That photo of Bunny throwing a overhand right over Canelos left lead is one of the hardest punches to pull offPosted February 22, 2014 1:07 pm
Mama:This is very interesting son..
Floyd:Surely mama’my name must in the top 100…right?
Well everyone has legacy. It’s an impression you leave for others to scrutinize or appreciate.Posted February 21, 2014 2:35 pm
what legacy? Fraud Mayweather is a joke.Posted February 21, 2014 2:19 pm
Actually the author is Manny Pacquiao fan. He just saying the truth about the Mayweather skill and his need to fight the PAC MAN. Read the whole article.Posted February 21, 2014 12:11 pm
Then why doesn’t he fight somebody really great like his mandatory challengers Erislandy Lara and Manny Pacquiao???
This author is a complete suck. How much is Floyd paying you, man?Posted February 21, 2014 7:27 am
This pundit says…, “He is the only one closest to perfecting the sweet science. His defense is almost impenetrable.”
Then why doesn’t he fight somebody really great like his mandatory challengers Erislandy Lara and Manny Pacquiao???
Why won’t he fight these obviously deserving challengers???
Lara would tag Floyd up with a few.. Floyd’s defense wouldn’t be so “impenetrable” to Lara.. It seems to me Shane Mosley and Zab Judah caught Floyd with significant punches to the head — and neither is as tricky as Lara.Posted February 21, 2014 3:24 am
Floyd is a cherry picker, it cannot be more obvious….he is vacating belts because he doesn’t want to fight mandatory challengers, he is vacating belts because he “doesn’t belong” in certain weight class, except he picks a guy he can beat…. I pity you fools, I mean you Floyd fans. You should be so ashamed… Mayweather has the legacy of a cherry picker who was only worried about his “0″ and ended his career because he was too afraid…Posted February 20, 2014 11:34 pm
You poor idiot,,,Posted February 20, 2014 11:29 pm
Poor hec dog I feel sorry for you guy. You are so gone and delusional that its not even funny. Manny is done he will never be on Floyds level he never was and this year will prove everything Floyd will have the biggest fight of 2014 and Manny will fight Bradley II and Marquez 5 but he won’t win both guaranteed.Posted February 20, 2014 8:48 pm
Greatness inside the boxing ring comes to a fighter that is special. The great fighter does things that others can’t quite duplicate. He does things effortlessly and without having to think. The attributes he possesses (power, speed, athleticism, movement) are gifts he was born with. Manny Pacquiao is a great fighter that does things that leave boxing fans in awe. He can punch with the power of an earthquake. He has hand speed that rivals that of a striking cobra. He has the graceful foot movement of the great football player, Barry Sanders comes to mind. And he has the aura of invincibility that gives him the chance to beat anyone at any time. Manny Pacquiao will grace us with his presence on April 12th in Las Vegas. He has returned to take back a title that was unjustly stolen from him by Timothy Bradley with the assistance of the ring judges. The boxing world is once again alive, filled with anticipation and excitement to see greatness in the ring. Manny Pacquiao will bring in the movie stars, professional athletes, musicians and world leaders to the fight. Any Pacquiao fight bests the World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup or the World Cup. The magnitude of excitement reaches all four corners of the world. Those fortunate fans that come to Las Vegas get a double treat as Manny will likely perform his celebrated hit song like “Sometimes When We Touch.” Manny is a boxer, singer, actor, but more importantly an entertainer that aims to please fans, which he consistently does. There will be no more Manny Pacquiao’s once this legendary fighting machine retires for the squared circle. Manny has fought the best of his time and beaten them all. He is respected and admired by all of his boxing peers. Fans enjoy watching his fights because they know there is action, excitement and they are watching the ONLY 8 division boxing champion in history. This by itself classifies him as the best ever. If only one man can reach the top of mountain, every other man falls short. Manny Pacquiao is the only man to reach a little higher than all the rest. Is he the greatest ever? Quite possibly, but I will not become a braggart and tarnish any part of Manny Pacquiao. I will say that he is arguably the best of all time, and leave it at that. Manny Pacquiao is without a doubt one of the most influential people ever. He reaches people of all walks of life. Manny Pacquiao is quite unique as he personifies greatness inside and outside the ring. The pugilist and the person are both one in spirit. This is a special man that encompasses greatness. Trust me on this. Manny is one of a kind. Manny’s the best!Posted February 20, 2014 7:42 pm
““Absolutely not. Absolutely not. No, I don’t. Floyd Mayweather is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the game,” stated undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley”
Smart man, Tim Bradley is. Don’t dis the man you want to fight most.Posted February 20, 2014 6:58 pm
has manny woke up yet from that snoozePosted February 20, 2014 2:39 pm
Greatness inside the boxing ring comes to a fighter that is special. The great fighter does things that others can’t quite duplicate. He does things effortlessly and without having to think. The attributes he possesses (power, speed, athleticism, movement) are gifts he was born with. Manny Pacquiao is a great fighter that does things that leave boxing fans in awe. He can punch with the power of an earthquake. He has hand speed that rivals that of a striking cobra. He has the graceful foot movement of the great football player, Barry Sanders comes to mind. And he has the aura of invincibility that gives him the chance to beat anyone at any time. Manny Pacquiao will grace us with his presence on April 12th in Las Vegas. He has returned to take back a title that was unjustly stolen from him by Timothy Bradley with the assistance of the ring judges. The boxing world is once again alive, filled with anticipation and excitement to see greatness in the ring. Manny Pacquiao will bring in the movie stars, professional athletes, musicians and world leaders to the fight. Any Pacquiao fight bests the World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup or the World Cup. The magnitude of excitement reaches all four corners of the world. Those fortunate fans that come to Las Vegas get a double treat as Manny will likely perform his celebrated hit song like “Sometimes When We Touch.” Manny is a boxer, singer, actor, but more importantly an entertainer that aims to please fans, which he consistently does. There will be no more Manny Pacquiao’s once this legendary fighting machine retires for the squared circle. Manny has fought the best of his time and beaten them all. He is respected and admired by all of his boxing peers. Fans enjoy watching his fights because they know there is action, excitement and they are watching the ONLY 8 division boxing champion in history. This by itself classifies him as the best ever. If only one man can reach the top of mountain, every other man falls short. Manny Pacquiao is the only man to reach a little higher than all the rest. Is he the greatest ever? Quite possibly, but I will not become a braggart and tarnish any part of Manny Pacquiao. I will say that he is arguably the best of all time, and leave it at that. Manny Pacquiao is without a doubt one of the most influential people ever. He reaches people of all walks of life. Manny Pacquiao is quite unique as he personifies greatness inside and outside the ring. The pugilist and the person are both one in spirit. This is a special man that encompasses greatness. Trust me on this. Manny is one of a kind. Manny’s the best!Posted February 20, 2014 2:21 pm
hey white boys dum ass white boys pac got KNOCKED THE FOUTPosted February 20, 2014 12:28 pm
Many are missing the point here.
Never in the history of boxing has Mayweather’s style ever been highly sought after or respected. His style is legit, but it’s not prize fighting.
I’m not saying that Floyd needs to trade with opponents…He needs to start knocking guys out! We all know he has knockout power, but it’s a shame that he won’t take any chances at the spectacular for the benefit of boxing fans and the boxing world.
I understand Floyd’s perspective…It’s about the most money for the least amount of risk. That mentality is not the right one if you want to cement your legacy as the GOAT!Posted February 20, 2014 11:54 am
these days, B-list Mexicans have to travel to U.S. territories to find a rican willing to fight them. also, thanks to Cotto ducking Canelo’s guaranteed $10 million challenge, PR has essentially forfeit the so-called “rivalry” that so many messy hoes like Public Pendejitis desperately need for an identity. in fact, based on the lack of a reception for American Danny Garcia, Ricans may have given up on the sport altogether. bum-rushed out of the “rivalry” and boxing by Mexicano ring-warriors . . . “Cannn-Tahhh y no Llores”.Posted February 20, 2014 11:41 am
Mr Arum calling Floyd Mayweather a disgrace is right spot on. Why does anyone listen to a fighter that has been avoiding the best fighter in the world for years. Floyd’s camp and family have been made their fears known when it comes to Manny Pacquiao. The documented history of things said by Floyd, Floyd Sr and Roger all point to the same conclusion. Floyd doesn’t want to take the chance of losing, but ore importantly of being seriously hurt. Manny Pacquiao is a powerful man inside that ring. He has always had the speed, power, athleticism and overall natural instincts of a fighter. The Mayweathers are fully aware of that Floyd will fight a legendary fighter that can match him for speed of foot and hand. They know that Floyd will have serious problems with a man that has better speed, power and feet than he does. Floyd has had problems with lefties even though he has beat them. Manny Pacquiao isn’t your normal southpaw. He uses hand, head and foot feints that throw off a fighters timing. especially the timing of a counter puncher like Mayweather. Apollo Creed’s word’s in Rocky 2 sums up Floyd’s position. Apollo was asking his trainer “what are you afraid of?” Apollo Creeds trainer answers “He’s all wrong for us baby.” And that is the simple truth. Manny is all wrong for Floyd, and Floyd knows it. Manny Pacquiao is carrying the burden of putting Floyd Mayweather in his place, and boxing fans all over the world are clamoring for this fight. Still Floyd does not want to take the risk. Manny Pacquiao is a monster in the ring, and he is salivating at the mouth hoping Floyd will find the courage to fight. Manny already answered all of those ridiculous ped ruors by being tested in his last fight, and he passed with flying colors. he has now agreed to WADA testing with Bradley, and yes, he will pass with flying colors. Manny Pacquiao is a picture of greatness. He’s beat them all. He is the only 8 division boxing champion ever. He is currently carrying boxing on his shoulders. Las Vegas is already wanting to build and expand more housing specifically because of Manny “Mania” and his highly anticipated ring return to his adopted home town. Las Vegas will be filled with professional athletes, movie stars, dignitaries and the world will stop for a brief moment as Manny makes is ring entrance. The man has an aura of invincibility. He creates a buzz of excitement and anticipation. Elvis, Obama, landing on the moon all fall a step short when it comes to matching up against Manny Pacquiao. The fighter will be here soon. Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao is coming to take back a title that was stolen from him. He’s a bit angry, upset and hungry. I feel sorry for Timothy Bradley. Please keep the women and children away from the TV sets because this fight will turn ugly quickly. Trust me, Manny will be devastating. Manny is the bestPosted February 20, 2014 4:53 am
Floyd:Hey mama,How will I be remembered in the sport of boxing,my
dear author. you may wish to have your article grammar checked by a native English speaker before you publish them. no disrespect intended.Posted February 20, 2014 2:52 am
I would love to rub Sergio Martinez’s knees with my chest…oops. Something is poking me in my forehead. Ay papi rico! Im dumping Cotto for you!Posted February 20, 2014 1:17 am
I heard Cotto is scared of mexicans that why he avoids them at all cost. I also heard Public Enemy likes it up the a$$.Posted February 20, 2014 1:05 am
Cotto is lucky. Instead of getting obliterated by Canelo from round 1 he will take a savage beating from Martinez. Good for Cotto. RIP Cotto.Posted February 19, 2014 11:19 pm
If you believe that you are plain stupid. He said that after the guerro fight also. If he could he would have, he just can’tPosted February 19, 2014 11:02 pm
Beautifully executed slippage right there. Floyd is ridiculous.Posted February 19, 2014 8:35 pm
Funny BEFORE Broner lost EVERYONE wanted Mayweather to face Broner. Maidana beat him and now Broner is not even mentioned on that list. Broner was “suppose” to give Floyd a tough fight. Even Broner said that he didnt want to give his big bro his first defeat. Now everyone talks about Broner like hes a bum a nobody. Stylewise I think Broner would actually give Mayweather a BETTER fight than KHAN.Posted February 19, 2014 8:30 pm
I love Maidana and he deserves to fight Floyd and get that money. That man deserves everything good that comes to him, but let’s be serious. Who in their right mind thinks that Maidana is going to beat Floyd? This is going to be another Baldomir 2.0. Khan? Don’t make me laugh. The only fighter that I have been excited about Floyd fighting in recent years was Ortiz. Ortiz was a red hot fighter who had won a fight of the year, eas super motivated and was giving a good account of himself. I was enjoying the fight until that son of a b*tch decided to suckerpunch (see what I did there lol) the boy and rob fans of a great fight. There are many fighters who would give Floyd fits. Manny Pacquiao I believe is motivated enough to pull out one last great performance and rip him a new one. Lara would frustrate the heck out of him. Tim Bradley is just going to be Tim. He is going to make Floyd frustrated with his dirty tactics, no quit mentality and street fighter smarts. Martinez has been chasing him for years. I believe Martinez would decapitate him. Yet his legion of zombies argue PPV numbers and money as though that should matter to real fans? I haven’t paid for a Floyd fight in years nor will I until he gives the fans fights that they truly want to see. You want to see fli yd fight for you? Then hit him in his pocket. Is not like his fights are exciting anyways and you still get to watchit for free a week later.Posted February 19, 2014 8:16 pm
“Absolutely not. Absolutely not. No, I don’t. Floyd Mayweather is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the game,” stated undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley when asked if he thought a second win over Manny Pacquiao would be enough to stake his claim as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Although a victory over Pacquiao on April 12 would be the third time in the past 2 years that he beat a top pound-for-pound fighter, as far as Bradley is concerned, it’s still not enough to match the accomplishments that Mayweather has achieved over the course of his 18 years as a professional.
“He’s been in the game, I don’t know, over 17, 18 years. He’s been undefeated; he’s been a champion for numerous amount of years. I have not yet accomplished what Mayweather has been able to do, so by no means can I say I’m the best pound-for-pound fighter in the game even though I could have a win over Marquez and Manny Pacquiao; 2 over Manny Pacquiao,” Bradley explained during a recent conversation with FightHype.com. “The only way that I can say that I’m the best in the world is fighting Mayweather and beating him.”Posted February 19, 2014 8:13 pm
Nope. Manny’s claims will remain EMPTY unless he can score a knockout or at LEAST a knockdown vs. Tim Bradley who is LESSER than Mayweather. And even Tim Bradley agrees with ME on that.Posted February 19, 2014 8:10 pm
Mayweather’s legacy will be incomplete unless he faces Manny Pacquiao.Posted February 19, 2014 5:39 pm
Glad manny walked away in 09. 5 mill more than he was just payed to smash cotto is laughable. Floyd offered him crap so he wouldn’t take the fight. SIMPLEPosted February 19, 2014 5:35 pm
top 30 at best.Posted February 19, 2014 5:13 pm
Who want to see Floyd vs khan or maidana?
get over it, Floyd walk away from the fight when manny let Floyd cut on line to fight him after being retired for a fews years,
get over it
KP no one gives a crap about Manny except for his loyal fans, His last bout only sold 450,000 ppvs and the Bradley II fight no one wants to see either. Manny screwed himself back in 09 when he walked away from the fight thats not Floyds fault Manny chose to turn it down. So life goes onPosted February 19, 2014 4:07 pm
shame he only fought in a week era.Posted February 19, 2014 3:54 pm
Just notice something pacman has 17 more pro fight than Floyd, manny at 62 total fight, Floyd at only 45 total fights. Let’s see if Floyd still undefeated in 17 more fight. Or why not count only PAC 45 fight record to make the stats or comparison even.
This article is pointless garbage,Originally Floyd wouldn’t fight Manny because of drug tests. Now that Manny agrees to the tests it’s Arum.He just needs to man up and fight and stop with the excuses. His Cotto win was BS, because Cotto isn;’t a junior middleweight and had already been sytopped brutally against Pacman and Margarito. He never fought Paul Williams or Mararito, he decided to retire. Canelo was too green and hadn’t beaten any top 154lbers excpet for Trout. He ran from Lara and still is running to this day. Besides Floyd’s wins over Oscar and Corrales, there are holes all over his resume. He was at his best at 130…how long ago was that!Posted February 19, 2014 3:08 pm
The oracle of Delphi
This fa9ette will never never be in one league with SRR, Roberto Duran and even Manny Pacquiao. He is a money counting jerk, did not have one career defining fight. Canelo? Pfffft…Posted February 19, 2014 2:13 pm
@Anonymous -rofl!!!!!thanks for the giggle…buk,buk!!Posted February 19, 2014 1:48 pm
Saying Floyd has made excuses not to fight Pac but yet not questioning the excuses Pac and company have made not to fight Floyd is ridiculous. If you can’t see that then you are just a hater plain and simple. Floyd saying he does not want to do business with Arum definitely puts a damper on things. But when that same promoter turns down a fight saying there has to be a stadium built makes one wonder why would you try to do business with someone like that who is gonna constantly come out with excuses that really shouldn’t be made.Posted February 19, 2014 1:42 pm
Hidalg0, by the way, you grabbed that line quick… lolPosted February 19, 2014 12:47 pm
“”Hidalg0 “as if it’s anyone’s best interest to get hit”
Fraud maywheater its a phony…….avoided ….margarito…..cotto…shane….and sergio martinez when they were still at the top of their career s…………manny ans sergio wd put a beating on that ..nnniiggerPosted February 19, 2014 12:36 pm
“as if it’s anyone’s best interest to get hit”
LOL! Believe it or not, Tomato Can, sometimes it is.Posted February 19, 2014 12:30 pm
Some will say Mayweather’s a coward, other’s will say he wansn’t very tough, and didn’t like to get hit, (as if it’s anyone’s best interest to get hit); but no one can claim Mayweather didn’t put in the work to hone his craft as good as the best of them. In the end that’s all the really matters. Cause you can never make everyone happy.Posted February 19, 2014 12:27 pm
In some minds Mayweather’s legacy will never amount to much. in the boxing purest minds Mayweather’s legacy is set in stone as one of the most talented fighter’s the sport has seen in decades and perhaps longer than a half a century. You’ll never get all to agree with that, but that’s the way it is with everything, really.Posted February 19, 2014 12:24 pm
I don’t believe Floyd will ever be able to remove the stigma of the coward, for not facing Pacquiao. That’s my opinion. I won’t pay for any more Mayweather fights, if he doesn’t fight Pacquiao. I also haven’t gotten over the sucker punch that he delivered to Ortiz, and robbed the Fans of a good fight.Posted February 19, 2014 11:51 am
What fight was this author watching?
All Floyd did was hit and run against Canelo. Not once did he stay in the pocket and try to knock Canelo.
That’s what keeps Mayweather from being the GOAT in the sport. The man is all about business. He doesn’t take any chances at the spectacular.
I’m a Mayweather fan now…He was impressive against my boy Canelo. The only thing he needs in order to cement his legacy is to go back to what he was doing early in his career and start knocking out his opponents.
Great boxer though…Posted February 19, 2014 11:43 am
Mjames, in my opinion I think Khan is not begging.He believe in his boxing ability that he defeat Floyd. I also believe that Floyd knows that Khan is not an easy opponent for him.Floyf is smart analyzer of his opponent ability. If he think it will be a risky fight for him he will duck the guy.He will walk away singing his favorite tune quack quack quack haha hahaPosted February 19, 2014 11:37 am
Even Floyd retired undefeated not fighting will hunt him forever.It will remain a black eye to his boxing legacy.Posted February 19, 2014 11:26 am
Peewee, Open your eyes man because you are so in love with Floyd. Floyd legacy is not yet sealed. There is still a big hole that you can’t see. Avoiding to fight Pacquiao that’s the big hole.Posted February 19, 2014 11:19 am
Why does Mayweather need to fight Martinez or GGG? They fight at 160 smh… Does Pacquiao need to fight them also???? I haven’t heard 1 person saying that Pacquiao should fight Martinez or GGG… Why the double standard??Posted February 19, 2014 11:04 am
Floyds legacy is set. It will not be tarnished in anyway for not fighting Pac. If it is then it will also tarnish Pacs career. Floyds resume speaks for itself. As does Pacs. Fact is both sides have come up with excuses on why the fight can’t be made. There are really not many fights for Floyd at 147 but he is also not a Jr. Middleweight fighter. So he will finish his career at 147. Maybe in his last fight will he take on a fight with a Middleweight but until it happens we will never know.Posted February 19, 2014 10:49 am
Mama:They are saying you have a legacy??don’t make me laugh!
I think Khan is still begging his Twitter crowd to harass Floyd. Maidana please, champ.Posted February 19, 2014 9:57 am
TBEPosted February 19, 2014 9:52 am
still unbeaten at 37. ask yourself a simple question what does that say about the rest of them.Posted February 19, 2014 9:50 am
What about Pac’s legacy? He waited on the sideline while top guys beat themselves up. When did he fight Margarito? After Mosley KOd his ass. When did he fight Hatton? After Mayweather KOd his ass. When did he fight Cotto? After Margarito KOd his ass. When did he fight DLH, Mosley? After Mayweather beat their ass. How can Manny’s legacy (other than eating kuwali fried dog) be greater than Floyd?Posted February 19, 2014 8:55 am
He is all less risk for the most reward, and he has the fans polling to determine this for him. Can you blame him? Probably not. Is he a hero to the millions who love boxing? 100%…….. NO!!
Does he care? I doubt it.Posted February 19, 2014 8:31 am
Mayweather will fight one of these 3 fighters; pacquiao, martinez, golovkin. My gut feeling tells me that Floyd will pick martinez in a 2015 fight. I think sergio is the lesser threat of the three due to his age, coming from injuries and other factors. If cotto can’t dethrone him in June then there’s a high chance Floyd will.Posted February 19, 2014 8:07 am
I agree with you suckerpunch, but it falls on deaf ears. I hate lots of floyds career but when he has won ill give him credit his defender it top notch but the likes of baldomir, Mitchell, guerro, and Ortiz are joke fightsPosted February 19, 2014 7:35 am
No and Maidana would be an easy fight for Floyd, but the fight that he will pick either Khan or Maidana when there are much more exciting fights for him out there is downright disgusting.Posted February 19, 2014 7:31 am
What f*ing legacy? This is a guy who avoided Mosley and DLH till they were senior citizens. Ducked Margarito, duck Kostya Tzu, is curreny avoiding Pacquiao, Martinez, Lara. Continuously denies fans some of the biggest fights in the sport. Is in great part responsible for the state of the same, Is boring as hell, fights once a year and is currently making fans wait in the kiddle weekn of February in order to annnounce his matchup that he is supposed to have in May. All this because he is waiting to see if Golden Boy saves him from either not fighting Maidana or his ‘lil brother’ getting assurances on future fights. You take your pick. Only delusional fans think he has some kind of legacy. This guy has been a cancer to boxing and nothing else. That is his legacy.Posted February 19, 2014 7:28 am
Hope the little man beats Bradley then Marquez, then hopefully fights some golden boy fighters in 2015Posted February 19, 2014 7:22 am
Agreed real auzbox, fighting the best fighter of the last decade would stop the criticism that floyd carries. And we know the other loser is a pretender your a manny fan boy lol ignore the bum, heaps of them copy on here!Posted February 19, 2014 7:19 am
Mayweather needs to beat the fighter of the decade, then alot of haters won’t hatePosted February 19, 2014 7:14 am
Enlightened One – Well said. As an objective fan, you should be able to see the positives and negatives of every fighter. Mayweather can say what he wants and be judged by the fans/media however we want, but his skills and resume speaks for itself…same goes for Pacman.Posted February 19, 2014 7:14 am
Stop using my name you fool. Manny is the 1 who will take him outPosted February 19, 2014 7:12 am
Manny dangerous to whom? Maybe to dogs who try to run from him. Floyd likes KFC. Manny likes KFD, Kuwali Fried Dog.Posted February 19, 2014 7:10 am
Fraud. Maywheater. Shoukd. Be send t the hall of ….Shame…,,that dude uts a jove…….always avoiding ..the. dangerous guys like Manny or sergio martineZ……Posted February 19, 2014 7:04 am
Mayweather and Pacman’s legacy are what they are at this point. BUT, when was the last time the #1 and #2 p4p fighters in the world were in the same division and had the opportunity to touch gloves??? MAYBE RJJ v. Toney back in 1994??? Point is that the fans want this fight, but I personally feel its not a need for either fighter with respect to their legacies. At the end of the day, both will go down at Top 25 ATGs, if they ever were to fight, the winner could break in to the Top 15 or Top 10. Mayweather is one of the most gifted fighters to ever fight and I cant name too many fighters who would run through is resume without a loss. Certain fighters have certain vices, but Mayweather has fought and beaten every style of fighter. Yes, his legacy can be criticized for fighters he never fought, but so can the resume of other greats. I cant say that Rocky beats Walcott, Charles or Moore in their respective primes, but the record books show that he beat them when he fought him. And for the record, you cant talk about undefeated fighters and not mention Ricardo Lopez…just sayin.Posted February 19, 2014 7:03 am
From the three fighters mentioned, the only boxer that Floyd Mayweather Jr. should face would be Manny Pacquiao (assuming he doesn’t renew his contract with Bob Arum’s Top Rank).
Floyd should not hold the sole responsibility for the Pacquiao super-bout not happening, because (as the old adage goes), “it takes two to tango”, as some of the heavily-publicised demands from Manny’s team from previous attempts to negotiate the fight seemed strange or unreasonable – limited blood testing, 50:50 split of the pot; HBO’s involvement etc.
I also don’t believe that Floyd’s legacy will be tarnished if he doesn’t fight Manny, because it’s not uncommon for some of the biggest stars in boxing not to fight each other, but this has not affected their legacies in any way. For example: Roy Jones Jr. didn’t fight Gerald McClellan, Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins, Dariusz Michalczewski or Julian Jackson.
In regards to the other two marquee names mentioned in this article, Segio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin, every single time Floyd enters the ring, he faces a man who is roughly 15lbs heavier than himself, which is miraculous in itself.
If he moves up to middleweight to fight the likes of Golovkin and Martinez, this could result in him facing men who could weigh 178-180lbs or so on fight night (because let’s face it, he’d be derided for competing in more catch-weight bouts).
Imagine if Mayweather proved his cynics wrong by defeating these high-profile fighters… the very same people would surely find a way to undermine his achievements (again!) and also claim that his legacy would be equally tarnished if he didn’t replicate Roy Jones Jr’s feat by challenging Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight title!
If you’re a true boxing aficionado, you should be appreciating fighters like Floyd Mayweather Jr. whilst they’re still active, rather than setting them unreasonable goals. After all, he’s not a super-hero!!!Posted February 19, 2014 7:00 am
NICE!! Another Mayweather article which gives ME the chance to congratulate Mayweather and MYSELF which I forgot to DO earlier……Mayweather WON Fighter of the YEAR just as I predicted!!!!!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born! !!!!!!!!Posted February 19, 2014 6:36 am
Getto Thug criticising Mayweather doesn’t make me a Pac Tard or hater if fact I would say the same for Manny but he has never claimed to be the greatest of all time.Posted February 19, 2014 6:20 am
All right Pactards and haters, 3…. 2…… 1…… go!!!!!Posted February 19, 2014 6:00 am
Rubbish its not like fighting Manny would give him the greatest of all time tag. For me the greatest of modern times Duran fought very good fighters like Buchanan, De Jesus, Palamino, Cuevas and truly great fighters like Leonard, Hearns, Benitiez and Hagler often massively outweighed and as a huge underdog. Sure he lost a few but he would take on anyone. Damn he was a natural lightweight who beat a guy in Barkley who was basically a light heavyweight and pushed Hagler (a guy who would have chewed GGG and Martinez up) and Roger Mayweather says Floyd is too small for Martinez and GGG. Floyd is an amazing fighter but I cant recall him ever really being in a fight where he was the underdogPosted February 19, 2014 5:55 am
The greatest fought the best! Not just everyone else.Posted February 19, 2014 5:46 am
He will be remembered for not fighting Pacman. And Pac will also be remembered for not fighting him.Posted February 19, 2014 5:45 am
Mayweather – Baldomir?Posted February 19, 2014 5:35 am
HEALTH,BUUUUUKKKK,BUK,BUK,MORE,BUK,BUUUUKKKK,IMPORTANT,BUUUKKKKPosted February 19, 2014 5:35 am