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midnight

i don’t even believe floyd can comfortably make 140.

Posted November 28, 2012 3:06 am 


BristolOne

ZZZZZZ – is right it’s more or less the same argument that was running 2 or even 3 years ago!

This site used to have hundreds of posts on a thread – sometimes even longer – what happened?

Posted November 2, 2012 5:02 pm 


Matt Sullivan

ZZZZZZ

Posted November 2, 2012 12:45 am 


TARK

It wouldn’t outdo May-Pac, but it would be BIG!!! … And I said WITH an innovative and creative promotion such as the Mayweather-DLH promotion was—only more creative and innovative than even that one—it could be a blockbuster… And I don’t care if Canelo isn’t a PPV star right now—that can change overnight with a Mayweather fight promotion because 100’s of millions would hear his story and see him in action—on the Internet, social networking sites, and TV… I knew De La Hoya was going to be the biggest box office attraction even though he wasn’t the best fighter and lost a few times… It was DLH’s personal attributes that everybody loved.. Canelo has them and even you know it’s not just red hair.. His image hasn’t been exploited to the extent DLH’s was … YET.

Posted November 2, 2012 12:42 am 


SREDMOND

When did I say Canelo was not marketable, you are just a nutcase who said he and Floyd might do 3-5 million buys which was idiotic…

Posted November 1, 2012 11:42 pm 


SREDMOND

Tark, since when did RED HAIR sell PPV’s??? I know you like Canelos style and I have no issue with Mayweather fighting him but the idea that this would be Floyds biggest night in the ring is DUMB…. The average fan does not know who the hell Alvarez is and NOT speaking English is surely not an asset…. Chavez Jr sells off of his Old mans name and legacy, Julio Sr is a GOD in Mexico…. Canelo is the future but there is a reason his biggest payday was 2 mill on a Floyd Mayweather undercard…. I know this is ALOT of commonsense for you to digest…

Posted November 1, 2012 11:41 pm 


SREDMOND

Tark you are spewing numbers that have 0 basis in fact… You act like Alvarez is a proven draw… What are you basing these numbers on besides your VIVID imagination… You projected 3 mill then 5 mill for a fighter that has never even done a PPV….You act he is Oscar De La Hoya, who was the proven draw in the sport and NEVER did those type of numbers…. After the 2.4 or 2.7 Floyd and ODH did the dropoff is by ONE MILLION buys for a NON HW bout Cotto/Mayweather 1.5 mill… Using an iota of intelligence its easy to see that Canelo is not bringing MORE to the table than Cotto….

Posted November 1, 2012 11:37 pm 


TARK

Sred… Now you’re saying Floyd should fight the unmarketable Alvarez??? That’s an abrupt change in position … I know this fight would be a blockbuster but you’re too stupid for words and have no imagination whatever. A redheaded freckle faced wunderkind with an undefeated record unifying the World Championship with Floyd Mayweather Jr.. If promoted innovatively and creatively it would electrify Latin America and be extremely popular in the United States—because of Canelo’s youthful appearance, his story, his demeanor, his fighting style, and his undefeated record. He doesn’t have to speak English. There are more than 50 million people in the US who speak Spanish, and many of them are Boxing fans. The Hispanic population has grown 60% in the last generation. If these guys fight, you pick a number and I’ll pick a number and we’ll see who’s closer.

Posted November 1, 2012 11:02 pm 


steve O

Not a single crack head named Mayweather could say or do anything I would believe or give a flip about.

Posted November 1, 2012 10:41 pm 


SREDMOND

Mayweather should do 2 more fights, Pacquiao and one other likely Alvarez then retire with his middle finger up knowing he is one of the GREATEST to ever do it… Why stay around and become a cliche so that all his detractors can claim it took 16 years for him to be exposed when the truth is he got OLD…. Dudes 36, time to think of an exit strategy…

Posted November 1, 2012 9:42 pm 


Facts

Floyd fighting once a year then retiring & repeating shows the guy has no intention tin fighting the best consistently(He’s admitted it’s a business move)Build haters piss more off,Build hype, carefully pick a solid fighter who isn’t threat.I won’t say he’s never fought the best early in his career he took on anyone cause he was desperate to get to the top.Now that he/pac are on top & have everything they try to smartly stay on top without risking their health,rec,legacy ect while at the same time fooling millions.Oh well people like fighters that duck each other,fight each others left overs for whatever reason & always making excuses on why you should buy their 50-70 ppv fights just feeding you bs.It’s just lame now.If floyd doesn’t fight Sergio or pac next he should just retire.Same for pac if he aint stepping up or admit he lost to Marquez he should just quit.Floyd,pac good fighters but they lose credibility everyday their fans are the worst,2faced idiots with no brain common sense.They are loyal floyd/pac lovers not sane boxing fans.

Posted November 1, 2012 8:07 pm 


TheFacts

Floyd fighting once a year then retiring & repeating shows the guy has no intention tin fighting the best consistently(He’s admitted it’s a business move)Build haters piss more off,Build hype, carefully pick a solid fighter who isn’t threat.I won’t say he’s never fought the best early in his career he took on anyone cause he was desperate to get to the top.Now that he & pac are on top & have everything they try to smartly stay on top without risking their health,rec,legacy ect while at the same time fooling millions.Oh well people like fighters that duck each other,fight each others left overs for whatever reason & always making excuses on why you should buy their 50-70 ppv fights just feeding you bs.It’s just lame now.If floyd doesn’t fight Sergio or pac next he should just retire.Same for pac if he aint stepping up or admitting he lost to Marquez he should just quit.Floyd,pac good fighters but they lose credibility everyday their fans are worst,2face trolls.

Posted November 1, 2012 8:03 pm 


SREDMOND

That shows that Pacquiaos clout has been diluted by his razor thin win over Marquez and his relatively weak PPV against Bradley… Floyd pretty much doubled his Bradley effort against Cotto…. Manny cannot intelligently argue that he deserves as much money and Mayweather has proven that he does NOT need Manny to make OVER 40 million dollars… Advantage Mayweather

Posted November 1, 2012 6:48 pm 


The Prince

Floyd is at the twilight of his career. He should take one or two more cash in fights then retire. If that means moving down to 140, then so be it. He shouldn’t risk his legacy fighting a Middleweight who could easy move up to Super Middleweight in Sergio Martinez. He’s not naturally build that way, and he’s earned the right to leave the sport his way. Sergio needs to move up and prove his legacy rather than pick on smaller fighters and take the easy way out – and I’m a fan of Martinez.

Posted November 1, 2012 6:47 pm 


REM

Public both were able to make Pac miss alot but were thoroughly outscored and were never really in the fights offensively. Marquez did change the perception of the degree of threat that Pac poses to Floyd good point but Pac still draws just enough to offset the leverage Floyd usually has in any given negotiation. Pac is taking a risk with Marquez again if he doesnt perform a little better that level of threat will decrease further team Pac will just have to cross that bridge when they get there.

Posted November 1, 2012 6:28 pm 


REM

Sred if Pac accepts thats good just shows Pac was always the one willing to make the fight because Pacs drawing power and the fact that only his participation can make for a record setting fight takes Floyds hand and throws it in his face.

Posted November 1, 2012 6:06 pm 


Anonymous

Boycott the bum

Posted November 1, 2012 5:01 pm 


SREDMOND

Pacquiao is NOT getting an even split so that concession has been made in the media ALREADY… He already said he would take 40% which is only right because relative to Mayweather/Cotto , Pacquiao/Bradley BOMBED which is why they are not going to do it again notwithstanding Pac Man getting ripped off…. When it comes to cash FMJ holds all the cards, he can go fight Canelo and make ANOTHER 40 mill while Alvarez gets 4 or 5 mill…. When it comes to money, its Floyd Mayweathers world no one is on even terms with him anymore…. We have guys like Martinez taking less than Chavez… This is the REAL world…

Posted November 1, 2012 4:53 pm 


REM

Public i know u like to jab Pac but he dominated both Mosley and Bradley his only subpar performance was Marquez. Now if Pac accepted 40% id jump for joy that the fight would happen but i cant hold it against him that he demand a even split for a fight hed bring a huge portion of the revenue to. Thats a huge bargaining chip to hold and we both know the fight will still be huge people say their not interested no more thats nonsense. And my hate for Floyd dies with every legit competitive fight he gives me begining with Cotto who ive begged to c him fight for years and it will completely die when he faces the Pacman win or lose. Last yeah im looking foward to the next generation also but this is my thing with the fight still being relevant who at w.w can step into the ring with either Pac or Floyd even right now no one these 2 still rule being that Marquez doesnt campaign at w.w lol.

Posted November 1, 2012 4:09 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

I believe baby-mama weighed in at 140.

Posted November 1, 2012 3:30 pm 


SREDMOND

Tark, you’re a dork that makes really DUMB comments Floyd Mayweathers promotional skills are beyond question as evidenced by him being the highest paid boxer in the sport and earning the highest GUARANTEE (32 million) ever… This dude does not need and internet dimwit telling him who is marketable and who is not…. He will do 1 mill plus with Canelo but it sure as hell will not be his biggest night in the ring….Its a fight that might come off absent him going out and beating Pacquiaos ass sometime next year…

Posted November 1, 2012 3:18 pm 


SREDMOND

Rapid, apparently you and Tark drink from the same bucket of Koolaid, how is Cotto older and smaller?? He is a solid age 31, so if you are going to call him older and smaller as it relates to Alvarez then how do you describe Floyd who is OLDER and SMALLER than Cotto?? Whereas Cotto is a 3 division Champ, and likely HOFER who has fought the BEST, Canelo is a guy whos best wins are washed up versions of Cintron and Mosley…. Cotto fought elite fighters, whereas Canelo has yet to… I have no issue with Floyd beating his ass but that was the SECOND biggest non-HW PPV in the history of boxing was Mayweather supposed to pass on that fight against one of the Greats from his ERA??? Make sense

Posted November 1, 2012 3:15 pm 


SREDMOND

Tark, you are simply NOT a bright guy… Canleo Alvarez could not do 300k PPV’s by himself he is NOT going to eclipse all time records with FMJ, he speaks NO english and outside of Mexico and hardcore fans NO ONE knows him… I watched Mayweather/Cotto at the 40/40 club in Manhattan and guys were like “who is the Irish kid”…. Everyone who is NOT 10 years old knows the biggest fight in boxing is Mayweather vs Pacquiao its been built up for 3 years and both guys do around 1 mill no matter who is in the ring… Even Pac Man could not do 1 mill against a guy like Bradley hence the Marquez bout AGAIN…

Posted November 1, 2012 3:11 pm 


RaidR

@SREDMOND what scale do you speak off? Joy is a 154lb champion, Sergio whats to fight for Joy’s 154lb title.

Posted November 1, 2012 3:11 pm 


RaidR

@Daly jr, one should always assume that Joy is always avoiding opponents that have a %50 chance of beating him.

Posted November 1, 2012 2:51 pm 


RaidR

@Tark OMG! for once I agree with wholeheartedly. If Joy is brave enough to fight an older small Jr. MW in Cotto, then he should have to defend it against a young full Jr. MW and show the world exactly what he’s made of. Instead we’re stuck with his ducking prime fighters in there weight class. Joy to cement his legacy should be lining up Pacquiao, Gabriel, and Canelo. Gabriel, Canelo and Pacquiao have all given us their great moments since moving up to WW and beyond. Joy has not shown us anything since his great scare against Castillo.

Posted November 1, 2012 2:50 pm 


RaidR

@TheFacts if you listen real closely you will hear the faint noise of approval from my slow golf clapping. Bravo, very well said!

Posted November 1, 2012 2:36 pm 


RaidR

@hecdog let me say this much, hahahahahahahahaha! The only person that screw Joy was Joy himself. Keep drinking the koolaid.

Posted November 1, 2012 2:32 pm 


RaidR

@REM I giving you a slow golf clap of approval. Your comment is spot on!

Posted November 1, 2012 2:30 pm 


Anonymous

Too fast??????? If you knew about boxing you’d know that speed is something Canelo is missing. You must be a mexican…………or a 12yo.

Posted November 1, 2012 2:25 pm 


REM

Pac needs to take 60/40 gtfoh until Floyd can do Pac #s with sumone else thats just stupid. Just more nonsense from Floyd fans making excuses for that coward so they can always say “Floyd would’ve whooped him” but deep down their scared for Floyd-a-void.

Posted November 1, 2012 1:43 pm 


REM

So lets c when w.w was hot and fans wanted Floyd to fight PWill, Margo when he was looking like a terminator and Pac Floyd conveniently retires and returns when the dust settles. Now since Floyd has had 2 successful outings at jmw and fans want Sergio or Canelo now we’re talking about a return to jww. Even though Floyd only needs to fight Pac to cement his legacy both Duran and Armstrong fought for the mw championship after starting at lw. Just more reason to keep Floyds greatness in perspective.

Posted November 1, 2012 1:17 pm 


TARK

Sred and Sean have this dead wrong… Canelo vs Mayweather promoted with heaps of energy would be a smash hit. Fans are looking for a new, fresh, exciting kid who can blow rivals away with both guns blazing. Fans loved Oscar. He wasn’t the winningest or deadliest. His fighting style wasn’t that electrifying. It was his clean-cut and personable image that sold everybody. Cinnamon has a heroic image and fans love him. He’s undefeated in 42 fights—and he’s only 22. Mayweather has a mixed image, is undefeated in 43 fights, is considered the GOAT, and will soon be 36. This is a fascinating matchup. They’re World Champions in the same weight class and it’s a unification deal. This fight will alight the public’s imagination. It’s a Gabriel vs Lucifer scenario, or maybe Galahad vs Merlin … Fans love it whan world champions in the same weight class unify… If you can’t do great PPV numbers with this setup you’re just not a promoter.

Posted November 1, 2012 1:05 pm 


SREDMOND

TYPO=SREDMOND

Posted November 1, 2012 6:01 am 


SEANTRADER2001@YAHOO.COM

Tark, you LOVE changing history to sell your BS thats why you are not credible when it comes to certain topics because you speak out of your OWN mind as opposed to data gathering and being accurate… You say “the bloom was off Oscar” ODH was still a BEAST in terms of popularity and the only non-HW fighter who could do 1 million PPV’s he did it against Mayorga for God sakes… Mayweather, Pacquiao and Hopkins NEVER saw a 1 million PPV before the faced Oscar De La Hoya and thats just a FACT…. Neither Pac nor Floyd were the Mega-stars they are till that beat ODH…. Pretending that Canelo has 1/10 the clout that ODH did at the box office makes you sound clueless and highly delusional…

Posted November 1, 2012 6:00 am 


SREDMOND

Tark you are NOT intuitive at all and you lack basic commonsense proposing that Mayweather/Canelo would outsell Mayweather/Cotto which did 1.5 million buys… If you think Canelo can get MORE HBO subscribers to buy a fight than Miguel Cotto then you are smoking crack….Cotto built a fanbase over YEARS fighting the biggest names out there Pacquiao, Mosley… Canelo beat an OLD WASHED up Shane on Floyds undercard, he and Mayweather would do 1.2 mill on the strength of Floyds brand…. ONLY and idiot would think Canelo would eclipse Mayweather vs Oscar….

Posted November 1, 2012 5:54 am 


KOrnerman

when
canelo has no choice but to move to middleweight he WILL get pounded on, hes too used to fighting welters, you can see he’s being milked while they can before its too late, could you see him him taking a bomb left hook from Kid Choc Quillen for example? no way.

Posted November 1, 2012 4:18 am 


TheFacts

Correction Sergio is smaller than canelo.Canelo like chavez jr struggles making weight & balloons 20lb+ easily Sergio gained as much weight as he could vs 185lb chavez jr he knew it would be crucial he couldn’t make 168lb mark after rehydrating but people claim this 5’9 157lb fighter should be fighting 6’0-6’2 185lb super middleweights every fight while he struggles making 168lb on fight night lol. Canelo rumored up to 180lb as well he struggles making 154lb Sergio makes 154lb with ease that’s his natural weight but moved up cause floyd,cotto,canelo wouldn’t give him shot.So he moved up & is fighting those same giants at 160lb (Pavlil,Williams 2x,Maclkin,Jr then he has to move up to 175 after he finishes 168lbs right lol.Belt around canela waist is Sergio belt after he moved up.Notice how they went for title after he moved up not while he was at it & notice how floyd waited as well fought 154lb cotto but not top3 p4p Sergio??They wouldn’t fight him & they still won’t.Why fight sergio for 154lb belt like oscar when when he can fight battered cotto?35 yr oscar,37 yr Marquez, 39 yr mosely.Martinez is 37 Oh wait Sergio got KO power.Lets (just do something stupid go on vacation to prison & delay pac-floyd sergio-floyd a little longer haha if ever.

Posted November 1, 2012 3:56 am 


TheFacts

Nice excuse for not fighting top p4p fighter.People ensuing floyd is 145lb or smaller are crazy.He fought a 135lb Marquez at a 144lb catch-weight floyd himself proposed then broke his own rule came in 2lbs over weight(why come in overweight?Floyds was full blown welterweight at the time why kill himself making weight when he can pay a $200,000 fine & have a huge size advantage?Floyds not stupid he disses pac for catch-weights uses it himself vs a 38 yr lightweight because he’s 4p4p make a lot of money & looks good doing it.Why not Sergio?Small draw & too big they claim,what they really mean is too much of a threat & could possibly KO floyd like Williams(Lord forbid this flamboyant man & woman beater gets gets hurt or loses.Wait Floyds also got a granite chin go watch Marquez fight.38 yr juiceless mosely almost knocked him silly he just hung on for dear life lol.Just caught him with 2 bombs no biggie Sergio scares people lol.Don’t believe me?Canelo smaller than Martinez.Sergio can’t even make 168lb after he rehydrates & canelo rehydrates 20lbs, that’s at least 174lb the kid is huge but Sergio is the klitchko brothers size still too big right? & Floyd is 140lb?ok lol.The extent people go to save/protect their idol while at the same time praising the hell out of him & damn near worshiping is silly calling him the best ever & he’d beat every boxer ever just not fight p4p #2 Sergio cause he’s too big.haha.

Posted November 1, 2012 3:35 am 


TARK

The biggest Floyd ever was is when he came back from a 2-year layoff… All that training grinds you down a little and you put on weight when you layoff for a couple years… Floyd barely made weight for the Marquez fight he was so big.

Posted November 1, 2012 1:48 am 


Hidalgo

No, Floyd wouldn’t dominate at 140. It would be too hard for him to constantly make that weight. He’s a full-fledged welterweight. His daddy needs to shut up.

Posted October 31, 2012 11:16 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Whoa, foil helmet status or what?

Posted October 31, 2012 10:58 pm 


TARK

OK… Maybe not 5, but record PPV… I’m telling you that Canelo-Mayweather would be magical… Take my word for it I’m extremely intuitive.. If people never heard of Alvarez they’d know him halfway through the promotion. It’s a unique story. A 22-year-old redheaded Mexican, with a cinnamon sprinkled face, who looks like an Irish teenager, against the world’s top P4P fighter and GOAT—both undefeated in over 40 fights and both World Champions in a unifying Title Fight. Oscar had been beaten several times before so the bloom was off the rose.. DLH’s style wasn’t that thrilling and he wasn’t fresh.. You had stinky memories like DLH-Trinidad.. Alvarez doesn’t make bad fights. You have brutal finishes both Alvarez and Mayweather have executed on the TV promos with war music and “Fight of the Millennium” rhetoric …. It just works — Just do the Fcker.

Posted October 31, 2012 10:38 pm 


SREDMOND

Tark is NOW projecting 3-5 million PPV’s for Canelo vs Mayweather, this guy is getting more and more senile… Canelo is NOT really discussed outside hardcore and the Mexican community… The KING of the Mexican-American box office Oscar and Floyd produced 2.4 or 2.7 million buys the same Oscar that had MULTIPE 1 million PPV fights Canelo has not even done a PPV, in recent history Chavez Jr has more popularity as a Mexican fighter and his last effort with Martinez did 500k buys….The ONLY fight in boxing that will clip 3 million PPV’s is Mayweather vs Pacquiao end of story…. Use your damn brain… Floyd just fought Cotto who is the 3rd biggest draw in the sport and they did 1.5 million buys… Canelo is NOT a third as popular as Miguel Cotto so how would he and Floyd blow records out of the water???????

Posted October 31, 2012 9:13 pm 


SREDMOND

If Sergios “natural weight” is 154 then why has he NOT fought there in over 3 years… No one held a gun to his head and forced him to fight at a higher weight….Reality is that physically Martinez is best suited to 160 and his team had said that years ago PRIOR to him needing a 5 million dollar payday which can only be gotten for a B side opponent facing Mayweather or Pacquiao… If Floyd Mayweather retires Martinez is not going to campaign at 154…. Dopes

Posted October 31, 2012 9:01 pm 


Anonymous

jailboy Floyd is scared of Pacquiao. Fight Rios if you can.

Posted October 31, 2012 8:36 pm 


TARK

I think it’s funny… Sergio’s last five fights have been against guys 6′ tall or taller… He looked really small compared to hulking middleweights like Pavlik and Chavez when he fought them.. A teeny little guy.. Why not let Sergio fight at his natrual weight for a change?

Anyway, the Canelo-Mayweather fight would probably be bigger box office than Sergio because Mexico is nuts about the Cinnamon Kid—and the whole damned nation would find a way to be watching.. 20 to a TV would still be 3 million PPVs.. Latin America would probably come up with 5 million PPVs.. Me? I just want to see the fight. I don’t give a crap about the PPV numbers … But it has to be something Floyd might think is worth the risk.

Posted October 31, 2012 7:30 pm 


Anonymous

…man up, p#55y boy floyd.

Posted October 31, 2012 7:11 pm 


SREDMOND

Canelo is NOT that fast are we missing something here? He looks fast in there with Shane Mosley and Lopez but he is going to look SLOW in there with FMJ who is still quicker and has BETTER timing…. Canelos transitions between offense and defense are not fluid, Floyd would eat him alive when he trys to open up…. Different class of fighter he will NOT be the one to bring FMJ down…. Guy is totally flat footed… Damn good fighter but not a threat to this version of FMJ

Posted October 31, 2012 7:00 pm 


Keante Robinson

It would b very stupid for him to go backwards. He should whoop Pacquiao to shut down the haters, next Canelo and retire after beating Martinez.

Posted October 31, 2012 6:15 pm 


Knarl

ha, rios is made to measure for mayweather, just another rowdy mexican style. every rough em up fighter has failed miserably vs mayweather,

Posted October 31, 2012 5:50 pm 


ricco

Mmmm, Rios would destroy mayweather. Maybe in the first rounds but after 6 is over…

Posted October 31, 2012 5:24 pm 


TARK

Sred, I’m just going by what Sergio says is his most comfortable weight… Guys at 154 were too scared to give SM a shot … Sergio has to work really hard to stay buffed enough to be a strong middleweight—and he looks ridiculously smaller when facing big hulking middleweights like Chavez and Pavlik… Anyway Canelo has called out Mayweather and Cotto and wants them both next year… Much like Sergio, Canelo’s tired of sitting around waiting for the world’s so-called best fighters to give him a shot—putting their P4P status’s on the line … It’s not fair.

Posted October 31, 2012 4:50 pm 


kado

If you think Rios with that weak defense would beat Flyod your a complete fool!!

Posted October 31, 2012 4:43 pm 


SREDMOND

Oscar and Co don’t want Canelo burnished by fighting Mayweather too soon, but I would not be surprised to see them scrap on Cinco De Mayo if the Pacquiao bout does not come off… Hell or High water the average fan (not hardcore) would rather pay to see Mayweather vs Pacquiao… Canelo is still building a following outside the Mexican community….Beating Josesito Lopez has not gotten the relatively plodding Alvarez ready for FMJ….

Posted October 31, 2012 4:23 pm 


SREDMOND

Tark, you are full of it, Martinez has been fighting at 154 and above for YEARS he has not fought AT 154 in 3 years so this ongoing campaign to reinvent the MW Champion as the Jr MW Champion is falling VERY flat….By that logic Floyd is most CERTAINLY a WW and thus not in need of facing a guy at that weight…. How can you lock Mayweather in at 154 with 2 fights spaced years apart yet give Martinez a pass with 5 or more bouts as a MW??? As for Canelo it was OSCAR who did not want to put in his future cash cow with FMJ…. We all know that Canelo will likely get a fight with Floyd before Martinez due to the size disparity not being as obvious….

Posted October 31, 2012 4:20 pm 


pugfan

Floyd’s days of domination are over now. he is a little too old to be dominating anybody.

Posted October 31, 2012 4:01 pm 


Daly jr

I wasnt aware Floyd was avoiding Canelo?!?!?! Canelo is the one who aint fighting his mandatories as far as im aware, and untill recently i havnt heard Canelo say he wanted to fight Floyd

Posted October 31, 2012 3:41 pm 


TARK

Floyd wouldn’t have to campaign as a middleweight—and nobody’s asking him too… Sergio fought most of his career as a welterweight and super welterweight… He’s perfectly comfortable at 154 and is only at 160 because Kelly Pavlik is the guy who gave him his opportunity — much like Jose Napoles was really a lightweight but got his opportunity against Curtis Cokes at 147 after chasing Carlos Ortiz for a number of years.. What’s Floyd’s excuse for not fighting Canelo? The 22-year-old redhead doesn’t have to come down in weight — they’re both 154-pound World Champions so it’s a unification fight … It’s a natural.

Posted October 31, 2012 3:15 pm 


SREDMOND

Every fighter from 135 to 160 wants to fight with Floyd Mayweather… I respect Andre Ward because he is a guy carving out his own legacy one boxer at a time and not looking to chase a smaller fighter for the glory…. He is discussing going to 175 in order to continue moving on… Meanwhile Martinez who I think is a terrific fighter will fight ANYONE who is under his weight class?????? I understand the financial motive but it sparks a level of critique in my mind…. Floyds not a MW nor should he campaign there to prove a point….

Posted October 31, 2012 2:31 pm 


SREDMOND

Since when does Garcia balloon to MW on fight night???? Floyd would destroy the fun but wide swinging Garcia… This is the same kid how previously let a decrepit Erik Morales compete with him in the first fight….Whats he gonna do with Floyd Mayweather Jr except get abused and KOed….

Posted October 31, 2012 2:23 pm 


Boxtradamus

Forget 140. Floyd is dominating the ENTIRE Sport. That’s why he’s ranked at #1 P4P.

Posted October 31, 2012 2:22 pm 


TARK

I haven’t heard from Floyd lately… Maybe because Canelo and Sergio are anxious to fight for the 154-pound title Floyd wrested from Miguel Cotto in an unexpectedly tough contest… Floyd ate a few crackling shots on the night—WHEW.. After seeing that Canelo and Sergio would move Heaven and Earth to get a fight with Floyd at 154—and Floyd has nothing to say about it … Would you talk if you were Floyd??? Probably not.. Floyd is thinking, “I’ll just lie low here and not say anything about Canelo or Sergio… I’ll wait until Pacquiao KO’s Marquez and get that fight — then I’ll win the GFOAT and retire undisputed GOAT.”

Posted October 31, 2012 12:41 pm 


Anonymous

How about Floyd vs Pac at 140!!!

Posted October 31, 2012 12:26 pm 


Moonshineman

It doesn’t matter. Floyd is getting older and he is slower and not as durable as he once was. He is getting hit more. It happens to all fighters.

Posted October 31, 2012 12:10 pm 


Mbuyiseli

Who gives a crap Mayweather is fighting at 147 plus 154lbs. Why should we care what would happen if he fought at Jr Welter. Mayweather had Kosta, Hatton, Harris, Cotto, Torres etc etc. most of those fighters would beat the crap outta Rios the new crowned king of nothing. No money at 140lbs. Why the hell are all the 140 punders jumping ship to Welter?

Posted October 31, 2012 10:55 am 


SREDMOND

Hate him or love him Floyd Mayweather has proven unbeatable during his prime… How do we know??? He has NEVER lost NOR needed the excuses that other GREATS did Pac, Marquez, Klits, Martinez and all the rest have booked losses for one reason or another #1 reason (they lost) whereas during 15 years of Championship level boxing, and 5 weight classes FMJ has never needed to discuss the reason why another mans hand was raised… He is the alpha dog of boxing till someone knocks him off or he retires… The guy has been a P4P fighter since he was 22 years old and stands at #1 at the age of 36… Ignore reality if you will but the sun will still come out tomorrow and Floyd is an ATG.. PERIOD

Posted October 31, 2012 10:16 am 


SREDMOND

Oscar deserved that beating and guys pretending that Pac Man masterminded his demise are full of it… ODH was calling out a then 135 pound fighter when he himself was fighting at 154 pounds, talk about a bully…. Whatever effect it may have had was negated by the fact that he came down one division and Pac Man came up 2 and whipped his ass…. Whens the last time someone jumped from 130 to 147 in the same year and destroyed a 6 division Champion…. I am a fan of Oscar and Roy but even Roys demise is his own problem…. That excuse gets thin because Roy ACTUALLY beat Tarver during their first bout so Jones simply got a older 35 and he got caught but that theory is somewhat debunked by him booking a win over Tarver initially

Posted October 31, 2012 10:11 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Who actually gives a rat’s ass what Mayflower says?

Posted October 31, 2012 10:07 am 


SREDMOND

Anyone thinking that Brandon Rios would survive 5 rounds with Floyd Mayweather deserves to be put on a deserted island with a gallon of water, a compass and a gun with one bullet in it (get the picture)…. Floyd destroyed the last club style fighter he faced at 140 (Arturo Gatti) in 6 of the most one sided rounds ever seen in a boxing ring….He set in motion the retirement of former lineal 140 Champion Ricky Hatton who was then stamped DEAD by Manny Pacquiao…. Brandon Rios does not even deserve to carry Mayweathers sweat soaked trunks postfight….Simpletons

Posted October 31, 2012 10:05 am 


Anonymous

Mike Katac – Oscar weighed 145lbs against Pacman in 2008, last time he faught close to that weight(146.5) was in 1997 against sweetpea. and look at how he perfomed I stopped watching the fight in round 3 . Roy Jones was untouchable until he went up in weght and dropped down for Tarver and he got waisted. Dropping too much weight does have an effect on your perfomance, why do you think Roach and Pac keep on asking for these catchweights?

Posted October 31, 2012 10:02 am 


SREDMOND

Floyd does NOT “Need” to do anything except fight Manny Pacquiao and then he can retire and tell everyone to drop dead…. Sergio Martinez is just the latest manufactured threat… Mayweather is about to be 36 years old he does NOT have to keep running up the scales till he finds a guy big enough and strong enough to overcome the skill advantage he holds over the rest of the sport…He stepped up and faced a GREAT HOF level boxer like Miguel Cotto at 154…. As great as Sugar Ray Leonard was he was getting beat by Terry Norris and needed a gift draw against an OLD Thomas Hearns when he got old…. Floyd slugged and outfought the bigger man, he’s not obligated to go chasing a MW, its not a class he belongs in….

Posted October 31, 2012 6:47 am 


Anonymous

Yea barely get down 156, then hydrate to 170 for the the advantage. Then after Sergio, Mayweather can take on the Klicthko brothers right????? Lol. Floyd is p4p king!!!!

Posted October 31, 2012 5:44 am 


Anonymous

Martinez is too big naturally for Floyd. It would be unfair unfair to ask Floyd to fight Martinez. Martinez would barely make weight because he walks around at 171 and Floyd walk-a-round weight is 141. Then he woul hydrate back up to 160′s after weigh in. First it was Manny Pacquaio, now that its clear that Pacquaio wouuld lose, now its Sergio…..lol. Floyd is p4p king!!!!

Posted October 31, 2012 5:38 am 


Anonymous

Rios would beat Floyd????? Some ppl really just dont know boxing! Im done defending Floyd. He’s the p4p king, a legend of this generation…………and some ppl will never get it.

Posted October 31, 2012 5:26 am 


Daly jr

Rios couldnt beat Richard Abril!!!!! In what world does he beat Mayweather???

Posted October 31, 2012 3:49 am 


ferguson

Brandon Rios would beat Flyd at 140, I almost garauntee it.

Posted October 31, 2012 2:17 am 


Hantos

Mayweather would completely dominate. Martinez fight would be interesting,

Posted October 31, 2012 1:31 am 


Michael Katac

Besdides PAc Man MArtinez is the only fighter who can give Floyd a good fight and Martinez has earned a big fight like this. Also the fight would be signifigant to Floyd because he does not have a middleweight title yet. And furthermore Sergio is not a big middleweight. In Fact Sergio could go down to 156 for a catchweight.

Posted October 31, 2012 12:54 am 


Michael Katac

You are asking a fighter to go down to a weight that he has not fought at in almost 8 years. 147 maybe but I do not think at this stage he could make 140 anymore.

Posted October 31, 2012 12:51 am 


Cutman

Mayweather needs to fight sergio martinez. Both guys getting up there in age. Martinez with a badly injured leg and a beating from chavez in the 12th round. Floyd should b all ova this before martinez gets beaten by someone else

Posted October 31, 2012 12:50 am 


PEEJ

I would have to agree with that statement

Posted October 31, 2012 12:01 am 



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