Fighting Rios is a calculated risk for Pacquiao… He is fighting an extremely tough and aggressive brawler who will make a wonderful fight. Let’s say Pac picks the swinger off and scores a dramatic late round KO after being down once or twice. The massive Asian crowd erupts in euphoric jubilation..
Photos of an ecstatic Pacquiao riding the roaring crowd’s shoulders makes headlines around the globe… Floyd gets 1293 calls from reporters asking him what he thinks of Pacquiao’s great victory. And, “Will you fight him?”
Pac makes another 20 million off the Rios fight and lines up a fight with Floyd—and promises the world he’s going to “Knock Floyd Mayweather Out.”
If Canelo and Brandon only cooperate it will happen… They don’t want to cooperate—and when somebody suggests they can’t win a decision they make an ugly face… Saul and BR are both determined to win. It’s these pesky bumps in the road that keep these ideal scenarios from playing out.Posted July 4, 2013 2:02 pm
Btw, didn’t Manny* just turn down a fight v. Marquez over money? he doesn’t have enough? he has to continue haggling over purse splits and location with the Man who planted him face-first into the ring canvas? Methinks that Punkuiao* got a taste of comatose v. Marquez and wants no part of being out cold again.Posted July 2, 2013 8:39 pm
“Floyd had a taste of it with Cotto, and he wants no part of fighting” Right(?), which is why Floyd agreed to face Guerrero coming off a mugging and brawling win over Berto and is now following up by confirming a bout v. a natural, undefeated, and peaking 154lb champion like Canelo. because he’s afraid of ever having to face Cotto again(?) . . . oh brother . . .Posted July 2, 2013 8:32 pm
HECDOG, you consistently demonstrate why you can not be considered a knowledgeable fan of the sweet science. any fighter who would squander the unique skill and talent set of a Mayweather is one Stupid MFr. the intrigue and suspense for real fight-fans is imagining the fighter who will finally be able to scatter Floyd’s toolbox, pry open his formidable armor, how and with what!? the sweet science is the theater of the unexpected and it’s the unique and unexpected that true fight-fans anticipate and savor NOT canned and predictable replays of every other fight that came before. besides, all-action fighters don’t remain undefeated for long and those who unable to learn the finer points of the fight-game invariably end up butts-up and face-down in the ring canvas and usually courtesy of the fists of a skilled and “boring” fighter. Learn the Sport and Recognize.Posted July 2, 2013 8:28 pm
Titopa and others. Floyd does have a BORING style, and the majority of fans get turned off by it. Who cares if he wins like that. There’s no excitement, and that’s why fans boo and walk out of packed arenas. Seriously, he doesn’t need more money. Take a chance now and then because his style of fighting is going to get him booed over and over and like they did in his last fight, they will walk out of the arena. This is one of the reasons he will never be considered great. Look at any past champions, and you see them all fight. Trinidad, Leonard, De La Hoya, Whitaker and so on. Floyd had a taste of it with Cotto, and he wants no part of fighting. He would rather run as he did vs Guerrero, which was laughable. And boxing is a fight sport where you have to have courage and confidence to beat guys. Fans will have so much more respect if Floyd would just fight otherwise he wil be looked upon as a good athlete scared to fight. lPosted July 2, 2013 5:09 pm
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Once every decade some one comes along, That is UNBEATABLE look at HOPKINS in the middle weight class, (FOUGHT EVERYBODY) No competition. Never DUCK anybody… Roberto Duran as a light weight. This GGG is the next BIG thing Not even Canelo can match this guy and I am a Canelo FAN… Watch ALL the middle weights and Junior middle weights STAY away from GGG.. GGG will have to FIGHT bums the rest of his CARREER because the other belt holders will AVOID this kid like the PLAGUE.. Love it when I hear USA commentators saying How good is this kid GGG, he only fights meadiocore fighters. Thats right because the BELT holders wont go near this Kid. Feel sorry for ggg The UPPER Talent dont want NO part of this kid.Posted July 2, 2013 4:19 pm
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Triple G Can PUNCH!!!!!!!!!! In both hands. Look of the way he DESTROYS his opponents. He BUSTS them up, Ward is an EXCELLENT boxer but he can be hit, even SWING the MILL Froch tag him. Just think if that was GGG, Lights out for WARD, SOG would be meeting him for a few minutes. Dont worry WARD is SAFE he wont go NEAR GGG. To DANGEROUS. Just watch and see, it will NEVER happen, I just watch the MORA Proska fight. Mora says he wants GGG. My God I thought I was hearing things. (Lithium, Zanex Prozac please) Watching Moras style GGG would kill him knocking him out in the first round. Mora calling out GGG its like me calling out a Klitchko. Mora has obviously taken to many punches to the head.Posted July 2, 2013 4:11 pm
ggg will be destoyed by ward and any top elite fighter he has beat noboddyPosted July 2, 2013 2:23 pm
Bears i love what GGG brings to the squared circle Ward is the second best fighter in the world and i would love to see GGG lock horns with him, Bears i wouldn’t call him untouchable but i can guarantee you ward will come out victorious im willing to make a friendly bet on that fight with anyone if that fight comes offPosted July 2, 2013 11:36 am
Havoc, please tell me why in the world will you not be watching a fight of this magnitude and stature, aren’t you a fan of boxing or are you an individual fan.. um jus asking!!Posted July 2, 2013 11:30 am
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BEARS Well said very well said. GGG has some 350 amature fights himself. Watch WARD run away from this guy. WHY??????? To dangerous This GGG can PUNCH and MAN can he PUNCH!!!!!!!!. Ward will be like Cherry picker WHO stay away from PACMAN… GGG will move up to 168 Lets see if WARD takes the CHALLENGE. I THINK NOT. Froch I dont like him but he is like HOPKINS a real man will FIGHT anybody in his weight class. Got to give HOPKINS CREDIT for that even though he grabs holds clintcheges .Posted July 2, 2013 11:29 am
“Don’t get so excited Hidalgo… Take a cold shower.” LOL!Posted July 2, 2013 10:06 am
Goes by the name of s.o.g and is untouchable in my opinion”te tumbo quote…………….cool te tumbo. I saw the last round of ward vs froch. Where froch landed the best punch of the fight jacking ward up and popping his mouth piece out. Untouchable? Hardly. In fact not even close. There is no tape of any ward fight that exists that gonna make me concur with “wards untouchable” I think ggg would do 5 – 10 times better than froch did. I like froch and all but I think the tournament fighters ward faced pale in comparrison to the challenges rising like ggg, kovalev, and possible adonis. And the reasons for this are multifold. Wards best fighs are definetly ahead of him. But untouchable? The winging froch, swing from the rafters hit him. Wards been hurt. I’m not with the untouchable beliefPosted July 2, 2013 4:21 am
Cherry picker may have a bigger opponent in front of him but his main arsenal is his boring boxing skills that will neutralize the action and it will be a game of relying in points! Floyd will laugh his way in all Alvarez power punches! Like he score a points by just playing defense and act like he is awesome. I’m not watching but will be hoping he lose!Posted July 2, 2013 12:58 am
Don’t get so excited Hidalgo… Take a cold shower.Posted July 1, 2013 11:51 pm
Oh look! They’re going to kiss!Posted July 1, 2013 11:33 pm
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TiTopa I think Cherry Picker is a little scared now. Cherry picker REALIZES that NOW he has to FIGHT a man that is NOT a easy WALK OVER like the rest of his fights.. Theirs DOUBT in cherry pickers EYES.. Canelo is NOT OLD SHOP WORN and can PUNCH HARD.. hmmmmm If theirs ANY DOUBT its on Cherrypickers side NOT Canelo. Are you going to POST my comment ESB YES I SAID IT. WHY DONT YOU POST IT THEN?Posted July 1, 2013 9:41 pm
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TiTopa I think Cherry Picker is a little scared now. Cherry picker REALIZES that NOW he has to FIGHT a man that is NOT a easy WALK OVER like the rest of his fights.. Theirs DOUBT in cherry pickers EYES.. Canelo is NOT OLD SHOP WORN and can PUNCH HARD.. hmmmmm If theirs ANY DOUBT its on Cherrypickers side NOT Canelo. Are you going to POST my comment ESBPosted July 1, 2013 9:40 pm
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TiTopa I think Cherry Picker is a little scared now. Cherry picker REALIZES that NOW he has to FIGHT a man that is NOT a easy WALK OVER like the rest of his fights.. Theirs DOUBT in cherry pickers EYES.. Canelo is NOT OLD SHOP WORN and can PUNCH HARD.. hmmmmm If theirs ANY DOUBT its on Cherrypickers side NOT Canelo.Posted July 1, 2013 9:39 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)
te tumbo: You ever heard of Peter Quillin “Kid Chocolate” who’s also one of the Title/Strap holders at MW? Either Chocolate, Maravilla or that snot-nosed spoiled brat Jr. better step-up to the plate here — and soon.
Because 3G is trying to fast-track it and fight like every 2-3 months now. One of HBO’s new golden boys. He’s not gonna sit around and wait 9-12 months for someone to man-up and sign a contract. He’s gonna stay busy — even if that means fighting less than the very best competition.
And then of course he will be criticized for fighting bums and having a weak resume. It’s all so predictable.Posted July 1, 2013 9:35 pm
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tetopa If OLD SHOP WORN Mosley tag Cherry Picker What would Canelo do? KNOCK Cherry picker out?? Canelo HITS harder than OLD MosleyPosted July 1, 2013 9:29 pm
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Looks like you DIDNT post my comment the first timePosted July 1, 2013 9:22 pm
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teepee Why doesnt WARD step up to the plate and fight GGGPosted July 1, 2013 9:21 pm
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You GUYS at eastside BOXING dont like the TRUTH. To bad USA is NOT number #1 anymore in the boxing game get over it. Oh Yeah the K brothers LOVE knocking out US heavyweights. ha ha haPosted July 1, 2013 9:11 pm
Rosado is not all that. But after what GGG did to Macklin, I am convinced and think he will run the middleweight division until he is ready to move on.Posted July 1, 2013 8:58 pm
i don’t buy post-fight excuses of excessive “partying” (a previous Rican favorite), “personal problems” (every losing fighter’s default), or “in bed with the Flu just two days before the fight”. of course, NONE of these alibis ever apply in the case of a win(?!). anyway, Golovkin may(?) be tested but he’s not proven. a “W” over Chavez Jr. wouldn’t prove much. a “W” over Martinez would. it’s the only meaningful fight at 160lbs. otherwise, Golovkin will have to peer over the barrier’s separating 160lbs from 154lbs and 168lbs for additional legacy-defining matchups. the middleweight proving ground can’t be isolated to a single micro-weight and the only irrefutably proven and tested elite-middle is at 168lbs, goes by the moniker of S.O.G., and is untouchable, IMO.Posted July 1, 2013 8:00 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)
3G battered and sliced-up Rosado and had his face looking like a bruised and bloody mask. And then he stopped GR in the 7th with his trainer Billy Briscoe screamin’ at GR’s dad: “Your son is gonna die man, I gotta stop the fight!!! Your son is gonna die in there!!!”
So let’s not pretend that Rosado made 3G look average. He hit him with some decent shots, but never once outboxed, hurt or wobbled 3G.
The truth is that GGG was sick in bed the Flu just two days before the fight and they damn near had to cancel and reschedule it. 3G was only about 75% that night. I like Rosado because he’s got balls like Mack, but that’s what went down. Real talk.Posted July 1, 2013 7:43 pm
HIDALGO, at the moment, “cleaning out the middleweight division” consists of one fight: Martinez. if Golovkin defeats Martinez, 160lbs is cleeaned-out. at which point, Golovkin can wait for 154lbrs to make the move up (Canelo, Lara, Trout, Martirosyan) or make a move up to 168lbs himself where the likes of Ward, Froch, Kessler, Bute, and Abraham become options. like i said, the comp at 160lbs nowadays is sprawling with the best comp spread across the entire division from 154lbs to 168lbs. otherwise, it would be great if Martinez, Canelo, Golovkin, and Ward were all campaigning at 160lbs aka Middleweight.Posted July 1, 2013 7:33 pm
The interesting thing is that Canelo weighs 170+ on fight-night and so does GGG. If Canelo can get a shot, and if Floyd wins, GGG has every right to call him out if GGG reinstates his presence at jrMW.
Floyd really shouldn’t be at JrMW. The division is 154 but just about everybody is over that required max limit by fight-time.
But if you were in their position, wouldn’t you want to get a fight with Floyd?
I think they all like the paycheck but they certainly like the idea of fighting the regarded best P4P fighter in the sport right now along with someone so savvy in the ring. It’s the challenge despite the size difference.Posted July 1, 2013 7:13 pm
Two big fights await him at 168: Froch and Ward.
But YES, even though those two fights at 168 would be big for his legacy if he were to win, and bank account; he has an opportunity to cement a legacy at MW and even jrMW if he wants to bounce around. It all depends on the fights he can get. HBO needs to push for the quality fights to go his way if any of those “name” fighters want to be on HBO. NO more Top Fighter against some contender. Match Top Guy vs. Top Guy like GGG wants.
I would even take a GGG vs. Chavez fight and at 165 so that GGG can get some recognition, a bigger purse, and even see how he feels at 165 and against a bigger opponent. And then go from there.
I would like to see the top names from 154-160 fight him. And if they can manage to start fighting more often, like every 3 months (unless its a PPV because I understand there is a build-up/promotion need), then that would be great.
I hope they promote GGG well. He is Great for the Sport. Refreshing from the Broner/Maliggnanni circus.Posted July 1, 2013 7:09 pm
like I said canelo is a bully fighting guys 147 to 154 and he weight 170lb why don’t he fight Martinez or golovkin at 168 cuz he will loose but he want to look good fight little guys please hope Floyd beat the hell out of himPosted July 1, 2013 6:57 pm
Why does Golovkin need to move up to super middleweight to prove himself? He needs to finish cleaning out the middleweight division first–which he likely will.Posted July 1, 2013 6:54 pm
TITOPA, spot on with the analysis of Floyd’s “boring” but winning style. it is what it is: Undefeated. that’s all Floyd cares about. he’d prefer a “boring” win v. a dramatic and spectacular loss, which makes no sense (or dollars) in “Money’s” book.Posted July 1, 2013 6:39 pm
Triple G is levels distant from simply disposing of SOG. at the moment, it would be relatively easy work for Ward. even Froch would present a very formidable challenge for Golovkin. believe me, i’m not overestimating Froch but if a smaller but tough journeyman like Rosado was able to deliver a respectable performance v. Golovkin, i can easily see Froch improving on that performance. Ward is simply out of the question and i don’t anticipate Golovkin bucking for that matchup any time soon.Posted July 1, 2013 6:36 pm
Tark still boring the tts off peeps with his know it all attitudePosted July 1, 2013 6:26 pm
TARK – Wrong article?Posted July 1, 2013 5:40 pm
GGG isn’t fan unfriendy… Even though he’s a great boxer who doesn’t get hit very much, he’s a spectacular puncher.. Something you don’t see often.
He should become a massive drawing card if he can get Martinez to fight… Quillin to fight… and then move up and dispose of Froch and Ward.Posted July 1, 2013 5:33 pm
The whole “Floyd is boring” thing is also kinda dumb, I mean, it’s no secret that he’s a FIRM believer in “the less you get hit, the longer you last”…..and he’s been fighting to “not get hit” his entire career, it’s nothing new, it’s the name of the game…don’t like it? don’t watch! It’s pretty simple.Posted July 1, 2013 5:14 pm
Webster – Cause he ain’t scared of the kid…plain and simple! Canelo is a nice calm kid, Floyd knows that trash talking isn’t necessary, so he’ll play the mind games in a DIFFERENT way. It’s all physiologicalPosted July 1, 2013 5:12 pm
Hecdog – The thing that bothered me is when Canelo said he can “outbox Mayweather”, I couldn’t believe he said that and I truly hope he’s not banking on it either…cause he’ll end up getting humiliated. I just don’t think youth, size and strength is enough to beat Floyd, you better have VERY fast (equal or greater than Floyd’s) hands, very quick feet and you better be in tip top shape, cause chances are you’re going in for a HARD 12 round fight in which you’ll need to be SHARP for the full 12, that’s something Canelo hasn’t proven he has. Not to mention the experience, his BEST win to date is Trout, that’s not someone who can prepare you for what Floyd’s gonna bring. Canelo CLEARLY has the edge in power and strength, but everyone knows you’ll need WAY more than that to handle Floyd. I see Floyd being TOO much for the kid, I believe Floyd will stop him, yes…STOP HIM!Posted July 1, 2013 5:09 pm
Floyd rematched Castillo for 3 reasons…
He won the 1st fight with ease on ALL SCORECARDS…
Second reason… He knew he could beat Castillo very easily…
Third reason… It was good money for Floyd at that time, so why not???Posted July 1, 2013 4:45 pm
BEARS, if you want to insist that Pacquiao* isn’t the only one with HecDogs or Chicago Guys to worship him, suit yourself. otherwise, hardcore Cali and Mexican fight-fans have more important things on our plates than preserving the saintly profile of favorite fighters ORrrr soccer players for that matter. the integrity of the sport itself is THIS fight-fan’s priority NOT the unblemished profile of any individual fighter regardless of shared ethnicity. i would also be PISSED if our taxpayer dollars were wasted on parades or if our elected officials were wasting time with legislation honoring individual sports figures. in fact, that must be why no such honors have been extended to the likes of Sal Sanchez or Chavez Sr. or Canelo even IF he defeats Mayweather. their athletes who are neither curing the blind or challenging tyranny. in fact, there’s more evidence to indicate the enabling of both among certain insecure fanbases.Posted July 1, 2013 4:09 pm
Floyd thinking of slipping him some tongue?!?Posted July 1, 2013 3:38 pm
Not that there is anything wrong with it, but why does Floyd insist on getting so close to his opponents in these photos? Plenty of other fights do these stare down photo ops, but at least they leave a little space.Posted July 1, 2013 3:17 pm
Titopa, yes Floyd does have all the advantages especially the experience. I do favor him to win this fight. Canelo has too many questions to answer, but his youth, strength and fan base power at the live event is going to give him a lot of inner strength. He sincerely believes he will win, and, as he says, “I’ve been watching Floyd fight for years and have studied every detail of his fight game. He has the same style as he always has and it won’t change. I will beat him.” I’m more curious as to how this fight will play out. In my opinion, it comes down to Canelo having enough speed, conditioning and smart enough game plan to win. He has to impose his will. I’m just not sure what he can do or can’t do. Floyd will be his boring, uneventful, walk out of the arena self. Hit once or twice, hug, hold and run. Same boring strategy he pulled off against Guerrero and everyone else. Floyd Mayweather is a very good athletic boxer, but in no way great.Posted July 1, 2013 2:55 pm
How old was canelo when cotto hurt him? 19? 20? Lol.Posted July 1, 2013 2:44 pm
“Jose sualaman needs to be slapped 5-10 times daily” ahahahahahahahahahaah ohhhhh freakin funny as hell. Had me laughen out loud when I read that! God stuffPosted July 1, 2013 2:42 pm
Canelo runs circles around corrales in boxing skill son. Or did you not know that? And the kids only 22. I think canelos the up and coming cash cowPosted July 1, 2013 2:40 pm
“I’m about tired of tumbos posts”. BEARS, i can now rest easy knowing that you woN’T read, comment on, or respond to my posts again. Thanks!Posted July 1, 2013 2:17 pm
being hardcore fight-fans in Mexico does not equal the national fanboy hysteria associated with the likes of Pacquaio*. no parades, national holidays, or congressional designations. just a dedicated fanbase willing to ante-up for the best matchups and demanding their moneys’ worth. otherwise, divas and pretenders should prepare to be pelted with garbage like the “son of the legend” Chavez Jr. was after earning a questionable decision v. Vanda. the crowd at that fight turned riotous after the scores were read and Junior was named the winner. in particular, the scorecard that showed Chavez Jr winning every round set them off. THAT’s the kind of hardcore fight-fans you’ll find in Mexico and Cali. the kind who demand constant proof of integrity and determination from their fighters Each-and-Every time they step into a boxing ring. in return, they collect our praise, hard-earned money, and heartfelt cheers, and that’s ALL. there are plenty of saints to worship and pray too in Mexico already without adding another one to the roster.Posted July 1, 2013 2:13 pm
Canelo is no Corales…and Jose Cotto had a punchers chance just like Canelo has one ..and what happen to Jose Cotto ???? This is boxing every fighter gets stunned once in a while…..Posted July 1, 2013 2:11 pm
Remember when Floyd fought Diego Corrales (RIP)? Some thought his size and power would be a lot for Floyd to handle, what happened? It appeared as though Corrales didn’t have ANY size or power advantage, Floyd took it away the second the first bell rang…he’ll do the same to Canelo.Posted July 1, 2013 1:58 pm
Hecdog – Floyd is NOT the least bit scared of Canelo, why should he be? He’s done this (huge event) MANY, MANY times before…this is just another fight for him, if anyone should be scared, it’s Canelo, he’s the one going into the lion’s den, he’s the one who has to move mountains to win, he’s NEVER been here before and he’s NEVER faced a scholar of boxing, someone who’s faster, sharper, smarter and FAR more experienced. Floyd has EVERY edge that matters, size and power doesn’t win fights…skills and intelligence does, and Floyd has that in spades.Posted July 1, 2013 1:42 pm
@ Mayweather86, after hours of counseling from his camp, Floyd Mayweather took the sunglasses, which I applaud. The only thing that bothered me was Floyd’s look. I was waiting for Floyd to either start crying out of fear or watch Floyd wrap his arms around Canelo and kiss him.
The stare down thing is should be done once at the first press conference showcasing the fight. And once at the weigh in. Doing it over and over waters it down a lot. How many times are they going to do it before both guys start laughing. They’re doing it way too much. And Jose Sulaiman is a joke. He runs his mouth in previous media sessions and tells everyone Canelo won’t win this fight. Then he stays neutral with his comments in Mexico and then he holds the gold bar upside down. He needs to be slapped 5-10 times daily.Posted July 1, 2013 1:30 pm
Lyndon – Jose Cotto hurt Canelo, so, he CAN be hurt and yes, Floyd CAN hurt him.Posted July 1, 2013 1:16 pm
That Canelo sure has a thick neck. Like a buffalo. Mayweather may pitty-pat, duck, and goose to win but I doubt he’s going to be able to hurt Canelo. If Mayweather wins it will be another “judge says so” wins. That’s all.Posted July 1, 2013 1:12 pm
TARK – Hahaha! Right? That was a stupid, poor choice for an example of “professionals” by Yo, what was he thinking lol.Posted July 1, 2013 12:34 pm
….. “Just two professionals getting ready to work..”
Bowe and Golota were the 2 most unprofessional heavyweights I can think of … Foul mouthed… juvenile… lazy… stupid… quitters… and flagrant foulers…Posted July 1, 2013 12:31 pm
If may survives canelo than may vs ggg MUST BE MADE!!!! Tumbo coming off like a mental midget in his posts anymore. Too bad, dude use to be a good poster. Seems like all he can say is mexico is not big on boxing or doesn’t have many fans they all watch soccer. When nothing could be further from the truth. Everyone knows boxings huge in mexico and everyone has mexican friends who dig boxing. I’m about tired of tumbos posts. Talk about worthlessPosted July 1, 2013 12:11 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)
It must be an extremely strange feeling starring into another man’s eyes so deeply for long periods of time and so frequently — like what’s going on with this press-tour media circus.
It’s one of aspect of boxing that I’ve never liked. I’m really glad they avoid most of the stupid, borderline homo-erotic stare downs in MMA for the most part. I actually have more respect for the fighters who don’t try to pull the overly dramatic Rocky movie stare downs in the ring at the start of a bout. Those guys tend to let their hands do the talking, instead of trying to look all hard. IMO, there’s way too much macho posturing with this SUPER-HYPED match-up.Posted July 1, 2013 12:06 pm
yo – Maybe they should’ve had more stare downs, that way Golota could’ve gotten some of that rage out and not have been forced to punch Bowe in the junk!Posted July 1, 2013 11:55 am
yo – hahaha! Get out of here! So professional that Golota went on to throw a 4 punch combo to Bowe’s nut sack, not in just ONE fight, in TWO! Poor, poor example.Posted July 1, 2013 11:47 am
As others have said, staredowns should be used sparingly.
I think they should only happen once-at the weigh ins.
I remember how Golota and Bowe were sitting next to each other on a park bench, casually discussing their upcoming fight.
I was so impressed how mature and respectful of each other they were.
No taunting, fake threats, or attempted intimidation.
Just two professionals getting ready to work…Posted July 1, 2013 11:40 am
Staredowns are stupid. They are for the press only. Hype, press hype.Posted July 1, 2013 10:50 am
What a joke this “te tumbo” is. Mexicans are hardcore boxing fans!Posted July 1, 2013 10:31 am
“. . . local police estimated that 32,000 excitable fans turned out . . .”(?). looks more like 1,000 to me(?). anyway, let these pix of the modest turnout in Mexico for this press conference inform and educate those who desperately try to compare the love of Boxing in Mexico to the fanboy hysteria in other countries (and territories). it doesn’t exist. the majority of Mexican sports fans were home watching the futbol tournament taking place in Greece not at this press conference.Posted July 1, 2013 9:45 am
Me too but it has been Floyd’s only rematch & it was a strong public demand. Can’t deny facts.Posted July 1, 2013 4:09 am
I thought Floyd won the first Castillo fight.Posted July 1, 2013 4:04 am
TARK, I agree about the stare-down, I said it might not mean much at the end, who knows? But I can’t agree & with me the history book, that Castillo was an easy opponent for Floyd; no way, no how. There’s no other opponent who could claim a rematch like Castillo did because a strong public consensus thought he won the 1st fight; I’m surprised you’re arguing about it…Posted July 1, 2013 3:55 am
Correction Floyd knocked out 2 opponents in the last 7 years… Still a very long time and 9 fights worth.Posted July 1, 2013 3:34 am
Who cares about a stare down… They’re stupid… They’re juvenile… They do nothing — except often show who’s got the worst breath.Posted July 1, 2013 3:31 am
Castillo was the easiest opponent for Floyd Largo… 2 fights… 6 scores… all for Floyd.. Second fight Floyd wins every round..
Castillo had 2 problems.. He was easy to hit.. And a good boxer could avoid everything he threw.. Even Hatton ran over him like he wasn’t even there.Posted July 1, 2013 3:28 am
BTW, Canelo blinked several times while Floyd was as motionless as a statue…but, please, don’t believe my words, check the video; that might not mean anything at the end but it’s a fact…Posted July 1, 2013 3:25 am
Floyd doesn’t apply hurt to too many… Floyd has knocked out 2 opponents in the last 9 years.. Ortiz, who was stopped by Maidana and Lopez as well.. and Hatton, who was also stopped by Pacquiao and a guy named Senchenko, who nobody ever heard of..
That’s 2 KOs in Floyd’s last 9 fights.. Trout is also an anemic hitter.. But not everyone can be a Grennady Golovkin who KO’d his last 14 opponents.Posted July 1, 2013 3:24 am
Castillo was the most difficult opponent Floyd ever had-so far-nobody come close; Shane gave him his biggest scare ever-2nd round- Cotto connected a few times but nothing close to winning or controversial, in fact, I was afraid for Cotto’s head because I thought Floyd was about to behead him in those late rounds…just my 2 cents.Posted July 1, 2013 3:20 am
erect, jaja.Posted July 1, 2013 3:06 am
Trout also did a worse job at hurting Cotto.Posted July 1, 2013 3:06 am
But you notice Canelo’s head is very erect in this photo… He doesn’t have that slouchy forward head and neck you see in many fighters. Saul keeps his head back when he fights like Golovkin, Floyd, and Trout. He’s very difficult to hit.
Floyd Sr worked with De La Hoya for years but could never get him to keep his slouchy head back. It got worse as a fight wore on. The more you hit Oscar the more his head drooped. If you watch De La Hoya’s fight with Floyd—by the 7th, 8th, and 9th rounds his head is slumping ever forward. Whenever Floyd threw the right it connected. It was hard to miss that forward head.
Canelo-Trout was fought at a higher level. Both were very difficult to hit compared to Oscar.
Cotto was Floyd’s other toughest opponent—and Cotto also pushes head into your punches. Consequently Floyd nailed Cotto through and around his gloves in machine gun fashion—much like Trout did. But Trout did a better job of avoiding sharp shots and counters from Cotto than Floyd did.Posted July 1, 2013 2:49 am
hahahahahaha, good point.Posted July 1, 2013 1:53 am