by Joe Barrow - Recently Freddie Roach was quoted on saying that he believes Manny Pacquiao will now agree to all demands made by Floyd Mayweather, in order to get him into the ring.
Article posted on 06.07.2010
Now, unless Iím mistaken, Iím pretty sure Floyd has played this one perfectly. He mentioned his retirement again, to get the temperature building, and he constantly added fuel to the fire. He kept quiet about the bout all the way through and left doubt in the minds of millions of fans (me included)..
The way I see it now, Mayweather V Manny is a guarantee.
Floyd has played his position perfectly, and I believe will remain to do so, until the end of the bout, by beating Manny.
Many boxing experts have agreed with this verdict, giving Mayweather a bigger shot of winning, despite not liking how the man carries himself.
Now, all extreme fans aside, Manny is an AWESOME fighter; he throws all night, and gives you the kind of fight you pay to see.
Mayweather however, is a calculated boxer (donít talk about him ducking, because Roach ran from Mosley, and no 1 mentioned that), who has a ridiculously high boxing IQ. He has fast hands, can throw single shots, or combinations. He can fight on the inside, and the outside. He can KO, and he can outbox and outpoint. He even handled being wobbled, and came back with a dominating decision over Mosley.
Hate him or love him, Floyd is the King within them ropes. He might not drop people quite a often as the Klitschko brothers, but he certainly knows how to come out victorious.
Yes, you can criticize Floyd, and say Castillo beat him the first time around. But in my eyes, Manny got a very close win, and draw against Marquez, and I believe at least 1 of them decisions should have been different, as well as a following third match up.
Boxing fans hate on their opposition far too much nowadays, rivals are used to flair up the fight, not hate on the other fighter.
The only fair criticism I can give Mayweather, is he is really cocky.
But wouldnít you be, undefeated, millionaire, set for life. Why wouldnít you eat it up, and want to be on the front of every newspaper. Pacman is helping others that arenít as well off as others, and I praise him for that, but donít hate on Mayweather because he chooses not too, and he chooses what to do with his own money.
Non of you got up at 4am, and went running, and never ate before fights, and had long gruelling bouts, and became the best p4p fighter the world has (people can say Manny is, but we shall see come fight night)
I believe Mayweather has been as cool as a carrot, and has a great business head on him, he understands that he never got as much recognition as he deserved as a younger fighter, and because of that, he cast himself in a villain role, in order to boost sales. I bet at least 5/10 subscribers for Floyd fights, want him to get beat.
Canít wait for the fight, thanks for reading!