Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
In a recent interview, FMJ said that he’ll have three more fights after Maidana then retire. Question is will he choose cake-walk fights like Khan, Alexander, Bradley, Broner, Molina (if he wins) and take the road of least resistance?
Or will he give fans what we really want and deserve to see by facing the best competition in the world (e.g., PacMan, 3G, Lara, Garcia, etc.)???Posted May 2, 2014 10:58 pm
HappyBoy my friend, the PPV numbers are rumored to be between 775,000 and higher. Once again, it’s all about Manny Pacquiao. He doesn’t need others to like Mayweather does to bring up his numbers. Khan has a great following and now all the latinos are obviously supporting Maidana. Floyd has no real true fans that come to see him. Now the Manny Pacquiao numbers you must always take into account the millions that don’t buy the expensive PPV cost all around the world or simply can’t afford it. Include the 20-50 people at each household that support Manny Pacquiao. Those numbers are never accounted for, and if they were, Manny Pacquiao would crush every PPV number in any sport. Manny Pacquiao carries the sport all by himself. He uses no other fighter to boost his numbers, and that’s the truth. Chris Williams from Sports Illustrated had the numbers i mentioned, but they’re still counting. This is a man that is by far the most popular boxer world wide to have ever stepped into the boxing ring. Floyd Mayweather will use KHAN’S, BRONER’S and MAIDANA”S fans to boost his numbers, but you’ll see in the end, the numbersstill won’t be very good even with all three guys carrying Mayweather. And of course, fans must understand that Mayweather will do anything and everything to bring in more viewers. It’s not a coincidence that he posted his fiancee’s personal life on FB only to get more haters to tune in and see him take a beating. He obviously saw how horrible the ticket sales and PPV sales were going, so he stooped to another all time low and did a cruel and evil act of disgust just to save try and save those numbers. Mayweather is an evil calculating wolf in sheep’s clothing.Posted May 2, 2014 2:22 pm
Fight Pacquiao, ya coward!Posted May 2, 2014 11:48 am
Hecdog – let us know about the 480k PPVs by many vs Bradley2/Posted May 2, 2014 11:30 am
Floyd Mayweather the boxer cannot be separated from Floyd Mayweather the human being. After reading on the
Legacy? Ask the MGM for a dictionary,instead of a Rolex or Bugatti. If you didn’t face the relevant opponents at their relevant time. Don’t talk about legacy! Please retire!!!!Posted May 1, 2014 11:43 pm
belong to a minority race and buy a team as the sole owner. mission accomplishedPosted May 1, 2014 11:07 pm
First time ere
‘I’m trying to be a minority and majority owner’Posted May 1, 2014 10:40 pm
I can’t believe anybody reads Hecdogs comments though, he’s obviously not all there, and writes way too much anyway. Who cares. I come to read real fans discuss actual boxing, and I don’t use this site nearly like I used to.Posted May 1, 2014 10:02 pm
Boxtradamus: lmfao. You win.Posted May 1, 2014 10:01 pm
Hecdog reaches yet another all time low by continuing to broadcast and follow Floyd’s personal life. We dont CARE about Floyd’s personal life HERE. What we care about HERE is Boxing and Floyd is the GOAT. IF yoy want to talk about whats happening OUTSIDE the Ring then please log in to TMZ.com.
Floyd by Argentinean AGONIZING late stoppagePosted May 1, 2014 7:36 pm
Floyd Mayweather reaches another all time low by posting personal business about his ex fiancee having an abortion, and letting us know that’s the reason he left her. This guy needs help. Why humiliate another human being like that. This guy is such an ego maniac that he has to humiliate family, friends and fans at all costs. The boxing world and the world will be much better off when this guy retires and gets out of the spot light. He needs to take a look at himself and what he’s done before doing these types of despicable things. He will eventually get what’s coming to him, and I hope by some miracle he gets it on Saturday night. Floyd Mayweather is a good fighter even though he cherry picks most of his opponents, but as a human being he’s an embarrassment. Money and fame have consumed him, and the talk is no longer about his boxing, but more about the type of person he really is. People were thrilled when his little brother Adrien Broner was beaten to a pulp, but just imagine the celebration if a good, decent, humble caring person like Maidana were to beat him. What a celebration that would be. Good finally defeating evil. The hypocrisy of Floyd Mayweather wearing a cross around his neck speaks straight to his hypocrisy. This is not a representative of the utmost highest. I’m going to pray for Floyd Mayweather. There are kids all over looking up to this man, and look at what he radiates out to them. What an opportunity he has to touch people in a positive way. A man blessed to have his skills. All the money and fame in the world, and he throws it all away. What profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul? Pray for this man.Posted May 1, 2014 7:29 pm
TJ there are no coincidences, only incidents.Posted May 1, 2014 7:21 pm
Gentlemen, some guys don’t know MUCH about business. Its not how much product is sold. Its how much revenue and profit is generated. As of right now this Fight has the 4th highest gate receipts of all times WOW!!! It comes to show that people don’t mind paying for the BEST. When Manny was considered as the BEST his revenue was GREAT TOO. But now that he is no longer #1 P4P his revenue has been slipping. His last Fight only sold 800-850K on PPV and only sold a little over $8 million at the gate. Floyd has almost DOUBLED his gate receipts already! WOW!! It PAYS to be the BEST.Posted May 1, 2014 6:11 pm
TJ – great post, top man :)Posted May 1, 2014 5:29 pm
Gentlemen, fans have tired of Mayweather. Just look at the ticket sales right now. They are bad. This is another predictable win against a very nice guy (Maidana) that posses no real challenge, and smart boxing fans know this. Forget all the talk about how tough Maidana is, all fighters are tough. Maidana just doesn’t have any real boxing abilities. He can punch and take a punch, but this will be a blow out like Seattle did to Denver. Do not pay your hard earned money to see this fight card/ This card belongs on regular show Time, HBO or ESPN. Go to a sports bar or a casino if you have to see the fight because your a boxing fan. I am too, but I’m going down to the sports bar and watch this card fall apart. Here’s my picks: Mayweather wins easy decision or maybe a late round stoppage over Maidana. Khan/Collazo is a toss up, but I will go with Khan to win a decision, and Broner to win by stoppage. I hope I’m wrong om all three. By the way, Mayweathers ticket prices are higher, which makes it look like he sells more. He doesn’t. Watch the PPV numbers after the fight. Not good.Posted May 1, 2014 4:46 pm
Ticket sales are irrelevant. Revenue generated is whats relevant. You’re obviously not a business major but number of product sold is not the factor. Gross revenue and net profit is the factor. Floyd’s Fight has already almost DOUBLED the gate revenue that Pacquiao’s last Fight generated and Pacquiao is the 2nd most popular Fighter in the World WOW!! People will pay premium price for the BEST. Diamonds and Bentleys agree with ME on that.Posted May 1, 2014 4:43 pm
“Only according to you, Boxtra$$wipe.”-Nope. According to Compubox TOO. Compubox much like MYSELF doesn’t have SISSYFIED feelings that keep it from telling the TRUTH.Posted May 1, 2014 4:38 pm
ticket sales are horriblePosted May 1, 2014 4:05 pm
Anonymous, you are entitled to your opinion. I will leave it at that.Posted May 1, 2014 4:04 pm
save us o lord.Posted May 1, 2014 3:23 pm
“Is it COINCIDENCE or are we part of a bigger plan?”
It’s a coincidence.Posted May 1, 2014 3:18 pm
Fighters are easily forgotten by the public once they retire, unless they stay in the game on another capacity….Posted May 1, 2014 3:12 pm
Mayweather doesn’t have the same intesitive for Maidana. He has a lot in his mind, to much distraction.Posted May 1, 2014 3:11 pm
This weekend we just had a memorial for a young man who used to train at our gym. He was only 25 years old when he passed. I knew him for 2 years and he was the nicest, most polite person you could ever wish to meet. But, he trained like a demon, was strong as an ox and had bags of potential because he listened and he worked hard.
What is really freaky and has had me re-evaluate everything in my life is that the last time I saw him I joked that when I win the lottery I’d build a gym and run my own boxing team out of it. We laughed and joked and he seemed as happy as Larry.
But, what I found out is that he had a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old girl….But, it doesn’t end there. I have a 5 year old son and his 5 year old daughter is not only in the same class as my son, but they are BEST friends! Inseparable!
I have since met his partner and none of us knew about the other although apparently we had both chatted about each other to our other halves over the 2 years!
What gets me is that we would have been good gym buddies and our kids best mates!
Is it COINCIDENCE or are we part of a bigger plan?
I don’t know, but since this tragedy I have re-evaluated a lot of things in my life and some things that used to wind me up are no longer important or relevant any more!
Yep, we’re given time on this earth and it’s up to us to make the most of it, whatever small way we can.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but not to jump on another man’s, just because it’s different.
Anyway, the likes of Bill Gates and anyone who has been successful and gives back through philanthropy or teaches kids to box, play an instrument or to learn a language or to read or to become a good citizen is a positive person in my eyes.Posted May 1, 2014 2:21 pm
Boxtradamus you are a delusional! A cherry picker boring racist fighter! Floyd’s legacy will be missing honor because of cherry picking fixed fights!Posted May 1, 2014 2:13 pm
Maidana by tko. Here we go, moneys shoulder roll is to take a little off the straight right hand. Maidanas right hand is not straight at all and is clubbing, look at where the right hands landed on broiner, right by the eye and temple. that right hand landed at will, all night. Also the roll exposes moneys rightside of the body, every right handed fighter is taught to throw a double left hook. A dbl left hook will not work on money. In maidanas awkwardness he throws that right to the body under Floyd’s left elbow All day and the clubbing right hand up top similar to marquezs ko over pac man. Maidanas awkwardness and floyds age and trying to buy the clippers will be his downside. Its over! History will be made. Vamanos chino!Posted May 1, 2014 2:05 pm
The issue from Canelo’s standpoint was his lack of skills. If Canelo had the skills he’ll possess in 9 years, when he’ll be 32 years old — he would have performed a lot better.
However Canelo put himself in line for a Floyd challenge in the year 2013 by beating Austin Trout when he was only 22 years old… Hence Canelo got a well paid boxing lesson which will help make him a much better boxer in the future. Anytime you fight great boxers you learn a ton of stuff.
Erislandy Lara is far from the top of his game at this particular point in time… but Lara is a very tricky and highly skilled southpaw, who could give Floyd a much sterner test than he’s ever had … and ring Floyd’s bell pretty good.
Porter, Pacquiao, and Thurman are no scrubs either… I’d like to see Floyd in one tough fight before he retires … and all of these gents could give him one.
It would be a welcome change to the Floyd fights we’ve seen to date.Posted May 1, 2014 2:01 pm
And you would be CORRECT on that.Posted May 1, 2014 1:31 pm
All this talk of retirement right before a big fight isn’t good. Floyd needs to stop all this nonsense and get serious! Madiana is very serious and intent on beating Floyd. To call MM a hand picked opponent, as if he has no chance at all is foolish. Floyd is in a unique position in that he can pick who he wants to fight, a position very few fighters ever get to. Just because FM picked MM doesn’t mean it’s a walk in the park for him. Canelo was a hand picked opponent who was much bigger and younger and the top Jr. middle weight in the world and Floyd made it look easy. Was the ease in which FM beat Canelo due to Canelo’s lack of skill or FM’s superior skill? I say it’s FM’s skill set.Posted May 1, 2014 1:27 pm
TestPosted May 1, 2014 1:19 pm
Floyd is not Warren Buffett… Floyd is not one of the richest or most successful men on the planet. Floyd is the most financially successful boxer of all time. His fame and acclaim are similar to that of Buffett’s, who’s the most financially successful investor of all time.
It doesn’t make a big lifestyle difference if you have 600 million or 60 Billion—which is one thousand times more. It makes a whole lot of difference in the number of people you can help make rich. It makes a vast difference in the amounts you can donate to charities. But you can only bed down in one house, fly one private jet, or throw one yacht party at a time.
Floyd is looking at legacy issues right now. “Who do I fight to keep that “O”Posted May 1, 2014 1:08 pm
Floyd is the GOAT whether YOU watch it or not. Another CHAMP will be dethroned in LESS than 72 hours!! History will be made once again!! And YOU watching is no factor in that!!Posted May 1, 2014 12:57 pm
I’m not watching a racist boring fighter again. Especially he is an expert of non action fight! It’s so boring it looks like a joke of a fight and it looks like fixed! Take your pick! Boring and Fixed!Posted May 1, 2014 12:47 pm
““This hotel [MGM Grand] has given me everything I’ve asked for and even more. They bought me a $1.6m Bugatti the first day my fight sold out. They bought me a $400,000 watch the day of the Pacquiao-Bradley fight,” said Mayweather.”
What a scam–Floyd hasn’t fought out of Las Vegas in the last eight years and 10 fights. It’s no wonder they give him exotic gifts. Meanwhile, none of Floyd’s opponents over that period of time have had the opportunity to fight “at home.” Floyd hasn’t had to face the adversity they have. He hasn’t had to travel. Hasn’t had to suffer from jet lag, from staying in unfamiliar places and hotels, hasn’t had to pay to ship his entourage to other places.
I know it’s unlikely to happen, but I hope Maidana knocks Floyd into another universe.
Floyd comes from Grand Rapids. You can do what he did, travel a bit, build up your name, and the plant your flag in the ground you want to stay. That’s what he did with Vegas.
Here is something else…they can all set up base in Vegas just like he did and make it their home for as long as they are boxing.
Here is one more thing, When Great Commanders of the past went on to conquer, they Great Kings did not usually go to them, they went to the Great King’s Kingdom. Floyd did that with Oscar.Posted May 1, 2014 12:42 pm
Obviously not an atheist.Posted May 1, 2014 12:37 pm
I am amazed at how Floyd still motivates himself with SO much money in the bank. Thats why I don’t gamble alot. Because I know that IF I’ve got TOO much money I would lose MY hunger to work which is not GOOD for a man. Sugar Ray Robinson to Ali to SRL all fell OFF when they got TOO much money in their pockets. But not Floyd. That’s why he’s the GOAT.
^yeah that’s crazy. dude is built for this. true to the game.Posted May 1, 2014 12:35 pm
“I go into my garages and think, do I want to drive you, you, you or you.”
Newsflash, “Joy.” Bill Gates is 50 times richer than you and he NEVER braggs about his wealth. NEVER.
I hope you’re well.
Bill Gates, like America’s great industrialists Carnegie, Rockefeller, JP Morgan, Vanderbilt has realised (although it took these men until their dotage), that it is not actually about acquiring and amassing wealth that is actually satisfying, it is actually about giving back to those and acquiring a legacy of education, social assistance and upliftment and empowerment that is truly satisfying to the soul.
Carnagie became the world’s richest man and then ploughed what would be billions in today’s money into the public libraries, scientific research and education of the US system. Morgan gave to the churches, Rockefeller, biomedical research, charities, public health etc…
These men who were worth more then than the top guys today, raced to give their wealth away as philanthropists in their later lives and should be an inspiration to us all.
Bill Gates and others have seen the light. I believe that Gates has been giving away vast amounts of his fortune to good causes for many, many years now and is probably happier now than at any point in his life.
I know several wealthy people, who were born into vast fortunes and trust me money in itself does not make you happy. Everyone wants to achieve or be recognised to have achieved and I think that goal is ultimately what everyone truly aspires to.
Sadly, Forbes and all these other rich lists have misdirected what this life is truly about. That, is becoming a success and then giving back so more people can develop and share in the success to build a strong and vibrant society.
I just hope Floyd is realising this now and he sets up some long-lasting funds and invests in the people of Vegas and Michagan to leave a truly lasting legacy like those great industrialists before him. If college kids graduate thanks to him that IMHO is the best legacy that any man can leave society.
Sorry, to preach, but this is something very close to my heart and is why I work with and train young guys who want to box and will never take a penny for it. It’s called giving something back!Posted May 1, 2014 11:34 am
Gotta respect May, he better be on his defence with this guy. He is not going to throw soft and he won’t be weight drained.Posted May 1, 2014 11:26 am
I am amazed at how Floyd still motivates himself with SO much money in the bank. Thats why I don’t gamble alot. Because I know that IF I’ve got TOO much money I would lose MY hunger to work which is not GOOD for a man. Sugar Ray Robinson to Ali to SRL all fell OFF when they got TOO much money in their pockets. But not Floyd. That’s why he’s the GOAT.Posted May 1, 2014 11:02 am
No matter how much FANBOYS talk about how Floyd performs OUTSIDE the Ring all EXPERTS agree with ME that he remains the King INSIDE the Ring. And Maidana will agree with ME on Saturday night!Posted May 1, 2014 10:59 am
Another CHAMP to soon be dethroned.Posted May 1, 2014 10:56 am
The legendary Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao and his beautiful wife Jinkee recently welcomed their 5th child, Israel into the world. Life continues to get better for the living legend. His spectacular performance against unbeaten Timothy Bradley left viewers in awe as Manny used his speed, boxing intellect and a variety of pin point punches throughout the fight. Boxing rises to a level of excitement that reaches the sky every time Manny Pacquiao fights. There are no other boxers today that take command of the world’s attention like Manny. Recently there were fights that involved Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter. Both guys would not be recognized outside of the boxing ring. Saturday there is a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana. There’s no excitement anywhere. Real sports fans don’t have much interest. Floyd Mayweather’s routine of fighting handpicked, one dimensional or inexperienced fighters has worn thin. His me, me, me look at my money and materials and my women I can buy off has fans losing interest in his particular fights. We saw fans badgering him on the All Access show. Floyd has made a fool of himself, and the ticket sales aren’t going very well. Boxing needs Manny Pacquiao to come back soon. He is currently negotiating a possible 5 fight deal that would take him through 2016. Bob Arum is rumored to have a huge offer waiting for Manny Pacquiao. Those that are against Manny signing with Arum must know that Manny Pacquiao is a very loyal, forgiving, understanding, loving and caring person that is a man of his word. Arum has made millions of dollars for Manny Pacquiao. Could he have made more money for Manny? Yes, but Manny Pacquiao has enough money today to last him and his family a life time. Manny Pacquiao is the greatest pure fighter in boxing history. His enormous popularity comes directly from his incredible boxing ability that fans love. Manny is warrior unlike like any other warrior. The living legend has taken on the best of his era. He has no fear of any man or beast. Floyd Mayweather is a lost soul bathing in his money and materials, but he lacks the respect of his peers and the public. Everyone knows that he avoided Manny Pacquiao at all costs even going as far as getting himself locked up just to avoid the greatest fighting machine of all time. Styles make fights, and Manny Pacquiao’s style would have given Mayweather fits. Mayweather would have been knocked in rounds 10-12. Trust me on this. A legend like Manny Pacquiao that carries an entire country on his shoulders has a special ability and passion that cannot be duplicated. Manny Pacquiao beats Floyd Mayweather in all areas. Speed, power, athleticism, stamina and ring generalship favor Manny. This man is not your ordinary man. No one beats Manny Pacquiao on a one fight basis, no one. Manny is the best!Posted May 1, 2014 10:43 am
Marvelous Marvin Hagler had all but retired when Sugar Ray Leonard came calling and he took 4 months to be coaxed out of retirement to face Leonard and Sugar Ray took the initiative and eventually, the win!
His name and mannys will be spoken about in sync forever. To bad floydie, another easy win against khans leftovers come sat, well Sunday herePosted May 1, 2014 6:50 am
As long as there are easily beatable,super slow plodding opponents for Floyd to cash in,he’ll stay in the game.Posted May 1, 2014 6:49 am
Thank goodness the facade may end earlier than expected. I was having nightmares it was 2024 and he’s Hopkins age now and he’s still there.Posted May 1, 2014 6:40 am
porter, thurman, lara, and pacquiao have something to do wth his thought process
lennox lewis, “ya know, i’ve actually been thinking about quitting”Posted May 1, 2014 5:35 am
Mick the Marmalizer
PBF’s legacy would have been far greater had he taken his title’s on the road & toured the World.Posted May 1, 2014 5:31 am
ordinary boxing fan
“but Mayweather admits his affluent lifestyle is making it harder to motivate himself.”
The fans are also getting it hard to motivate themselves to watch your fight because you are not giving them the fight they want. So indeed, retirement is a good option. Dont expect however, that because you are retiring, that people will watch you for the “last time”. Hard sell.Posted May 1, 2014 5:12 am