Rome, who was Mayweather “holding all night” I can see you really don’t know boxing thats obvious… Floyd is HAPPY to bust you up in the middle of the ring, his opponents are the one who try to get close and work him over on the ropes while negating his speed advantages.. Obviously these tactics are neutralized and they find he is just as HARD to hit up close as he is from range…Stop your whining its an opponents job to find a way to WIN not Floyds job to make it easier or cater to their strengths… Like he says “I figure out what a guy does best and take it away from him”…. This is a MASTER boxer!Posted September 6, 2013 11:40 am
Tark there is NOTHING different absent Canelo being the heaviest fighter and youngest by a landslide Mayweather has faced.. His problem is getting beaten to the punch and not having the foot speed to contend with Floyd by round 3 his output will drop and he will be getting potshotted liberally with that lead right and thus ends another Mayweather masterpiece… Canelo is also one of the first guys not facing Floyd after a significant layoff so God Forbid Mayweathers that much sharper… Horrible night to ensue for young Alvarez!Posted September 6, 2013 5:16 am
Rome, stop the whining man Floyd’s gonna be punching Canelo in the face like he does ALL his opponents Floyd is one of the BEST things to happen to a struggling sport.. Where are the OTHER guys who have SOOO many people tuning in? Howany other fighters are providing guys their biggest purses due to his popularity… Canelo, Mosley, Cotto, Ortiz, Guerrero, Marquez and Hatton all made BIG purses facing Floyd Mayweather and NOW we have the live gate record shattered!!! This is business and Floyd’s the BEST… Rigondeaux is talented but he’s nobody compared to FMJ, he has 13 pro fights LMAO!Posted September 6, 2013 5:12 am
Shred you did mention something worth a look, Guillermo Rigondeaux. Now my friend that is pure talent , pure skill.Posted September 6, 2013 1:55 am
Shredmond yea we get it, you like Mayweather. I myself can give a hoot about Mayweather. Mayweather is a clown and a disgrace to the sport, the sooner the dude leaves the better. Canelo will without a dought need a KO to win and not because mayweather is anything its the fact that the only way floyd is going to weather the Canelo storm is by holding him all night long and thats exactly what he is going to do. This fight is going to be boring.Posted September 6, 2013 1:52 am
This fight is different.., This is the first young, strong, tough, durable, smart, fast, hard punching, skilled, good all-around boxer Floyd has ever faced … He doesn’t really have any weaknesses.
Zab wasn’t tough… Oscar wasn’t young… Mosley wasn’t young… Cotto didn’t have height, range, and strength… Marquez didn’t have size… Corrales couldn’t box worth a damn.
There’s a first for everything … and Canelo is The One.Posted September 5, 2013 7:09 pm
Floyd has NO problems inside the ring, the man is UNDEFEATED, RATED #1 ON the planet…He was the highest paid athlete ON THE PLANET and he has been a P4P fighter since destroying Diego Corrales over 10 years ago… 3 time lineal Champion and 5 weight Champ he is about to face the Unified Jr MW Champ who is 14 years YOUNGER and at least 15 or more pounds heavier fight night….The man is on TOP of the game and the only thing that will get him is FATHER TIME… This is REALITYPosted September 5, 2013 4:14 pm
Blah Blah Blah Blah, we have seen ALL the top dogs beaten by guys who were LESSOR talents than those that Floyd Mayweather defeated… Martinez knocked out by Margo, Wlad Klits stopped by 3 guys with no historical greatness, Donaire defeated by a talented guy who served him on the strength of his Olympic pedigree because he ONLY had 12 fights…Vitali QUIT against a former LHW, and defeated by an OLD bloated ATG … Floyd Mayweather is facing a SLEW of younger highly ranked fighters with demonstrable ring accomplishments and the WHINING continues… Fact is prognosticating about who would have beat him is FRUITLESS because they DIDN’T… Last few fights a 4 weight titlist with one loss, 7 years younger, Cotto 3 weight Champ HOFER with then 2 losses one to the fighter of the decade the other avenged, Mosley 3 weight Champ HOFER coming off his biggest win in years, managed to hurt Floyd but then was DUSTED and CLOWNED for the duration… Ortiz 10 years younger and ALOT crazier facing Mayweather coming off a layoff…. NONE of these fighters took a GREAT boxer to defeat them during their rise Pacquiao included who lost to 2 nobodies before dropping another to the Great Morales and getting murdered by a damn near 40 year old Marquez who Floyd EMBARASSED and HUMILIATED I love Marquez but he would not look right facing Floyd for 30 million dollars….Posted September 5, 2013 4:11 pm
Can’t do that KOrnerman. You are gonna make my days at work go longer than need bePosted September 5, 2013 3:42 pm
9 days to go.Posted September 5, 2013 2:59 pm
Floyd is the greatest boxer of this generation and this fight is a good fight. A heavier fighter who is the the champion of Jr Middle fighting Floyd, who is the champion of WW. This is a very good fight and as usual the under card is very good too. Actually this under card is great.Posted September 5, 2013 2:18 pm
“Fight Aficionado , THIS FIGHT HAS BEEN OVER-HYPED TO THE POINT OF NAUSEA. IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE UBDERCARD, I WOULD NOT BUY IT. F–K SHOWTIME, MAURO RENELLO AND BERNSTEIN” – Cosign Kid Blast. Only reason we’re buying the PPV is because we’re Matthysse fans, the solid undercard, and to do Fight Night with the Fellas. been awhile since we did a full blown party. We expect the main event to suck, so we’ll be white boy wasted by then.Posted September 5, 2013 1:37 pm
Kid Blast, no swallowers lately. Seems to be a lost art form. Best they can do is spit, otherwise they duck. They should start an academy to teach chicks what they’re supposed to do.Posted September 5, 2013 1:35 pm
By the way, Steroids do not have anything to do with the psychological aspect of sports. Many other athletes have been on steroids and their performance has not been the greatest.
Mosley fought Vernon and exhibited the same behavioral patterns in the defeats with him as with Mayweather. The will to win is something that some people don’t have. That is why I think Canelo might be at a disadvantage. Canelo has not fought any hard fights; he has never been put to the test and many people, including famous trainers, know that. In spite of everything, we both know that this is boxing and anything can happen in a second. On a different note, your first posting was hilarious. I keep reading it because it cracks me up. I don’t know where you came up with all that stuff but you made my day.
Take carePosted September 5, 2013 9:33 am
” Cotto was the problem.” Miguel W0N 3 rnds M0ST, S0ME PR0BLEM, just admit it u hate May n ST0P making stupid C0MMENTSPosted September 5, 2013 6:35 am
I won’t be watching but I hope Fraud gets old on fight night.Posted September 5, 2013 3:38 am
Mayweather’s survival SKILLS trumped Mosley’s finishing SKILLS. SO Mosley’s hopes went out the window. Thats why he QUIT. He knew he needed the knockout because he had no chance of out Boxing Floyd. When he saw that the knockout was not to be he chose to not get HIMSELF stopped by folding UP his own Offense.Posted September 5, 2013 2:53 am
“See what happens when ya don’t have your roids?”-Nope SEE what happens when you face the GOAT instead of Margarito??? You get drowned in a bath of SKILLS.Posted September 5, 2013 2:48 am
Hidalgo is a GOOD Joke teller but I’m the GREATEST FACT stater when it comes to Boxing. The FACT is that Floyd is beating his 10th CHAMP in his last 12 Fights while Canelo is facing his 2nd CHAMP in his last 43. SO Floyd is CORRECT when he says that Canelo can’t match his experience at THIS level….not to mention this is even above Championship level. This is Top 10 P4P level. Floyd is facing his 5th Top 10 P4P opponent in his last 7 Fights while Canelo is facing his First in his LIFE….Advantage Mayweather.Posted September 5, 2013 2:46 am
“however, when he fought Mosley, he earned some of my respect as an athlete. Mosley hit him hard! I think that Mosley was so surprised with the way Mayweather handled the punch that;”
Actually Dimelo73, Floyd draped over Mosley’s arm and hung onto him like a leech on a warm body. The ref should have immediately broke them up so Mosley could swing some more. But it’s said and done, Floyd recovered and handily won that fight. I didn’t gain any respect for Mayweather from that fight but I lost a lot of respect for Mosley. He gave up. He quit. It was a little too fishy for my liking. Apparently Bernard Hopkins felt the same way because he said “Mosley quit” too.
See what happens when ya don’t have your roids?Posted September 5, 2013 2:35 am
This fight is way too hyped up. Canelo is unbeaten and beaten who exactly? All this hype is due to Canelo being a white freckled face Mexican kid with red hair. Sure he has ability, but he has way too many questions to answer. Beating Lopez a smaller fighter with no defense or power didn’t prove anything. Trout was a decent win, but Trout was never anything special. GBP and Mayweather Promotions are building up this fight well. They’re trying to make Canelo as the next Chavez. Unless Canelo can put it all together, catch Mayweather in an exchange and have Floyd age over night, there’s not much of a chance for him to win. He has no experience. I thought he had a chance earlier, but after seeing him on tape fighting his last three fights and stamina being an issue. I don’t see him winning. There’s too much to overcome. I’m pulling for Canelo to win, and I hope Floyd gets old quickly and knocked out, but it’s a long shot. This could be a boring 12 round bore and a quick night for garcia or Mathysse.Posted September 5, 2013 12:29 am
I still can’t see why people are giving Canello less of a chance then Cotto had, when the kid does nearly everything better then Cotto. Younger, faster, stronger, more powerful, throws better combos, has’t been KTFO’d twice, better on defense, and offense, yep, he’s gonna get beat worse then Cotto. This fight is gonna play out one of three ways, Canello by tko, or either guy by Split D.Posted September 4, 2013 11:39 pm
Many folks picked Rigo to win. Donaire was overrated. Floyd hurt his hand, when was the last time he hurt his hand? Been a lont time. Floyd by late round stoppage due to Canelos stamina issuesPosted September 4, 2013 11:11 pm
Thought I would say something positive about Alvarez after reading all the negative articles about him. Nothing against Mayweather but I’m going with the underdog in this one. No one gave Rigondeaux a chance against Donaire either. Oh by the way, did you know Mayweather has brittle hands? That he re-injured his right hand in the Guerrero fight and he’s back in the ring 4 months later? Enjoy the fight.Posted September 4, 2013 11:06 pm
Remember when Margarito fought Paquiao? I thought Margarito was going to win but he didn’t. I have never been a fan of Mayweather. I don’t like the way he glamorizes things that we tell our kids not to do; however, when he fought Mosley, he earned some of my respect as an athlete. Mosley hit him hard! I think that Mosley was so surprised with the way Mayweather handled the punch that; immediately, doubt entered his mind and that was the beginning of the end for Mosley. Similarly, Pavlik did the same to Miranda and Taylor.
If Canelo hits Mayweather and he does not fall; then, this is what will make or break Canelo throughout the fight. Canelo needs to come to hit hard for 5 good rounds; then, make sure to maintain after that. I don’t think Maywether could knock him out; however, I could be wrong. After all, I am most looking forward the fight before Mayweather and Canelo: Danny and Lucas.Posted September 4, 2013 10:37 pm
Canelo to whup fmjPosted September 4, 2013 10:20 pm
This far from a super fight. The peanut collector vs the ghost record. Will be entertaining to the fact that my burger will taste better watching some low grade entertainment,Posted September 4, 2013 10:00 pm
Sal the Butcher
Tumbo will jizz all over the place if Canelo wins. Stand away from the monitor or you will get wet.Posted September 4, 2013 9:29 pm
THE SO CALLED FANS (FLAVOR OF THE WEEK TYPES) ARE MORONS TO PAY A SINGLE RED CENT TO BE PART OF PPV!! THATS RIGHT…I SAID IT…MORONS!!!Posted September 4, 2013 8:27 pm
MEANT “ANTICIPATION”Posted September 4, 2013 8:26 pm
“THE OPPOSITION GROWS?!” FOR GODS SAKE GIVE ME A BREAK!! BIGGEST FIGHT HYPE OF ALL TIME!!!!Posted September 4, 2013 8:25 pm
“Canelo’s opposition has been LESS than stellar.” You can say this about some of Mayweather’s opposition as well. It’s just that media hype and loudmouth talk by the Mayweathers and GBP tend to influence us otherwise.
For instance, did you consider flake-brain head-butter Ortiz to be a “stellar” opponent? Grappling Guerrero? Roid-less Mosley? Loss-king, feather-fist Baldomir? How about two-sizes-smaller Marquez–you know, the little guy Floyd cheated on his weight with? And btw, Ortiz, Guerrero, and Marquez had a whopping total of 3 welterweight fights between them before facing Mayweather.
Now, Jr. has a 2-pound handicap working in his favor for his fight with Alvarez, in my book that takes a little shine off the “stellar” opponent he would otherwise be facing.
Mayweather’s truly “stellar” opponents over the last seven years include battle-worn Cotto, aged Oscar de la Hoya, and undefeated (at the time) Ricky Hatton. You can throw Zab Judah in there too because when he fought Floyd he only had two losses on his record and those were against very fine fighters, one of which he later beat in a rematch by TKO.
Speaking of which, you want to know who’s really fought a long list of stellar opponents? Zab Judah:
Floyd has fought a lot of “name” opponents but they weren’t always at their “stellar” best when he fought them. They were just “big names.”Posted September 4, 2013 7:54 pm
Floyd says “If they gonna keep paying, keep hand picking them.” Floyd is laughing his tail off collecting the millions that fans pay to him.Posted September 4, 2013 7:26 pm
Uh, excuse me. I should have been quoting Kid Blast instead of Gonzo. Sorry, Mr. Blast.Posted September 4, 2013 7:20 pm
I’m not buying this fight for that outrageous amount of money! Go to your local sports bar and watch it for free.Posted September 4, 2013 7:18 pm
“Floyd also stated that he felt like he over trained for the fight.”
Let’s not make, or accept, too many excuses for Floyd’s performance against Cotto. Fact is Cotto hurt him and Cotto made him work. Floyd can blame his uncle, over-training, or anything else he wants to blame. Even though Cotto lost he collected some of his dues from little Floyd. Besides, how many welterweight and jr. middleweight fights has Roger been Jr.’s corner vs. Sr.? Floyd won every fight with Roger. Roger wasn’t the problem in the Cotto fight. Neither was Jr.s training regimen. Cotto was the problem.Posted September 4, 2013 7:10 pm
“My problem with that is that if he hasn’t been able to fix his stamina issues by now, 40 something fights into his career he will never fix them.”
Good point Peej, but Canelo can fix, or at least moderate, his stamina issues by moving up at least one weight division. He’s been fighting small for a long time.
This 152lb. catchweight fight is really going to test him. He gassed out a bit in his fight with Trout. When he was questioned about that, he replied, “yeah, I took a couple of rounds off…I hadn’t fought in nine months.”
Actually, I thought Canelo took about four rounds off in his fight with Trout and in at least two of them, I thought he was looking around for a stool to sit on.
A young boxer who fights at the level he does shouldn’t be having stamina issues. In his upcoming fight with Mayweather those two missing pounds may be the ones that “break the camel’s back.”
But like I said, Canelo could alleviate most of his stamina issues if he would fight in a heavier weight division. I think after he’s through with Mayweather (whether it be one fight or a trilogy as DLH hints) he will move up to fight as a middleweight.Posted September 4, 2013 7:05 pm
Martin “El Bruchador” Honorio
Well, at least people with insomnia will be happy… they’re like — “On September 14, I know I’m gonna sleep… I’ll just gonna have to buy that Mayweather ppv”.Posted September 4, 2013 6:50 pm
Martin “El Bruchador” Honorio
While J.Gonzales goes tap, tap, bam, on Abner Mares, Floyd here will goes tap, tap, tap, and more tap on Alvarez. There will be no Bam here. And Alvarez doesnt have the skills nor the stamina to run after on Mayweather who will be on his bike for twelve rounds… and then tap when he got a chance. Most boring fight ever!Posted September 4, 2013 6:46 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Yes I do Brother Gonzo, I have the same issue from time to time. It must be a curse for the upper tier posters…Posted September 4, 2013 6:42 pm
Martin “El Bruchador” Honorio
Re-titled: Mayweather Jr. vs. Alvarez is 10 Days Away… The anticipation of a Boring Fight GrowsPosted September 4, 2013 6:38 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn
Has anyone ever noticed how people criticize Lord Gonzo for not debating boxing enough but when he does actually put on his serious hat and flex his debating skills people have a tendency to bolt from the thread faster than roadrunner with a firework up its ass. lolPosted September 4, 2013 5:35 pm
I’m not underestimating Mayweather’s ring skills. But don’t overlook Alvarez’s ability either. Mayweather didn’t pick Alvarez as his next opponent, Alvarez demanded this fight with him. And he isn’t a slow flat footed fighter with a stamina problem. I believe Mayweather will find Alvarez has a hard accurate jab, his pot shots countered, his clinches met with body blows, and his movement slowed by sweeping blows. Mayweather is 36 with brittle hands. He re-injured his hand last May in the Guerrero fight and 4 months later he’s back in the ring with Alvarez.Posted September 4, 2013 4:58 pm
I’m talking about the substance of the stories in the leadup to this fight. From a journalistic point of view they’re weak compared to other sports ahead of major events like the Super Bowl. It’s like rinse/repeat at every site. The days of Michael Katz and Fast Eddie Schuyler are long gone and nobody stepped up. Reading those guys before a major fight was an experience.Posted September 4, 2013 4:52 pm
NO substance NEEDED in promotion. The Fight and the Co-main event are all the substance needed. SEE two Ring magazine Title Fights on the same card! WOW!!!! $75 is a STEAL. No gas no flight just hit the liquor store and put some food on the GRILL. Then call NIGHT!!! What more can you ASK for???? You have the BEST at 140, 147, and 154 all on the SAME card. What other card put the absolute BEST from 3 different weight classes all on the SAME card??? THIS is a historical event….. Its ELITE level entertainment. And that’s ALL that I’m willing to PAY for.Posted September 4, 2013 4:45 pm
Ugh. So many stories pumping up the fight, none with any substance. This isn’t a shot at this author in particular, it’s all the boxing media and the hundreds of stories we’re getting. How many times do we need to read the same old stuff? Find a new angle, do some digging, try to uncover new info.Posted September 4, 2013 4:31 pm
Canelo isn’t DUMB. He’s TOO SLOW though. Floyd by Pot Shotting UD.Posted September 4, 2013 4:23 pm
PEEJ – Yup! Cotto’s jab is like Floyd’s lead right hand…you can’t time it, it ALWAYS comes at different speeds and from various angles.Posted September 4, 2013 3:59 pm
toosalty – I can care less about the bloody nose, Guerrero bloodied Floyd’s nose, it only takes 5lbs of pressure to break someone’s nose. I’m referring to ALL the shots Cotto was able to land, especially that well timed jab that had Floyd a bit confused. Overall, Cotto did VERY well against Floyd.Posted September 4, 2013 3:57 pm
I think mayweather felt bad for cotto after the beatdown margarito gave him. Cotto has suffered brain damage I can’t blame mayweather for taken it easy on him. Canelo is fresh and in his prime but I guarantee you mayweather can hurt him if he isnt careful and is to reckless. WIll be a good fight to watch, will cancelo go for broke or be reduced to surviving the fight. I hope canelo has the heart of a lion and goes for broke and is willing to get ko to win but he may not want to take that kind of beating from mayweather to win. Time will tell.Posted September 4, 2013 3:23 pm
Cotto throws a jab with different veriety to it. Canelo throws the same jab. That is how Floyd was getting hit.Posted September 4, 2013 3:03 pm
De Lima I.
Well I think that SA is able to land the same type of shots on FMJ that MC did.Posted September 4, 2013 2:57 pm
Canelo dont have the boxing skill as cotto did/does. So he will not do what Cotto did, which was not much, i mean FM gets a bloody nose and YALL think cotto did something. He is FM not Superman. So you are giving him more props by stating what cotto did, what yall thought he could not bleed d@MMM SMH.Posted September 4, 2013 2:40 pm
Canelo is a good c class club room fighter.Posted September 4, 2013 2:35 pm
The Mad Scientist
I see alot of you kids are banking on Canelo gassing out and then getting stopped..Lol!,,I don’t see that happening, Alvarez will raise his game to another level come fight time..watch!Posted September 4, 2013 1:37 pm
This is going to be like Martinez vs Chavez Jr., except Canelo will probably have better/more moments early on, I can already hear the “oohs and ahhs” the moment Floyd’s back is against the ropes as Canelo swings.Posted September 4, 2013 1:23 pm
KOrnerman – Yes, Floyd did stand in the pocket more against Cotto, but you have to give Cotto respect, I believe Cotto did so well due to his great experience and overall boxing skills, HE made the fight hard for Floyd, his timing was ON POINT throughout most of the bout. I feel Floyd is gonna have a MUCH easier time with Canelo.Posted September 4, 2013 1:21 pm
Plus with a few fights left on his contract there’s no need to be taking unnecessary punishment, I just hope its not as one sided as the Guererro fight, that was a one horse race wasn’t it.Posted September 4, 2013 1:17 pm
As did I. Floyd also stated that he felt like he over trained for the fight. Which isn’t hard to believe since he is always training. When his father came back he actually let Floyd know when he needed to rest and not push so hard. And that showed in the Guerrero fight.Posted September 4, 2013 1:14 pm
And I still think Money deliberately stood in front of Cotto for exitement factor and made it a much harder fight than need be, I think Canelo will give him a lot more trouble than Cotto, you’ll see lolPosted September 4, 2013 1:11 pm
Yeh good point, if he does gas he’s in deep s*it, here’s hoping the new nutritionist has worked wonders, Hatton never had one till late on his career and he reckons it made a big difference to him.Posted September 4, 2013 1:10 pm
My problem with that is that if he hasn’t been able to fix his stamina issues by now, 40 something fights into his career he will never fix them.Posted September 4, 2013 12:31 pm
Mayweather will have an easier time vs Canelo then he did vs Cotto.. You’ll see..Posted September 4, 2013 12:20 pm
I can understand you fella’s logic for thinking TKO for Floyd Joy but I am hoping the new thing Canelo brings is a full gas tank,if he does then I see it going the distance with Floyd winning the majority of the rounds,I do think Canelo will have his moments though.Posted September 4, 2013 12:15 pm
Lets hope the Machine vs Swift fight lasts a few rounds before the inevitable KO.Posted September 4, 2013 12:12 pm
Best fight of the night will be Matthyssee vs Garcia and the Mayweather vs Canelo will be a snoozer Boxing clinic.. leading to a tko stoppage..Posted September 4, 2013 12:04 pm
I agree, but I do believe Canelo will have his best chance the 1st 5 rounds, when his tank is still full. Floyd makes it past the 1st 5 rounds then Canelo get taken to school.Posted September 4, 2013 12:02 pm
titopa – absolutely.. no doubt.. we will both be correct come fight night..Posted September 4, 2013 11:58 am
As do I. Mosley had a minute of success and to all the Floyd haters that is something. Judah had 2 rounds of success and they where all excited about that and said it showed something. Cotto bloodied his nose and that was exceptional. Oscar had success with the jab for a few rounds then Floyd adjusted and that is now the blueprint on how to beat Floyd. Castillo had some success in the first fight and then clearly out boxed in the 2nd fight but yet he also has the blueprint on how to beat Floyd.Posted September 4, 2013 11:44 am
Public Enemy – I’m SO GLAD I’m not alone…I also see Floyd stopping Canelo, he’s going to be too much for him, I can see Canelo’s corner saying “no mas”.Posted September 4, 2013 11:33 am
MONEY MAAAAAAAAAAYWEATHERPosted September 4, 2013 11:26 am
Mayweather is going to stop Canelo via TKO when Canelo gasses as he did vs feather fisted trout but Floyd will go for the kill and the Ref will stop the fight.. You’ll see.. Canelo has very poor stamina..Posted September 4, 2013 11:13 am
Mosely was a convicted Steriods abuser and got the nod in many fights because of his uncanny stamina? hmmm.. Steriods.. also didn’t 40+ year old Mosely box Canelos ears off for 12 rounds?? 174+lb Canelo couldn’t back up or hurt the old Geezer…Posted September 4, 2013 11:12 am
What happened after which round? Mosley knocked Floyd around for two rounds. What happened after that is the 39 year old Mosley ran out of steam. He punched himself out going for the stoppage. That was his only chance against a younger superior boxer. After that Floyd failed to stop his exhausted and shot opponent. UD as usual, not this time. This time he gets stopped or robbed, but he loses.Posted September 4, 2013 11:08 am
Guys can you stop saying “I think mayweather Will beat Canelo , unanimous decision ” you have been saying like 1000 Times’ Now !Posted September 4, 2013 11:07 am
Brazilian Boxing Fan
I think Mayweather will beat Alvarez. Unanimous Decision.Posted September 4, 2013 10:56 am