panic him and turn the lights out.
Still – Floyd gave Ortiz a shot, and that boy is a quitter. Ortiz left the JWW division with his tail between his legs failing vs Maidana and Peterson, then gets a shot off of one fight over an utterly over-rated Berto.
If FLoyd fought Khan it would be a shame, but it would be understandable and not out of character.Posted May 1, 2013 2:45 am
PERSONALLY, I FEEL that even if Amir Khan is stretched in his next bout, it is already a done-deal that he will face FLOYD MAYWEATHER, which highlights all that is wrong with boxing today.
The real boxing fans know that Amir doesn’t deserve to get a payday off of Floyd, but Golden Boy and BS is more powerful than the voice of the real boxing fan.
Amir has been forced down the general public’s throats and they will buy into such a farce.
Oh well, it will be good to see him outclassed one more time!Posted May 1, 2013 2:42 am
I personally think he is doing good by facing Guerrero. Next fights, Pacquiao end of the year, May 2014 winner of 140 tournament, likely Garcia then Bradley.Posted May 1, 2013 2:23 am
SRR fought a guy who was LESSER than Khan and got SPANKED at 34 yrs old. SO IF Floyd WINS then he is more impressive at 36 yrs old than Robinson was at 34. WOW!!Posted May 1, 2013 1:45 am
Excellent … with this, floyd give us the reason. He is a cherrypicker. “The circle is closed now” That zero losses is just for ignorants. HE NEVER FACE A REAL PRIME BOXING STAR.Posted May 1, 2013 1:37 am
Floyd would KILL Khan….Even if he was 45 years oldPosted May 1, 2013 12:50 am
Sure Floyd would fight Khan. Because it’s an easy win and risk-free payday, as usual. It won’t be in the UK though.Posted May 1, 2013 12:44 am
Bradley has short arms so it’s easier to box Provodnikov off… For a fighter with longer arms Provodnikov can get inside those arms and whale. He’s hard to tie up. Bradley took some of the hardest punches when he tried to clinch.Posted May 1, 2013 12:39 am
Provodnikov is a tall order for anyone who stands and trades with him. But as tuff as he is, he can be out boxed quite easily.Posted May 1, 2013 12:21 am
I dont think any real boxing fan believes that this late in the game Mayweather will roll the dice and take on anyone with close to even a 50-50 chance of beating him. He didnt get beat up by Cotto for the fans, he got beat up because he has lost a step.Posted April 30, 2013 11:52 pm
If Floyd fought Provodnikov I guarantee you that Tim Bradley would be watching the fight at ringside.. Tim said Provodnikov could beat anyone at 147. Since he got floored twice and concussed, You would think Tim knows a little something about Provodnikov.
Floyd would have to tune up his radar for Ruslan.. If he got nailed with the kind of shot Mosley hit him with it would be “Good Night Floyd”
Actually I know Floyd-Povodnikov is not going to happen because Bradley got the D.. Who’s going to fight Povodnikov now? Nobody! I’m not too interested in the Guerrero matchup because Guerrero is not a puncher.. I would be at ringside for Floyd-Canelo. That’s the “Fight of the Decade” if Marquez beats Pacquiao again and May-Pac flies out the window forever. I just pray that Floyd doesn’t fight Khan next … Please.. Guerrero is enough of a sure thing.Posted April 30, 2013 11:51 pm
Guerrero is not a champion, he is only a titlest. Guerrero has never won a Championship FightPosted April 30, 2013 11:21 pm
Tix Moving Slow
Plenty of tix available for the fight this weekend. Entire rows in some sections…Posted April 30, 2013 10:08 pm
Hidalgo, where was a statement about Khan mentioned by Floyd Mayweather or his people? I know you will latch on to the words of an ESB writer like a tick to a hairy scrotum but try and think without that overemotional brain of yours… If this SAME writer had said Mayweather planning to fight Martinez, Canelo and GGG would you believe it? I did’t think so its just another reason for you to go on a tirade about Floyd Mayweather…As far as him hitting the mother of his children thats NOT my concern I am interested in him as it pertains to the sport for all I know YOU might beat your woman afterall you are just an internet screen name I have no idea how you conduct your life…Jus say’in :)Posted April 30, 2013 9:39 pm
TARK always SAID that Khan would give Floyd alot of problems SO lets see it.Posted April 30, 2013 9:34 pm
It will be a good fight that will end up in a KOPosted April 30, 2013 9:19 pm
I know it’s old interest, but I take it that Mayweather will never consider Paquiao. You would’ve thought the loss to Marquez would give rise to the fight happening. Mayweather will now really only cherry pick even more so. At least he’ll retire very rich next year.Posted April 30, 2013 8:45 pm
Bottom line is, with 30 months left, Mayweather is going to pick and choose who he wants, and where he wants to fight. The UK, will more than likely be one of the stops during his farewell tour. Unfortunately, of UK fighters, Khan probably has the best shot of getting a Mayweather fight. Like it or not, it’ll generate a lot of money.Posted April 30, 2013 8:03 pm
“Thank GOD there is a Floyd Mayweather who can garner Global attention ” By all means, laud Floyd Mayweather Jr. for everything. Even farting. He is so wonderful SRedmond. Just like you. Hey! Let’s brag on him for threatening his kids, beating his ex-wife, and serving time. Oh yeah! Floyd, Floyd, Floyd!Posted April 30, 2013 7:21 pm
“Not once was Khan mentioned as an opponent…” Really SRedmond? Apparently you missed this sentence: “That fight could even be an open air stadium defence of his World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight title against Amir Khan. ” Oh wait, Khan’s name wasn’t really mentioned–all us “sheep” are hallucinating.Posted April 30, 2013 7:17 pm
“This article is a MASSIVE joke written for the obvious sheep in boxing ” That would be everyone but you, right, SRedmond? You are so wonderful.Posted April 30, 2013 7:14 pm
Floyd only fights the best, huh? After all everyone has said about Amir Khan Floyd may fight him in the UK? Oh wait, I get it. If Floyd wants to fight him, that makes Khan ten times better than he really is. Just wait, if the fight ever is confirmed, Khan will be popped onto the top 10 P4P asap. God, spare us.Posted April 30, 2013 7:12 pm
There’s no reason Floyd couldn’t go over to England and fight Amir Khan NEXT!!! … Why do you think Khan was installed as the number 2 contender??? It makes no sense.. It’s kind of fishy isn’t it??? Floyd vs Khan would fill a stadium with 120,000 people and PPV like crazy… The entire package would probably bring in 80% of what a Canelo Alvarez fight would take in at 154, but Floyd could make up for that by taking a bigger cut.. He could make almost the same money at .001% the danger.
If you were Floyd, who would you fight if you had a choice between Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez???Posted April 30, 2013 6:43 pm
I seriously hope this is a joke.Posted April 30, 2013 6:40 pm
If this is true I will NEVER be a Floyds fan anymorePosted April 30, 2013 6:36 pm
We all knew something fishy was up when Khan was installed as WBC No2 at Welter whenhe has never fought in the division. Amir is again piping on about fighting Mayweather when he has beaten the winner of this 4 man tourney, likely to be Garcia. That in itself is a joke cos Garcia took him out in 4 last time as we all know. I don’t think Amir is good enough.Posted April 30, 2013 6:17 pm
Tim Bradley following his fight with Ruslan Provodnikov: “I think Provodnikov beats anyone at 147.” … Now I don’t agree with Tim’s statement, but he tasted the power of both Prvodnikov and Pacquiao, and beat them both. He visited the canvas twice vs Provodnikov although the referee missed one of the knockdowns which would have changed the result of the decision to a draw. Tim sprained his ankles badly in the Pacquiao fight so that may have hampered him.
But let’s evaluate Tim’s immediate impression, bearing in mind he said he was suffering from a concussion when he stated it…. Who’s at Welterweight? Robert Guerrero… Kell Brook… Devon Alexander… Juan Manuel Marquez… Manny Pacquiao… Floyd Mayweather Jr… Tim Bradley… Paulie Malignaggi… Adrien Broner… Counting Provodikov and Amir Khan, who the WBC ranks number 2 contender behind their Champion Floyd Mayweather that’s 11 good 147-pounders, with Floyd probably being the best and Paulie the worst … I probably missed a couple good ones I didn’t think of… Still that’s an impressive list for a guy as astute and knowledgeable about Boxing as Tim Bradley to say Provodnikov could beat.
The kid has a lot of power and I wonder who’s going to agree to fight him next??? It could be a problem.Posted April 30, 2013 5:00 pm
I do have to say that Provodnikov had a tough world class boxer out on his feet for the better part of 12 rounds which is why fans are willing to toss his name into the mix for interesting fights.
It’s not that we believe he will beat Mayweather. This whole list is really a “sure I’d tune into that” at this point given how there isn’t a compelling name who would be a consensus favorite to beat Mayweather.
Guerrero is a deserving opponent, but is he THAT much better than Ruslan Provodnikov? Coming up from Super Feather? Going life and death with Berto? Going the distance with the old Casamayor (not the young version)? Quitting vs. Yordan? I don’t think so, but maybe that is just me….Posted April 30, 2013 4:45 pm
SRedmond – to sum up your post, no opponent selected by TMT will not be criticized. Agreed on that and on the fact that right now, today Canelo is the best name out there.Posted April 30, 2013 4:32 pm
MW will always fight the easy win guy=Khan.Posted April 30, 2013 4:27 pm
Guys mention Ruslan Provodnikov thats crazy, meanwhile they dismiss Guerrero? Provodnikov is KNOWN for having a slugfest he lost with Bradley how is he a GOOD Mayweather opponent when guys would NOT give Floyd credit for a stallion and 3 weight Champ like Cotto at 154? Marquez would have to beat Pacquiao 2x in order to be considered credible after Floyd made a mockery of his skills NO ONE in their right mind should forget the outcome of that matchup…. Floyd would get grief for waxing a 40 year old Marquez with more wear and tear on him…Broner is a 135 pounder moving up to 147 for the first time against Malignaggi he is NOT ready or suited to face Floyd Mayweather why would guys be MORE excited about Broner fighting Floyd than Malignaggi? The minute Floyd faces a guy who has NOT passed a single test at 147 they will be ALL over him… Guerrero went up to 147 and booked two solid wins, one over a guy who had been World Champion in a very physical FOTY bout….AGAIN everyone looks good until the match is made, Floyd wins then the complainers complain and the haters hate…. If he fought Canelo they would be forced to give ground because Canelo is so damn big fight night and he could not be younger if he tried….Posted April 30, 2013 4:15 pm
And MEANWHILE back on Planet Earth or as they called it in Superman II with the 3 evil Villians “Houston” Ellerbe mentioned fighting in the UK and an ESB writer of all people discussed Amir Khan… When has Mayweather or his team said that he is gonna fight Amir Khan? He also said he was going to face Devon Alexander on his Twitter account and then scheduled a fight with Robert Guerrero… Khan is supposed to be fighting Alexander later in the year and who says he will get past the inconsistent Alexander? This is ALOT of chatter about NOTHINGPosted April 30, 2013 4:07 pm
Q – I didn’t say 99.1% because I don’t think any boxer can be that certain of victory in any fight. Two guys that I could see giving Floyd hell but don’t even have the name recognition to be in fight discussions are Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martisrosyan. They are quite large and move their hands alot.
Puglife – I hear you but Khan does have Maidana, Koltelnik, Judah, and Paulie Malignaggi on this list of victories. Even his loss to Lamont Peterson was a close thing. Those guys are good, though not great, boxers.
It’s really weird to me that I am even defending a match vs. china-boy, since I think he’s clearly been badly exposed. Just saying “why not him too?” You have to admit it’s fun seeing Khan dance around on rubbery legs!
I could have put Sergio Martinez on this list too. Until this weekend, Floyd defenders would have said it’s unfair due to size even though Martinez is very small for the middleweight division. I think beating Martinez would be career defining, but now everyone would say “he is old” blah blah blah after the Murray fight.Posted April 30, 2013 3:56 pm
The only problem with this plan is that there’s no one in the UK worthy of fighting Floyd. Maybe if Brook and Khan fight each other you could sell the winner of that fight against Floyd. The British will buy pretty much anything, as they proved in cheering Audley last weekend and booing Wilder. I mean the fact that Audley can even walk into the ring without getting pelted by mugs of beer and rotten fruit shows just how sad things have become in this once proud nation.Posted April 30, 2013 3:25 pm
Chavs will love this news.Posted April 30, 2013 3:06 pm
KMSTAR: you’re list of potential opponents is a nice one and any of those guys would be an improvement over Floyd’s last few opponents and over many of the opponents he’s had since coming up to welterweight. But no, Khan has no place on or anywhere near that list. Khan almost got KO’ed by a blown up lightweight a few days ago. And this ain’t the first time he’s almost been or has been KO’d. Khan would need a couple victories over top ten to fifteen welters to even deserve mention. But of course that won’t happen because as soon as he fights another welter that can crack he’ll most likely fold – again. And when I said ‘Floyd only fights guys he knows he can beat’ I simply meant he refuses to take any real risks. This is why he generally fights guys that are either past their prime or moving up in weight. Guerrero is no exception to this rule. I like fighers who take risks, not guys who carefully manage their match-ups to preserve an undefeated record. It’s really that simple, my man.Posted April 30, 2013 2:53 pm
KMSTAR: Does this not describe 95% of the men at or around his weight class? – uhm… more like 99.9% …with the .1% being a “anything can happen” placeholder.Posted April 30, 2013 2:32 pm
Khan’s chin aside… (and it’s awful)… if he (and I doubt it) can beat Danny/Peterson/Lucas… it’s feasible, and I’d see nothing wrong… especially if it’s in the UK… Floyd’s old anyway.Posted April 30, 2013 2:31 pm
“Floyd only fights people he knows he can beat”. Does this not describe 95% of the men at or around his weight class? He would pretty much be favored against everyone, and when reviewing the list he probably thinks some are easier to beat than others, but who is he looking at and thinking, “I don’t want to fight that guy because I know I’ll lose”? Answer that one for me please – this coming from a guy who is NOT a Floyd fan.
Between 140 and 154 these are the names that come to mind in regards to interesting fights with Floyd, in no particular order:
Don’t tell me that Amir Khan doesn’t fit in with bunch, though at the low end. Honestly, it’s good move for Khan because if he is going to nearly get KTFO by guys like Julio Diaz then he might as well take his guaranteed KTFO from Floyd for a huge payday and then go back to eking out wins (or getting KTFO) by lesser opponents.Posted April 30, 2013 2:15 pm
E in Denver
Banjo- Khan has speed & the jab that can cause Jr some difficulty. But Khan is easily frustrated & impatient. Jr is effective at hooking over the jab as well. Could be a decent match up if Khan can ever improve.Posted April 30, 2013 2:00 pm
i think khan could win this one. khan struggles when he is nailed and his opponents chases him down before he recovers. mayweather doesn’t chase anyone down. especially not someone back peddling as fast as a hurt khan. styles make fights and i see khan winning a wide decision.Posted April 30, 2013 1:47 pm
Fight Fan1 – you don’t happen to be the former Gatti Fan1 do you?Posted April 30, 2013 1:35 pm
I wouldn’t care who he fought and where in the uk it was.
I would pay £200 per seat to see him fight…
at least I know I am gonna get 12 rounds too…..Unless his opponent tries to pull an Ortiz again ;)
Honestly though I really hope it happens.Posted April 30, 2013 1:20 pm
mayweather doesnt care about the english, all he cares about is money! tremendous love affair with british fans lol!! more like i can beat khan now and earn a packet!Posted April 30, 2013 12:42 pm
Hasn’t khan been saying today he needs to go and live in America full time in his latest round of excuses for been piss poor again against Diaz,I’d love to see Mayweather fight in the UK,but not against Kahn,would rather Khan get KNTO any-wear again and then finally f-off for good and Jr take on kell Brook in sheffield.Posted April 30, 2013 12:32 pm
Let’s make a real simple distinction here: Mayweather marketing himself to the causal fan is one thing, and I’m sure it earns him lots of money. But presumably we’re all real boxing fans that want to see good fights, the best match-ups. And if that’s the case then what Mayweather has been up to over the last few years leaves a lot to be desired. That ain’t ‘hate’ it’s the plain truth. Of course Mayweather deserves credit for winning tough fights in the past, like the Corrales fight back when Chico was undefeated, the second fight with a prime JL Castillo, and the fight against Hatton. But all too often he avoids the best fights out there to take on guys he and we know he will beat. If he’s really concerned about his legacy and his place in the history of the sport he should be fighting the best fighters out there from 140-154, not easy marks. The Ghost is a top ten WW, but lower top ten. Wins over an over-hyped and over-protected HBO poster boy (Berto) and Aydin do not make him a worthy opponent for someone of Floyd’s caliber.Posted April 30, 2013 12:29 pm
Haymon has NOT been able to duplicate the Floyd Mayweather phenomenon with another fighter because there is NO other fighter with Floyds skill and appeal…. Like Jay Z said to Damon Dash “you made Jay, then make another Jay” there are some young up and comers making some decent money buy Mayweather is the product of 17 years of absolute excellence… He was fighter of the year at 21 years old LONG before Haymon and Co, he was on the P4P list in his early 20′s after ass raping Diego Corrales… He taking on Corrales LONG ago….Floyds popularity and financial windfalls are the product of a LIFETIME of work, when he and Oscar fought OSCAR was the cash cow and Floyd was simply the consensus #1 fighter in the World and he is punished because he makes it look EASY against Champions, HOFER and and World Class foes… How the hell do you ONLY lose ONE card in a 43 fight career to the most popular fighter in the sport at the time, win titles in 5 weight divisions, and have the WHOLE sport from 135 to 168 gunning for you if you are NOT truly GREAT…. You guys have run out of excuses Mayweathers an ATG EASILY and thats not gonna change if he books 3 losses getting older….Posted April 30, 2013 12:07 pm
I hope Mayweather fights Mallinaggi, Khan, Rios, Bronner, and finishes his career off with an old washed up Sergio Martinez, just for KC. What could be better than that?Posted April 30, 2013 12:04 pm
I don’t but you can tell that Arum was NOT happy with Rigo beating Donaire who was sitting atop a ton of accolades and is exciting.. Im a Donaire fan but I had to bow down to Rigondeaux’s schooling him…Posted April 30, 2013 12:00 pm
would you have any idea when his contract is up with arum?Posted April 30, 2013 11:50 am
Dr. Phil Thieze-Knutz
Lil Floyd, Haymon & WWF have proven that there is a vast PPV market for less competitive versions of combat sports/entertainment. As long as you have a long promotion & scripted conflict. This isn’t the bad blood matches that result in a good fight. The conflict is scripted for the sole purpose of promoting the illusion of a competitive match. This formula works for nut huggers & ‘haters’ a like. Even real boxing fans can see a great talent in a glorified, sparring match at a very inflated price. Occasionally you even accidentally get a competitive fight.Posted April 30, 2013 11:49 am
sredmond`and he’s in a position to do just that,he’s already paid,money already in the bank for his next 5 fights so whoever he fights from here on out might as well just be called lottery winners ha!..eazy!Posted April 30, 2013 11:47 am
Malachi, I was all kinds of stupid as it pertains to Rigondeaux that guys a nightmare the way he was countering Donaire who I think the world of had me dumbfounded… FMJ would respect a boxer of that caliber you make a good point… AGAIN Rigo is a hard sell due to language and style but his skills were awesome against DonairePosted April 30, 2013 11:47 am
i’m just gonna jump off the subject for a quick second and just mention that i really hope that floyd picks up rig when his contract is up with arum because he’s not getting the proper respect he’s deserving right now he didn’t just beat up my 3rd favorite fighter in donaire but he beat him completely up and made my man look like a golfer and that opened me up to trying to support this cat and anxious to see him in the future,he made a fan out of me……yuuuup!Posted April 30, 2013 11:43 am
Yeah Hatton got a whoopin against Floyd. That fight wasn’t close at allPosted April 30, 2013 11:38 am
anonymous..sounds legitPosted April 30, 2013 11:37 am
Hatton had NO shot the only guys who get outboxed and knocked out and say “Hey it was the ref” are guys who cannot take care of business themselves… Hatton LOVES to smother his work and he made Floyds night easy yet annoying I just watched that fight 2x recently on Demand and Floyd was landing the heavy shots, breaking Rickys face open and ultimately Hatton was knocked senseless… He didn’t lose a close bout on points he was beat up and knocked out… Laying on his back and not wanting to get up… The reality is that Ricky was a Tough, spirited fighter at his best but against truly elite competition he was exposed for the relative crude brawler he was…It was effective to his credit against 44 men but Floyd and Pacquiao were not losing to his sort of boxer and he was paid well, destroyed and forced to retire…Posted April 30, 2013 11:37 am
fight fan1` stop, you see were trying to give you a pass because your a fan of hattons but please stop…yezzir!Posted April 30, 2013 11:36 am
Doesn’t matter who he fights, he’s in it for the money and paid his dues a long time ago, remember Ali fought alot of little known fighters all over the world and gave them a chance to cash in also. It’s no longer about titles etc. it’s about showing his skills wordwidePosted April 30, 2013 11:34 am
Mayweather vs Khan??? Khan really wants to go out in flames…Posted April 30, 2013 11:29 am
FIght fan 1
I think I make a fair point, Hatton would of had a very good chance of winning, but for the ref.Posted April 30, 2013 11:28 am
Hatton was terribly ineffective against Mayweather and was made to look like an amateur trying to hold and hit while Floyd made him miss and popped him with short shots… The Ricky started to slow down and get caught, Floyd stepped up his jabs, body head attack and then closed with that hook he had been setting him up with all night…Hatton was NOT mentally strong enough or skilled enough to beat the WORST version of Mayweather to come in 5 years… Floyd broke him then Pacquiao killed off what was left and then we were treated to a weeping part time drunk and druggie… I liked Hatton he was a fun guy but trying to find a scenario where he defeats Floyd Mayweather is akin to Canada taking over the World… Good Luck!Posted April 30, 2013 11:23 am
sredmond…cosignedPosted April 30, 2013 11:19 am
Floyd plays chess the rest of these fighters play checkers and live check to check… Mayweather signed a MASSIVE deal right now he is showing the Canelos and such that he has options beyond them and when its time to negotiate these moments will be used as ammos (thinking 3 steps ahead like he does in the ring) Marquez is being sly by fighting Bradley, if he defeats Bradley who (ON PAPER ONLY) defeated Pacquiao for a WBO belt, Marquez might be able to add another 5-7 million to his likely future bout with Pacquaio at 40 where else is he gonna go? Point is these guys are working angles to up the ante and keep their prospective opponents wondering if they are gonna get a shot… Canelo tried to dictate to Mayweather as far as guarantees, Floyds not a fool saying “I want Canelo after Guerrero assuming the win”…. Truth is we have NO clue what Floyds next move will be but what we do know is that his career post Arum and Oscar has resulted in windfall after windfall… I doubt Amir Khan gets to participate unless he knocks out a big name 140 pounder which aint likely…Posted April 30, 2013 11:18 am
i believe its going to be garcia next when he cruises past the ghost but if it is a UK fight definitely Kell Brooke…yezzir!Posted April 30, 2013 11:18 am
FIght fan 1
HAtton would of probably won the fight in England against Mayweather, Cortez ruined the fight for Hatton by breaking them up all the time, Hatton was a good in fighter and could of beat MAyweather, but for the ref.Posted April 30, 2013 11:17 am
Floyd should fight GarciaPosted April 30, 2013 11:15 am
Thank GOD there is a Floyd Mayweather who can garner Global attention and bring out millions of paying eyeballs for his fights! Even a silly blurb like this generates over the top commentary and speculation Mayweather went on record discussing Devon Alexander and then fought the expected foe in Robert Guerrero… Floyd KNOWS how to Generate buzz and I am sure the UK appreciates acknowledgement from the best boxer in the sport…Their fans are passionate and the slim possibility of seeing Floyd beat the hell out of one of their countrymen might result in additional overseas revenue… Ricky Hatton had a TON of beer swilling, song singing delusional fans fly over to Vegas thinking he was going to defeat Mayweather…. Its May Day all day and the Grandmaster is pulling out all the stop spreading his brand in new markets… You cannot argue with the formula others fight for peanuts while he banks 40 mill per bout recently….Posted April 30, 2013 11:07 am
exciled yank`yeah my man ,they’re sneaky around hear they don’t want to give floyd credit for nothing floyd wont just fight khan like that he’s not hot at the moment,but kell brooke is undefeated,young and also has a good following abroad n i’m guessing he pulled out of the alexander fight just for that purpose of getting the call but that’s just my guess…yezzir!Posted April 30, 2013 11:04 am
This article is a MASSIVE joke written for the obvious sheep in boxing NOT ONCE was Khan mentioned as an opponent… Floyd Mayweather can fight ANYONE and as long as there is a PPV feed to the US he is going to make his $$$$$$$….Who knows WHAT happens post Guerrero but what we do KNOW is that if Floyd farts people listen… Amir Khan is a UK fighter who has done the bulk of his relevant business in the states… He was just interviewed saying he liked fighting there BUT most US based fighters don’t want to go there (for good reason) God only knows if Khan will even win his next bout the kid is VERY suspect at this point….Posted April 30, 2013 11:02 am
i see ppl still hating on Money May, truth is, he should fight whos hot right now, boxing is a business,why not???? You complain about a possible Khan fight, but if he fought a nobody you would still complain!!!!Posted April 30, 2013 10:59 am
malachi – nice catch. Ellerbe didn’t say Khan once, everyone just assumes it is him. It even got me.Posted April 30, 2013 10:53 am
LOL….Khan. The boy finally gets his wish. (after 3 beatings and 1 narrow win against Diaz)Posted April 30, 2013 10:42 am
Khan isn’t an nothing special hes like a josesito Lopez good but not great, floyd shouldn’t fight himPosted April 30, 2013 10:41 am
Boxing fans think about it, i know you guys give mayweather a lot of grief and get upset when he doesn’t fight who we all would like him to fight right at that moment but the man fights whos hot at the moment which makes for a good show, time will tell the story and we will all look back on his chapter in fighting and say wow that mayweather was a special type of fighter…eazy!Posted April 30, 2013 10:41 am
Ellerbe never mentioned khans name once this writer is trying to stir up some stuff and his plan is working , well played sir, well played ha!!….yezzzir!Posted April 30, 2013 10:37 am
@handsofstone- I think he will fight trout now! Since trout just lost his confidence may be a lil shaken. Perfect time to fight him!Posted April 30, 2013 10:33 am
Floyd now wanting to fight Khan??!!! Biggest “CON” of all time! If that’s not cherry picking I don’t know what is!!!!!!!! This is why the sport is sucking cause of fake match set ups like a Fraud/Khan bout!!! TURNS MY DAMN STOMACH!!!!Posted April 30, 2013 10:32 am
i dont know why my name went anonymous but it’s coo`im here now Kell Brook def for mayweather if he decides to fight in the UK khan doesnt bring anything good to the table right now as far as popularity kell hasn’t been beaten before and also has a huge following and that will motivate mayweather…YEZZZIRPosted April 30, 2013 10:29 am
why dont he fight the southpaw troutPosted April 30, 2013 10:28 am
All Mayweather cares about is preserving his 0. Hence he fights guys he is fairly sure he can beat while avoiding anyone he worries might give him trouble. After the Ghost, I wouldn’t be surprised if he travels to the UK and fights Khan’t. As far as I’m concerned y’all can keep him. He’ll keep ducking the real challenges, or waiting until guys are damaged goods. Kind of a shame, because in his days at lightweight he was no joke. Now he’s just a clown.Posted April 30, 2013 10:26 am
i’s sooner see kell brook against himPosted April 30, 2013 10:25 am
mayweather hand picking opponents is in stone now. a day after khan gets rocked around the ring showing no punch resistance…who steps up and offers him a shot… the greatest in the world pmsl. mayweather is class but he hand picks the advantage always and he has admitted it beforePosted April 30, 2013 10:24 am
How can a fighter that’s never fought in the WW division be ranked at No2, its proved that it’s the amount of money a fighter or fight generates that influences the rankings.Posted April 30, 2013 10:15 am
i believe it will be kell brook for mayweathers next fight if he decides to fight abroad it doesnt matter if khan has a strong fan base or not mayweathers monies is already guaranteed i believe mayweather will make kell brook his next opponent after he cruises by the ghost and kell all ready got the call which is why he came up broken before the alexander fight,mark my words its going down…..eazy!Posted April 30, 2013 9:55 am
Brazilian Boxing Fan
I would love to see Wlad and Vitali fighting each other.Posted April 30, 2013 9:53 am
One problem many fans have is that some of the matches that they want to see made consist of boxers from different weight classes.
This is true of the Klitchko brothers also. People keep saying that they should fight such and such, etc. What do you want these boxers to do? If it were left up to some people, they would have Mayweather fighting Bernard Hopkins and the Klitchko brothers fighting each other.Posted April 30, 2013 9:44 am
Wow. First Vlad Klitschko fighting Pianeta, and now this. I accept them as stay busy fights, not more. And no ppv, those should be free.Posted April 30, 2013 9:39 am
I didn’t realize FM had a strong British fan-base either. I know British boxing fans appreciate his talent, but it would be stretch to say he has many fans over there. Truth be told, he doesn’t have a whole lot of fans in the US. Most people watch his fights because he’s the biggest name in the sport, or they want to see him lose.Posted April 30, 2013 9:36 am
This is a WBC farce. Again, how on earth could they rank Khan in the WW lists if he’s never even had a fight at WW? It is beyond ridiculous. As for FM fighting him, that’s even more ludicrous. If Khan somehow becomes his mandatory, then he really has no choice, but otherwise it’s a waste of a fight against a waste of fighter. This is boxing at its worst. Hopefully FM and Ellerby will pull their heads out of each others arses and make a fight the fans really want to see.Posted April 30, 2013 9:34 am
What a joke, Khan’s scraping by at best in his recent fights and he’s being considered a worthy opponent to Mayweather. I suppose he’s worthy from the money perspective once the hype machine gets going but there is no way Khan beats Mayweather. Broner Mayweather would be a fight that would be more interesting. It would be good to see Mayweather taking Broner to school.Posted April 30, 2013 9:33 am
@dwc- sept fast enough for u my friend? Lets hope they wont try to rob us 70.00 for ppv! lolPosted April 30, 2013 9:32 am
He better do it fast…Khan aint going to be around long…Posted April 30, 2013 9:28 am
Told yall mayweather will try and fight khan next. Khan has a big name and he is very beatable and safe! Starting to no longer be a mayweather fan!Posted April 30, 2013 9:21 am
Told yall mayweather will try and fight khan next. Khan has a big name and he is very beatable and safe! Starting to no longer be a mayweather fan!Posted April 30, 2013 9:20 am
Choose another has been who’s been Ko’d by Jr Welters, Has been weak Jaw fits thwe billPosted April 30, 2013 9:17 am
ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR BOXING………Posted April 30, 2013 9:10 am
And if you believe that…. I’ve got a bridge you can buyPosted April 30, 2013 8:56 am