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Fresh From A Town Called KickYoAss

Crack Kills… All this praying for Floyd to win will get this kid carved up & dissected like a 7th Grade Science Project… Stand Down…

Posted January 3, 2014 1:40 am 


The Honeybadger

??? Isn’t Prov Top Rank? If someway somehow it’s a first step in TR and GBP doing biz together then by all means.

Posted December 25, 2013 4:22 pm 


Pro

Ruslan vs Mayweather jr would be a tough fight for Floyd jr. He just might be scared to faces Ruslan at 147. Make it happen. Marco beat Beats Mayweather jr Clone Broner and Paulie wants the fight against Maidana so make it happen.
Mayweather jr fight Lara next at 154 0r 152 like u did Canelo sorry ass.
Mr. Ducking Canelo need sum balls and fight Lara next if it’s not Mayweather jr vs Lara or Mayweather jr vs Ruslan next. They both deserve a fight against Floyd jr period.

Posted December 16, 2013 1:40 pm 


Just a boxing fan

“nearer” to the truth:

Posted November 22, 2013 3:22 am 


Just a boxing fan

Hmmm, I’m wondering which is neared to the truth:

1. Pacquiao is scared of what whey will find during random drug tests but is not scared of Mayweather.

2. Mayweather is scared of Pacquiao.

Posted November 22, 2013 3:21 am 


super***champ

Shredmond sounds jealous of golovkin . Golovkin won a silver medal at the olympics so their is no hype . Their is so many fighters dont have that background and get so much more hype than that . Golovkin will get more belts , just a matter of time .

Posted October 26, 2013 2:50 am 


lionhard

Javielito…..Hey, run that business to the BEST of your potential! It seems like you and Mayweather have that PERFECTION drive that can only breed SUCCESS!! Mayweather WILL fight the BEST if it is presented! That quote from him (although I didnt see the episode) was most likely in direct response to all the gibes thrown at him, with him simply diverting attention to a “team” that DOES do a really GREAT job with ALL his fights, whether they turn out dangerous or not! Im pretty sure you’d agree he has a stupendous team, a team that practically came out of nowhere, a team with solid business skilz – to say the least!

I’m not into offending so please dont take it that way, we both have stringent angles that we base our perspectives on. I KNOW I’m right, and you BELIEVE you are, concerning what constitutes a CHAMPION!

Best of God blessings on YOU your FAMILY and your BUSINESS, mabey I can purchase some cherries from your crops:-D, or whatever it is you supply – I’d be glad to! Again, the BEST to you, even though youre ABSOLUTELY WRONG about KING SKILZ!!!! Take care…..these mental gymnastics keep us on our toes!!! Just ask SREDMOND, he’s a MASTER CHESS player up here….Peace out!!!

Posted October 24, 2013 8:52 pm 


SREDMOND

Hidalgo, Floyd has dominated MANY fighters the way he did Guerrero this was NOTHING new… So whats your point? this is what seperates him from the REST he makes World Class opponents look like sparring partners… Guerrero is a VERY GOOD TOUGH World Class fighter and multi-weight Champ…He is guilty of the SAME crime 44 other guys were! he got in the ring with Floyd Mayweather…

Posted October 24, 2013 3:26 pm 


SREDMOND

Adrian, where do I say you “cannot be GREAT” if you lose? the reality is that Mayweather is EXTRA GREAT because he has fought 45 bouts, against 19 current or former World Champs in 5 weight Classes, won 4 lineal Championships and defeated more than one HOF boxer… THAT is indeed EXTRA GREATNESS… You say being Undefeated does not matter YET you attack this notion… If it does not matter then why did you BORE us trying to sell Floyd as having lost to Castillo and ODH?? That 0 is like a KNIFE in your GUT and you cannot stand his excellence…We rejoice in your pain!!

Posted October 24, 2013 3:24 pm 


SREDMOND

Hidalgo, Floyd proved the SAME thing against Canelo are you saying that based on Floyds dominance his opponents don’t deserve the shot?? Mayweather is the RUNAWAY consensus P4P king he is SUPPOSED to beat all relevant opposition and anything other than that is an UPSET… Thats the nature of being the BEST, Guerrero was a mandatory facing a 36 year old fighter and he got dealt with CASE CLOSED…

Posted October 24, 2013 3:16 pm 


Javielito

Dude-I’m posting here for the last time. People like you are the reason why I no longer come to this site. That and I have much better things to do. Everyone knows that Mayweather cherry picks. Heck he even admitted it himself on 24/7 (“If I am making a bunch of money not taking tge most dangerous fight that is a credit to my management team”). Please. Sorry if I offended you sensibilities by stating positive criticism of a boxr that you defend as though he was your baby daddy, but I am not for not going to come out here and give the guy a full on blowjob, oike some of you do. If you are two one-dimensional mentaly-wise that you cannot see the duality of how a boxer can be talented yet still have a questionable record than I really don’t need to be wasting my time with you. I maintain what I said. All Mayweather fights have unfolded exactly the way I knew they would with the exception of cotto and ortiz cause quite frankly no one foresaw that. Now I have a company to run. I really don’t care what you respond back. This is the last tike I’ll be here in a while so knock yourself out.

Posted October 24, 2013 7:39 am 


lionhard

Mayweather as a SMALL WELTERWEIGHT has fought CHAMPIONS in different divisions, which makes him the BEST, especially in the way he did it! WOW! he took on Mosley right AFTER Mosely DESTROYED Margarito…..He took on the large DRUNKEN CROWD and Hatton at the same time and “did the do” on that kid! He impressively won his 1st title against the GREAT no-nonsense Genero Hernandez! And so much more! Man, if he’s a “cherrypicker” to you, to me he’s busted up some leather skinned melon and grapefruit sized radio active steel cherries, that “mandatorily” fell out of nowhere.

Posted October 24, 2013 2:52 am 


lionhard

“Cherrypicker” means what in “plain” written english!? Mr Fortune Teller:”I knew exactly which way it would go” means what to you in “plain” crystal ball or prophetic english? “Best fighting the best?” Two PROFESSIONAL athletes fight in a ring, Mayweather WINS every time, NOW he’s seen as a CHERRYPICKER by you AND a HOST of others – INSTEAD of BRAVE and one of the GREATS!

You “respect” him as an athlete, then you DISRESPECT him by saying he’s a CHERRYPICKER! A CHERRYPICKER because you CAN’T UNDERSTAND how he CONTINUES to WIN!!??? In 5 WEIGHT CLASSES!!??The GUY will fight ANYBODY in his weight division, dont get it TWISTED! His JOB is NOT to find someone BIGGER & STRONGER than he is to kick his butt, his job is to fight in HIS weight division, against PROFESSIONAL HARD WORKING athletes! If he wins, he didnt fight amateurs, he’s fought the BEST!

Just in case you DON’T KNOW, accusing him of not fighting the BEST is DISRESPECTFUL! I didnt “miss the point”, english is my 1st language, youre probably referring to the “point” of a pen, in that case, my bad!! I love my wife & kids too, and I recognize GREATNESS even though the dude doesnt pay my bills. When he LOSES is when you’ll NOT consider him a CHERRYPICKER!

“I think he is an exceptional boxer, albeit a cherry picking one” What!? If he hasnt fought an “exceptional challenger,” as a registered cherrypicker in your book, how could he ALSO be considered exceptional to you when he’s fought no one worthy of your exceptional ranking?? Your contradiction is “plain”.

I would have LOVED to see him fight SRLeonard! I used to think he wouldnt have had a chance against Leonard, now I’m not so sure! And the reason he would have a chance: his STUPENDOUS DEFENCE & TRICKY OFFENCE that is practiced when the cameras are turned OFF!

Leonard fought the BEST, yet still the guy doesnt get his props, THAT is what GREATNESS gets you – In the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield – “NO RESPECT”!

Michael Jordan went up against the BEST and he PREVAILED, he made it look easy thru no fault of his own! He would have held his own against the VERY BEST of NBA past, Ebinizer Scrooge can likely prove this with some help. Lebron is following in his footsteps and the whole world wants him to lose, because they know he’s “chasing” Jordan….its just human nature! I’ll leave you with this quote by Emmanual Steward concerning Mayweather, “I think he will go on to be the BEST EVER!!!”

Posted October 24, 2013 2:02 am 


Hidalgo

“Providnikov and GGG have the same shot at facing Mayweather NONE as for Berto he was a 2x WW champ who was slated to beat Guerrero who is WAYYYYY more decorated than Provodnikov”

SRedmond, I don’t care if Guerrero has decorations on his nuts, he didn’t deserve a fight with Floyd. Floyd proved that too.

Posted October 23, 2013 11:50 pm 


Adrian

Sredmond – my rectum? Lol ..you are sick and it’s no use to argue with you because I think you are for a different reason other then boxing … I don’t care about your persona and I never attack guys in here personally because I am not a weak bi£ tch to use the keyboard to attack people like you. again what do you expect from a WANA be ” actor ” debating a fmr boxer about boxing exept talking about “rectum ” … Stay away from me please i am not interested in your fantasys I am here for boxing .

Posted October 23, 2013 10:38 pm 


Javielito

lionhard-I see you make it a habit to miss the point of my comment about the best fighting the best. SREDMOND got it though. Please ask him to explain it to you because I don’t feel like explaining myself to those who cannot understand what is written in plain english.

Posted October 23, 2013 9:29 pm 


SREDMOND

If a GREAT fighter performs GREAT against terrific opposition then what’s not to like or respect? Basically you are saying the only boxers that float your boat are those who book losses or absorb a lot of punishment… The good news that’s MOST BOXERS!!! Mayweather is SUPER ELITE the pinnacle fighter of the generation and as such has treated us to MORE virtuoso performances than ANY active boxers and almost all dead fighters… If you want a ton of Drama watch Alvarado, Rios or another give and take fighter.. If you want to watch absolute excellence watch Floyd Mayweather…

Posted October 23, 2013 9:26 pm 


lionhard

I still think Provodnikov would give Mayweather a goods night work! Mayweather, objectively as I usually believe, will win! But I think it would be a check well earned, and a clinic worth seeing! Come to think of it, Prov and Pac* would probably be even better……

Posted October 23, 2013 8:55 pm 


lionhard

Tarver knocked Roy out; Holyfield & Douglas – Tyson (even though I have my own thoughts on that), mediocre Chop Chop Corley rocked Mayweather GOOD, but did not follow up; Zab scored Mayweathers 1st knockdown – though the ref didnt see (his glove touched touched the canvas)! Things happen! And they happen when a PROFESSIONAL athlete realizes he has that ONE chance of a LIFETIME to beat the very BEST! They UP their game for the MONEY and MOSTLY for the CHANGED life that it will MOST DEFINITELY BRING!! Although I cant VISUALIZE ANYONE in Mays weight divison beating him, I’m still reminded “things happen” with a MOTIVATED opponent that has a CRAZED indiffence towards a person that MOST love to HATE!! Mayweather knows this, thats why he trains like a possessed man, thats why he uses the MENTAL games that he does, THATS why, as an athlete, he’s GREAT! he’s still CHALLENGING himself – taking these “chances” even in this PAST PRIME stage that he’s in!……the “money” is simply the byproduct of HARD WORK DEDICATION and the EXCITEMENT he BRINGS!!!

Posted October 23, 2013 8:40 pm 


lionhard

Many “knew” the outcome of MOST his fights, because they don’t want to give Mayweather credit, its the only way to keep their FALSE “cherrypicking” status intact.

Posted October 23, 2013 8:10 pm 


lionhard

Wow, this comment bugs me out, I “knew exactly which way it would go….,” concerning Mayweather winning against Canelo & Guerrero! Then WHY watch it if you “knew” the outcome? to see Mayweather win?? Why torture oneself, not be “excited,” see a “cherrypicker” pick lowhanging fruit, chew em’ up, spit out the pits, then see his raised hands in picking exultation!? Iv heard this before many times, and Im sure MANY of those “knew people” are the same ones that helped break the PPV record, set by the “picker” himself! “IF” everyone knew the outcome, they either paid in full to see Mayweather put on a clinic, OR they “chipped in” to see Mayweather put on a clinic! Why torture oneself? Maybe they were at a friends or family house that felt the complete opposite, they wanted to pay, to see the clinic! “IF” that last scenerio is the case, I’m sorry, I feel no empathy for what youv witnessed!! The TRUTH is you may have a strong inclination BEFOREHAND, by observing what both these guys could potentially bring in terms of SKILZ, but NO ONE knows for sure, The BIGGER STRONGER Canelo could have landed a BIGGER STRONGER HEAVIER “lucky” shot that ended the whole thing!! OR try to IMPOSE that size…… thats WHY we PAY – to tune in for the DRAMA…its downright EXCITING!!!

Posted October 23, 2013 7:33 pm 


SREDMOND

Adrian, Pacquiao was STOPPED years ago Mayweather never even booked a loss there is no intelligent comparison EXCEPT on your unintelligent mind

Posted October 23, 2013 4:09 pm 


SREDMOND

Did Cotto and Canelo beat him too?? LMFAO!!

Posted October 23, 2013 11:56 am 


SREDMOND

Adrian, I have caught you in a TERRIBLE contradiction !!! You wanted to use Compubox as the Bible when discussing Castillo YET you now say that Oscar beat Floyd when Compubox showed Mayweather landing WAYYYYY MORE punches and being far more accurate… Hmmmmmmmm this shows that you DONT really believe in this novice measure UNLESS it favors your WEAK argument… Now your pants are around your ankles and there appears to be a carrot protruding from your rectum! Might I suggest you remove it, take a bite and scamper off now that your fraudulence has been exposed to the light… CHECKMATE HAHAHAHAHA!

Posted October 23, 2013 11:55 am 


SREDMOND

Adrian, you are free to live in your own reality but I don’t know ANYTHING about Mayweather booking a loss to Castillo or anyone else for that matter… Did this occur in an alternate Universe populated by yourself and some swine? On this particular planet Floyd Mayweather owns TWO UD’s over Jose Luis Castillo the second more clear than the first. Mayweather has the MOST coveted “0” in boxing and still at age 36 he is NOT yielding it… This is NOT Wladimir Klitschko who was flattened and humiliated by a journeyman like the portly and NOW dead Corrie Sanders, or saved from a BUM like Ross Purrity, or clipped and carried to his corner by the ref against a B- fighter like Brewster…. Alas the Mayweather legend is very much intact and I know your VAIN musings about Castillo and Compubox being you no joy as boxing reality just keeps getting better for Floyd Mayweather

Posted October 23, 2013 11:50 am 


Adrian

Sredmond I brought up the Castile fight and I can give one more fight in my opinion that mayweather Loss is delahoya fight because you said in one of your first reply here that I continue to look for opponents to beat mayweather because no one could beat him until now and it botheres me and you went nuts with that “hahahahaha” thing

That’s why I pointed Castile fight because he got BEAT already long time ago by him .b+ fighter beat him in his prime no matter how you try to portray mayweTher as a ” Superhuman ” he got beat already buddy …and btw it’s ok for you to bring up PAC losses more then 15 years ago eh…you just argued about that last night and now you think is not ok to mention Castile fight because it happen years ago eh .. Lol
you know nothing about boxing and you call me inept ? Lol … Keep it coming ?

You want more ?

Posted October 23, 2013 9:29 am 


SREDMOND

Adrian, if Floyd’s “0” meant nothing the you would not be do obsessed with seeing it fall or trying to convert a win from 10 or 11 years ago into a loss.. If you cannot see the difference in the career of HW Joe Mesi and that of Fliyd Mayweather you AGAIN validate my opinion of you as an inept student of the fight game and largely ridiculous persona.. Mayweathers a 9 time World Champ in 5 weight divisions, who has been lineal champ 4 times… He has defeated 19 or so current or standing World Champions and has been consistently ranked at the top of the sport while active for OVER 10 years… Again you seek to both marginalize and vacate his undefeated record in the same breath, which is contradictory… Again we will continue to beat dogs like you into submission..

Posted October 23, 2013 8:47 am 


Adrian

Sredmond again I totally agree that it is not fair to ask mayweather to fight ggg he is much smaller then him after all mayweather is not delahoya to go and take fights with light haveyweights like Hopkins …. Anyway even if mayweather fights ggg and loses I wouldn’t count that loss for mayweather because he simply a smaller man and it’s dishonest to ask for him to face ggg.

When did mayweather lose compu box ? Never exept the fight against Castile … Watch the fight again and see for yourself that fight was the only fight mayweather lost last 3 rounds

Posted October 23, 2013 8:45 am 


SREDMOND

Who said GGG needs to fight all those guys in a month? Reality is that his focus should be in escalating MW competition, instead it’s WW’s and a step backwards with Stevenson… Again for all the hype WHERE are the names???

Posted October 23, 2013 8:31 am 


SREDMOND

No Mayweather has 00000000 losses and trying to sell 11 year old compubox stats is simply severe desperation… Compubox never has and never will decide bouts and is usually the pivot when guys don’t like a result… Mayweathers 0 is pristine and it’s the HOT POKER we SLAM into the gullets of his detractors…Who knows what Thurman will be? As of today he’s a guy building his record like many young fighters… I stand by my statements as it pertains to Golovkin the guy has NOT proved half of what people are sting about him.. We know he’s good at stopping C class fighters beyond that what else can be said at this point? I think it’s garbage that he’s being passed off as a natural opponent for Mayweather when he’s never fought a single bout below 160 as a pro… As for Pacquiao of you don’t know the issues surrounding that bout then shame in you!! First and Foremeost we need to see Pacquaio with his hand raised at the end of a boxing match (it’s been a min) last time I saw him he looked like he needed to be hooked to an EKG…. The man has had 2 boxing matches where Marquez stole a lot of his shine as he closes in on 40 the last in devastating fashion… I would be all for Floyd putting on a clinic if possible but I’m not gonna lament a bout that cannot happen any longer these companies simply don’t work together..Manny would be EASY work the man cannot handle Marquez counterpunching Floyd easily picks him apart and that’s assuming PAC can get rid of Rios which has to be shown after getting KOED like that…

Posted October 23, 2013 8:28 am 


Adrian

Lol …sredmond sredmond . Again just because some fans are asking for mayweather to fight ggg( not me because it would be too much for mayweather because he IS bigger ) you don’t have to go ballistic on ggg and bash him…he can’t possibly fight all those names you mention at 160 in 1 month or so and again time will tell how he will fair against Martinez or Chavez but he did fight macklin and broke him in three rounds and who was suppose to be a good test for ggg based on what hbo was selling us and based on how well he did against Martinez and strum who got robbed against btw.

Yes my opinion is that mayweather don’t need to fight at 154 anyway he has PAC at 147 and Thurman who I stand by my prediction that he will be the future champion of 147 to 154 because I know a talent when I see one.

Mayweather has one (clear )loss in the eyes of most boxing fans ,compu box in every department , more punches thrown more power punches landed and better connect percentage , leaderman had it 115 -111 for Castile comentators had Castile win and surely mayweather himself knew he was beaten but he got a gift decision so that 0 means nothing
Joe messi has 0 losses too so what ?? Lol

Posted October 23, 2013 8:11 am 


SREDMOND

What fighter can beat Floyd at 147? Keith Thurman? You still trying to sell that? And what’s your preoccupation with seeing him “beat” you used the word??? Your Freudian slip has betrayed the cross on your back and the gaping hole in your chest… You need to see Mayweather defeated in order to be happy…!!! Well he’s almost 37 so times on your side but FMJs a special fighter he mad just carry that 0 into retirement and leave your dreams covered in urine and excrement…HAHAHAHAHA!

Posted October 23, 2013 6:57 am 


SREDMOND

Golovkins record IS PADDED relative to the type of accolades he is receiving from a few hardcore fans… He has not beat even a Barker, Murray or Chavez Jr type… He has been feasting on mostly road kill absent Macklin who is not Championship material yet a fading World Class boxer… How impressed do you want us to be with Stevenson? Some posters have tried to sell a likely win over Stevenson as the catalyst for a Mayweather bout …. Huh? On what planet? If Floyd was gonna face a 160 pound fighter is should be Martinez LONG before GGG Sergio fought the best around to get to his position at MW and still holds the distinction as the best MW in the World until he’s defeated… Golovkin had no fans, no compelling titles or historical cache to induce Mayweather to fight a MW he won’t get credit for outbox in at 154 pounds we are not fools… We know the minds of Dogs such as yourself Adrian and friends…

Posted October 23, 2013 6:53 am 


SREDMOND

GGG is being GROSSLY overhyped relative to a PROVEN great fighter who has the accolades and Championships to prove that… I think it’s BOGUS that guys keep trying to ram him down the throats of one of the smallest WW’s in boxing… People keep saying Golovkins REALLY a 154 pounder that Floyd “must face” when he is REALLY NOT… Yes all this talk of him being the best MW or fighter from 168 to 154 is annoying when he has really not beat ANYONE who is a serious threat…. What 160 pounder would be supported chasing a guy who has fought all but 3 of 42 bouts between 130-147? A guy who is closing in on 37 and has a clear road to retirement? It disgusts me when people confer undue credit on unproven fighters you don’t hear me saying Canelo or Broner are HOF boxers as of today and BOTH have accomplished MORE than Golovkin…Canelo unified against the perceived best in his class at the time (Trout) and Broner has moved up 3 divisions and is set to face another tough World Class boxer… Who has Golovkin beat?? Whenever you guys arguments are being battered, bloodied and dismissed you start crying foul ie “someone cares about his country of origin Kazakstahn” which is corny and indicative of your WEAK temperament and lack if intellectual stamina …. Golovkin would not be on the firing line if guys commentary was proportionate to his ACTUAL achievements!! Saying the whole world of boxing is ducking him and acting like he’s the new Hagler or Hopkins ain’t gonna fly when the man has bit even defeated Sergio Martinez who has done yeomans work since moving to 160… Bow down and allow this to sink in

Posted October 23, 2013 6:43 am 


Adrian

I meant people like not don’t *

Posted October 23, 2013 1:54 am 


Adrian

It’s not the reason People don’t like ggg because he is from khazakistan but because of boxing skills …for now he has a belt and the future will tell if he is going to take all the belts at 160 but if he does I don’t think you will give him any credit yo will still say he has a “padded” record …

Posted October 23, 2013 1:54 am 


Adrian

Sredmond , it is you who is whining all the time …you are the one that when it comes to your Hero’s like mayweather or ward and recently broner will do anything to protect them , you insult people who don’t agree with you , you will bash every boxer out there if he is a threat to your Hero’s … Again it is you who are whining about prodvodnikov now who btw I agree he doesn’t deserve the fight with mayweather before Garcia and Bradley just as Ortiz didn’t deserve the fight with mayweather that time . Again I could care less who mayweather fights and I am not the one who is asking mayweather to fight ggg when he has fighters that can beat him in 147… If you don’t agree that mayweather should fight ggg than don’t bash ggg that shows you have no class …people love other boxer and think are goo other then mayweather you know … Don’t take it as a threat to mayweather if people like other boxers …calm down see the light

Posted October 23, 2013 1:46 am 


SREDMOND

Sergio Martinez is very talented and if Floyd was gonna face a 160
Pounder then Martinez deserves the shot about 4x more than this overhyped GGG with his padded record.. That said Martinez is NOT the boxer Mayweather is his only advantages are size and power… He has been out down by a slew of boxers Macklin, Pavlik, Williams, and Murray… His boxings simply not in Floyd’s level BUT he is used to hitting and getting hit by MW’s…If Martinez was a 147 pounder with the same skills and style would you be as intrigued??? I seriously doubt it!!!! This is about guys who are gonna do disproportionate damage if they land… A blind man can see Golovkin is a joke in the skills department compared to Mayweather..

Posted October 23, 2013 1:32 am 


SREDMOND

Adrian, Ortiz was the WBC title holder at the weight Floyd typically fights at… Why not take him out after a long layoff…GGG does not even fight in a division relevant to Floyd and he NEVER has… How many wins does Golovkin have at 147 or 154??? NONE… AGAIN Mayweather only fights above his best division or huge opportunities Canelo and Oscar biggest bouts in boxing history, Cotto the 3rd biggest NON HW fight in boxing history with 1.5 million buys… Floyd’s not facing a titlist at 160 who has beat NO ONE and yes Ortiz beating Berto (handing him his first loss) trumps ANYTHING GGG has done by plenty… As for Privodnikov he’s 1-1 in his last 2 bouts and he beat Alvarado who like himself is NOT the best at 140, he’s plenty behind Garcia and Matthysee at that weight… Garcia is the front runner after being showcased on the Mayweather card solidifying his position as the top 140 pounder in the world… Provodnikov would NEVER have a prayer against Mayweather get real… I encourage you to keep your whining up! It allows me to practice my body slams on you… Thanks!!

Posted October 23, 2013 1:20 am 


Doggie

Mayweather know his exact skill level & that of the opponents he picks. Other fans have stated correctly that he is a safety fighter & will only fight low risk opponents. However, this low risk opponents have to look more dangerous on paper than they actually are in order to sell ppv tickets. Money only cares about “money” more than his “0” loss on his resume. In fact those are the two most impotant things to him. & thats cool, but his running out credible opponents on paper that can seem likely to beat him on paper … He still has four more fights to milk money from….. “Real options” are few if none. Just sayin’

Posted October 23, 2013 12:53 am 


lionhard

Provodnikov is a relentless seak and destroy missile, he’s even gotten better in this fight! He’s also a professional, a professional that takes his trade to heart, not a slacker in the least bit! He’d be perfect for one of Mayweathers fights. Equal weight, equal desire, nothing unfair here.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:21 pm 


lionhard

I agree, I see Martinez as an underated exceptional boxer, one of the best “boxers” there has ever been! GGG is a tough as nails dude, with seemingly paralyzing punches, he hasnt fought “anybody” though! The thing is, these guys are TOO BIG!! Mayweather is a 37 yr old PAST PRIME NATURAL SMALL 147lb WELTERWEIGHT! Mayweather is SOOO good that fans will want him to fight Wladimir next! I’ve even said it before Martinez & Mayweather would be MY type of chessmatch, two exceptional talents that take boxing on another artistic level!! It seems like Mayweather will simply have to suffer the repercussions of GREATNESS; winning brings out jealousy in most folks! And some can’t stand to see someone of his ethnicity be on top…..this world can be truly sad at times. Next they’ll want to create some 147lb bionic thing-a-ma-jig to mutilate Mayweather. Btw, some of you guys are gonna say, “here we go with the race thing,” and I say, its still around and will be.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:10 pm 


Javielito

SREDMOND-I honestly don’t care if Mayweather retires undefeated. I will still be married to a beautiful wife. I will still have the best daughter ever. I will still own businesses in the US and Spain and life will still be good. Eventhough I cannot stand Mayweather the person I respect Mayweather the athlete. I just want to, for once, go to Vegas with my wife on fight night and be excited that Mayweather is going to face a real threat. Somebody who will make it challenging, someone who I won’t be able to tell which way the fight is going to go until Mayweather fights him. I honestly wasn’t excited about neither the Guerrero nor Canelo fight. I knew exactly which way it would go and I was right. I wasn’t even excited about Cotto even though that turned out to be a pretty good fight. I was excited about Victor Ortiz and I think he was doing pretty good until he decided to headbutt Mayweather. The kid has always been a head case.

Martinez is a different animal. he can match Mayweather’s hand speed, intelligence, movement, boxing skill, the guy can move and he can adjust midfight to match what his opponent is doing. I think the guy’s versatility is second to none. I have seen Golovkin fight live. more than once and I have seen Martinez. I don’t think Golovkin, as good as he is, has what it takes to beat Martinez. I also think Martinez will give Mayweather a good run for his money. I’ll even go so far as to pick Martinez to win that fight by decision.

I won’t need to give Mayweather credit if he wins either cause I already do. I think he is an exceptional boxer, albeit a cherry picking one. I just think that an exceptional boxer needs and exceptional challenger to bring the best out of him and it is my opinion that the only person who meets that criteria is Sergio Martinez. I am not hating on Mayweather. I could care less about any of these boxers. None of them pay my bills. I just want to see the best fight the best.

Posted October 22, 2013 10:13 pm 


Adrian

Sredmond said
“As for Ortiz he got himself a belt worth taking and had 10 years and 14 pounds on a come backing Mayweather who had been inactive for 17 months?? Reality is tha no ones gonna confuse Ortiz with being a Great fighter but he was a World Champion at the time Mayweather flogged him..”

Lol.. so you dissmis ggg belts or prodvodnikov belt saying “who did they beat and they have a bad resume” but when it come to Ortiz you say he deserved the fight because he had a belt even though ortiz before he went life and death with a overated berto got tkfo by Maidana … Lol … Also I wouldn’t even mention a mayweather win over Ortiz if I were a mayweather fan … Flogged him.. Lol

Posted October 22, 2013 8:37 pm 


Anonymous

Roll a a big fat joint chill out and listen to Barrington Levy Vice Versa Love on youtube. Peace

Posted October 22, 2013 8:14 pm 


rjack58

SRed,

I WROTE an article…that’s it!! I’m a former fighter you don’t have explain the ins and outs of boxing to me. I currently train two up-an-coming professional fighters. Floyd WILL fight WHOMEVER BRINGS the most PPV buys…END OF STORY!! If Provodnikov OR GGG are perceived to be the GUYS who can GIVE Floyd a BEATING then they will get the CALL cause a MAJORITY of people will PART with their CASH to see that HAPPEN!! ANYTHING else you want to READ into, INTERPRET for your own personal SATISFACTION or ASSOCIATE with my article is YOUR CALL!! THANKS for READING!

Posted October 22, 2013 5:54 pm 


Done deal

I also look at PBF vs. GGG and ask what does that do for Floyd’s legacy if he beats him at 154? Nothing. GGG is not a top P4P fighter, he is not known by any one other than true engaged boxing fans, nor is he at the top of his weight class.

Posted October 22, 2013 4:01 pm 


Done deal

I looked at the title of this article and asked “for what.” What would we see besides another low skilled fighter get schooled to an easy 12 round UD. Stop with the antics lol.

Posted October 22, 2013 3:56 pm 


Anonymous

Sergio Martinez “IF” healthy and GGG are the biggest threats “IF” they can make 154 healthy.

other than that, I don’t know who Floyd should face.

Posted October 22, 2013 2:47 pm 


lionhard

Floyd needs that EMOTIONAL dude that wants him BADLY, like how Tarver wanted Jones, like how Duran (turned into Charles Manson), who showed Leonard AND his family (wife) NO RESPECT before they 1st fought! He’s gotta be POSSESSED like how Holyfield was for Tyson! Of course the guy has to have skills and a dedicated work ethic, but he MUST match Mayweather mentally – get him guessing as to “whats really to be expected by this dude??!?

Canelo turned out to be a bit more mild mannered than expected with his BIGGER STRONGER frame; Canelo could have been his worst nightmare had he allowed his MIND to help revamp his pugilistic simpleton mindframe! He just as well could have worn glasses with a robe that read Clark Kent, before entering the ring.

Mindframe can take away a jabs effectiveness, it can take away some of the cumulative effects of some good shots.

Did I say say, that MINDFRAME plays a BIG part! Its rising to the occassion with ALL the responsiblities of a changed life – BEFOREHAND “if” mission is accomplished against the GREAT Mayweather! Floyd LOVES the responsibliies, along with the accolades! His mindstate is his GREATEST ASSET, SECOND is his DYNAMIC “skils” set!!!

I’m a DIE HARD fan of this dude, but I’m CONVINCED he can be NEUTRALIZED to some degree, the thing is, you gotta WANT IT! You gotta WANT that life in & out of the ring – BEFOREHAND! – with NO APOLOGIES!!!!

Guerrero tried to GAS himself up with religious overtones, but his PLODDING GANGSTA’ style was absolutely useless against the likes of “KING SKILZ!!”

Posted October 22, 2013 2:13 pm 


Dr. Phil Thieze-Knutz

I also see a very slight improvement in the Turrets syndrome in this opinion piece. Good to see the “author’s” attempt to improve from [my] great advice.

Posted October 22, 2013 2:10 pm 


SREDMOND

Rjack, is your goal to address the tantrums of the small number of ESB regulars or actually take the temp of the boxing landscape overall?? If you base your thesis on only the goons that occupy this site then you are not providing relevant or broad based analysis…I acknowledge Wlad and Vitali as the 2 best HW’s today but if you go to these threads Bears, Tark, K2 and Lion King will try and sell you they are the GREATEST ever and that they ooze excitement when that’s NOT a widely held view in boxing circles, they cannot give their bouts away in the US which is relevant to the level of impact or lack thereof their tenure has had..I have seen you decree on more than one occasion that Floyd is the best paid fighter in history because “most or 70%” of paying customers hate him… What Gallup poll backs your claim? How do you prove that GGG and Provo are the hottest fights out there? Do you really think the casual fan knows these guys? EVERY BOUT Floyd had above 147 involved a fighter with a proven EXTRAORDINARY fan base… To try and use the musings of some hardcore fans as proof that GGG will induce the general public to come out in unusual numbers is not supported by anything beyond you seeming susceptible to the small number of fans who spend hours blogging on ESB…. I don’t think you’re a bad guy, but your easily influenced by background chatter that has low predictive value…

Posted October 22, 2013 2:02 pm 


Dr. Phil Thieze-Knutz

Boxtradumas aka Ms.Jackson’s ‘articles’ echo the same shrill & infatuation that is posted in every thread. The ‘article’ has the ‘author’ projecting their defensive, maternal, emotions onto some invisible so-called ‘HATERS’. The reality is nobody is calling for Provodnikov to face Lil Floyd. The ‘author’ calling for this match up speaks more to their belief that Provodinkov poses some threat to lil Floyd. Or that the ‘author’ sees how a guy who is a couple of fights removed from ESPN is a prime target to the Mayweather Hype maching. Bradley should be next in any line that Pacquaio isn’t standing in.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:57 pm 


dtoyS

Floyd has no more business PICKING on 140’s pounders especially after beating a SOLID 172 pounds Canelo.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:44 pm 


dtoyS

In the mean time Floyds should call out the winner of Trout vs Lara.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:42 pm 


dtoyS

GGG said that he will come down to the 154 weight to fight Floyd for Floyds 154 WBC belt.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:41 pm 


PEEJ

Ruslan needs to do more to earn a shot at Floyd. Beating Alvarado at 140 is not gonna get it done. And as for GGG he fights at 160 so there is no way Floyd is ducking him. He is 2 weight classes bigger than Floyd.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:38 pm 


rjack58

SRed,

You think I’m a shill, but I’m not I just ask the QUESTION; “Will Floyd NOW be expected to fight Provodnikov?”

I think Floyd is the BEST I’ve ever seen do it. But there’s ALWAYS another guy he needs to fight to EARN the RESPECT, or be considered one of the best…MAYBE.

This article exposes the hipocracy directed towards a GREAT Champion like Mayweather and the POLITICAL atmosphere that exists that CHOOSES his next opponent. As you’ve been posting over the past two days you’ve noticed other posters who WANT to see Floyd face Provodnikov, and are READY to call Floyd a WIMP or COWARD if he doesn’t fight him. The same holds true for GGG.

Another “HOPE” will be manufactured for him to FACE to prove his WORTH. And that “HOPE” WILL be the guy that he fights next, whether he deserves it or not ONLY because the HYPE MACHINE will embellish whomever it is into a MONSTER who will SMASH Mayweather, while CONVINCING boxing fans of such. The BOTTOM line being garnering 1M+ PPV BUYS.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:25 pm 


moonshineman

This fight wouldn’t work for Little Floyd. Provodnikov would catch LF, and hurt him.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:56 am 


SREDMOND

Manny Pacquiao is the second greatest boxer of this generation and yet he has booked 4 VERY legit losses in his career 3 of them he was KNOCKED out, 2 of his foes would not have lasted 5 rounds with Mayweather and one he BADLY outboxed a couple of years before he smashed Pacquiao at age 39…. Look at the gap in consistency we see between FMJ and his next relevant competitor!! Mannys awesome but he’s been stopped THREE TIMES Floyd Mayweather has lost a single card in 17 years and has NEVER been flat on his back… The mans talent ranks easily with the best this sport ever produced… Mayweather will go down as NEVER having lost a bout anywhere close to his prime a remarkable achievement considering the weights he’s moved thru and opponents faced…This fighter stands alone!!

Posted October 22, 2013 11:20 am 


SREDMOND

Mayweather detractors use his “experience” to explain how he abuses younger fighters like Canelo and Guerrero BUT these same mentally challenged dolts claim that he (Floyd) has gained this experience against inept foes??? This is a contradiction!!! If Floyd’s resume is “padded” for 17 years then surely he should be an easy win for the first decent boxer he faces??? Of course this is nonsense he has faced 19 or so current or former World Champs, including HOFERS and multi-weight Champs…He is approaching 37 why should it take a fighter that does NOT exist in his appropriate weight class to defeat him if the mans resume is riddled with weak foes? Why do you need to recruit from 160, 30 pounds above where the man fights and 2 divisions above his best in order to create a competitive situation??? Would you try and sic a 160 pounder on any other WW’s that you claim are “Frauds” why not let nature take its course like it did with Berto and the rest… Even the great PAC Man was murdered by a guy that Floyd embarrassingly taught the rudiments of boxing… It’s because Mayweathers UNLIKE any fighter in the game over this stretch of time… Barely losing rounds smoothly avoiding punish be and giving out generous helpings of clinical retaliation while his foes are stripped of confidence and shamed into submission…. This is why he is 45-0 and at almost 37 STILL the best in the world

Posted October 22, 2013 11:08 am 


SREDMOND

Did Vivek write this article? And I’m just enjoying flaying the silly threaders who are now on condition of internet anonymity saying “Floyd’s now suddenly scared of Ruslan Provodnikov” why would Guerrero be marginalized? He was a multi weight champ who earned a shot in a FOTY bout against a 2 time WW Champ, was he not Floyd’s mandatory? As for Ortiz he got himself a belt worth taking and had 10 years and 14 pounds on a come backing Mayweather who had been inactive for 17 months?? Reality is tha no ones gonna confuse Ortiz with being a Great fighter but he was a World Champion at the time Mayweather flogged him..

Posted October 22, 2013 10:58 am 


Adrian

Sredmond , no mayweather “detractor” marginalized Guerrero or Ortiz and asked for mayweather to face them … And as for prodvodnikov fighting mayweather most of the fans who brought that idea are mostly mayweather fans and the one and only VIVEK!

Posted October 22, 2013 10:13 am 


Anonymous

mayweather at 36 and no one can touch him, what does that say about the rest of them.

Posted October 22, 2013 9:49 am 


SREDMOND

Mayweathers detractors have inadvertently marginalized the careers of ALOT of boxers, Bradley, GGG, Provodnikov, Garcia, and anyone else from 160 to 140… No matter who they beat or what they do the convo turns to Floyd Mayweather… It does not matter is they have a 1 in one million shot somehow in order for their names to be relevant Floyd’s must be attached.. What’s boxing gonna do when FMJ hangs them up? Discuss who can get him out of retirement??? This article is TOTALLY baseless yet all the frenzy surrounds Floyd not Provodnikov, guys are gonna have to build their
Names in their own divisions absent farcical dreams of facing FMJ… I like Garcia for a shot because he established himself as the BEST fighter at 140 pounds and wants to move up… GGG as done NOTHING of the sort, he does not even have a really big win at 160 whereas even Canelo unified against Trout and Garcia beat Mattysee and Khan… Guys will way “no one will face him” well that’s not gonna fly the guys gonna have to get the job done absent the excuses and politics Ishida, Ouma, Rosado, Macklin and Stevenson don’t begin to paint him as a top dog or the heir apparent…

Posted October 22, 2013 9:43 am 


SREDMOND

The consistent theme I see with guys attacking Mayweather opponents or trying to sell a new guy is they need to see him lose… If he does NOT then the quality of his opponent is gonna be attacked… Guys are so used to seeing boxers lose, or take beatings that they cannot fathom a guy who simply boxes a level above HOF, WORLD Class or good fighters… If Floyd beats Martinez, GGG and any other manufactures threat his detractors are not gonna do a reversal and say “I had Floyd all wrong he’s amazing” they are gonna find fault with his opponents, the ref, his camp and anything else… SCUM like Bears was adamant that Canelo was gonna destroy Floyd up till the time of the bout then blames it on the weight (same as Tark)…. Again it’s just a game these are NOT real men or fans who give cred where cred is due…

Posted October 22, 2013 8:19 am 


Javielito

Why is it that every bum who has a good performarce now is expected to fight Mayweather? Mayweather would rape provodnikov. Where is the demand for Mayweather to fight the only man who has a very real chance of beating him? Sergio Martinez. If you guys keep feeding Mayweather prodding bums he will keep fighting them.

Posted October 22, 2013 7:43 am 


SREDMOND

History and boxing period have been VERY kind to FMJ he has records that will stand for some time… ONLY MAN along with Manny to win 4 lineal Championships, only guy to go thru 5 weight classes undefeated… His earnings have blown what was possible off the charts!! It’s pretty cool being Mayweather the boxer EVERY other boxer envies his success and skills and the ones who claim they don’t always do AFTER the fight…The Klits opponents largely have 00000 tangible achievements ie belts, titles, notable wins… Mayweathers foes are vastly superior..

Posted October 22, 2013 7:37 am 


es

Wrong Sreddy……Floyd knows exactly what each opponent brings…..we live an age of where DVD’s exist, or do you still live in a cave.

Posted October 22, 2013 7:28 am 


es

Fortunately, history will not be kind to Floyd and will expose floyd for the type of person he is, a safety first fighter who selects opponents based on a scale of well, “safety.” Everybody who’s anybody in boxing realizes this, it’s no secret. For as good as his skills are, most of his opponents have left much to be desired.

Posted October 22, 2013 7:26 am 


SREDMOND

Mayweathers OLDER than Pacquaio there are no excuses!! Pacquiao got to where he was with his style and Floyd with his…Everyone acts like Mayweather knows EXACTLY what the next guy brings to the ring on a given night… That’s impossible absent the mythological powers he is given by friend and for alike… Once the bell rings that’s when you REALLY see what’s gonna happen and all out predictions become null and void… No one can fight like Mayweather donuts useless to whine about how he limits the abuse he takes Pacquiao and the rest have to win using the styles they have got..

Posted October 22, 2013 7:24 am 


es

Cotto, DLH, Mosely, Hatton, Ortiz, Guererro…..were also tough but limited fighters. Limited because half of these were past their prime. The other half merely had belts; they were the equivalent of the Klitschko’s who have belts mostly because formidable opposition is non existent, not because they “awesome.” I rather pay for ppv to see someone who comes to fight than someone who chooses opponents in the hopes of playing it safe.

Posted October 22, 2013 7:21 am 


SREDMOND

You gotta be CRAZY if you think Provodnikov could last with Canelo Alvarez.. Bradley is not a big hitter but he still banged up Provodnikov NICELY despite the abuse he took… Alvarez is NOT a 140 pound fighter like Alvarado… Floyd handled the more technically skilled and harder hitting Canelo with EASE… Guys like Provo with heavy hands and limited skills are easy work for Mayweather he has proved this again and again…You Guys have desperately been trying to sell MW’s because of the hope the smaller fighter can be overwhelmed like Oscar was at the weight and ODH is a bigger man who campaigned at 154 for years….Floyd’s no fool, he knows he has no biz at 160 and he will continue to ply his trade at 147 with his finger up at his detractors…4 more bouts and you guys are gonna have to make good on your suicide pacts (thankfully)

Posted October 22, 2013 7:20 am 


Anonymous

rjack- but you forget brawlers and boxers age differently in the ring. It’s no surprise Pac is not as quick as he was four years ago so yes, if Floyd ever decides on fighting him, it will be because Pac will no longer be as effective with his s

Posted October 22, 2013 7:16 am 


SREDMOND

Provodnikov is NOT “a formidable opponent” for Floyd Mayweather that’s what you call jumping on ANOTHER bandwagon… He’s a TOUGH and LIMITED fighter who just beat another TOUGH and LIMITED fighter… Provodnikov stopped Alvarado which is a good win for him (kudos) but Juan Manuel Marquez utterly flattened a fighter that’s won Titles in more weight classes than any man who ever lived and NO ONE said “Mayweather needs to face Marquez again”….. Cotto is 5x the fighter Provodnikov is, he’s stronger, hits harder and has faced a murderers row during his career and he got a gold star for LOSING to Mayweather and giving a good effort in the process…Provodnikov will be the reincarnation of Carlos Baldomir he’s NOT on Floyd’s level and the fact you guys let an ESB writer with an overactive imagination lead you by the noses speak a lot to your understanding (lack thereof) of the sport… This low profile fighter is NEVER getting a Mayweather shot so why is this fantasy like overhyped MW Golovkin resulting in a massive jerk off session on ESB? The line to face Mayweather is the longest in boxing and these two are near the end of it…

Posted October 22, 2013 7:07 am 


Boxtradamus

Nope. Provodnikov is LESSER than Matthysse. IF he’s not then lets SEE Provo vs Matthysse at 140.

Posted October 22, 2013 5:48 am 


Aqua

Just watch a few of PAC sparing tubes, I can tell you what is his problem and he still doing in now, I blame his training camp, he still taking apart his sparing partner and after lay on the ropes and playing around holding his hands side of his heard to cover and let the partner punch him in the midsection. That all wrong, he believe what he said that he has to entertain the fans so he keep both side happy and let the judge decide who punch is harder,
His camp is not stopping this, and this style is taken into the fight, he has to screw the fans and punch and if need to be hold his partner from punching in side, Floyd does every time, the brothers too. After PAC get in some good punch I seen he let Bradley keep taping PAC side as they tied up, all this tap is taking away what his punches did even it’s just a tap. He need to punch and hold if that needed sometime cant let punches touch him at all.

Another reason is he not fighting at his best fighting weight 146-147 lb at that weight he was cutting his opponents face up and they were stopping the fights, he decide to stay at his 145 weight he has no power at this weight just speed,
I knew a few pi. And they are all hard head guys, you can’t tell they what they should do. Manny probably set in his ways, and must be one hard head guy, well and he wonders why
The judges count the fight close, it’s about punches or taps that touch each fighters manny.
Some judge don’t see a harder punch is more, just numbers so it’s even.

Posted October 22, 2013 3:12 am 


Happyboy

Anonymous – sour grapes. LMFAO! Well Pactards also thaught that Pac need not agree on MUTUALLY applied drug tests until he took a nap. Bwaaaaaaa……now his fighting in losers finale in China requesting for the same tests he avoided in order to give us the ” fight of the decade”

Posted October 22, 2013 2:37 am 


Havoc

Floyd will not fight Provo… He is not ripe for picking…remember not only Floyd is the master of a boring fight with his masterful defense but also he knows when a fighter is a damage good and ready for the picking. Floyd is really the best cherry picker out there, you can’t maintain the O with out skills of a great cherry picker!

Posted October 22, 2013 2:05 am 


mayweather 86

I dunno about that rjack. Rios was picked as a get better fight for Pac. He comes right at you. Isn’t very fast and defense is not in his vocabulary. Maybe pac will have a weakened chin but aside from landing a big punch I don’t see Rios having much of a chance. Just my opinion

Posted October 21, 2013 11:19 pm 


rjack58

Pacquiao IS going to get KO’D by Rios cause Alex Ariza who used to be Pacquiao’s S&C coach now trains Rios and he knows ALL of Pacquiao’s weaknesses and SECRETS!! So now Rios knows ALL of Pacquiao’s weaknesses and SECRETS!!

Posted October 21, 2013 10:57 pm 


mayweather 86

Lol. So what I’ve learned from your post is 1). You not a fan a drug testing 2.) Your more obsessed with Pac than hecdog. 3.) You are one of many who pretend arum had nothing to do with the fight being made. 4.) You also haven’t figured out that the key to success against Floyd isn’t a come straight forward approach. Seriously figure it out already. Pac has speed yes, but he isn’t exactly the most confusing fighter in the world. Aside from a punchers chance I don’t see the point. Sure I wouldn’t mind seeing the fight but o would much rather see Golovkin at 154. A real intelligent fighter with real power who knows how to cut a ring off and create good angles to punch from. Or Tim Bradley. His style alone will create some very close rounds on the scorecards.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:57 pm 


rjack58

Pacquiao requested a $2M penalty for every fraction of a pound over the weight limit that Floyd came over, Floyd said yes, but when Floyd wanted RANDOM testing for Pacquiao…and HIMSELF, Pacquiao says NO!!

Pacquiao could’ve said Floyd you pay me $2M for every passed test, nothing and NO fight if I fail any TEST!! But NO he ran SCARED from those tests, making EXCUSES for not taking them!!

Posted October 21, 2013 10:55 pm 


rjack58

Floyd was NEVER scared of Pacquiao!!

Pacquiao WAS SCARED of what they might FIND if HE took the random tests!!

Posted October 21, 2013 10:46 pm 


rjack58

The only REASON they chose Rios AFTER losing to Mike Alvarado, IS, cause they THINK Rios is another Margarito!!

Rios is going to BEAT Pacquiao like he STOLE something!!

Posted October 21, 2013 10:44 pm 


Old Coot

@ rjack58: Floyd is scared… STILL!!

Posted October 21, 2013 10:43 pm 


rjack58

Pacquiao is FINISHED!!

He should’ve taken the $40M CASH Mayweather offered him!!

Posted October 21, 2013 10:42 pm 


Old Coot

@ rjack58: Perhaps in your wettest dreams!

Posted October 21, 2013 10:36 pm 


rjack58

Pacquiao is FINISHED!!

Posted October 21, 2013 10:19 pm 


Old Coot

I love how all the Mayweather fans try to protect Floyd now, by pretending to ignore Pacquiao as a viable opponent… Makes me laught… Like you clowns really think he’s done…

And anyhow, as Pacquiao himself said on ESPN, quote- “If Mayweather says I am such a washed up has-been, then I should be an easy fight for him.”… No truer words ever spoken!… Ya know?

And, not to mention this lil tidbit… Exactly why would Floyd need special drug testing to fight such a washed-up, has been, who would be facing the best defensive genius ever, and whom Pacquiao surely couldn’t hit anyhow? RIGHT?

Posted October 21, 2013 10:08 pm 


Boris

Provodnikov should beat down some Ukraine scum like Kotelnik

Posted October 21, 2013 9:59 pm 


Old Coot

Urone2: And last time I checked Arum never accused Manny of drug use, nor demand unheard numbers of blood tests with ZERO evidence nor even so much as a rumor of which to base any of it upon!

Posted October 21, 2013 9:56 pm 


Old Coot

@ urone2: Five words why Pacman VS Money never happened: Floyd Mayweather and false accusations!!

Posted October 21, 2013 9:53 pm 


Mikey Garcia rulez!

give us a clue

Come on tough guy were all still waiting for you leave your real name, address, and phone number. You wanna talk tough, back it up big mouth.

Posted October 21, 2013 9:37 pm 


K.C.

Reasons for why this is a sick sport. Before last week nobody had ever heard the name Provodnikov! Now…All of a sudden there is nonsense talk of him fight Fraud??!! Are you boxing followers blind and dumb?? Come on guys get real! Boxing has become the diarrhea of the sports world. Ridiculous!!

Posted October 21, 2013 9:12 pm 


Anonymous

Golovkin v Mayweather at 154 is the ONLY super fight.

None of the other possible fights matter.

Posted October 21, 2013 8:39 pm 


rjack58

Lastly, Showtime is LOOKING to REPEAT the success (or close to it) of Mayweather/Canelo (2.2M PPV Buys) not the FAILURE of Mayweather/Guerrero (~1M PPV Buys).

Posted October 21, 2013 8:13 pm 


rjack58

Urone2,

It’s not Amir Khan, Devon Alexander, or Danny Garcia, nobody BELIEVES any of these guys can beat Mayweather and they WON’T pay $75 to see these fights.

IMO after GGG beats a STRONG African American fighter in Curtis Stevens the conversation and PUSH will be for Mayweather to fight GGG!! And the spin-doctors will begin to spin it and build it up into an event that everybody wants to see.

Posted October 21, 2013 8:11 pm 


rjack58

Urone2,

My article says that ‘I’m not jumping the gun’, but you know as a Mayweather fan the EXPECTATIONS that most especially his critics have regarding his career and who he fights.

Critics are already saying Floyd should fight GGG, they will begin to say that Floyd needs to fight Provodikov also…

The BOTTOM line will be the BELIEVABILITY that the prospective OPPONENT can beat Mayweather particularly by KO, that OPPONENT will draw interest with fans and critics paying $75 to see that fight. That OPPONENT will be the one who Mayweather fights next.

Posted October 21, 2013 8:06 pm 


urone2

Provodnikov against Mayweather I don’t think that makes since right now he just won his first title.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:43 pm 


Fight Aficionado

The story is kind of wonky. Provo is a good action fighter but everyone knows he doesn’t have the name recognition to entice Floyd. Sure there’ll be a few hardcore types who call for it, but it’s not a fight for the general public. Mind you Provo’s a guy who I’ve been a fan of since his FNF days. If it happened I’d buy it, but it just won’t so there’s no point in discussing it.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:43 pm 


urone2

rjack58

come on do you think he would actually check some facts to see if those challanges had been put forth. These are Mayweather haters, they say anything with out checking. What would have made more since was ducking William, Wright, or Margarito. Me, being a Mayweather fan can go ok you got me there.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:37 pm 


rjack58

ES,

Floyd has said he won’t be fighting Pacquiao!! Floyd said last week he wants to fight young studs!!

Posted October 21, 2013 7:33 pm 


rjack58

ES,

Do you remember when ‘Cotto wasn’t ready’, ‘Mosley needed to get his teeth fixed’, DLH wasn’t interested??

Posted October 21, 2013 7:31 pm 


es

At this point in time Pac/floyd fight makes no sense. Floyd has allowed too much time to pass. He did the same with DLH, Cotto, Mosely, Gatti. He prefers to fight anyone who is past their prime than in their prime. Pac is no longer in his prime. Any money Floyd would love to fight him now.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:29 pm 


rjack58

My GUESS is that Floyd will FIGHT GGG next!!

Posted October 21, 2013 7:27 pm 


rjack58

The fighter that OFFERS the MOST HOPE to Mayweather HATERS (who purchase 70% of Mayweather PPV fights just to see him lose) will get to fight Mayweather on May 3, 2014!

Posted October 21, 2013 7:24 pm 


es

Before Floyd thinks about fighting Prodnikov, who is an extremely formidable opponent against anyone at 147, Floyd should taking fights that mean something to fans and stop that BS of taking fights just for the money. That said, he may want to think Keith Foreman whom even Bradley makes no mention of. Bradley acts like he’s cleaned out the division by looking to a Mayweather fight. He conveniently forgets he has two losses he needs to rematch on.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:23 pm 


big mike

Let’s see Provo against Thurman or Broner.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:18 pm 


rjack58

I LOVE how the Mayweather NAYSAYERS say that Floyd waited for Pacquiao to GET OLD!! Floyd is ~2 years older than Pacquiao.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:17 pm 


rjack58

Floyd will never get his respect!

Posted October 21, 2013 7:15 pm 


urone2

Old Coot,

Two words for you as to why Mayweather/Pacquioa never happened……BOB ARUM!

Posted October 21, 2013 7:14 pm 


urone2

Salvador Sanchez was great

Manny fought guys that were bigger than he was, that was at catch weights. That’s my only problem with the Pacquioa fights is the catch weights, I wish he would have fought those guys at their best instead of trying to get an advantage. I think Floyd would beat GGG easily, why GGG would come down in weight, he would be weaker than normal and the weight loss would drain his activity. That is just setting him up for a big payday loss. When GGG get a bigger following, he might come down in weight and take the fight and when he loses people will talk about him being weight drained as the reason, and I will agree, but I will also say would he have won at 160 I would still say no. I have to add that Mayweather is not a 160 lb. fighter or a 154 lb. fighter if you haven’t realized yet, but he has yet to come all the way up to the 154 lb. limit. Yet people on here say he doesn’t challenge himself. The amazing thing is he can still at the age of 36 move around the ring and out box all of these youngster, but that’s not enough for some he supposed to go to war because that’s what some people call a good fight. I like the sweet sicence and the way Mayweather applies it is brillant.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:12 pm 


Old Coot

@Salvador Sanchez was great: Well, in my book, if Floyd waited Pac out until he is “not the fighter he once was” Then what does that say about Floyd the fighter?… Not much huh?… But it speaks volumes about Floyd the conman who dodged a bullet to stay undefeated. And shame on him for denying the fans who made him filthy rich, the fight they would have paid him most to see!

Posted October 21, 2013 7:12 pm 


Old Coot

HAAAAAAH!!! Is this scribe serious? Floyd would never fight another guy who can actually hit him! Not even for $200 Million!! X-DDDD

Posted October 21, 2013 7:06 pm 


Papo

Does anyone believe Alvarado is in the same league as Floyd? No disrespect for Alvarado, but he’s not one of the best fighter at 140. Now suddenly, he gets beat by Provodnikov and everyone believes that just because of that one fact, Prov would be able to handle Floyd as well…that’s ridiculous.

I understand that this type of reasoning is more wishful thinking in the minds of many that would love to see Floyd getting KO, but at the same time it shows how ignorance some boxing fans are. However, let’s assume for a second that Floyd does decide to take on Prov and make him look as average as he did to Canelo or Guerrero, what would the excuses be them?

Posted October 21, 2013 7:02 pm 


Salvador Sanchez was great

Popkins

Pacman would lose convincingly. He’s not the fighter he once was and more to the point Mayweather would probably have beaten him even back then. Mannny’s come forward style would of walked right into Mayweather’s style. That fight may happen but I don’t really care about it now, and I’m pretty sure most people have lost interest in it a long time ago. As mentioned by many here I’d like to see Mayweather defend his 154 titles against GGG, with his belts up for grabs as well. That’s the only super-fight out there because Mayweather could actually lose. Which is why so many Mayweather’s fans are so desperate not see it happen. In contrast all the GGG fans want to see GGG fight the very best fighters from 154 up to 168. They are not scared to see him lose, they just want to see him in great fights win or lose. But Mayweather’s fans are so desperate to see him keep his unbeaten record they would rather see him fight anyone who has little or no chance of winning. This what I like about Manny, he fought guys much bigger than him, he put his titles and reputation on the line against guys who could have beaten him, but in many cases he won, (although the Oscar who fought Manny was a shadow of his former self and can’t really be considered a great Manny win) and eventually the loss happened against Marquez. Fair play to Marquez, he won fair an square with a great punch. I don’t consider the Bradley fight a defeat because like most the of the world I had Manny winning that fight clearly and he was robbed. But that’s common in boxing and it will remain that way. I’ve never seen the Castillo v Mayweather fight where it was said that Mayweather lost but was gifted the decision so I can’t comment on that particular fight. What surprises me the most is that Mayweather’s fans don’t want him to fight GGG. If Mayweather is so great, if he is the best, why are they so scared to see him fight GGG? Surely they would welcome such a fight at 154. The fact that they don’t want the fight to happen says everything about their fear of seeing Mayweather lose.

Posted October 21, 2013 6:31 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Provo’s win this weekend was impressive and IMO he beat Bradley as well so his stock should be slightly higher than it currently is. That said, he’s not in the Floyd sweepstakes just yet. There’s 3 opponents Floyd needs to face in the following order: Pac at 147 if he beats Rios, then Martinez and GGG at 154. All three are marquee fights and by the time Floyd got to GGG he’d be a huge star already. Of course none of these 3 fights will happen because all 3 are too risky for Floyd.

Posted October 21, 2013 6:30 pm 


Fight Aficionado

FYI Frankie Leal, who was KOed by Raul Hirales on the undercard of Omar Chavez’s bout Saturday in Mexico, is in a coma. Let’s hope he has a full recovery.

Posted October 21, 2013 6:26 pm 


rjack58

Boxing is 100% about the MONEY!!

The fighter that makes Mayweather HATERS believe he can DEFEAT Mayweather PREFERABLY by KO will get the call to fight on May 3, 2014.

It’s the Mayweather HATERS that are PURCHASING MOST of Mayweather’s fights in the HOPE of seeing him LOSE.

Posted October 21, 2013 6:25 pm 


Popkins

If Pacman beats Rios and JMM impressively, I would still love to see Floyd take on Manny late next year. The Pacman of 2008-09 had the style to beat Matweather. The 2014 version would still make a good fight of it!

Posted October 21, 2013 5:48 pm 


Bulawayo2

Tomato Can,
Why shouldn’t Golovkin fight at 154lb if he can get down there? Mayweather can’t claim to be light middlweight champion and not fight anyone at that weight, he can of course pick another easy one, but everyone knows he won’t fight Golovkin, he gets beaten up badly by Golovkin. it’s all about weight, if he can get down to 130 why shouldn’t he? Surely he can fight at anyweight he chooses?

Posted October 21, 2013 5:04 pm 


MNboxingFAN – Sean

The other option is for Provodnikov to fight the winner of Maidana vs Broner. Now that’d be a great fight too.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:27 pm 


eric

It s to early to say if 3G is the real deal or not, to say either way is stupid. If you go bsck in most fighters boxing history before the fighter had a true chance to prove himself and say he isnt any good and or good enuf is writing history before it happens. Sure we can look back on marvin hagglers carrer and says he better than 3G because haggler had a full carrer that he finished, however 3G has not,so to make a compairson on a carrer of a un finished fighter 3G and a fighter that can be judged like haggler is silly. We can make comparisions in their fight game to a reasonable point thou. Haggler was a come forward warrior and so is 3 G.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:22 pm 


Anonymous

give us a clue. are you tark on peds.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:20 pm 


Mikey Garcia rulez!

give us a clue why dont you post your real name address and phone number if your gunna act so tough? lets see you back up wot you say.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:16 pm 


MNboxingFAN – Sean

I’d rather see Provodnikov wait until after the Pacquiao vs Rios fight and get the winner of that fight. Whoever wins THAT fight should get Floyd next year or at the very least fight Cotto or Alvarez.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:15 pm 


eric

If ruslan wins two more fights against good comp… then yeah sure he should get a shot at floyd. To say floyd is better boxer is irrealvent 100% just because a fighter is a much better boxer isnt a valid reason as to why another fighter that earns his spot shoulnt get a crack at the best fighter. Ruslan isnt there yet but if he does then the fight should get made plain and simple. Mayweather will win a boxing match no doubt about it however it could be a carl froch vs jamain taylor 3, we dont know until the fight happens. If a man earns his dues then give him a shot. Ruslans getting a lot of play in america, tim bradly now avarodo on hbo, two fights ftom now he s a household name. Whats right is right, all of you would want your chance if you earned it. Oh yeah throw bearcat on that island too, he s a light skined hater, he aint no better.

Posted October 21, 2013 4:06 pm 


Iamlegndary_J

For anyone to even think this fight should be made, could possibly be looking to deep into this win for Provodnikov. I mean, it was a great fight, great win, but it was Mike Alvarado. Provodnikov accomplished the same thing that Brandon Rios accomplished, which is defeating Mike Alvarado.

Posted October 21, 2013 3:50 pm 


Rod

Sparring session cause he makes world class fighters look like they don’t belong in the ring with him

Posted October 21, 2013 3:47 pm 


SREDMOND

Ward would debone Golovkin like a fish, LMAO!!! the guy has 0000000 cache at 168 his resume at 160 is WEAK as hell and all you clowns can do is discuss what quality fighters he will destroy when his BEST win is a Martinez leftover and from there the drop in quality is immense… Ward is SOOOOO many leagues above GGG it’s embarrassing…

Posted October 21, 2013 3:31 pm 


SREDMOND

Mayweather does NOT fight for his detractors and openly accepts they cannot be won over they don’t want “to see they best man win” they want to see Floyd Mayweather lose… The motives are clear, he has clearly established himself
As top dog at 154 and 147 so these sulking, brooding, disgruntled creeps now demand engagement with 160 pounders… Simple question what’s in it for Floyd Mayweather after 17 years of boxing??? Will those who scoff at his career become converts??? Is a NO NAME MW like GGG Marvin Hagler?? Where the financial and historical accolades are immense??? NOPE there is NADA to be gained for Floyd in terms of glory or money beyond the norm..This is CRUEL logic and it WILL prevail… Sadly for Golovkin fans he’s gonna have to try to hoodwink the public by bashing the likes of Stevenson because his tenure as a pro does not position him to get one of histories best to fight 2 slots above his best class… Sorry Kids Garcias gonna get those chips!!

Posted October 21, 2013 3:28 pm 


Anonymous

Golovkin will destroy Sergio M. and Peter Q — and when he gets those fights done he’ll smash Canelo. Next up will be Ward.

Let’s see how Andre does against Edwin Rodriguez — because he hasn’t faced a good boxer-puncher before. It will be a new experience for both fighters because Edwin hasn’t faced a good boxer yet. Gennady will be an interested viewer. Nobody Ward has faced can box and punch.

Posted October 21, 2013 3:23 pm 


eric

All rascist need to be round up and put on a fenced in island starting with sedmon, smooth and obi.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:59 pm 


SREDMOND

Providnikov and GGG have the same shot at facing Mayweather NONE as for Berto he was a 2x WW champ who was slated to beat Guerrero who is WAYYYYY more decorated than Provodnikov….NONE of GGG’s opponents rank with Guerrero or Berto closest is Macklin and he was the Champ of what when he got stopped again??? These wild attempts to sell the newly annointed boogeyman in hardcore circles don’t fly…. Bradley fought the DUMBEST fight of his life and despite hurting him Badly Provodnikov could not keep him down… Floyd ONLY fights MEGA bouts above 147, Oscar, Canelo, Cotto…. He’s not facing MW who could barely fill his Livingroom….

Posted October 21, 2013 2:56 pm 


Liver Shot

Mayweather can retire today and boxing would not miss him. Better fighters with good fights can be made that are more entertaining than watch another Mayweather sparing session.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:50 pm 


spartacrust

What is it with Golovkin? He hasn’t even fought anyone yet lol let him clean up 1 weight division first.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:50 pm 


Zoo The Great

Seriously. It doesn’t matter who Floyd fights. At the end of the day that opponent leaves with a loss and the fans are never satisfied. It’s either Mayweather cherry picked, or he was too young, or Mayweather was too big, or that fighter is passe his prime yada yada yada.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:45 pm 


nameless

SREDMOND, as long as you keep analyzing and NOT making predictions, you will be OK.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:37 pm 


Public Enemy

So why isn’t Canelo fighting GGG?? if he is smaller then Canelo and floyd?

Posted October 21, 2013 2:35 pm 


dtoyS

Floyd look bigger than Canelo!!!! besides GGG has a small frame smaller than Canelo and Floyd….because the bulk of the weight is on his fist.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:23 pm 


dtoyS

Floyd should STOP picking on the 140’s fighters especially after what he did to a SOLID 172 pounds undefeated Canelo, at least he should pick on the 147 pounders like Bradley or the winner of Trout vs Lara or GGG for Floyds 154 WBC belt.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:20 pm 


Public Enemy

Why isn’t Canelo fighting GGG? He’s more GGG’s size then smaller Mayweather.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:20 pm 


Tomato Can

True, but calling a guy a coward for not making fights with guys way bigger than him is acting cowardly on its own merit.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:04 pm 


sweet_scientist

After GGG punishes and KO’s Curtis Stevens, Floyd will be expected to fight GGG and Called a COWARD is he doesn’t fight him. Same this with Provodnikov a year from now if he beats Bradley in a rematch or beats the Pacquiao/Rios winner.

Posted October 21, 2013 1:52 pm 


Tomato Can

Anonymous, perhaps you should re-read my post, it doesn’t say anything negative about GGG. It only states that fans would rather see him fight a guy that can barely get up to 150, then fighters his size. I’m sure GGG, will do fine against anyone he faces, though.

Posted October 21, 2013 1:34 pm 


MJames

Khan is a joke. How is he still being taken seriously?

Posted October 21, 2013 1:17 pm 


me

Adrian should fight Floyd dude was 47-0-1 wow…

Posted October 21, 2013 1:13 pm 


Anonymous

toosalty

If anyone has proved to be dumb it’s you.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:58 pm 


Anonymous

toosalty

Fraud Mayweather already holds the WBC and the WBA and The Ring Belts at 154.

Golovkin has said he is happy to drop down in weight from 160 to fight at 154.

So what’s the big deal? If Fraud is so great then why won’t he defend the belts he already holds? Oh yes that’s right, Fraud was happy to fight Canelo because he was slow and Fraud knew he would be too fast and clever for him.

But Golovkin is much faster, he cuts off the ring faster than anyone, he has more power than Canelo, he’s a far better boxer, and Fraud knows all this.

That’s why Fraud won’t fight Golovkin, because he knows he will get beaten easily.

So Fraud Mayweather will duck Golovkin and will be forever known as a chicken who didn’t have the guts to face the man who could beat him at 154.

Great champions take on those who can actually beat them, and prove they are great, they defend their belts/world titles, they don’t run away like Fraud Mayweather.

Once those at 154 and 160 who hold the other world title belts man up and fight Golovkin you’ll finally see that GGG is the real P4P number 1 in the world and not some overhyped, cheery picking chicken like Fraud Mayweather.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:51 pm 


pro

Mayweather jr vs T.Bradley next
or Mayweather jr vs Ruslan next
Khan vs Brooks next
or Khan vs Matthysse next
Devon vs Manny next
or Ruslan vs Broner next
M.Alvarado vs L.Peterson
A.Perterson vs BabyBull Diaz at 140

Posted October 21, 2013 12:47 pm 


Tomato Can

Why is it that fans always want middlewieghts to build their carreers on blown up welterweights? Fans wanted Hagler/Hearns and Hagler/Leonard but they never wanted Hagler/Spinks. Now they want GGG/Mayweather but aren’t talking about more appealing fights like GGG/Ward, GGG/Froch, or GGG/Stevenson.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:41 pm 


Public Enemy

These sore losing Chihuahuas just want Floyd to put himself in a losing situation so they can cheer him finally losing to someone. They did the same thing with Tito Trindad, couldn’t beat the guy so they celebrated once someone beat him who was naturally much bigger, Bernard Hopkins.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:35 pm 


toosalty

IF you claim to know boxing, then you have to understand how DUMB you sound asking FM to fight a guy from 160 and up. 154 is too big for FM.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:16 pm 


toosalty

Anonymous

U sound really silly, why dont you expect GGG to fight Ward or AD. Usually why should a moster move down in weight. That not proving nothing if you can beat a very small weight. You guys are some of the dumbest fans there is.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:13 pm 


Putin

Canelo must face the White Russian GGG.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:11 pm 


sweet_scientist

SRed,

After GGG DEMOLISHES Curtis Stevens he will be the MAN that EVERYBODY wants Mayweather to fight. The SAME goes for Provodnikov if he beats Bradley (#3 P4P) and/or the Pacquiao/Rios winner. Then he gets on the Mayweather farewell TOUR list.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:01 pm 


sweet_scientist

Sred,

I ain’t about Mayweather fighting the DESERVING fighter (Garcia), it’s about MONEY!! Guerrero DIDN’T deserve to fight Mayweather (1M PPV Buys), but he got the fight BASED off of him beating Berto as DID Ortiz (1.4M PPV Buys). Maybe Provodnikov should fight Berto too.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:58 am 


Anonymous

Danny Garcia should be Floyd’s next opponent… He’s more of an all around boxer with more of a complete skill set. It would be a good fight.

Provodnikov should fight Lucas Matthysse.. If he beats him he could get a Mayweather fight, but I don’t see him winning that one.. I think he gets stopped. If beating Alvarado earned you a Mayweather fight Rios would have already fought Floyd after he stopped MA.

After Danny — Tim B would be next in line… Provo isn’t there yet.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:40 am 


Get real

@Boxing Barlow

Just how is Floyd to move up to 160 when he can not even hold weight at 154? each time he has moved up to 154, he has weighed in at 152 on weigh ins and 149 at the time of the fight.
Unless Floyd take Roids I don’t see how he is going to put on 10 to 13lb of muscle in 2 years at the age of 36.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:38 am 


Anonymous

Fraud Mayweather the chicken. Too scared to fight Golovkin at 154.

Fraud Mayweather has the belts, Golovkin has stated he’s happy to fight at 154.

But Fraud Mayweather is ducking Golovkin. What a coward. How typical of him.

Fraud Mayweather the chicken. The biggest con artist ever in the history of boxing.

Fraud Mayweather fight Golovkin, prove you’re not a gutless coward.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:35 am 


SREDMOND

The only people paying $100 to see Floyd fight a no name fighter like GGG are some crazy, hardcore fans smoking too much hookah…I would not pay $100 to see anyone on PPV… If Golovkin was that big an attraction he would not be facing terrible opposition and begging to shed pounds to face an aging WW… What PPV bouts has GGG been on??? NONE and he’s not gonna be unless he gets in with Martinez, or Chavez Jr

Posted October 21, 2013 11:33 am 


SREDMOND

Saying Mayweather should move up to 160 and challenge himself is basically a dismissal of the 5 weight classes he already conquered…A fighters goal is NOT finding a way to lose, many fighters have become legends dominating 1 or 2 weight classes… In the history of the sport only Pacquiao, FMJ, Leonard, Hearns, and Oscar (might have missed some) have been Champs in 5 or more divisions pretending Floyd started at 147 or 154 is an ignorant dismissal of history this guy campaigned at 130 pounds….What’s vexing to some about Floyd is that he has NOT lost not taken a real beating, that’s not something he should be punished or marginalized for…

Posted October 21, 2013 11:30 am 


sweet_scientist

Floyd WON’T be facing Amir Khan NEXT, NOBODY believes that Khan can win so they won’t SHELL out $75 to see that fight!!

Everybody BELIEVES that GGG can BEAT and even KO Floyd Mayweather so that’s a fight that they will PAY even $100 to see.

If Provodnikov DEMOLISHES Bradley, Rios and/or Pacquiao EVERYONE will BELIEVE he can DESTROY Mayweather and they’ll PAY $75 to see that.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:24 am 


sweet_scientist

If Provodnikov GETS two more good wins next year he WILL be in the Mayweather conversation, especially by Mayweather’s CRITICS!!

Posted October 21, 2013 11:19 am 


Kid Blast

In a word, no

Posted October 21, 2013 11:14 am 


Boxing Barlow

However if Floyd really wants a test he should move up to middleweight and fight GGG for the middleweight title. Another title at another weight, giving away a size and weight advantage to a monster like GGG is gotta look better on your resume come the end of your career than continuing to beat up on what the welterweight division has to offer.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:59 am 


Boxing Barlow

I’d prefer Khan. Provodnikov is made for Mayweather. Mayweather has beaten better versions of Provodnikov, that fight offers no attraction to me as a fight fan. Khan on the other hand brings something new to the table.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:57 am 


demigawd

Yeah. Provo isn’t the type of fighter who would challenge May weather. I don’t know why everybody continues to harp on high pressure brawlers as the answer. I would rather see Mayweather in against another master boxer with speed that matches his. Aside from the mentally weak Judah, that’s the one style I haven’t seen Floyd tested against yet.

The problem is that nobody in or around his weight class really fits the bill. The best I can think of are Lara, Alexander, and maaaybe Sergio and Bradley.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:56 am 


MJames

Anyone but Khan !!!!!!!

Posted October 21, 2013 10:41 am 


Tomato Can

The problem is Provo needs to keep winning and building his name to even have a chance of facing Mayweather. And by the time he does build his name he’ll be done, he takes too much punishment. And if he isn’t done by the time he builds his name, he’ll still never get set against any fighter that gives him angels like Mayweather will. Provo is a fun fighter to watch, but he’s not top notch.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:39 am 


SREDMOND

Hidalgo, as it pertains to Guerrero my comment said “everytime” truth is that Ruslan Provodnikov is 1-1 in his last 2 fights despite ringing Bradleys bell he did NOT win….Robert Guerrero had NOT lost in YEARS and was a multi-weight Champ despite the way people wanna dismiss him… EVERYTIME some fighter pops up now guys wanna pit him against Floyd Mayweather my larger point was that Provodnikov does not really belong in the conversation…

Posted October 21, 2013 10:29 am 


smooth

you writer’s and some fan’s need to stop saying who maywqeather need’s to or expected to fight ,,all these fighter’s need to show they earned a shot and by not beating another c or b class fighter beat the elite that are champion’s and dominate a whole weight class floyd’s 17 year’s is allot the rest in 2 and 3 year’s what have they earned besides a trumped up record

Posted October 21, 2013 10:12 am 


Putin

Mickey Garcia needs to take on the Russian.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:09 am 


demigawd

Im wondering how long before someone starts saying that Mayweather is ducking Provodnikov.

I don’t see Provo/Pac ever happening. Pac doesn’t fight friends and Provo won’t want to leave Wild Card to make the fight. He will almost certainly fight Rios next, even if Rios loses to Pac. If Manny loses, expect him to retire and expect either Provo/ Rios or Bradley/Rios with Provo on the undercard and ready to fight the winner. If Marquez decides to fight on, Provo would be a natural choice.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:00 am 


Hidalgo

Obviously I meant to say “Berto,” not “Berton.”

Posted October 21, 2013 9:47 am 


Anonymous

who gives a sh#t.

Posted October 21, 2013 9:42 am 


sweet_scientist

Sred,

Showtime WILL still expect 1.5M – 1.8M PPV’s for the REST of Mayweather’s FIGHTS, 1.2M ‘ain’t cutting it’! That’s why they brought Mayweather on-board, for the PPV BUYS!!

Posted October 21, 2013 9:39 am 


sweet_scientist

Pacquiao WON’T be SMASHING NOBODY (without his secret sauce)!! Mayweather HATERS WILL be expecting Mayweather to FACE Provodnikov, and if he DOESN’T they’ll call him a FRAUD or COWARD!!

Posted October 21, 2013 9:34 am 


SREDMOND

As for PPV buys in the 2 mill range that’s NOT gonna happen in these next 4 fights unless one if the combatants is a rejuvenated Manny Pacquiao…Mayweather gave SHOWTIME the biggest bout outside of that.. It’s not a realistic benchmark, that’s like saying that unless Kobe has another 81 point game every nights an off night…Buys of 1.2 to 1.4 are more realistic going forward, the manufactured threats among hardcore fans ie GGG or Provo simply lack the fan bases and appeal to make the events anything special…

Posted October 21, 2013 9:32 am 


Hidalgo

Wow! Hey, I want people to read my article so I’ll just mention the name “Mayweather.”

Arum will be exercising his option to co-promote before he’ll let anything else happen with Provodnikov–if he can help it. And I don’t see how Prov’s team would allow three promoters to get a piece of the Provodnikov’a pie for one fight. After all, Provodnikov is the one getting his face punched, not Arum, DLH, or Prov’s own promoter.

So quit speculating, boys. You’re wasting your time.

BTW, unless Pac is suffering from long-lasting after effects from his devastating KO loss to Marquez, expect to see him smash Rios. Yeah, I mean smash. You can also expect Arum NOT to pit Provodnikov against Pacquiao–no matter what the outcome of the Pac/Rios fight is. Because win or lose, Provodnikov will put some serious hurt on Manny. Arum won’t let that happen. You can be damn sure that Freddie Roach won’t.

Posted October 21, 2013 8:53 am 


SREDMOND

Everytime some fighter beats a LESSOR fighter and looks powerful doin it that’s not an automatic ticket to face Mayweather and
The average casual fan has 0000 clue who GGG or Provodnikov are and possibly never will… If beating Alvarado was the ticket to a Mayweather shot then why was Brandon Rios not the guy ?? He was the first to stop Alvarado in a barnburner? Rios has a much higher profile than Ruslan ….Again this comes back to the sport being very deficient unless Mayweathers names in the mix…Anyone who thinks Provodnikov is an opponent on the level of a Miguel Cotto at 154 is crazy, or even Canelo

Posted October 21, 2013 8:43 am 


SREDMOND

Another LAZY writer using Mayweathers name to up his thread count there’s NOT shot in hell that Provodnikov is a future Mayweather opponent… Losing to Tim Bradley I in a fun fight and stopping Alvarado at 140 have not made him a household name.. The notion that he could catchup with Floyd is even more preposterous… Danny Garcia is the far more likely target for the Mayweather camp for a bunch of good reasons… What are these lazy writers gonna doe when Floyd retires?? Write more “WHAT If” articles…. Provodnikov??? Get real He has a better shot at Pacquiao…

Posted October 21, 2013 8:30 am 


Bobby the boxer

GGG

Posted October 21, 2013 8:27 am 


rjack58

A Provodnikov fight WILL be called for by fight fans soon, just like a GGG fight is beginning to be called for.

Posted October 21, 2013 8:26 am 


EZ E

anonymous, 13 WORDS!! LOL!!

Posted October 21, 2013 7:56 am 


anonymous

Here’s why I didn’t bother reading your article and you needn’t have bothered writing it:
Will Floyd Mayweather now be be expected to face Ruslan Provodnikov?
Is Provodnikov promoted by Golden Boy?
No, so he won’t be facing Mayweather.
There you are, 13 words. Saved everybody a lot of time

Posted October 21, 2013 6:19 am 


Happyboy

Mayweather would give this brawler an ass whipping. Easy money. Fights I’d like to see May do before hanging them up.

1. Bradley
2. Garcia
3. Provodnikov
4. Broner

Posted October 21, 2013 5:59 am 


MAGOMED ABDUSALAMOV

why has’ent angel spoken up

Posted October 21, 2013 5:16 am 


Doggie

Unfortunately for “money” after he dismantled canelo so easily & boringly for the same reason no other fighter seems exciting to watch.. Maybe only ggg. Call it the “Unknown factor”. I bet anyone else sells about 400k ppv’s only. If not less, khan, garcia, bradley, etc. don’t come close technically. Not worth $70 bucks! Maybe showtime or 39.99 ppv

Posted October 21, 2013 3:18 am 


Adrian

Murderman thanks , I wasn’t saying who is to blame for the PAC vs may fight although I have my opinion about that anyway my point was that AT 147 I see two names that can challange mayweather and he dosent need to search in any other weight and those are two are as I said paqiao and Thurman and I know of course I am not saying Thurman deserves the fight with mayweather right now but I am saying he is the one with a talent that can challange mayweather , I see him as a future of boxing and time will tell.

Posted October 21, 2013 3:13 am 


The Prince

The answer to that question is no. Mayweather right now is expect to fight Garcia who is currently the number one contender in the Mayweather Sweepstakes at 147.

Posted October 21, 2013 3:02 am 


willer

Provo will beat Floyd?
Just watch Herrera vs siberian fight!!!!

Posted October 21, 2013 3:01 am 


spartacrust

Provodnikov should try get a fight with Garcia, no point in stepping up in weight to fight Floyd who would just smother him and pick him off for 12 rounds. Stay at light welterweight and try unify the titles.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:44 am 


murderman

@ adrien – 1st off props to anybody who gets in the ring and fight! I boxed as a kid and boxing is by far the toughest sport! Thats why i started playing football. Played for the university of louisville. But its pointless to argue the whole floyd vs pac issue. Fight will never happen and both sides are to blame. Still thing thurman isnt quite ready yet. But i do think thurman can beat anyone at 147 not name mayweather!

Posted October 21, 2013 2:36 am 


Die Siener

Provo is exciting but destined to a short time at the top owing to his face first style. Floyd would toy with him. He needs to be carefully matched and he can earn some decent money for himself and his paymasters.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:34 am 


Adrian

@Mbusiel – I promise you I know more about boxing then most here especially you … Boxing was my sport, I stepped inside the ring 48 times 47 times victorious and one draw I beat guys that you wouldn’t manage to beat them with a weapon so shut up don’t insult but learn .

I say Thurman because I know boxing really well and I don’t rely on boxing pundits to tell me who is good or not , and as for PAC we are waiting for mayweather to show us how he will beat PAC otherwise I am not interested in mayweather fans opinion of “would of been this and of been that ”

And about Alvarez when it was declared that a fight would be a catch weight I lost interest just as I did when PAC fought cotto … Catch weights are fake fights on my book !

Posted October 21, 2013 2:24 am 


murderman

I agree w that, however triple g is not a brawler! He is a skilled technical boxer w a load of power! However he is untested and hasnt had his chin checked. Stevens has mad power and will check his chin. Lets see how triple g responds to a live body w punching power!

Posted October 21, 2013 2:23 am 


Mbuyiseli

Floyd is so good that haters have to look 2 divisions north of his natural weight class for a threat. Floyd vs GGG and Broner vs Provodnokov on the same card, so that brawlers could be taught a boxing lesson in one night.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:17 am 


Adrian

Prov won against Bradley and now Alvarado but a smart and fast boxer would beat him easy .. Prov is very good don’t get me wrong but he is limited in order to beat him you need to fight him just Mosley beat margarito , punch then grab and hold inside , remember Maidana was considered very highly just as Provo now at one point and they have a similar style until he fought khan then was in a way against morales … That’s why a fight I like to see is Provo vs Maidana or Provo vs mathise or Garcia

Posted October 21, 2013 2:09 am 


Mbuyiseli

Keith Thurman is a threat to Floyd you must be on some cheap drugs. GGG at 154lbs is the fight I’m looking forward to. No one is on Floyd’s level, he is that good. Adrian you are clueless when it comes to boxing. Pacquiao has to fight a bum (Rios) to pad his record and look good doing. So that your ilk will scream that he will beat Mayweather. Then should the fight happen and Floyd beats the crap outta Pac you will still complain, as you did after the Alvarez fight.

Posted October 21, 2013 2:06 am 


murderman

I mean top rank and gbp dont do buisness together!

Posted October 21, 2013 2:02 am 


murderman

Keith thurman? Really? Dude is way too green for floyd. Pac vs floyd? Top rank n gbp just can do buisness together! Both sides are to blame!

Posted October 21, 2013 2:01 am 


Adrian

@Big moe and the pundit , it’s you guys who are spining it … No one Is asking for mayweather vs prov fight … Personally I could care less who mayweather fights because I really I would never pay to watch him fight not worth it but if you want an live opponent for him at ww I can name you two of them that mayweather will never fight them and they are paqiao and Keith Thurman !

Posted October 21, 2013 1:49 am 


joey tee

With all do respect to the famed departed. It would be nothing more than a Gatti-Mayweather 2

Posted October 21, 2013 1:42 am 


Anonymous

Keep ducking Golovkin, pick anyone but him, Fraud Mayweather you fooking chicken.

Golovkin beats the crap out of Fraud Mayweather at 154 in less than 6 rounds.

But Fraud Mayweather is too chicken to face him.

Posted October 21, 2013 1:38 am 


rbasset

Murderman,
Provo vs pac…great matchup indeed. Pacman wins but it would be action packed.

Posted October 21, 2013 1:13 am 


rbasset

Provodnikov vs Mayweather = Hatton vs. Mayweather

Posted October 21, 2013 1:10 am 


Farmboxer

Provodnikov beat Bradley and so did Pac. Provodnikov was cheated out of a knockdown early in the fight and Bradley’s referee saved him. Bradley went down, then he tried to get up then staggered back against the ropes, only the ropes were holding him. Provodnikov left Bradley on the canvas at the end of the fight. Bradley could hardly talk for two months, slurred his speech, was dizzy, etc. Provodnikov was cheated just like Pac……….Nobody can win a decision against Bradley because Bradley appears to own the judges and referee.

Posted October 21, 2013 1:02 am 


murderman

Provo has no shot against floyd! Yall tripping if yall think he does! Floyd murders brawlers! Castillo gave him a tough 1st fight! Floyd dominated 2nd fight! Why? Cause he figured him out, made adjustments and give him a boxing lesson. Provo vs pac could be fireworks! If back can beat rios

Posted October 21, 2013 12:51 am 


murderman

Only cat i see w the skill, power, speed, and overall boxing ability to beat floyd is tripe g. But if triple comes down to 154 will he still have the same power or explosiveness or be weight drained?

Posted October 21, 2013 12:48 am 


CAM

GGG @ 154. Tough for the first 5 rounds but I think Mayweather IQ and ring generalship lands him the second half

Posted October 21, 2013 12:02 am 


CAM

Rhino…I think that Floyd would have a tougher than expected fight against Bradley
..chess match with Bradley speed giving him some problems. i see may winning a close fight.

Posted October 21, 2013 12:00 am 


Rhino

GGG- I liked to see that fight, but at what weight class?
SM- Mariliva hasnt lok very good lately. fight will not sell. not likely

Posted October 20, 2013 11:58 pm 


Rhino

1) Bradley- deserves his shot now. Floyd wins in a boring fight
2) Garcia- Floyd wins easy
3) Provodnikov- Floyd wins easy.
4) Pac- has to beat Rios 1st. Hasnt looked like he can beat Floyd
5) Rios- has to beat Pac. Floyd wins wasy
6) Khan- makes the most money. So it makes sense for Floyd. Floyd wins easy
7) Judah- all thats left, gave Floyd a decent 1st fight. Floyd wins easy

Posted October 20, 2013 11:52 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

Floyd has a limited number of fights left, and having a fight against Khan is a complete waste. Please, Floyd, don’t choose Khan; he’s not worthy of licking the soles of your soiled shoes let alone fighting you.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:51 pm 


CAM

I say

1. Pac
2.Provo (easy fight)
3. GGG (tough fight)
4. Broner

Posted October 20, 2013 11:45 pm 


Kid Blast

Here they are: For Mayweather

1. Garcia–then KO his old man after the fight
2. Khan– Can this poser once and for all
3. Martinez– catch him while he has one foot in the grave
4. Bradley — might be punchy by then
5. Pacquiao –if he beats Rios or visa versa

Posted October 20, 2013 11:37 pm 


T-Mellow

Exactly Ken

Posted October 20, 2013 11:35 pm 


Ken

Why make the fight with Floyd it would just be another Andre Ward-Floyd mayweather – Bernard Hopkins boring of a fight. Have Provo fight Rios instead. People want to see fights not non fights

Posted October 20, 2013 11:34 pm 


Kid Blast

Kahn or Garcia, and then let the others age a bit. Stay away from this MONSTER. HE IS NOT HUMAN.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:33 pm 


T-Mellow

Fck put the Vodka down.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:31 pm 


david d.

Perfect style match up! Remember when Ali fought Oscar Bonavena, Ali was staggered twice if not more during that awesome battle of wills. Ali stopped him the 15th but what a fight! Similar styles here…

Posted October 20, 2013 11:31 pm 


Brick city

I think the writer was bored when he wrote this lol. You can’t be serious!!!!!

Posted October 20, 2013 11:28 pm 


fck

haha maybe floyd has a chance in running but im sure he will like bradley or more damage..bradley is dtronger than floyd..floyd beat the thin canelo he should fight canelo at 154 up..he will know power

Posted October 20, 2013 11:27 pm 


fck

even jmm and pac bradley will die what more floyd who dont have power.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:25 pm 


T-Mellow

This man’s face would look like meatloaf after fighting floyd. You guys need to quite smoking crack.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:24 pm 


CAM

This guy is perfect for May…there is a reason why fighters stop punching against Mayweather and that is that they hit air or get countered. It looks easy but in the ring its a whole different story . Numbers don’t lie. All these fighters that step in the ring and their stats go down. Its not by accident. Keep hyping this guy up and watch Mayweather teach this brawler the Sweet Science!

Posted October 20, 2013 11:22 pm 


T-Mellow

Probably….He’s expected to fight everyone from every weight class to satisfy his critics.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:21 pm 


fck

if floyd fight him at this weight floyd will die..canelo is so much drain 19 pounds even i could knock him out,,very thin body

Posted October 20, 2013 11:20 pm 


badger

can see Floyd avoiding this guy. too much risk. now khan will probably be next.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:16 pm 


Kid Blast

No

Posted October 20, 2013 11:10 pm 


big moe

Yup. And the haters will spin this as floyd is ducking. Floyd would eat this cat alive. No contest

Posted October 20, 2013 11:08 pm 


Johnny

Right style to give May problems. Prov is just a bit too slow and inactive to pose a real threat though.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:05 pm 


Liver Shot

No! No! No! Anyone else but Mayweather.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:05 pm 


j

This is the man to beat mayweather, someone relentless, someone who will not box or fight on the inside, someone who is coming at him non stop swinging away with both hands. Look at Castillo mayweather 1, Castillo non stop pressure was getting to him, that’s why he avoided margarito, he doesn’t want a guy who is constantly putting pressure on him. He doesn’t want to fight, he wants to box and win rounds. ruslan will make him fight.

Posted October 20, 2013 11:03 pm 


BLUESMAN

@ murderman: I agree. Provodnikov has about as good a chance of beating Mayweather as Johnny Sack does of quitting smoking, if Johnny Sack were real that is.

Posted October 20, 2013 10:48 pm 


murderman

Floyd will box circles are provo. However floyd were to make a fight w provo he will get crucified by the boxing media and public! Fight will never happen!

Posted October 20, 2013 10:40 pm 



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