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TARK

Boxtra WRONG AGAIN!!!!

Posted September 16, 2013 1:42 am 


TARK

Boxtra you got the super easy one right… You were only 1 for 2 again.
You can flip a coin and do that.

You missed the tough one… You had Matthysse stopping Garcia.

Posted September 16, 2013 1:41 am 


Boxtradamus

Nope. Having #1 P4P SKILLS GUARANTEED the Victory. I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!!

Posted September 15, 2013 1:58 am 


SREDMOND hater

Hosteen has the beat.

Posted September 14, 2013 8:30 pm 


Kid Blast

Hidalgo has the beat

Posted September 14, 2013 7:47 pm 


TARK

GGG will fight whoever… If he can get Martinez or Quillin at 160, Floyd at 154, or Ward at 168 … it’s all good… He’ll kick ass any place the table is set.

Posted September 14, 2013 7:22 pm 


hookoffthejab

GGG would be much better off calling out WARD or FROCH KESSLER………. if he is serious about about being recognized as the man …..Not calling out the little guys at the lower weight divisions …..Floyd is the cash cow and that is all someone like Canelo or GGG care about ……..

Posted September 14, 2013 7:15 pm 


Hidalgo

“Weight is not the factor. ”

Weight IS a big factor in this fight. Otherwise there wouldn’t have been a catchweight fight.

Posted September 14, 2013 7:00 pm 


Hidalgo

“The ARGENTINE HAS A HABIT OF LUNGING IN AND THAT COULD SPELL BIG TROUBLE IF GARCIA SENSE THAT AND TIMES HIM JUST RIGHT.”

Exactly. Danny will be looking to time Lucas. Danny is fleet enough of hand to catch Lucas with a check hook then follow up with an uppercut or straight right. Lucas would also be susceptible to a lead upper cut or straight right. Lucas also has a tendency to lean out over his lead foot making his chin a desireable target. Danny will know this and he’ll be looking for Lucas to lunge and lean forward.

In his fight with Peterson, Lamont caught Lucas with a couple of good hard successive shots–I think it was in the second round–that literally stopped Lucas in his tracks. It was interesting how Lucas immediately stopped forward movement, quit punching, and seemed to have a look in his eyes and thought on his mind that said “Wow. That hurt. Regroup.” Then he did. But Lucas was visibily jarred and I think that had Peterson had the ability to follow up, he could have at least put Lucas down. Of course the rest of the fight is history.

Posted September 14, 2013 6:58 pm 


Hidalgo

“Hidaglo, so fighting at a “Catchweight Guarantees Victory”…. ”

SRedmond, this is based on my prediction that Floyd would win by decision even without the catchweight. Therefore, I believe the catchweight will guarantee the win for Floyd.

Posted September 14, 2013 6:51 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

“GGG “can easily make 154″ but Canelo cannot make 152???” What the H3LL are you even talking about SREDMOND/Public Enema/Supreme Clown??? You’re the village idiot and resident retard of ESB and everyone knows it. You’ve NEVER one beat me in debate or arguments and never will.

FACTS: 3G walks into the ring on Fight Nights weighing less than the top Jr. MWs in world. He’s a small MW, like Maravilla, and can easily make 154lbs to challenge FMJ for the titles.

“GGG needs to get his life at MW together instead of chasing WW’s” LOL at that purely idiotic comment!!! First of all, 3G owns two major titles at MW, and since Maravilla lost to Murray and is old and injured, everyone knows anything about boxing recognizes that 3G is now the BEST MW in the world. Hands down.
That’s called already having his life at MW together, IDIOT! Secondly, if FMJ wins tonight he will own the major titles at 154lbs. That means that FMJ is clearly not just a WW, you stupid F’ing retard!

If FMJ is really the GOAT and Greates of his generation, then why don’t you want to see him PROVE it by beating 3G??? Why are you so scared about FMJ fighting 3G if you think he’ll win so easily??? Answer: Because you know that 3G will destroy FMJ, so you’d rather that he ducks him instead of taking the risk. That precious “O only means so much if he refuses to fight the very best in the world — and that’s 3G at 154lbs.

Posted September 14, 2013 6:45 pm 


Hosteen

Still NOT sure what all the hype for this fight is for – Mayweather by UD – Alvarez is not talented or seasoned enough – Mayweather would NOT have taken this fight if he felt that he would lose – Mayweather saw something in the trout fight

Posted September 14, 2013 6:45 pm 


Boxtradamus

The most dangerous guys in the World are on the P4P list. Pacquiao agrees with ME on that. Floyds facing his 5th Top 10 P4P opponent in his last 7 Fights. WOW!!!! That’s called GOATNESS.

Posted September 14, 2013 6:22 pm 


Boxtradamus

Weight is not the factor. SKILLS IS. Mayweather remains as the most SKILLED athlete on the planet and thats why he’s PAID as such. Mayweather will WIN by decision and I’ll be puffing on MY Victory Cigar once again!!!

Posted September 14, 2013 6:19 pm 


SREDMOND

GGG “can easily make 154″ but Canelo cannot make 152??? Crying Queen your truly ridiculous basically Golovkin who fights at 160 is OK to drop a full 7 pounds but Canelo cannot do 1.5 from his last weigh in? This is why you guys stay LOSING arguments to me, I’m smarter and far more balanced… GGG needs to get his life at MW together instead of chasing WW’s..

Posted September 14, 2013 5:53 pm 


Proud European

FMJ is not the GOAT or even the “greatest of his generation.” Because he has a record of avoiding the most dangerous guys in the world.

Posted September 14, 2013 5:53 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

3G is a small MW and can easily make 154lbs, but there’s no way in H3ll that Floyd will fight him if he happens to get past Canelo. Because he knows that 3G will KTFO of him and leave him limp like rag-doll, stretched out on the canvas.

This is precisely why FMJ is not the GOAT or even the “greatest of his generation.” Because he has a record of avoiding the most dangerous guys in the world. Ducked PacMan at 147lbs, then ducked Maravilla at 154lbs, and will now duck 3G at 154lbs. FMJ probably won’t even defend all his 154lbs titles/straps like a REAL Champion — if he wins tonight,

He’ll more than likely VACATE all his 154lbs titles like a little b*tch because he doesn’t want to fight other top Jr. MWs like Lara, Kirkland, Perro, Vanes, etc. 3G can definitely make 154lbs, but FMJ won’t agree to fight him in a million years. That’s because 3G is an all-around BETTER boxer-puncher than FMJ and would give him the most humiliating, brutal beat down of his lifetime. Real talk!

Posted September 14, 2013 5:22 pm 


old guy

Canelo’s only chance is if he corners FM many times for brutal combos, otherwise its FMJ UD. CA does have the power to hurt, but can he set up and execute the power combos? that will be the crucial variable of the fight.

Posted September 14, 2013 4:43 pm 


lefhook

FA-Kid Blast, guys i’m having problems posting here, its pissin me right off lol

Posted September 14, 2013 4:25 pm 


lefhook

test

Posted September 14, 2013 4:23 pm 


Kid Blast

The ARGENTINE HAS A HABIT OF LUNGING IN AND THAT COULD SPELL BIG TROUBLE IF GARCIA SENSE THAT AND TIMES HIM JUST RIGHT.

Posted September 14, 2013 4:15 pm 


Kid Blast

SREDMOND , POINT TAKEN

Posted September 14, 2013 4:14 pm 


lefhook

Kid Blast, Yes, simply the guy knows how to get it done. Real good match this one.

Posted September 14, 2013 4:13 pm 


Kid Blast

LEFT HOOK, I fancy Garcia’s chances as well.

Posted September 14, 2013 4:08 pm 


Fight Aficionado

lefhook, that’s why this co-main is the best fight on the card. While Matthysse is the clearcut fave there’s scenarios that can turn the fight upside down. When two undefeated champions who are inclined to rumble throw down, it’s a thing of beauty.

Posted September 14, 2013 4:05 pm 


lefhook

FA…I have a sneaky feeling for Garcia, he has a knack of punching with guys a fraction after they get off n catching them clean. Folk will say he’s a counter puncher but i’d say he’s a little braver than most counter punchers, a little more adventurous than most of them as most of them kinda fight scared, they wont make a move until you show them a lead. This Garcia just tucks his head up n fires big shots with you. The other guy will go of Fav because of the major power he has, but as I said I fancy Garcia might spring the surprise again here tonight.

Posted September 14, 2013 3:53 pm 


Anonymous

IIt doesn’t matter if Alvarez is bigger; stronger and harder hitting because he’s going to be badly affected by the huge weigh cut. He looks very drained indeed and there’s absolutely no doubt that it’s going to deplete his energy and stamina greatly. That’s the exact reason Floyd wanted a catchweight, because he knows it’s going to take an awful lot out of Alvarez.

Posted September 14, 2013 3:49 pm 


terror tim

It isn’t that most of the detractors don’t think Mayweather’s greatness is needs to be paralleled it is that he has so often found a way not to fight the top contender when that contender was on top. When the 147 division was full of monsters he was better than all of them but we didn’t get fights vs all them cause we heard “they haven’t done enough to fight me” routine. Everyone is to blame for the Pac fallout but he put obstacles in front of that fight. Fought Cotto and Mosley but later than it should have happen. Best fighter of this generation no doubt but in 50 years from now he won’t have the legacy some of the GOATs do. Canelo doesn’t save that for his legacy but tonight I say hats off to him as he is fighting probably the most dangerous opponent. Makes “they haven’t done enough” routine he gave Cotto, Williams and Margarito seem a bit stupid but I am glad the fight was made. Both Pac and he will always have a stain on their legacy cause they didn’t fight.

Posted September 14, 2013 3:45 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Reasonable prediction from Vivek. I’ve got Matthysse winning by KTFO in 8 rounds or less. Floyd by UD. Not a blowout but should be a clear cut win. For Canelo to pull off the upset he needs to start fast as hell and build a lead. Force Floyd to do more than pot shot and hold excessively.

Posted September 14, 2013 3:40 pm 


terror tim

Canelo has to just be rough tonight. Mayweather doesn’t like it if its not clean boxing. Don’t worry about getting docked a few points, Canelo won’t have a chance on the cards. I think Vivik likes to make these fights look closer than they are. We all know Mayweather is the far better boxer. The size difference isn’t anything to talk about. Canelo is stronger but it isn’t a weight lifting competition. He has a chance at winning cause if he catches Mayweather he will be able to finish the job. Its the first time in a long time, if ever, that I will say the fighter has a chance.

Posted September 14, 2013 3:33 pm 


Tomato Can

Joeseph, agreed. Maywather’s reflexes along with his skill separate him from the rest of the crowd. However, at 36 it’s a matter of time before he’ll have to change things up a bit and like his technical skill take over for his slowing reflexes. At 23, Canelo may be quick enough to exploit any possible slowing of Mayweather.

Posted September 14, 2013 3:06 pm 


Dionysus

Cotto was giving Floyd alot of trouble. Floyd’s face was the worst I’ve seen it look. Alvarez is a harder puncher, younger and has a super strong chin.

Posted September 14, 2013 3:00 pm 


Tomato Can

Kid Blast, exactly… This fight has the possibility of becoming Hopkins/Taylor all over again. Whatever happens hopefully the judges get it right if it goes the distance. I think Maywather is going to have to dig himself out of a hole after a good early round showing from Canelo…

Posted September 14, 2013 2:59 pm 


Dionysus

Hey listen, if an aging Sugar Shane can rock Mayweather really badly then a young, several times stronger Alvarez can do the same or even alot more. Don’t kid yourself, be logical.

Posted September 14, 2013 2:58 pm 


Anonymous

And Hopkins was fighting past it De La Hoya who’d justly been whipped by an extremely green Felix Strum and a ill Pavluk who he’d dragged up from 160 and had never fought at that weight against a world class opponent. He wasn’t fighting the best fighter in the world you fool.

Posted September 14, 2013 2:45 pm 


Anonymous

Hopkins used to walk around at just over the middleweight limit when he fought at 160, and when he fought Pavlik it was at catch weight of 170 and he weighed 180 the night, a couple of pounds under his walkaround weight. Alvarez entered camp at 172 and is having to cut 20 pounds of muscle to get down to catch weight. His walkaround weight is even higher than that, much higher than Hopkins was in relation to their respective sizes.

Posted September 14, 2013 2:40 pm 


junior

SREDMOND give it up. I tout mayweather as the greatest ive ever seen, and even I can admit canelo is EXTREMELY drained. By denying it you make yourself look dumb because everyone else can see it. Canelo had the same look chaves jr had at the weigh in for the martinez fight, but worse!!.

Posted September 14, 2013 2:37 pm 


Shatterd Dream

Wish Sky sports was covering this fight, another great card gets away.

Posted September 14, 2013 2:33 pm 


Shatterd Dream

Alverez is a solid fighter with youth on his side and decent resume but i don’t think he has enough of a dynamic about him to beat Mayweather. He’ll take Mayweather the full 12 but he won’t take the victory. Mayweather by decision.

Posted September 14, 2013 2:32 pm 


Q – Public Enemy-Sredmond 3 mosqueteras

Matthyesse by KO

Posted September 14, 2013 2:17 pm 


Q-Public Enemy-Sredmond 3 mosqueteras

Canelo! Canelo! Canelo!

Posted September 14, 2013 2:16 pm 


ERECTAMUNDO

YouTube: Chingo Bling as CANELO ALVAREZ….. calls out Floyd Mayweather
Lmao!

Posted September 14, 2013 2:10 pm 


Rem

Floyd likes to say he’s been in this position many times before but the truth is he hasn’t been here in a long time. If my memory serves me correct it was Mad Scientist that said it best who has Floyd beaten that can beat Canelo. You’d have to go back to Oscar to find someone who could even compete with Canelo and that’s not a prime Oscar Floyd beat even though that’s one of the few fights i give him credit for above l.w. Canelos on the right side of his prime Oscar wasn’t. Now Canelos lack of worldclass experience worries me but it’s easy to see he’s got a great future in boxing. The beautiful thing is imo Canelos to smart to lose to Floyd. That doesn’t mean he’s smarter or as smart as Floyd even though i don’t think he’s far behind because Floyds biggest gifts are physical not mental but Canelos to big and smart to lose this fight. Canelos to good to lose to any w.w including Floyd. And if on the off chance Floyd does outbox him and survive the margin won’t be wide enough and i have the corrupt boxing politics and judges as insurance lol. Prepare yourselves fellas Floyds O is gonna go.

Posted September 14, 2013 1:55 pm 


Beej

Put simply – as Canelo won’t have a better IQ – he’s got to be faster, pacier and have KO power to deal with a PBF. So lets’ forget the first two and consider punch power? Well, frankly, Canelo brings ‘KD power’ only (and that’s when in with smaller guys below world-class guys).

#ohwell

p.s. as for the boring drained excuses (form the canelovers already sensing the loss) Canelo was 153 for Trout so don’t sweat. Also i guess peeps will just ignore how ‘drained ‘ Canelo has performed in his last SIX fights.

* Perhaps some of you need to try criticising Canelo for being damn greedy and taking this fight while ‘struggling’. *

Posted September 14, 2013 1:23 pm 


SREDMOND

Canelo is NOT on the SAME planet as Floyd Mayweather as it pertains to reaction time that I agree Joseph Herron is what makes Canelos task so daunting… People are enamored with his bulk and strength but Floyd has been in the ring with MANY boxers who could have knocked him out if they could land in combinations or allow the punishment to soak in… His elusiveness turns guys into singles hitters and thats JUST not gonna get the job done… He is TOO fast, Roy Jones had that type of advantage till he got caught and it makes World Class boxers look ridiculous….Canelo is not even Top 5 fastest of hand and CERTAINLY not of foot that Floyd has faced… This is gonna look EASY and we will be hearing the avalanche of excuses and discussions of the some 160 pound fighter that should be FMJ’s mandatory.,… Rinse and Repeat…

Posted September 14, 2013 1:17 pm 


Joseph Herron

Guys, i’m surprised that Vivek didn’t point out the most crucial difference in every fight that Floyd is a part of…Floyd has the best reflexes in boxing…it’s not just his ring IQ.

If you notice how quick Floyd is able to react to everything in the ring, it’s ridiculous.

That single variable is what truly separates him from everyone else in boxing.

Posted September 14, 2013 1:03 pm 


SREDMOND

Hidaglo, so fighting at a “Catchweight Guarantees Victory”…. Hmmmm then why did Bernard Hopkins defeat both Oscar at age 39 and Kelly Pavlik at age 44 when he had to COMEDOWN in weight for BOTH fights….. BOOM your thesis is utterly destroyed, there are NO guarantees in boxing and the dominant thinking which your corroded and addled brain ignores that “A good Big Man beats a Good little man” Floyd Mayweather is gonna spot Canelo 15-20 pounds this evening YET you pretend that is of no consequence?? Why does Canelo fight at 154 when he comes to the ring at 170-172? Because its an ADVANTAGE that has served him well against Josesito Lopez coming from 140, Jose Miguel Cotto, Gomez and Matthew Hatton… Whats GRATING you is Floyd is a GREAT fighter who despite being undersized and outgunned will defeat Canelo with his talent…. We have seen your PRE-FAB excuses as expected and we laugh….!!! 1.5 pounds don’t seperate a Great fighter from victory thats BS….

Posted September 14, 2013 1:02 pm 


SREDMOND

Canelo is NOT “weight drained” that has become the “excuse du jour” he chooses to fight at 154 because it BENEFITS him he could easily be a MW but chooses NOT to tangle with the Martin Murrays, Chavez Jr’s, GGG’s and Martinez of the world at this point… This 1.5 pounds extra he had to shave is NOTHING to a 23 year old… Bernard Hopkins was 39 and got down to 158 to beat Oscar via 9th round KO…. That Roy Jones excuse is OLD and I LOVE Roy…. People forget he WON the first bout with Tarver and fought hard in the latter rounds… Second fight he got caught with a punch he did NOT see in the SECOND round so you cannot sell his condition nor this “his body was destroyed scenario as the excuse”….Canelo is a BABY at 23 he could get hit be a truck and be ready for training camp the next week… Mayweather is 36 years old and athletically on the downside thats just pure human physiology if Alvarez cannot get to him its a testament to Floyds conditiioning, skill and heart….

Posted September 14, 2013 12:55 pm 


SREDMOND

Kid Blast, it is curious that a ref who scored that fight against Pacquiao is getting a bout of this magnitude… But that also begs the question would a judge like that want to be involved in ANOTHER historically BAD decision that would likely be a career ender??? I personally think Floyds gonna create a scenario where a judgement against him would be intolerable, he understands the politics of boxing and how they want Canelo to be the next ODH as if thats really possible… Mayweather is gonna punish this kid and make it look ALOT easier than people are thinking from where I sit….

Posted September 14, 2013 12:50 pm 


SREDMOND

Canelo is no Cotto” yeah thats correct Cotto is a 3 division World Champion and future HOFer he fought the BEST schedule of WW’s of any active fighter I can think of Mayweather, Pacquiao, Margo, Mosley, Clottey, and Judah… Canelo’s resume does NOT rate, people mistake Cotto losing to Trout and Alvarez winning as Canelo being Cottos superior in the sport thats CRAZY… How many current and former World Champs, and ATG’s has Canelo faced? and the versions of Mosley, Cintron and Baldomir with laughable… I like Canelo but he is in for a RUDE awakening this evening… Floyd Mayweather is smarter, more determined, and talented than any boxer he has faced by a countrymile… The Gap in Class in gonna tell and that’s NOT a denunciation of Canelo, its a realization of Mayweathers skills….

Posted September 14, 2013 12:46 pm 


PEEJ

They could also make it close enough to demand a rematch with out shafting Floyd on the cards. Unfortunately leaving it in the judges hands is terrible

Posted September 14, 2013 12:35 pm 


RAYGORDONREID

who the referees for tonight

Posted September 14, 2013 12:31 pm 


RAYGORDONREID

matthysee over danny GARCIA

Posted September 14, 2013 12:30 pm 


dude

But Bradley won the fight and that score was accurate.

Posted September 14, 2013 12:28 pm 


Kid Blast

There is monster money to be made in a rematch should Mayweather somehow lose. Thus a disgraceful decision against Floyd is not totally out of the realm of possibility, particularly in Las Vegas where money talks and walks—no pun intended. While highly-respected Kenny Bayless will be the referee, Judge C.J. Ross is cause for concern as she will be remembered for scoring the Pacquiao-Bradley fight for Bradley, 115-113. Craig Metcalfe is less established and experienced, and this hardly seems the fight for a learning experience. Thankfully, Dave Moretti is solid.

Posted September 14, 2013 12:19 pm 


Kid Blast

I believe Canelo’s weight drain from 170 to 152 (reminiscent of Roy Jones Jr.’s struggle prior to the first Tarver fight) will cost Canelo in the late rounds as stamina becomes a major issue. Saul, who fights in spurts, has been known to fade in some fights. Moreover, the savvy Team Mayweather did not agree to a catchweight for nothing.

Posted September 14, 2013 12:16 pm 


flash knock down

The next time they have a weigh in get someone that is young enough to see the scales .

Posted September 14, 2013 12:11 pm 


RAYGORDONREID

beej im not A MAYWEATHER FAN

Posted September 14, 2013 12:10 pm 


Beej

At the higher levels, when have we ever seen Canelo give us an’ OMFG he just crushed the opposition’ moment? No…he’s patient, stalks, counter-punches and looks to finish you when he’s got you going. N.B. He’s been known to look sorry for himself in there – and did it again when Trout hurt him, briefly. He even took the championship rounds off in terms of pace! This approach will NOT defeat PBF as it plays nicely into his skillset. So, by default Canelo is forced to do something …different.

Posted September 14, 2013 12:01 pm 


RAYGORDONREID

canelo

Posted September 14, 2013 12:00 pm 


Beej

Even at his biggest rehydration Canelo doesn’t KO live smaller opposition! He can punch hard but needs to set himself to do so and even then only does it in spurts – which is no good against Mayweather. Kid HAS to go for it early and needs a number of ‘landing combinations’ (unlikely) to KO PBF. To get remotely close to doing that he has to come in light.

A one punch KO simply goes against all evidence of Canelo’s power to date.

Posted September 14, 2013 11:59 am 


Hecdog

Come on people, don’t try and make Canelo Alvarez some monster that has ripped through the division and beaten the best guys out there. The reality is that he is an untested, young strong boxer that has potential, but he’s not anything special right now. Maybe he can be a great one as his career continues win or lose, but to elevate him to some legendary status at this time is way off base. He’s not made in the mold of past agressive Mexican fighters like JC Chavez Sr, Ruben Olivares, Barrera, Morales and many other Mexican legends. He’s a light skinned, red headed, freckled face kid that has the hollwood looks, and females are flocking to see him. Most of those fans are paying more attention to all the hype then the actual skill, ability and quality of experience Canelo has. He has talent, and a lot of fans supporting him, but truth be told, he’s way out of his league in this match up. Canelo’s style of fighting plays right into Floyd Mayweather’s hands. This will be a boring chess match for 12 rounds. Floyd will not fight Canelo. Canelo is stepping into the ring for his first big time fight against a proven, skilled athletic boxer that has more versatility, speed, experience and fights a defensive fight from the get go. As I’ve stated before, I hope I’m wrong and Canelo finds a way to beat Floyd Mayweather, but it’s going to take a miracle, which i also believe in. Let’s se what happens.

Posted September 14, 2013 11:55 am 


dude

b-hop supporting his philly homie

Posted September 14, 2013 11:53 am 


Tachyon

Cun better take the white sheet off your head so you can see the fight. Question is looking at the phot stack 3 picture down on the right side why is B-hop looking mean at Lucas? B-hop is starring at Lucas like he is supposed to fight him.

Posted September 14, 2013 11:51 am 


Dionysus

Canello was so wrung out and shredded that he made Mayweather look almost like a normal defined body. That’s not saying bad about Floyd but WOW! Floyd’s physique usually makes the other guy’s look bad… Not this time. Oh, one thing of note…. I found it to be interesting. FMJ stopped on his way to the weigh in in the crowd and turned around and looked in every direction very slowly. Then he commended to make his way to the stage. I thought maybe that was psychologically indicative (possibly on a subconscious level) of Floyd taking in the whole moment and enjoying every single second of it, as if he knew that this fight may be it. Now, I’m not a hater, I do not deny his is #1 lb 4 lb, not do I deny him earning that title. I am merely saying what was possible from my own standpoint. I have been saying either Canello will KO him or Floyd wins on the cards. I can’t see Canello winning on the cards. And just the same, if Canello lands a big shot and puts Floyd down early, I don’t see Floyd lasting 12. Canello is too much younger, too strong and knows that Floyd can’t really hurt him. The big advantage fr Canello is the hunger to acheive what nobody else has. It’s like a monster ready to rip out of him. Gotta wonder what drives FMJ after he’s been to the top of the mountain, done it all, earned it all, best them all, outsold them all…. What is left for a 36 year old to motivate him should a 13 year younger, hungry, beast of a fighter that is relentless clocks him legit?

Posted September 14, 2013 11:44 am 


dude

damn, people already making excuses for canelo and he didn’t even get his ass whipped yet!

Posted September 14, 2013 11:40 am 


Old Yank

VIVEK — Stamina — This is best viewed in subtle things. We must look at Alvarez over the distance — over the distance in several bouts — it is not simply a matter of adding up total punches. Against Mosley more than 150 shots were thrown by Alvarez in the final two rounds against a largely survival-mode Mosley. Even a nearly exhausted man can throw punches when his opponent has no intentions of throwing any. What we actually see from Alvarez from the period of his distance bout with Hatton to his distance bout with Trout is a young man who has essentially outgrown 154. His punch output against Trout fell off a cliff compared to his total punches thrown in virtually every distance bout he’s ever been in. MORE IMPORTANTLY, we saw Mosley and Trout giving Alvarez chance after chance to take a mini-vacation during round after round to catch his wind and he was never made to pay for it! Alvarez has done a mediocre job in hiding his need to take these mini-vacations and THAT is a significant and subtle sign of the stamina issues he will likely face against Mayweather. In my opinion, any fan, “expert”, writer, pundit or broadcaster who believes stamina for Alvarez will not be tested in the 2nd half of this bout is missing something BIG!

Posted September 14, 2013 11:39 am 


RAYGORDONREID

JOHN DIGBY canelo

Posted September 14, 2013 11:34 am 


John Digby

This should be an easy win for Mayweather.

Posted September 14, 2013 11:31 am 


yo

I could be wrong, but Canelo ( to me ), looks in absolutely fantastic shape.

He looked very strong, not drained like Oscar for Pacquiao.

If he loses, I think the weight won’t be the reason why…

Posted September 14, 2013 11:29 am 


Old Yank

I believe Mayweather lost back-to-back rounds against Judah — the 1st and the 2nd. And he lost 4 our of the opening 6 on the majority of official cards. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

Posted September 14, 2013 11:26 am 


Rich

If the catch-weight is irrelevant why did they have it…..

Posted September 14, 2013 11:25 am 


murderman

How so hidalgo?

Posted September 14, 2013 11:24 am 


Hidalgo

“The catchweight is irrelavent.”

You are dead wrong, murderman.

Posted September 14, 2013 11:05 am 


Hidalgo

It’s also interesting that the scale worked fine for everyone except Danny Garcia. And even on his second weigh-in Angel, Danny, and several others had to keep telling the officals is said 140.

Posted September 14, 2013 11:03 am 


murderman

The catchweight is irrelavent. Canelo will still be a big n strong 170 tonight. 2 lbs wont matter. Canelo needs to apply smart pressure. Punch smart n not punch himself out. Floyd will do what floyd does. Run n counter early. Wait for canelo to tire n he will. Then sit n the pocket. Floyd in a hard fought majority decision

Posted September 14, 2013 11:01 am 


Hidalgo

Listen Vivek, normally I give your thoughts and articles high regard. But it doesn’t take a fool to see that Canelo looked drawn, tired, and weak for the weigh-in. That’s not a good sign before a fight. NO boxer goes up and takes a seat right away when he’s at a weigh-in. Especially one of this magnitude. Floyd’s got an extra ace in his hand now. It’s called a catchweight. Although Floyd wouldn’t know anything about making weight for a catchweight fight as he cheated his way through his last one.

Posted September 14, 2013 10:58 am 


Hidalgo

Keys to Victory? How about GUARANTEED key to victory?

Answer: 152 lbs. catchweight.

Posted September 14, 2013 10:55 am 


RAYGORDONREID

ted THE BULL sares kid blast EVERYDAY ESB TELLS ME POSTING too fast I tell THEM quit

Posted September 14, 2013 10:32 am 


Kid Blast

TOO QUICKLY

Posted September 14, 2013 10:29 am 


RAYGORDONREID

VIVEK WALLACE CANELO MATTHYSSE MOLINA CANO

Posted September 14, 2013 10:25 am 


KOrnerman

Canelo was like, get your mofo hand off me you cretin, I liked it,he means the business.

Posted September 14, 2013 10:19 am 


castellanos

floy did look stupi wanting hard for canelo to hold the belt

Posted September 14, 2013 10:12 am 


K2 Fan

Getting a little sick and tired of this constant hype and non stop hoopla
over this fight . There are TEN articles about it on this page alone ! Enough already !

Posted September 14, 2013 10:09 am 



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