haha yes so truePosted February 28, 2014 4:07 am
Nope. 24 yrs old is YOUNGER than 26 yrs old. Go take an AGE class.Posted February 27, 2014 8:45 pm
Hurry up, he is miles ahead of floyd. He wanted to demolish the amatuers before turning pro something floyd couldn’t doPosted February 27, 2014 6:05 pm
CORRECTION. ..HURRY UP and beat a World CHAMP in his 2nd Pro Fight!!!Posted February 27, 2014 3:37 pm
HOW old is Lomachenko again???? OH NO WONDER he wants to HURRY UP and get beat a CHAMP in 2nd Pro Fight! He’s 26 and realizes that he’s already 2 YEARS behind the GOAT. He’s got MUCH work to DO.Posted February 27, 2014 3:36 pm
What world title did floyd win in his second pro fight and how many gold medals at the Olympics again cause the great vas has 2Posted February 27, 2014 4:28 am
YES. And WINNING a Pro Championship at 24 is EARLIER than 26 no matter how you cut it. Maybe he can WIN his 2nd earlier than Floyd DID but TOO late on WINNING his first. GOOD try though.Posted February 27, 2014 2:30 am
And don’t make excuses. Loosing is losing no matter how you cut itPosted February 27, 2014 2:10 am
Broner won one earlier WOW. Vasyl is about do do somethong Floyd could never in his wildest dreams. BOOMPosted February 27, 2014 2:07 am
Nope. The GREATEST athlete would have WON Gold at the Olympics but there were ROBBERS out there. SO the GREATEST athlete was SO GREAT that when he turned Pro he SPANKED guys SO bad that he even started to defeat the ROBBERS….They tried to ROB him vs Castillo but he defeated the ROBBERY. They also tried to ROB him vs De la Hoya but he defeated the ROBBERY there TOO…..Congrats to Lomachenko for WINNING the title in his 2nd Pro Fight but he came LATE to the party. Floyd WON his first World title at 24 yrs old while Lomachenko is already 26. WOW!!!!Posted February 27, 2014 1:37 am
The greatest athlete would have won gold at the Olympics, but there was better out there. Vasyl has 2 gold. And going to break a record floyd could have never dreamed of. World champ in his second fight. The facts agree with me on that!!Posted February 27, 2014 1:10 am
There is also a saying that sayings cannot defeat the TRUTH. The TRUTH is that Floyd is the BEST athlete in the ENTIRE History of Athletics. Showtime and CBS agree with ME on that. WOW!!!Posted February 27, 2014 12:27 am
Maidana Has No Shot Against MayweatherPosted February 26, 2014 11:44 pm
Well then other Fighters need to get 20 posters to argue about their boring Fights TOO. That way they can be as popular as Mayweather.
Well then other Fighters need to get 20 posters to argue about their boring Fights TOO. That way they can be as popular as Mayweather.Posted February 26, 2014 4:33 pm
The EXCUSES you have are irrelevant. The FACT is that the Mayweather Fight has garnered more posts and is the more popular Fight. ESB agrees with ME on that.
Posted February 26, 2014 3:42 pm
People always flock to the BEST!!Posted February 26, 2014 4:18 pm
Pac is not even close to Floyd on who comments or ppv sales or money or in the ring we can say Floyd has never been knocked the hell out like pac or beatPosted February 26, 2014 4:18 pm
The EXCUSES you have are irrelevant. The FACT is that the Mayweather Fight has garnered more posts and is the more popular Fight. ESB agrees with ME on that.Posted February 26, 2014 3:42 pm
Posted February 26, 2014 3:26 pm
More like more drama and issue and stupidity than a real fight!Posted February 26, 2014 3:35 pm
People always flock to the BEST.Posted February 26, 2014 3:26 pm
Judging by the post counts for Pacquiao vs Bradley and Mayweather vs Maidana the Mayweather Fight is the more popular Fight.Posted February 26, 2014 3:26 pm
What was wrong with that post ESBPosted February 26, 2014 3:08 pm
Khan is bringing Kermit the Frog up to 147lbs for a showdown in the UK in May.Posted February 26, 2014 2:08 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn aka The New Edgar Allen Poe
Message for Rich!!
Brother Gonzo in his infinite omnipotence has decided to grant you clemency and relieve you of your temporary hell down there with the other undesirables and malcontents who inhabit the putrid festering stench hole of putrid that is Tier 6. His reason for doing this? He deems any attack on that spunk-splattered buck-toothed vegetable-brained inept gimp” PEEJ worthy of reward. Pack your bag, son.. You’re heading up to Tier 5.Posted February 26, 2014 1:51 pm
The Greatest Promoter of All Times my friend, thank you for your concern. I’ll be fine. Manny has zero chance of losing to Bradley. He’s going to stop Bradley in stunning fashion. Manny is special. He is a chosen man that is on a mission. Please see his movie “Manny.” This will be very inspirational to everyone.Posted February 26, 2014 12:45 pm
Guys this is funny, Khan is telling people how great Julio Diaz was when he fought him, and that Diaz is now being avoided by everyone in the division. How crazy is Khan? Yes Amir, Floyd is ducking Julio Diaz too right? Man, Khan is absolutely insane, he needs a psychiatrist.Posted February 26, 2014 12:23 pm
Swedish Boxing Fan
Who cares if Floyd Mayweather jr earned more money or not against Canelo or whatever name to bring up here. The fights are safe boxing any way and never ends up a good fight to look at in any way as Mayweather Jr only fights opponents he can pick and all his fans buys it with-out accepting the thud of that he don’t fight the TRUE opponents he should fight in right order.
The point is the same here like many have better said here. If a fight is good or not ids not determed on how much money it was sold tickets or PPV for at all as many historical top fights are out of that top billing list.
Oh more to say, the money earned in a fight doesn’t make the athletic effort at all bigger or better by performance.
These people should go and buy stocks and get there kicks on the stock market, not by watching boxing or any sport.
No matter what any Floyd Mayweather Jr fans says about the money issues or that Floyd Mayweather jr is still undefeated etc is all just on the paper, It will stay the same and the fact that people prefer to talk about other fighters matches from the past years then now says it all that Mayweather Jr lacks the heart to deliver those memoble fights to the people and money is not what we definitely don’t care to hear for so all PPV talk is just, greed, baloney and brag but no performance. Kind of empty is it yes?
We real fans care about boxers fights and the best opponents they face and the wars we watches.
Floyd Mayweather jr maybe have earned lots of money, maybe he have won a lot of fights and WBC belts BUT that will not make him to a lovable legend like these fighters became and WHY?
Because they fought the best opponents there was and didn’t make a living on cherry picking there opponents ALL the time and duck the best challenges as the good money still comes with those challenges.
End of story.Posted February 26, 2014 11:53 am
Peej…Don’t keep stating boxing facts that aren’t..”Floyd has only used 10z gloves against Oscar”….What did he use against Cotto and Alvarez….Also you mean to tell us you don’t know the difference between heavyweight gloves,this is amazing……Floyd has had a special pair made for himself,they are soft pink leather and trimmed with yellow…..Jog on Peej…Posted February 26, 2014 10:07 am
I’ll be tuning in between rounds for the round announcements and whistling Dixie in the kitchen making cups of tea during the rounds while Floyd may queen practices athletics.Posted February 26, 2014 9:22 am
Maidana got no chance to win this fight. His scripted role is to lose, fraud may already wins.Posted February 26, 2014 8:00 am
The Greatest Promoter of All Times
Hecdog, a serious question for you.
The Greatest Promoter of All Times
Khan’s next opponent
List of Opponents Amir Khan should seriously consider:
Jesse Vargas… dangerous fight for Khan. Once on The Money Team they discussed THE REMEDY for him to beat Khan even before he took on JOSESITO LOPEZ and won ( a fight Khan would think very hard about before deciding to pass)
Josesito Lopez.. another dangerous fight for Khan. Josesito has no quit and is tall and long limbed and can fight in close – exactly the sort of fighter Khan doesn’t do well against.
Manny Pacquiao… Just who did get the better of those heated sparring sessions? There are several rumours that khan did indeed have the speed to bamboozle Manny, and is a fight that swings more in the favour of Khan with Pac’s reluctance to trade blows since his devastating KO defeat.
Timothy Bradley… Khan had twitter wars with Tim when both were at 140, but the fight didn’t happen as Tim put on 7 pounds and looked for more significant challenges. If Tim beats Manny in April, this feud could be rekindled and should tell us a lot more about both men, although Tim seems to have matured into a smooth boxer as well as an inside dynamo.
Danny Garcia… If Khan stays at 140 he needs to avenge his hammering by Swift…. I see him lasting longer, but ending up with a lopsided defeat or late rounds capitulation.
Lucas Matthysse… If Khan wants to prove he can hold a shot he can challenge the Argentinian assassin at a catchweight, say 145 and attempt to outbox him. If he stands and trades, expect to see a highlight KO reel for The Machine.
Special K – Kell Brook….. Battle of Britain. Kell is on the rise and needs a marquee name on his ledger. This won’t be easy for either man and could come down to temperament on the night to establish the winner and both men have shown flaws here. A win for either would be huge for their top-table bargaining.
Keith Thurman… I doubt Khan will take One Time as despite his exposure he is an unknown commodity. I expect Khan would box off the back foot here and run at times to get he nod, in the fashion he defeated Kotelnik.
Adrien Broner at a catchweight would be interesting as he is coming off of a loss and keen to get back in the saddle. Funnily enough, this is an ideal match for both men to come back and look spectacular in. I can see scenarios for both men to win, but something tells me Khan could win this one in a shoot-out. He has far too much volume for The Problem and could prove too mobile. I see Broner enticing him into a shootout at some point and Khan beating him to the punch. Khan by close decision.
Collazo is a solid southpaw, that Amir would elect to box and move against for 12 rounds, reminiscent of Sugar Shane Mosley, although Luis surprised us by winning a 2 round slugfest with Vicious Victor last time out.
Not sure which way Khan will go, but with a year out he may well choose a lesser warm up fighter in the manner of a Molina, before getting back in the saddle, but any of the above options would prove to be exciting and perhaps explosive!!!!Posted February 26, 2014 7:11 am
I’m not disputing the whole arum thing. He is a devil in the sport. And if it is finalised that he has resigned then more fool manny. All I’m saying is that he will also fight 4 more times at a 20-30 mill a fight. If manny really wants the fight he won’t resign. If floyd really wants it he will work with arum. Both unlikely.Posted February 26, 2014 4:30 am
Azzbox apparently you don’t know that contractual Manny owes Arum his life and he signed to fight Bradley and Marquez 5 and a 2 year extension Arum his pimp will not let him fight Floyd he never will you morons talk all this scared crap but papers are binding and you have to follow and Manny is under obligations. Arum expects Floyd to bow to him in order for the fight to happen, because he never got over the fact Floyd left top rape.Posted February 26, 2014 3:47 am
lionhard my friend, you really had me laughing with that post.Posted February 26, 2014 3:08 am
Hec Dog….I’ll bet youre like 2ft 3inches tall with extremely bucked teeth and very thick glasses. Theres nothing “wrong” with that description per se, but attention is drawn to it when it is accompanied by weird thoughts of grandeur about someone youve never met before. Manny* himself would sit you down and plead for you to face reality after he smacks you in an attempt to shake you out of your delusional thinking.
If you two had attended Junior high together, he would have bullied you like he’s done against his DRAINED opposition while under the influence of DRUGS. He’ll* be on his stuff against Bradley; so now we can safely predict a KO at the hands of PacROID*! Why has your hero ONLY taken RANDOM testing against a lighter guy that lost 2 of his last 3 fights? Is it because his former conditioning coach was in the other corner? …..Again, PacROID* by KO!! Bradley will be clean, PEDquiao* will not!!
If Pac* was to come in clean – Bradley most likely by decision….. since he’ll be the 1st mover he’s* ever faced!Posted February 26, 2014 2:28 am
Another CHAMP which makes 11 in his last 13 Fights!!!!! Another WIN!!!!Posted February 26, 2014 2:20 am
I’m a pactard havoc, but between khan the fool and maidana, atleast we got the better optionPosted February 26, 2014 2:20 am
Another cherry pick boring fight!!!!!Posted February 26, 2014 1:49 am
Teflon you forget manny double and a half in pay than any golden boy fighter per fight. Garcia didn’t break 2 mill v mattysse. That’s there best paid.Posted February 26, 2014 1:43 am
Get some new lines TEFLON. Your not earning 20 mill a fight and no golden boy fighter is earning 10 mill a fight. Canelo got 8 for floyd. So being 2nd biggest ain’t to bad. And yeh floyd might make 150 but no more. He fights manny he is guaranteed 100 mill plus. But he will fight chino for 40 or so. Seems legit.Posted February 26, 2014 1:40 am
Floyd should make Broner sit front row for the lesion he is going to give Maidana. Poor Manny always the bridesmaid never the bride. Look for this fight to gross a lot of money because of Chico de Mayo and Maidana is coming off a big win unlike Kahn who never deserved sht. And Manny needs Floyd but Floyd will make 150-200 mil this year without bowing to the likes of a snake like Arum who thought Manny was special now he is stuck on the outside like the rest of the bums begging for a shot I bet he is still kicking himself in the ass for not taking the fight in 09. Top rank sucks.Posted February 26, 2014 1:23 am
The top news of the day is about Manny Pacquiao. The long awaited Movie “MANNY” narrated by the great actor Liam Neeson is set to open in the Philippines on March 12th. I suggest everyone that comments on the ESB site view this inspirational documentary about the ONLY 8 division Boxing Champion in history. I truly believe this will be nominated for Documentary of the year. Manny Pacquiao is a living legend that astounded the sports world when he came on the scene. Today, he is widely considered the greatest fighter of all time. This highly anticipated documentary should be sensational and will open the eyes of those that have never taken the time to learn about this prize fighting warrior. Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao for adding another successful step in his already impressive life and career.Posted February 26, 2014 12:40 am
Told ya maidana get it. it’s ppv, pluss khan speed long arm and boxing ability it’s pretty snappy.
Hec Dog is a BONIFIED hater, the long senseless ramblings show a dense predisposition with PacROID* worship! Get help.Posted February 25, 2014 11:28 pm
Tomato Can – 100% with you there, killing competition.Posted February 25, 2014 11:26 pm
If Manny were crap, Hec would slap it up on his bread, eat it and tell you how great it tastes.Posted February 25, 2014 11:24 pm
The only problem I have with any of these fights is, that every match that is made these days are made up of promotional house fighters. This needs to change.Posted February 25, 2014 11:22 pm
Expect another ” article ” of hogwash from Hec dog, dude eat, sleeps, craps & eat again Manny.Posted February 25, 2014 11:21 pm
Maidana is on a hot streak, Khan is a on a cold streak. Khan needs to put some good wins together if he want’s big fights. At this point, it’s looking like Khan, is worried about losing to a lower level fighter, and never getting another chance at big pay days. That shows you where his confidence level is at.Posted February 25, 2014 11:21 pm
Hecdog, quit the whining. Maidana deserves the fight… You spent the last 10 months defending Pacquiao’s fight with Rios. That fight was a mismatch, from day one, and the card was worse than terrible. Unlike Rios, Maidana’s coming off of 3 impressive wins, and has actually been campaigning at WW. That wasn’t the case with Rios now, was it??? I’m not trying to down Pacquiao here, I’m just proving a point, that you’re here writting articles about how this fight shouldn’t be happening, and at the same point you’ve been writing articles (not simple posts) for month’s about how Rios was a worthy opponent. The only thing worthy about Rios was that everyone wondered if Manny could still take a punch after that brutal knockout loss. Heck, most of us knew Rios wasn’t going to have much of a chance to land anything… This fight here is no worse than the Macao mess, yet I’m sure the card as a whole will be much, much better…Posted February 25, 2014 11:14 pm
Xylocaine – does one need an excuse to fight a champion?Posted February 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Nalgas de Puerco Chico
Canelo vs Angulo is a much better fight than Danny Garcia vs that waiter his team found.Posted February 25, 2014 10:57 pm
Hec dog – your posts are worse than Manny’s music, you just making a lot of noise.Posted February 25, 2014 10:56 pm
Horrible, ridiculous article trying to convince smart boxing fans that Maidana is the best option for Mayweather. Once again, Floyd has HUGE advantages in speed, boxing skills, agility, athleticism, experience, reflexes, talent, defense, ring generalship and every aspect of boxing. Alexander beat Maidana fairly easy, Khan beat Maidana and hit him with everything conceivable. And some other unknown guy back in 2009 gave Maidana a boxing lesson. Now, tell me how on earth Maidana has any kind of chance to win this fight. All this after Mr. Coward Mayweather puts out some DUMB pole for his fans, and the fans pick Khan, and still Mayweather makes fools of them all as he goes the opposite way that his fans voted for. Mayweather is making a mockery of this wonderful sport. He has DUCKED everyone that posed a challenge to him. He has obviously ran, hid and left the country just to avoid Manny Pacquiao. This fight will not go the distance, and it will be a replay of Mayweather vs Baldomir or worse, Larry Holmes vs Randall ‘Tex” Cobb. This will follow the massacre of Canelo vs Angulo. These are fights that will see one fighter destroying their limited one dimensional opponents. These fights are not competitive in the least. Once again, the 80′s and 90′s offered great competitive fights pitting the top contenders or champions fighting each other. Today, we have Floyd Mayweather as the model of ducking opposition, lying to his fans, and cherry picking those fights that present no challenge to him due to old age, catch weights, physically drained opponents, one dimensional or inexperience. Fans have been clamoring for Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao. He cowardly continues to run. The quality Cuban Erislandy Lara. He doesn’t even think about. GGG, forget about it. In his earlier days,he ran from Kostya Tyzu, Shane Mosely, Oscar De La Hoya, Paul Williams and many others. Floyd Mayweather made some good choices picking his management team. He has made a lot of money. He remains unbeaten in the record books even though he lost to Castillo and an old Oscar De La Hoya. He still is looked at as the DUCKER, DODGER, AVOIDER and most importantly, the man that is plain scared of fighting Manny Pacquiao. Floyd Mayweather will not another easy win to earn another padded victory over a tough, but very limited Marcos Maidana. And the only way these types of lower level fights will stop will be when fans stop buying these horrible PPV fights. The under card will undoubtedly be the Main Event. That’s how Haymon and company seem try to convince fans to pay ridiculous amounts of money for these PPV. Don’t buy this PPV if you’re smart. Floyd already had his laugh as he went the opposite way that his fans voted for. Don’t think for a second he won’t be laughing when you pay for next PPV.Posted February 25, 2014 9:57 pm
If you fight Floyd expect to get bamboozle with the rules and regulations! Floyd will exploit your weakness and strength! He can make you bend over and kiss his asz!!! Floyd don’t play fair. He demands everything in his favor. The best cherry picker with a no value entertainment fight!Posted February 25, 2014 9:50 pm
Well yes in our minds he is. But floyd is no longer ranked at ww. He will be after maidana. But isn’t he dropping his WBC belt cause PAC is mandontry contender?Posted February 25, 2014 9:46 pm
It’s more like don’t get hit at all and limit the action to 10 punches thrown per round. Floyd don’t do action never!Posted February 25, 2014 9:38 pm
oK so fm says he does not fight for his fans and then fm uses his fans as an excuse to cherry pick between khan and Maidana and then makes a fool of his fans the nth time after picking the guy who his fans did not want him to fight.
bravoPosted February 25, 2014 9:23 pm
Havoc you have to understand the sweet science to hit and not get hit. No one can challenge Floyd he makes guys guys look like amateur night at the Apollo. Manny would be not different.Posted February 25, 2014 9:14 pm
Yup! Maidana plus Khan equals Guerrero! Maidana = 1/2 Guererro! Khan = 1/2 Guererro! Slice it dice it you come up 1/2 Guerrero. And you get an easy BORING fight!Posted February 25, 2014 8:59 pm
It wouldnt matter who Mayweather picked. Both Marcos and Khan are no match up for Fraud Mayweather. Although I do prefer Marcos over Khan in his pick.
^what about rios vs quackman? that was a suitable match up for you? pfff haterssssss lol
MP fought Rios after he was ko’d , what is FM’s excuse?Posted February 25, 2014 8:54 pm
Hec dog who gives a crap about Manny? This will be the biggest fight of 2014 retardPosted February 25, 2014 8:53 pm
Lexington, MA my friend. I am a normal everyday working person that admires Manny Pacquiao. His story is one that is intriguing in more way than one. If fans would take the time to read this man’s life story and see where he has come from. I believe everyone that has an open mind and good heart would be applauding and cheering for this humble man. He’s a true model fighter and human being. His biggest success is found outside the squared circle. He gives to those in need. He donates millions of dollars even against his closest friends asking him to be careful with his money, but he knows no other way. He was raised with poverty, and wants to help those that are living in that dark dismal dungeon of poverty. And this not the poverty in the USA, but poverty in a third world country that. Manny is well off today even with his tax issue. He’s walked through the streets of hopelessness as a child, and has reached the pinnacle of sports. He is a modest, humble, respectful, giving, caring person that turns no one away. Look at his fights, and you see the fury that lives deep inside of him. Watch his post fight interview, and you can’t help but like him because he is a real person that never puts on a front for the audience. He never swears, boasts or complains. Manny has true character. Those of us that have children of our own would choose Manny to be their role model. There are still some people that can’t stand to see such a wonderful person. They try and knock him down and are constantly looking to see fault in Manny Pacquiao, and that’s a shame. He is a loyal person to a fault. You then look at a fighter like Floyd Mayweather. Here is a person that is the complete opposite. He brags, boasts, disrespects, swears, brags about his fame, fortune and shows off all his worldly materialistic possessions. This is a man that is empty inside looking to full fill that big empty hole in his heart. He craves attention, for him it’s about me, me, me. His entire character is about one thing and one thing only, MONEY. Manny Pacquiao has worked hard to make himself one of those great successful cross over athletes that connects with people from all over the world. In the USA, he’s one of the most sought after people. You’ll see him on all the sports shows, news stations and every day talk shows. This happens because of who Manny Pacquiao is. He’s well liked by all. Let’s just take a look at some of his accomplishments: Fighter of The Decade, The ONLY 8 division Boxing Champion in history, Cover of TIME Magazine, Platinum Music records, Invited to White House by President Obama, Hit movies world wide, Most sought after athlete by sponsors/companies, CONGRESSMAN of the Philippines, Helped pass a Human trafficking Bill, Successful Model, supports a variety of charities to help the needy. And these are just a few of his accomplishments. I enjoy watching Manny’s career as it unfolds. His next fight vs Timothy Bradley will be memorable, historic and a fight for the ages. Manny Pacquiao is the best!Posted February 25, 2014 8:34 pm
It wouldnt matter who Mayweather picked. Both Marcos and Khan are no match up for Fraud Mayweather. Although I do prefer Marcos over Khan in his pick.
^what about rios vs quackman? that was a suitable match up for you? pfff haterssssss lolPosted February 25, 2014 8:28 pm
Mayweather Haters = RACIST !!!!! ~ FACTPosted February 25, 2014 8:04 pm
Auzbox, I didn’t check the ratings before I posted that. But I didn’t have to, to realize Mayweather is considered the champion, “aka number 1” and Bradley is right behind him at number 2 at WW. You can call Bradley the number 1 contender if you want to nit pick, but he’s still number 2. At WW. Right???Posted February 25, 2014 7:55 pm
The princess: Floyd is known around the world and becoming infamous! Fan base is not as big as you think, it’s more of a haters base. Floyd has been followed by mini Floyd Broner but it’s not the same. Even others try to copy Floyd’s and they can’t get his style. They forget that no matter how the copy Floyd they won’t succeed because Floyd’s success comes from CHERRY PICKING and DEMANDS!Posted February 25, 2014 7:49 pm
Muslims do not have pedigree in the sport anyway .Posted February 25, 2014 7:42 pm
Wrestlemania Headliner Floyd Mayweather !!!!! ~ Haters = Corny Jealous People who CAN’T DANCE !!!!! ROFL !!!!! Sad but True.Posted February 25, 2014 7:41 pm
nameless – If “major knob head” is referring to Adrian Broner, then yes, that’s what makes it personal. I’ve said this fight would happen the night Maidana beat Broner. Also, the fans have spoken and want to see if Maidana can beat the master (Floyd) like he beat the student (Broner).Posted February 25, 2014 7:33 pm
Why is it personal for Floyd? Because this guy beat the other major knob head in boxing?Posted February 25, 2014 7:28 pm
“Khan’s biggest flaw in his recent fights is overconfidence and a desperate desire to impress with a spectacular KO win. consequently, he gets caught with his opponent’s best flush-shots, which his chin obviously can’t handle. IMO, a wiser and humbler Khan polishes his defensive skills and begins to set-up his big shots rather than risking reckless exchanges. he’s not Maidana or Pacquiao* and he may have to resign himself to becoming a “boring” winner instead of a spectacular loser.”
Good comment. I agree entirely — though it’s not only a recent mistake; he’s made it throughout his career. It’s doubtful he can change, but if he can improve his defence and footwork, and generally fight more intelligently (which, as you suggest, will also mean a lot more cautiously and technically, making him somewhat more ‘boring’), he could still be a serious threat to anyone at 140.
As for 147, he’s never fought at that weight, so we don’t know. It certainly didn’t work for Hatton, who had a much better chin than Khan has (and at least as bad a defence), but was badly staggered at the end of his fight with Collazo when he tried to move up to 147.Posted February 25, 2014 7:28 pm
nameless – Things change. Maidana recovered and got better with his career, while Khan’s career declined and got worst. It would be different, if Khan was wrecking shop after he “survived” Maidana but that didn’t happen. Maidana earned it and it’s personal for Floyd.Posted February 25, 2014 7:25 pm
What I find funny about the people that claim Floyd’s career isn’t as great as Pacman, is how they have to spam every Floyd article with comments trying to prove it. The same names, the same comments, and yet Floyd’s fanbase gets bigger. More and more up-and-coming boxers study Floyd a lot more than they study Pacquiao, and Floyd is often mentioned by world leaders as one of their favorite fighters to study and watch. They still haven’t learned. Their hatred give Floyd his power for success.Posted February 25, 2014 7:21 pm
Great the guy who LOST to khan gets the fightPosted February 25, 2014 7:18 pm
Pacman’s too much action, Floyd’s fight, missing in action. Lol!Posted February 25, 2014 7:09 pm
This fight will be another BUM blockbuster!!!!! Hope people learned from Floyd’s previews bum fights and hopefully make this up coming fight just a BUM fight and not make it a blockbuster by paying $70. I will use my $70 to a good dinner or buy a good family time. Bum fighter with no entertainment value!Posted February 25, 2014 7:04 pm
Tomato can PAC is fighting #1 ranked at ww. Check rankings.Posted February 25, 2014 6:59 pm
Peej I dont agree that Canelo was lineal champ but he was given the tittle so both have 4. Outside of that we know whos won more tittles.Posted February 25, 2014 6:59 pm
Dr. Phil Thieze-Knutz
Maidana is formidable & more deserving than Con. But Bradley is more formidable than both. At least we know Maidana won’t fold under pressure. Con has the will but not the legs or chin. Con took Paulie’s shots so he could have taken lil floyd’s. Look for lil floyd to win & quickly vacate this title so Broner can fight some scrub to get it back. The Al Hyman hype machine chugs down the tracks.Posted February 25, 2014 6:59 pm
…, “Leaving Khan in search of his next rival.”
I think Khan has worn out the Julio Diaz’s of the world. Khan has a 5-million dollar offer to fight Kell Brook. That fight would out-pull Froch-Groves. Only Kell would kill him.
My guess is Khan will go after Paulie Malignaggi. He needs a feather fisted opponent.Posted February 25, 2014 6:57 pm
Tomato can your right but that doesn’t mean the majority is right. When both careers are looked at objectively the majority is wrong Pac has not only accomplished more but has also beaten a better class of fighter.Posted February 25, 2014 6:57 pm
Never officially released…Posted February 25, 2014 6:54 pm
See who has more championships instead of titles. Better belt to havePosted February 25, 2014 6:45 pm
After Floyd fought Mosley and Pac fought Floyd was up by 500 thousand buys. Floyd has out sold Pac in every PPV since then. He is not catching up. #s don’t lie you are correctPosted February 25, 2014 6:36 pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAPosted February 25, 2014 6:18 pm
We will see who has the most #of ppv when MP and FM retires for good.
We will see who has more titles as well when they both retire for good.Posted February 25, 2014 6:16 pm
Pac has had a great career, and so has Mayweather. Both have had careers that are probably envied by thier peers. However, when asked the mojority of fans, trainers, boxing experts, and fighters will tell you that Mayweather is the more talented fighter. I agree with the mojority.Posted February 25, 2014 6:14 pm
I hope Pac out sells Mayweather. He could use the money. I wish him luck. Besides he’s fighting a good fighter in Bradley. Arguably the number 2 fighter at WW.Posted February 25, 2014 6:11 pm
Happy boy: I like watching Floyd and record the reply on DVR. There are nights I can’t sleep and it is very useful to watch Floyd’s fight. It beats a warm milk to put me to sleep.Posted February 25, 2014 6:09 pm
Anonymous Floyd needs 2 careers to accomplish what Pac has in 1. Tell yourself what you want but it is what it is.Posted February 25, 2014 6:08 pm
Peej Pac is currently 300k ppv buys behind Floyd. The #s dont lie keep up Floyd.Posted February 25, 2014 6:03 pm
khan would have lost by 4th round,,khan had a 3 % chance of winning,, maidina has a 30 % of winning ,mayweather will still win this and then retire with a 40 more millionPosted February 25, 2014 5:54 pm
Pactards are the laughing stock of boxing.
Pacroid keeps making his fans look foolish over and over again.
The pactards were a lil’ over-excited when Pacroid was on his PED fueled tear back in 2009 and they began acting out and calling out Mayweather.
Mayweather answered and agreed to fight Pacroid. Mayweather agreed to Pacroids’ choice of glove size, ring size and even a ridiculous $10M per lb overweight penalty, but Pacroid refused Mayweathers’ sole demand that they both submit to random blood testing with hilarious comments “afraid of needles”, “I am superstitious” and ” blood loss makes me weak”.
Egg on the pactards face.
J.M.Marquez would hire Angel Heredia for rematches against Pacroid in 2011 and 2012. The pactards went into a frenzy accusing Marquez of PED use because of his association to Heredia.
Marquez fans countered these accusations as beautifully as Marquez countered Pacroid with that KO punch. Pactards were reminded that yes Marquez did hire a PED cheat for 2 fights, but that Pacroid had worked with PED cheats Justine Fortune and Alex Ariza for 13 years straight and nearly 30 fights. In short, if Marquez was cheating he did so only against another fighter who was on PEDs so the playing field was even and it would not tarnish Marquezs’ career at all. Pacroid on the other hand built his whole career on Fortune and Ariza, tarnishing everything he accomplished from 2001 to present.
Double egg on the pactards faces.
Then for the Marquez/Bradley fight, the pactards went into a frenzy yet again when it was revealed that only Bradley would do the VADA testing and Marquez’ blood testing would be monitored by the NSAC. The pactards said that Marquez’ refusal to do VADA testing was proof that he was juicing.
Recently for the Pacroid/Bradley II fight, it has also been revealed that only Bradley will be doing VADA testing and that Pacroid will be doing testing by the NSAC. To make matters worse it’s not even clear if Pacroid will be blood testing at all. Suddenly the pactards are silent on the issue and VADA is no longer “the best” like they claimed before.
Egg on the pactards faces AGAIN.
Pactards have so much egg on their faces they’re beggining to look like an omellette.Posted February 25, 2014 5:53 pm
Pac will not be catching Floyds PPV sells. He is out of reach of it. Especially after his last fight and Floyds last fight. Bad thing is Floyd has been apart of less PPVs.Posted February 25, 2014 5:53 pm
Well my prediction is not only will Pac surpass Floyd in career ppv buys against Bradley but he will remain above Floyd after the #s for Floyd v Miadana are tallied up. So Pac will be above Floyd in every category possible. Keep trying to convince yourselves otherwise but the #s dont lie.Posted February 25, 2014 5:40 pm
Not my quote if you are attributing that to me.Posted February 25, 2014 5:20 pm
The Marcos Maidana that beat Broner would clown Khan’s sorry behind now! TRUTH! WORD!Posted February 25, 2014 5:16 pm
But is it fair for people to want him to face MWs? Ah, NO. He is a small WW. I just think its the most dangerous thing he could do within the realm of possibility as far as how far he could he stretch himself given his size and age.Posted February 25, 2014 5:11 pm
I’ve been a Floyd fan since his days at 130 when he was Pretty Boy Floyd, had a more fan friendly style and sought to fight the best.
I am in favor of Maidana over Khan. However, overall, I’m not in favor of this fight.
I do think no matter how tough the opponent is, you will always have negative comments towards Floyd.
PAC and Bradley are the two fighters worth watching against Floyd at this point that are at WW. But both still align themselves with Top Rank knowing full well that FLoyd won’t deal with Top Rank.
So other than that, he would have to move up to Jrm and MW to please more fans which if you go by his fight-time weight and overall size, it’s a bit unfair.
I would love to see him fight MW though.Posted February 25, 2014 5:09 pm
Is mayweather really that good that who ever he fights he gets no credit he’s so good y’all want him to fight middle weights I guess Maidana is a bum canelo is a bum if mayweather lost he would still be the most talked about.Posted February 25, 2014 5:07 pm
The Floyd fans are number loser who always supports the cherry picking fights! Just wondering if they do posses common sense otherwise they fall into imbeciles category… in the likes of “te tumbo” lmaoPosted February 25, 2014 4:59 pm
Havoc – why not ease your pain and watch Pac’s fights only.Posted February 25, 2014 4:43 pm
Boring performance again by Floyd! Not very entertaining fighter. Only good in Vegas for gambling! Little entertainment value! I will bet on Floyd to win guaranteed!Posted February 25, 2014 4:21 pm
(THE RING) Lem’s latest: Mayweather calm before Guerrero storm
Mayweather is expected to wear Grant brand gloves, and Guerrero, Reyes, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission exectutive director Keith Kizer, adding that the fighters have agreed to wear 8-ounces gloves.
Elvis Grant, proprietor of Mayweather’s gloves, told RingTV.com that Ellerbe advised him that it was Mayweather who requested the gloves at that size.Posted February 25, 2014 4:17 pm
Glove size doesn’t matter that much once you get past 8oz. You can knock anybody out with 23oz sparring mitts which Amos Johnson was wearing when he floored George Chuvalo with a short left hook.
The only thing is, it’s easier to protect yourself with bigger gloves. MMA gloves will knock you out pretty damned fast. You can’t hide behind them. Even getting hit on the hands hurts.Posted February 25, 2014 4:16 pm
Agree, Bradley would have been a good opponent but months back Floyd said it won’t happen as long as Bradley is with Top Rank. And what does Bradley do? Re-signs with Top Rank which he admits hurts his chance at fighting Floyd. He just hoped that Floyd being his own boss that he would still be able to get the fight made which makes no sense because everyone who has read what Floyd has said knows Floyd does not do business with Arum. Become independent like Cotto did and you can get your shot if you are deserving and bring in the sales.Posted February 25, 2014 4:15 pm
But it’s true!!!!!! Floyd never wear an 8 oz gloves at 147 up!!!!!! And the shoulder roll is aka turning your back cause you don’t want to get hit.Posted February 25, 2014 4:15 pm
But it’s true!!!!!! Floyd never wear an 8 oz gloves at 147 up!!!!!!Posted February 25, 2014 4:14 pm
The most credible fighter out there is Bradley. He is taking on the 2nd most credible fighter since Bradley is with Top Rank who just so happens to be doing Bradley wrong againPosted February 25, 2014 4:11 pm
Floyd took WW CHAMP over glass jawed CHUMP just as I predicted!!!!….and I am STILL the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born! !!!!!!!Posted February 25, 2014 4:10 pm
Oscar, Cotto, and Alvarez were at JrMW where 10oz gloves is required. That’s why Floyd had to “request” the gloves be 8oz…especially in Nevada with the rule change.Posted February 25, 2014 4:09 pm
To Havoc’s ASININE statementPosted February 25, 2014 4:08 pm
That statement lets us all know that you don’t watch or follow much Boxing. THANKS for the heads UP.Posted February 25, 2014 4:07 pm
I guess that fan’s do have some say so in who floyd fights, he didn’t pick khan, the fans spoke and he listened but is still not fighting the most creditable fighters that are out there so I’ll spend my money on something else. All I can do is my part.
It’s not a terrible fight but why pay when you already know 99.9% who wins. His most loyal fan’s will buy it so floyd can put fuel in his jet, laughing all the way to the strip club, so I can careless, it isnt my money going in anyone s g-string.Posted February 25, 2014 4:06 pm
I have not seen Floyd wear an 8 oz gloves at 147 lbs. and up! He fought Oscar, Cotto, Canelo, Marquez, Guererro, Mosley and Ortiz all with the 10 oz gloves! Part of his great defence us his extra large gloves to cover all of his face and his head. Peek a boo style was invented by Floyd!Posted February 25, 2014 4:03 pm
If there is an opponent you would want to put 10oz gloves on if you are Floyd, it would be PAC.Posted February 25, 2014 4:01 pm
Floyd asked for 8oz gloves vs. Cotto.
Floyd prefers 8oz gloves actually if you couldn’t figure that out by now from his interviews and watching his fights. Why?
Floyd throws faster with 8oz than 10.
Wait, what, harder? YES, Floyd actually does have power. And he needs all the pop he can get to make his opponent rethink his attack. Add in the speed, and the power, with those 8oz gloves, his opponents start to wear out mentally because he is hitting them and they can’t hit him.
You see, the glove size could be 6oz and it wouldn’t bother Floyd because he rarely gets hit clean. So again, it benefits him. And who knew this? OSCAR AND COTTO.Posted February 25, 2014 3:57 pm
Why does it always have to be something with race. Floyd has all types of fans.Posted February 25, 2014 3:52 pm
Floyd has never used 10oz gloves except for when he fought Oscar and it was Oscar that wanted those gloves. As a matter of fact they used the heavy weight 10 oz gloves. Though I must say I didn’t know there was a difference.Posted February 25, 2014 3:52 pm
the peoples champ, the white man nightmare, the king of ppvPosted February 25, 2014 3:49 pm
When you have all the cards you can make all the rules and right now Floyd holds all the cards. Everyone wants to fight him and if he demands were so unreasonable they wouldn’t so he must be doing something right.Posted February 25, 2014 3:48 pm
8 oz gloves!!!Posted February 25, 2014 3:46 pm
King of demands!!!!!Floyd Mayweather!!!!Posted February 25, 2014 3:41 pm
Watch them use big 10 oz gloves to reduce the power punch of Maidana. Floyd will demand everything and anything in his favor.Posted February 25, 2014 3:39 pm
Fraud Duckweather the king of the boxing con men.Posted February 25, 2014 3:35 pm
Guerrero is waaaay better than Maidana! This fight is a step down to the Guerrero fight!Posted February 25, 2014 3:32 pm
moonshineman – Dont completely agree with you, Alvarez was a good fight on paper going into the fight. The fight against Hatton was a big deal as well. But I wont pay to watch him beat the likes of Maidana. Gurrero and Ortiz were bum fights as well.
Fair enough.Posted February 25, 2014 3:32 pm
NOT PAYING FOR THIS
I’m with you, and believe me we are not alone.Posted February 25, 2014 3:31 pm
Khan’s biggest flaw in his recent fights is overconfidence and a desperate desire to impress with a spectacular KO win. consequently, he gets caught with his opponent’s best flush-shots, which his chin obviously can’t handle. IMO, a wiser and humbler Khan polishes his defensive skills and begins to set-up his big shots rather than risking reckless exchanges. he’s not Maidana or Pacquiao* and he may have to resign himself to becoming a “boring” winner instead of a spectacular loser.Posted February 25, 2014 3:05 pm
It was great Floyd, thank you thank you.Posted February 25, 2014 2:59 pm
Thank you Floyd, thank you.Posted February 25, 2014 2:58 pm
Has anybody seen how Khan has looked his last 4 fights. Maidana would KO Khan if they where to rematch. That is why Khan doesn’t want to rematch Maidana. A fight that deserves to be rematched. Also there was more than 1 pole out there to vote for this fight.Posted February 25, 2014 2:55 pm
Dave and Anonymous. But since their fight Maidana’s stock has climbed whereas Khan’s has plummeted. Besides, I don’t think Khan would have won without the ref’s protection in the 2nd half of the fight!Posted February 25, 2014 2:54 pm
i don’t pay for any ppv any more the damn cable bill is already $130 a month. Better to watch it the next week or on the comp. worse comes to worse and you can see round by round updates for free.Posted February 25, 2014 2:53 pm
maidana might not have the skills but he has the heart to rough mayweather up. mayweather might not be able to get on his bike if he needs to in this one. i give maidana abetter chance to beat FM then pac to be honest.Posted February 25, 2014 2:52 pm
Anon, of course Mayweather picked the loser, he’s not gonna fight the winner, that would be too dangerous for him.Posted February 25, 2014 2:46 pm
NOT PAYING FOR THIS
NOTHING AGAINST CHINO BY THE WAY.. ILL PAY TO WATCH CHINO FIGHT ANOTHER SLUGGER ANYTIME.. BUT NOT FLOYD (AKA THE AND1 OF BOXING)Posted February 25, 2014 2:44 pm
Khan beat Maidana
So naturally and not unexpectedly Mayweather chose to fight the loser.Posted February 25, 2014 2:43 pm
NOT PAYING FOR THIS
THERE IS NO WAY IN H3LL IM PAYING FOR THIS… THE ONLY WAY I WOULD PAY FOR THIS IS IF PAC MARQUEZ5 WAS THE MAIN EVENT…… RUN FLOYD RUNNNNNNPosted February 25, 2014 2:37 pm
I love it. I remember after chino beat Broner. everbody was saying Floyd is ducking chino. Now all of sudden Floyd is ducking Khaaaaan.
After Fraud beats Maidana his next dangerous opponent will be a cardboard cut-out of Pernell Sweet P Whittaker so he can avenge his uncle’s loss. Hahahahaha!Posted February 25, 2014 2:02 pm
Nope, havent bought a Floyd fight in a couple years. I go somewhere to watch them. But I would pay for it if I didn’t have a place to watch it. But if you think his dominance is suckering that is fine. You seem to have a lot of input about his fights so that just proves you watch them also.Posted February 25, 2014 2:00 pm
PRINCE my friend, do you really think this is going to be a competitive fight? Let’s see, Mayweather is faster, better defense, better movement, better jab, better hook, fought better competition, better reflexes, more athletic, better counter puncher, better use of the ring, better stamina Hmm…Maidana is tough, strong will to fight, good predictable over hand right. This fight will be a one sided beating, and yes, Mayweather will stop Maidana, trust me on this. Matter of fact, I’m betting by house, cars, retirement, saving/checking accts and my bike that Maidana gets stopped. I guarantee this will happen. I like Maidana and am pulling for him, but he has as much chance as Angulo has against Canelo, slim and none.Posted February 25, 2014 1:59 pm
Floyd dont need us to make money. His fights will sell. The point is though as he’s coming into the end part of his career theres no doubt names like Pacman, or GGG and Martinez and a middleweight title would look a hell of a lot better than the like of Maidana. I respect Floyd and think he’s probably the best fighter on the planet. You cant say a fight with Maidana is going to excite?Posted February 25, 2014 1:58 pm
“Floyd is still doing very well at the box office.”
Yeah, Floyd sure keeps on suckering you PEEJ. LOLPosted February 25, 2014 1:57 pm
How about Khan Vrs Marquez?Posted February 25, 2014 1:54 pm
yall is who ever talks about boycotting the fight. If you don’t want to purchase because you would rather watch other fights that is understandable. I am talking about folks who go on with the Floydcott. They have been saying it for a couple years now so I am waiting for them to actually get serious and do it cause Floyd is still doing very well at the box office.Posted February 25, 2014 1:52 pm
“Khan has the handspeed and output to show the holes in Broner’s defence, and yet Broner has the power to put Khan on wobbly street.” – Good fight. Both are needing a signature win so one rises and one drops. But I think Khan needs a couple bouts first. One more loss and he’s toast.Posted February 25, 2014 1:49 pm
moonshineman – Dont completely agree with you, Alvarez was a good fight on paper going into the fight. The fight against Hatton was a big deal as well. But I wont pay to watch him beat the likes of Maidana. Gurrero and Ortiz were bum fights as well.Posted February 25, 2014 1:48 pm
Lexington, MA my friend. I am a normal everyday working person that admires Manny Pacquiao. His story is one that is intriguing in more way than one. If fans would take the time to read this man’s life story and see where he has come from. I believe everyone that has an open mind and good heart would be applauding and cheering for this humble man. He’s a true model fighter and human being. His biggest success is found outside the squared circle. He gives to those in need. He donates millions of dollars even against his closest friends asking him to be careful with his money, but he knows no other way. He was raised with poverty, and wants to help those that are living in that dark dismal dungeon of poverty. And this not the poverty in the USA, but poverty in a third world country that. Manny is well off today even with his tax issue. He’s walked through the streets of hopelessness as a child, and has reached the pinnacle of sports. He is a modest, humble, respectful, giving, caring person that turns no one away. Look at his fights, and you see the fury that lives deep inside of him. Watch his post fight interview, and you can’t help but like him because he is a real person that never puts on a front for the audience. He never swears, boasts or complains. Manny has true character. Those of us that have children of our own would choose Manny to be their role model. There are still some people that can’t stand to see such a wonderful person. They try and knock him down and are constantly looking to see fault in Manny Pacquiao, and that’s a shame. He is a loyal person to a fault. You then look at a fighter like Floyd Mayweather. Here is a person that is the complete opposite. He brags, boasts, disrespects, swears, brags about his fame, fortune and shows off all his worldly materialistic possessions. This is a man that is empty inside looking to full fill that big empty hole in his heart. He craves attention, for him it’s about me, me, me. His entire character is about one thing and one thing only, MONEY. Manny Pacquiao has worked hard to make himself one of those great successful cross over athletes that connects with people from all over the world. In the USA, he’s one of the most sought after people. You’ll see him on all the sports shows, news stations and every day talk shows. This happens because of who Manny Pacquiao is. He’s well liked by all. Let’s just take a look at some of his accomplishments: Fighter of The Decade, The ONLY 8 division Boxing Champion in history, Cover of TIME Magazine, Platinum Music records, Invited to White House by President Obama, Hit movies world wide, Most sought after athlete by sponsors/companies, CONGRESSMAN of the Philippines, Helped pass a Human trafficking Bill, Successful Model, supports a variety of charities to help the needy. And these are just a few of his accomplishments. I enjoy watching Manny’s career as it unfolds. His next fight vs Timothy Bradley will be memorable, historic and a fight for the ages. Manny Pacquiao is the best!Posted February 25, 2014 1:46 pm
Thank you Floyd. Maidana earned it.Posted February 25, 2014 1:45 pm
I agree 100%. I won’t spend a dime to watch this. We already know who wins. It’s always the same Floyd fights an easy fight for millions, and his opponent, who has never made a million for a fight ,gets a couple million, and he wins too. THE FANS are the losers. Until little floyd fights someone with a chance to beat him, why be a sucker?.Posted February 25, 2014 1:42 pm
Whos’ Yall?Posted February 25, 2014 1:40 pm
If you think it is gonna be boring then don’t watch the fight. Lets see how the Floydcott goes since yall are actually serious about doing it this time. lolPosted February 25, 2014 1:38 pm
Mayweather Maidana eh? What a bore fest this fight will be.Posted February 25, 2014 1:31 pm
Funny how all these Floyd haters say Floyd is not undisputed though he is the champ. So he takes on another titlest in his division and he is ducking someone. Maidana has actually earned the fight unlike other fighters that yall actually want to see him fight. When Maidana beat Broner everybody said Floyd won’t fight Maidana after what he did to Broner. But once he became an option everybody is now saying he is cherry picking again. Laughable.Posted February 25, 2014 1:27 pm
There is an idiotic post up here that I want to address. GGG did not call out Mayweather.
GGG was asked about the idea of fighting Mayweather and said it is a fight he would want. That’s not calling someone out.
A perfect example of Mayweather being called out is Shane Mosley. Called him out face to face. Not through social media. Get it right!Posted February 25, 2014 1:26 pm
Khan has to earn a fight with Floyd. Maidens is a champion and he deserves it more than Khan. Khan need to offend his lost to Garcia. You have to crawl before you walk. I don’t care how fast and mobile you are. Khan is lucky Floyd mentioned his name. Lol!Posted February 25, 2014 1:20 pm
Worst PED cheat in the history of all sports
There’s 2 interviews on youtube that should make it clear to anyone that Pacroid is a cheat.
ESNewsReporting.com did an interview with Justine Fortune, Pacroid’s S&C coach for 9 years.
When asked about his thoughts on PEDs in boxing Fortune had this to say.
Justine Fortune: “Come on dude, you’re in a sport with money in it, if you’re top 10 in your sport you’re either on it, been on it, or thinking of going on it and if you haven’t you’re a (Explicit) liar. Sometimes the monetary gain outweighs the risk. You need to realize that that’s the way it is, it’s in the game, it’s in everything, it’s in absolutely everything, So stop crying about it, if you’re dumb enough to get caught on it then that’s your (Explicit) fault”
This guy is responsible for what Pacroid has put in his body for 9 years.
Then there’s the Radio Rahim interview with Freddie Roach.
Interviewer: What was your thoughts when you heard that Brandon Rios failed the drug test?
Freddie Roach:” I know he has a new strength coach and I don’t get along with the guy (Alex Ariza) and one of the reasons he doesn’t work with me anymore is because I think he’s a little shady, he used to give Manny a drink everyday before workouts, I asked him what’s in that drink and he would never tell me and I said I need to know because you’re giving it to my fighter and if something goes wrong I’m gonna get the blame, in my opinion he’s shady, he’s with that camp now and it doesn’t surprise me that happened”
Check out the interviews on youtube.
Pacroid could confess on national television and Pactards would still be in denial.Posted February 25, 2014 1:18 pm
Fraud Duckweather’s fans are so thick! LMAO … they can’t see he’s taken them again and they fall for it everytime. You couldn’t make it up!! It’s hilarious.Posted February 25, 2014 1:17 pm
Writer my friend, this is an awful fight that was specifically targeted to make Floyd look great and also put Broner in his place. Yes, Floyd never really liked Broner being somewhat of a duplicate of himself. Now he jumps at the opportunity to pick apart Maidana, a fighter that has nothing to offer in terms of boxing skills. Floyd knows full well that Maidana is a very limited fighter that walks in and throws round house punches over and over. he comes in shape, takes a good punch and has a strong fighting heart. Toughness rarely beats anyone in boxing. Khan on the other hand lacked heart and owns a glass jaw, but he would have made it much more interesting because he has good speed, good boxer and his physical attributes would give Floyd some problems. Do I think he would beat Floyd? No, but his style has a much better chance to make it competitive. I like Maidana, but his plodding forward, no speed, no boxing skills, no reflexes, basically no nothing is going to take a beating like Baldomir, Gatti, Lamotta, Cobb and every other tough fighter facing a good boxer. Floyd turning his back on those that voted on his dumb poll for a Khan fight were made to look stupid. Floyd is forever a fraud. Don’t let this man take your money and make a fool out of everyone that pays him any attention.Posted February 25, 2014 1:12 pm
Nothing but a glorified tune up fight for Floyd. Maidana is still crude and primitive skill wise.Posted February 25, 2014 1:06 pm
Hahahaha! This is another cherrypicked fight by Fraud Duckweather. Everyone knows he’ll win on points.
Fraud ducked Golovkin again.Posted February 25, 2014 1:04 pm
Not a Mayweather fan but atleast he finally took a legit challenge, prop to Floyd for fighting a dangerous fighter in Maidana.Posted February 25, 2014 12:52 pm
will this be as great a fight as mayweathers last one. LOL.Posted February 25, 2014 12:39 pm
You guys will fall for it hook line a sinker…ima let the fans vote…democrats or republican…what if we wanted neither??? 8 to 1 odds….not paying for this mismatchPosted February 25, 2014 12:30 pm
Floydie is finally acting like a brave fighter.. Manny is second best now…Posted February 25, 2014 12:28 pm
I’m looking forward to this fight. You have the number one WW, against the number 3 or 4 WW. In this case Maidana deserves the fight, so good for him. However, there better be a strong undercard.Posted February 25, 2014 12:12 pm
I think Mayweather put the poll up in order to get Khan as an opponent. A last ditch effort to come down the doubters of his choice of opponent. I don’t think he saw Maidana as being that favored because one would think Khan is more well known and has the bigger fanbase.
Floyd wanted Khan.
If Peterson could beat him, what would Floyd do?
Those are the questions that Khan allowed with his performances and had Floyd rethinking what he saw as an easy payday.
I’m not for the Maidana fight either but Floyd knows Maidana is better for sales at this point than Khan.
It’s the, “What have you done for me lately”Posted February 25, 2014 11:53 am
So, we got screwed over by Floyd. Plan B is to challenge Manny Pacquiao. My son knows he can take him out. They sparred hundreds of rounds and the truth is Pacquiao is scared of my son and don’t want to fight him, but we will push for this. Khan by mid rounds stoppage.Posted February 25, 2014 11:49 am
Ok, take Maidana. I picked Maidana over Broner. I don’t think Maidana is fast enough and will get stopped. But doesn’t change the fact that he has actually earned the fight. But I will hold you to that.Posted February 25, 2014 11:45 am
Wards response to GGG
“You guys make these guys out to be bogeymen and monsters. We as fighters, we don’t think like that. I respect (Golovkin), but I see holes in his game. … Ask them if they want it at 168 (pounds) right now. I don’t see them asking for that. I see them saying anybody from 160 to 175, but when they’re pressed, I don’t see him calling me out. Stop beating around the bush and get straight to it.”Posted February 25, 2014 11:45 am
peej i bet you maidana winsPosted February 25, 2014 11:43 am
He said in the post fight interview that when he woke up the day of the fight he weighed in at 146. He probably weighed in around 148 or so. But that is what he said.Posted February 25, 2014 11:43 am
By Allan Fox: Abel Sanchez, the trainer for WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO’s), says they’re not ready to move up to the 168 lb. division to face WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward at this time. Sanchez says that Golovkin is ready to face him in terms of being capable of taking the fight, but they still have too many fighters at 160 that they still haven’t fought yet.Posted February 25, 2014 11:42 am
@ Hecdog. I keep reading you pie-eyed posts and I still can’t decide whether you are being serious, tongue-in-cheek or sheer insane regarding your praise for Pac. Are you for real or just parodying a typical Pac fan? Please, let me know. Otherwise, I have a decent list of medical people you can consult regarding your Pac mania. (it’s outta hand, bro). You raise a point re PPV and Pac. I watched Pac vs Bradley the first time they fought and it was seriously on of the most boring fights I’ve seen for many a long year. Back this up with Pac vs Rios, which was a total waste of everyone’s time and I can’t see how you think that the rematch will be anything but a borefest as the last fight Bradley had with Marquez. Both men are gunshy. I can’t see this doing much for either fighter except getting the W. It will resemble something of a sparring session with neither man being able to hit the other and both men spending vast amounts of the fight out of range and therefore no punches will be exchanged. Hecdog, save your dollars for some med-aid. It will be the best money you have ever spent.Posted February 25, 2014 11:41 am
Peej… I know your a staunch Floyd supporter, no problem with that, But, do you really believe that Floyd entered the ring against Canello at 146?? He weighed in at 150 and a half after training like a mad man, has went on record stating after weigh ins he eats like 4 or 5 steaks complete with all the trimmings… and he loses 4 or 5 pounds??? Lay off the cool aid brother!!Posted February 25, 2014 11:41 am
GGG and his team has said they are not looking at anybody at 168 even though they laid the claim anybody from 154 to 175. Ward said he would take the fight and his team said they are not moving up and will clean out 160 first. They want GGG even in negotiating terms before they challenge Ward. Basically they are not ready for Ward and thought that nobody would take them up on their challenge. Even Hopkins said he would take the fight. Good move by GGG though, he has business at 160 and should be the champ before long.Posted February 25, 2014 11:40 am
Where did you hear ggg say he is not ready for ward??? Did you pull that out of your arssss ????Posted February 25, 2014 11:37 am
Time for boxing fans to get smart and not buy this PPV or any other of Mayweathers BS fights. Seriously, Maidana is the most predictable fighter in boxing. He has no chance whatsoever of beating Mayweather. This is the biggest fraud of a fight ever. Floyd makes all of his fans look stupid as they vote for Khan, and Floyd laughs his ass off as he goes the opposite direction and instead picks Maidana. If anyone thinks Maidana has any chance whatsoever, they have some serious issues. Maidana has no defense, horrible feet, no boxing skills, no agility, no reflexes, no gas tank, the man offers nothing, but determination and toughness. This is a beautiful recipe for Floyd Mayweather. I guarantee 1000% that Maidana gets stopped badly. Boxing is letting Mayweather turn the sport into one big joke. You can give Floyd your money if you want to, but I’m not paying a dime. Mr Cherry Picker strikes again. Now, who’s going to pay for this farce?Posted February 25, 2014 11:34 am
Baby Khan will start whining again soon. How long before he starts talking about wanting Floyd in May 2015? Maidana is so classy, unlike Khan who begged and whined for the past three weeks. Well done Floyd, this is justice for boxing.Posted February 25, 2014 11:30 am
Ok so let da games began goodbye kahn dont have 2 here ur mouth nomorePosted February 25, 2014 11:26 am
If you come up with something logical then it would be different but saying how come he doesn’t move to super middleweight and challenge someone their. Don’t you want to see Floyd challenged. Why doesn’t he fight Wlad? Yall are just haters that don’t like Floyd. That is fine, don’t watch his fights. That will solve all your problems. Yall sound like the folks that complain about whats on the radio, write letters to get it taken off when you can simply change the channel. Its not hard to do.Posted February 25, 2014 11:24 am
Ok so I haven’t seen GGG challenged yet. Why has he not moved up to 168? He called Ward out and Ward said he would take the fight. But yet GGG has changed his tune and said he wants to clean out 160 before moving up. Yet none of yall are saying that. Double standard.Posted February 25, 2014 11:22 am
Khan looking for his next fight … he needs a big win to get back into the hunt for Mayweather and other big fights. He needs to be spectacular and not get hurt given his history with a weak chin.
Here are my suggestions — Khan should fight:
– Dora the Explorer … I think Khan can take her best punch
If Khan can survive these tough challenges — then he will definitely be back in the hunt for a fight with Mayweather.Posted February 25, 2014 11:21 am
Like Public Enemy said, there are too many primadonnas in todays boxing. It’s true, boxing is no sport for primadonnas and Mayweather is the leader of them.Posted February 25, 2014 11:18 am
Such is *his* MO (modus operandi), even.
But yes, I’m quite sure arguing with PEEJ is a waste of time, and I need to get some work done anyway.
I write, you know, and would write for ESB if they paid me. But from the quality of the articles they publish, it’s clear that they don’t pay writers.Posted February 25, 2014 11:17 am
“He is gonna give up the championship at 154.”
Such is MO: to run away from challenges.
Very well, let him run, and be forever remembered as that very talented but boring boxer who was afraid to take any risks; a boxer universally reviled for being an insufferable prick and a shameless coward.
I have no doubt he will manage to bankrupt himself within ten years of retiring.
Run Floyd run. We were already sick of you years ago.
I’m out.Posted February 25, 2014 11:14 am
We could throw Floyd in there with both klitchkos at the same time and it still wouldnt satisfy anyone. Its true. He cant please anybody. Ggg? Who the hell has he beaten? He says hes not ready for Ward, but somehow he’s ready for Floyd? You guys crack me up.Posted February 25, 2014 11:13 am
Name someone at 147 that will give him a decent fight. Yall just want to see him in an unfair fight where he is out weighed by a large amount. Its not his fault that he is better than everybody at 147. He has already risen from 130 to 147. So what is the issue? He is a small Welter Weight. He is already out weighed by most of the people he fights.Posted February 25, 2014 11:10 am
GGG has never made 154, fought higher than he does now in the amateurs. If he could make 154 then how come he hasn’t done it yet? And Floyd has already stated he is not Jr Middle and that he is a Welter. He is gonna give up the championship at 154. So again you do realize that GGG is a 160lb fighter and Floyd is at 147 right.Posted February 25, 2014 11:08 am
Mitchell Smith v Ricky Burns
(after Burns has been beaten by Crawford)
I don’t think Burns can beat Smith. I don’t think Smith is ready for Crawford for some time yet, but he’d beat Burns.Posted February 25, 2014 11:08 am
“If the fight can be made.”
Aye, and there’s the catch. But yes, let’s hope so.Posted February 25, 2014 11:06 am
WarZ@ what the hell are you talking about? Smoker shouldn’t even be a ref.Posted February 25, 2014 11:06 am
“You do realize GGG fights at 160 right and and Floyd is at 147?”
You DO realise that Mayweather is the 154lb champ and that Golovkin has said he will come down to 154?
Yet you’re saying that he should keep his belts at 154, yet never have to fight anyone at that weight? Come on man! Floyd is protected enough: he doesn’t need fans protecting him too.
Do you really not want to see Mayweather being challenged by someone who has a chance against him? Do you never want to see him in a decent fight?
Apparently not.Posted February 25, 2014 11:04 am
Rigondeaux v Lomachenko.
If the fight can be made.
Now that’s a fight I really wanna see.Posted February 25, 2014 11:03 am
sorry sometimes I polish sometimes I wear…Posted February 25, 2014 11:01 am
Never hard feelings from me bro.Posted February 25, 2014 11:00 am
“But if the referee is Steve Smoger who lets fighters work from the inside, this fight will be interesting.”
No, it won’t.
If you really want to see Mayweather against e.g. Pacquiao or Golovkin or wheoever, DO NOT BUY HIS FIGHTS until those match-ups are made!! It’s the only way.
If people buy this fight, they have only themselves to blame for the fights we really want to see not happening.Posted February 25, 2014 11:00 am
And GGG didn’t call out Floyd, he said he would fight him. He has clearly stated we never called out Floyd. People just ask him about him and of course he is gonna say yes I would fight him. Who wouldn’t.Posted February 25, 2014 10:58 am
You do realize GGG fights at 160 right and and Floyd is at 147? Floyd can’t even carry more than 152 pounds. When he fought Canelo he was 146 fight night. So stop with the GGG talk. GGG is at 160 and has much work to do there.Posted February 25, 2014 10:58 am
In this fight between Mayweather vs Maidana the 3rd man in the ring will have a very important task in making this fight interesting. If the referee is Robert Byrd who tends to break the fighters apart right away, then Maidana’s chance will be pushed further down to zero. Maidana can’t touch Floyd from the distance. But if the referee is Steve Smoger who lets fighters work from the inside, this fight will be interesting.Posted February 25, 2014 10:52 am
If Khan could work on his defence and footwork so that he can get in an out, in something like the way Pacquiao does, and protect his chin better, he could be a real threat to anyone at 140/147. I know these are big “ifs” , but if he can beat Broner and then a top 5-10 welterweight, and manage to stay on his feet, he will have well and truly earnt a shot at Mayweather, and Mayweather-Khan would start to look like a really intriguing match-up.
The sad irony, however, is that if Khan *did* manage to do all that, he *would* be a real threat to Mayweather, so the latter would surely find a way to duck him!
Anyway, I hope Khan-Broner happens, but as with just about every other fight real boxing fans really want to see, I doubt it will.
I suppose at least we have Froch-Groves to look forward to. I can’t think of any other really good fights to look forward to in the near future, sadly.Posted February 25, 2014 10:49 am
Watch the video.Posted February 25, 2014 10:43 am
PEEJ you know full well that Golovkin called Mayweather out right after his last fight.
Here’s the proof on youtube. GENNADY GOLOVKIN Calls Out FLOYD MAYWEATHER at 154 LBS!!! Post TKO Of ADAMA
You PEEJ are just cowardly as your hero Mayweather.Posted February 25, 2014 10:43 am
Yeah, sorry, just burnt my toast this morning. No hard feelings eh?Posted February 25, 2014 10:37 am
Mayweather vs Maidana. Erm, no thanks. Much as I like Maidana, as he gives everything, he will be horribly outclassed for 12 rounds. At least Khan would probably be ahead on points by the 3rd or 4th round (at which point he’d get decked and go all jelly legs)Posted February 25, 2014 10:31 am
Trinidad started at 147 and moved up to fight Hopkins. That is only 13 pounds. Floyd started at 130 and moved up and fought 3 fighters at 154. I believe he has already done what Tito did. GGG has already stated he wants to clean out 160. Not to mention he fights for HBO. That is why GGGs team said Lara is not an option so it is obvious that Floyd can’t be an option neither.Posted February 25, 2014 10:30 am
lol..anonymous…fair enough. Martin is probably good fellow too…just slightly sensitive today. All good. I mean to offend no one.Posted February 25, 2014 10:23 am
Lets not forget Broner dancing, laughing, smiling, taughting saying how good he is and he’s going to whoop Maidana. What a joke and very, very very embarassing !Posted February 25, 2014 10:22 am
Bill S. Preston Esq.
So it’s official Floyd is no longer about the money.Posted February 25, 2014 10:20 am
I’ve taken up the sport of watching paint dry…much more exciting than watching boxing these daysPosted February 25, 2014 10:12 am
I’m happy to talk to you as well, I’m not choosy :)Posted February 25, 2014 10:10 am
@Martin… I’m not certain you do. “let’s get on with it” metaphorical in the sense that I am aware the fight is not taking place this morning (literally) but (symbolically) simply that it is going to take place finally at some point. True the statement is not entirely a metaphorical as it was incomplete and simply an offhanded comment about the entire convo, I give you that but why did it bother you so? It wasn’t directed at you. You can talk to anonymous he seems to appreciate you.Posted February 25, 2014 10:02 am
Bill S. Preston Esq.
Boxing should change its moniker from the sweet science to BUM FIGHTS!Posted February 25, 2014 9:59 am
Greatest Promoter of All Times.
I am waiting for a call back from Amir, disappointed as he is he did not get his lottery winning ticket vs Mr. Mayweather, if only he would stop and think. The mega, mega match-up for Khan is versus a certain Mr. Manny Pacquiao. Before you all scoff, just think. Two Asian guys who will unite the billions and billions of Asians all across the world to face off against each other and smash PPV records. Just think, two former sparring partners, both as quick as lightning. I have it on verified information that Amir DID INDEED get the better of Manny on several of their sparring sessions and Manny admitted he found it difficult to see the punches of Khan because they were a blistering blur. Amir is actually not only the quicker puncher, but he lands the more volume in his flurries and he has the footspeed to get out of range just as quickly. No one is quicker over the first three rounds and like Maidana will attest he will hit that midsection of Pacquiao and test him downstairs early like none of his last 30 or so opponents have tried. When was the last time Pacman fought against an opponent who had any speed? Not for over a decade.
Well said, Martin.Posted February 25, 2014 9:44 am
I wouldn’t be surprised if Khan keep ducking opponents until Sept, The next Floyd date.Posted February 25, 2014 9:43 am
It was a “metaphorical statement” eh? Well, I’m no “genius”, but at least I know what a metaphor is.
Plus, if you want to discuss something other than the topic of this thread, why not just go do it on another thread?Posted February 25, 2014 9:43 am
Khan do need to fight Broner on the undercard. If he destroys Broner then off course Mayweather. Maidana deserves the fight and will lose. But lets face it, Khan ducked the hell out of Alexander. I think that’s what cost him his chance. While Maidana has been steam rolling opponentsPosted February 25, 2014 9:40 am
“If Khan is smart, he’ll fight the Mayweather clown, I mean clone Adrien Broner. If he destroys Broner like Maidana did, then he might get a fight with Floyd”
Exactly. I actually think it’s a risky fight for both fighters, though. If Khan ever wants to be taken seriously as a contender at 147, he’ll have to take some risks, and Broner is not a dangerous welterweight, so I can imagine he’d take the fight.
However, as I said below, I expect Broner will just want to “look good” in this fight, and it’s hard to see how he’d do that against Khan’s speed and output. He might be able to take him out early, but he’d get little credit for that: just more confirmation that Khan can’t take a shot. And if he doesn’t take him out, Khan would outwork him and win on points. Indeed, given that Maidana put him down twice, it’s not inconceivable that Khan could put him down.
So that’s the reason I don’t think it will take place, but I hope it does, because it’s a far more intriguing match-up that Mayweather-Maidana. Who wants to see Maidana walking forward, lunging and missing while getting picked off with right-hand leads all night? Not me.
As for Mayweather, he’d going to retire a very rich man, best known for ducking Manny Pacquiao and never taking any risks.Posted February 25, 2014 9:38 am
Martin…It was metaphorical statement genius. Meaning get on with other conversations in the sport besides who Floyd will fight.Posted February 25, 2014 9:33 am
Floyd isn’t going to fight Golovkin, he’d get smashed to pieces. Floyd only fights those he knows he can beat and ducks anyone who’s a genuine threat. Floyd really is a fraud.Posted February 25, 2014 9:33 am
What was the point of this “article”?Posted February 25, 2014 9:29 am
“Well at least he picked someone to fight. Let’s just get on with it.”
Let’s get on with what? The fight is on May 3rd.Posted February 25, 2014 9:23 am
Does anyone know who Broner is going to fight on the undercard? Is Khan in the mix for that?
Personally I’d rather see Khan-Broner than Mayweather-Maidana. The outcome of the latter is fight we already know (Floyd by wide UD), but I’m not sure who’d win between Broner and Khan.
If Khan is serious about fighting Floyd in the future, he needs to start fighting at Welterweight, and beating Broner would be a very good start. Unless Khan gets sparked out early (and Broner doesn’t carry much power at 147), I think it’s potentially a really interesting match-up. However, I suspect Broner will be concerned mainly with “looking good” on this undercard, so I imagine he’ll end up fighting someone he knows he can beat, and it’s by no means a foregone conclusion that he’d beat Khan.Posted February 25, 2014 9:22 am
Well at least he picked someone to fight. Let’s just get on with it.Posted February 25, 2014 9:11 am
drx: You ask,”Why did Mayweather put out a poll for the fans to vote for when he chooses the guy that lost the poll??” I guess the key point is what Mayweather meant by “fans” in that context. I reckon he either meant his own fans or boxing fans in general; I DON’T think he meant Amir Khan’s Twitter followers (many of whom are into Amir as a celebrity anyway rather than a sportsman). So as Maidana won the vote handily in the polls that Khan didn’t specifically beg his followers to vote in, and indeed was leading comfortably in the one poll Khan DID eventually win before said begging commenced, it seems fair to conclude Floyd HAS gone with fan opinion – by any resonable definition of “fan”.Posted February 25, 2014 9:09 am
Ok people, saying that Floyd avoided Khan because he was a threat is crazy talk. Showtime tried to build him up for the fight by having him at May’s last weigh-in and as a commentator, but fan response was overwhelmingly negative for the fight. He might indeed be in line for a fight in the future, the seed is planted and the drama has been created. Now he has to do his part: fight somebody good and not get KOd.Posted February 25, 2014 9:05 am
another sparring session for Mayweather. We have to face facts boxing fans, there is nobody out there to fight Mayweather. not even Pacquiao in my opinion. Thurman, Garcia, and Broner come to mind but those fights are not going to happen so we are left with this. Nothing against the other fighters but they are not at that level. Thurman vs Broner on the under card would be fun to watch.Posted February 25, 2014 9:02 am
I was more interested in seeing Maidana vs Khan 2Posted February 25, 2014 8:59 am
Fraud Duckweather king of the con artists. LOL
Fight some one who can beat you Fraud, you chicken. Fight Golovkin you coward.Posted February 25, 2014 8:53 am
Bill S. Preston Esq.
Garbage isn’t worthy of ppv price tagPosted February 25, 2014 8:18 am
Agreed, I like that fight. Throw Thurman into the mix toPosted February 25, 2014 8:10 am
Why did Mayweather put out a poll for the fans to vote for when he chooses the guy that lost the poll??Posted February 25, 2014 7:25 am
Mayweather next will chose porter , Garcia and Alexander ..
Not yet, re broner but could be khanPosted February 25, 2014 7:09 am
Has broner got an opponent?Posted February 25, 2014 7:07 am
Maidana earned the fight. Khan never even tried to earn it. This news is justice for boxing. It was absurd that Khan’s name was even in the discussion to begin with. Khan was just looking for a retirement pay day. Now Khan is in a very bad place, because if he fights any of the top ten welterweights, he’ll get beat. We saw in the Diaz fight that Khan is finished at top level. How angry Khan must be that he couldn’t talk his way into one last big pay day. This is a great day for the sport. The deserving man has got the shot, the undeserving, arrogant and deluded fighter was left out in the cold, rightly so. Expect Khan to offer Lamont Peterson a fight at 147lbs, forcing Peterson to come up in weight (to give Khan the advantage) in Bolton or Sheffield, again to give Khan an advantage, and then assuming Khan edges past Peterson, expect Khan to do exactly what he just did, i.e. he’ll duck any other challenge and remain inactive whilst trying, yet again, to talk his way into a Floyd fight in 2015. Except the moment has gone, Amir. The game is up.Posted February 25, 2014 6:48 am
Yeh ray ray watched it was a great card but shouldn’t of been ppv over here. Cost the same as watching manny or floyd. He looked really good but competition wasnt top grade. He called out GGG and said there was only a few things to work out because they already had been in talks. Thurman doesn’t have a fight yet so just wishful hoping/thinking. He looks strong but be good to see him gave a top guy.Posted February 25, 2014 6:46 am
manny, ran from a drug test after demanding floyd accepts a 10 million dollar per pound weight penalty right. khan, runs from devon & struggles with inferior opponents, and has no basics, and floyd is a coward?Posted February 25, 2014 6:12 am
Who’s Thurman fighting? Or u just hope he’s on the card….Thurmans pretty good in my books….stiff puncher.Posted February 25, 2014 5:57 am
Auzbox-did u watch Geale v woods? I read somewhere it was @ jr middle but it wasn’t….I only saw highlights.Posted February 25, 2014 5:55 am
ordinary boxing fan
time for Khan to fight those he didn’t fight in the hope of landing the mayweather sweepstake. Two impressive wins at least with top ten welters before mayweather. As for Maidana, well, mayweather by wide UD.Posted February 25, 2014 5:55 am
Hope Thurman is on the undercard toPosted February 25, 2014 5:52 am
Ray ray goldPosted February 25, 2014 5:51 am
tark.my man,the only reason maidana was hurt wa sbecause elbows broner hit him 5 seconds after the bell. wtf. everyone was mad when it was khan,and now he fights wba champ maidana and it’s a snivel fest. khan hasn’t done shi-ite to earn a fight with floyd ecept get k.t.f.o and a gift decision over julio diaz. c’mon man. ray ray you got it right.Posted February 25, 2014 5:47 am
kudos mark t and spartacrust for good options for khan.Posted February 25, 2014 5:38 am
wouldnt mind seing khan vs broner on same card. (know it wont happen but would be nice) with the possibility of khan getting mayweather if he beats broner. think that would be a close fight as well with khan outworking broner but as with the usual with khan it only takes one average punch and he could be out of there.Posted February 25, 2014 5:33 am
rich it isnt a problem. it is censorship when you type a word on the banned listPosted February 25, 2014 5:17 am
Any1 who thinks khan would beat Mayweather is drunk, stoned, retarted or all of the above…Posted February 25, 2014 5:12 am
Khan vs Marquez! Winner fights the victor of Bradley vs Manny.Posted February 25, 2014 5:09 am
A sigh of relief sweeps the boxing world as at last our hero the wunderkind of boxing picks his illustrious opponent. The drama queen of ars jus wanna clean up baxin has finally stopped humin and harrin and made his momentous decision that his fans have eagerly awaited…Will she,won’t she,that’ s all we have heard from the shoulder roll kid and will loads of wonga insist on a level playing field when it come to testing……Posted February 25, 2014 4:09 am
I know FMJ will not fight Khan has he knows he ain’t going to make it past ten rounds against Khan so he went for a flat footed slow easy to hit boxer and upsetting his mini me broner along the wayPosted February 25, 2014 4:08 am
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Posted February 24, 2014 5:43 pmPosted February 25, 2014 3:36 am
Khan won’t have to search long. He’s past his due date but still marketable and can still salvage his career. But it’s a standard comeback with gradually increased level of comp. Rushing it and he’ll crash and burn. Does he want to put in the work? That we don’t know.Posted February 25, 2014 3:34 am
Auzbox- I hope Khan knuckles down & gets 2 work….he’s not lived up 2 his potential in my opinion….he’s got a chance now 2 beat good guys and prove every1 wrong than maybe he gets a manny or Floyd fight? I no khan beat Madaina but right now I think Madaina is lookn better & has momentum.Posted February 25, 2014 3:31 am
Time for boxing fans to get smart and not buy this PPV or any other of Mayweathers BS fights. Seriously, Maidana is the most predictable fighter in boxing. He has no chance whatsoever of beating Mayweather. This is the biggest fraud of a fight ever. Floyd makes all of his fans look stupid as they vote for Khan, and Floyd laughs his ass off as he goes the opposite direction and instead picks Maidana. If anyone thinks Maidana has any chance whatsoever, they have some serious issues. Maidana has no defense, horrible feet, no boxing skills, no agility, no reflexes, no gas tank, the man offers nothing, but determination and toughness. This is a beautiful recipe for Floyd Mayweather. I guarantee 1000% that Maidana gets stopped badly. Boxing is letting Mayweather turn the sport into one big joke. You can give Floyd your money if you want to, but I’m not paying a dime. Mr Cherry Picker strikes again. Now, who’s going to pay for this farce?Posted February 25, 2014 3:29 am
Hit the nail on the head RAY RAYPosted February 25, 2014 3:26 am
U don’t get 2 demand such things unless ur the boss? My opinion the main reason Floyd v Manny hasn’t happend because of both sides demands and either side refusing 2 budge and inch…..both Manny and Floyd have had everything in there favour 4 quite a while and both sides butted heads in trying 2 make there fight work. Both guys have earned that right by whoopn ass. Floyd fighting Madaina might not b a bad thing 4 khan he has a chance now 2 prove 2 the boxing public he deserves such big fights….Alexander, Broner, rematch Garcia etc etc. Khan needs 2 stop being a cry baby….b4 leaving 2 go with GBP I remember him saying he use 2 whoop Manny in sparring & Freddie should b concentrating more on him than Manny? Now he’s crying about Floyd….if his chin didn’t dribble crap it may b stronger….less crying more action.Posted February 25, 2014 3:21 am
Maidana doesn’t deserve this chance. An easy win for floyd!!Posted February 25, 2014 3:18 am
Floyd’s call the shots! If Floyd said Maidana roll over, maidan will roll over and kiss Floyd butt for extra cash.Posted February 25, 2014 3:04 am
You think Maidana has a strong punch and a brick chin? Wait till Floyd demands random blood testing and 12 oz gloves! You don’t get to stay with zero lose with out the ability to demand things on your favor. Floyd by a UD in a long boring fight.Posted February 25, 2014 3:01 am
Floyd cherry pickt a welter champ instead of khan who has nothing 2 offer….I bet every other boxer out there wished they could cherry pick there way 2 2 belts @ welter and 2 @ jr middle???????Posted February 25, 2014 2:35 am
I do believe it was I who told every1 2 chillax when the articles about Floyd v Khan started doing the rnds? He hasn’t pickt an opponent yet just relax until he does, he might surprise people? Quote unquote myself…..where all the guys saying he won’t fight Madaina he’s 2 dangerous? Now the same guys who think khan is no good have back flipped again and want the khan fight? U guys need 2 make ur mind up what u want? Either way Floyd wins….if u combined Khan & Madaina we’d have a fight.Posted February 25, 2014 2:32 am
Ha ha how quick things change….haterz up in arms when Floyd was fighting Khan? No it’s back flipped, he’s fighting Madaina now and still a cherry picker ha ha ha. Just because manny has loses and Floyd doesn’t means his a cherry picker ha ha 2 funny. Is this the same Madiana who said he doesn’t need Floyd? Until the cash got out infront of him ha ha ha.Posted February 25, 2014 2:27 am
…, “Maidana has a good jaw and feather fisted Floyd will not harm him.”
Broner almost had Maidana out. His corner was worried between the 11th and 12th. Broner doesn’t have a jab. Broner doesn’t have a straight right. Broner doesn’t have a defense.
Floyd has all the weapons to knock Maidana out cold, and he will — but Maidan has a punch that will bother Floyd early.
It’s the arching right hander that Maidana cuts sharply down.. It’s deceptive.. It’s works great on the shoulder roll.. It’s fabulous on the shoulder roll because it catches you on the top of the head and rips all the way down the side of your head.
The punch that Sergio Martinez KO’d Paul Williams with is the left handed version of the punch — and unfortunately Maidana doesn’t throw it that well or as hard but it’s a pretty dangerous punch — because if you have your arms crossed when it lands the left hook can kill you.. Marcos hit Broner with tons of those looping rights and left hooks.
Floyd is not Broner — but he does use the shoulder roll. So this is what works against that defense.. But Floyd changes up his defensive looks … and doesn’t have his thumb up his ass like Broner.Posted February 25, 2014 2:22 am
Mayweather, I am the real dawg
I am the real Duck, duck Pacquiao.Posted February 25, 2014 1:44 am
Maidana = LEFT HANDED LIKE COTTO !!!!Posted February 25, 2014 1:42 am
Floyd loves for yall to promote his fights.Posted February 25, 2014 1:42 am
Khan should fight Broner.Posted February 25, 2014 1:41 am
we can’t blame Floyd for this one the fighters in his weight class stand no chance blame them not Floyd. Y’all said ggg or other names but like I said his weight class , who beats him.Posted February 25, 2014 1:40 am
Bob- You are right that pillow mitts Mayweather has average power at best and that Maidana will not let up and could surprise his ass… But Floyd thinks his defense will carry the day because Maidana has lead feet.Posted February 25, 2014 1:35 am
We should boycott this fight. Enough cherry picking…Posted February 25, 2014 1:14 am
Floyd by TKO.Posted February 25, 2014 1:13 am
Floyd thinks Maidana’s slow feet will be easy to avoid. As usual he picks lead foots and avoids fleet-footed opponents like Khan and Pacquiao.Posted February 25, 2014 1:12 am
Maidana by brutal KO.Posted February 25, 2014 1:02 am
It so appears that Ward’s article about Maidana’ speed and power made Void chicken out………….Void hates speed and power. The fighter everyone wants Void to fight is Pac, Void has been running form Pac for years now……………Void is supposed to be the 154 lbs. champ, yet he refuses to fight anyone at 154………Posted February 25, 2014 12:56 am
To me, Maidana is as deserving as anybody else & I have no problems with this fight; Now, dont tell me he has a chance because he doesn’t…el Chino is in for an Arturo Gatti-like beating. The prediction here is a piece of cake, as the saying goes.Posted February 25, 2014 12:55 am
floyd vs madonna may 3rdPosted February 25, 2014 12:50 am
“He picked WW CHAMP over glass jawed SISSY!!!! I APPLAUD him on that.”
You have No shame you clown!
Mayweather fans who defend this pick and then pay to see it are being delusional. Floyd conducts a poll asking who his fans think would be the greater threat between Kahn and Maidana. Of course Pacman and Golovkin are not included in the poll, because… well you know why. The fans choose Kahn because he whupped up on Maidana. Floyd, then inexcusably chooses Maidana. If anything proves that Mayweather is the ultimate chicken and cherry picker, it is his ducking the glass chinned Kahn to fight the guy Kahn defeated, even after his own fans pleaded with him in his own poll “Floyd, please don’t embarrass us, if you won’t face Pacman or Golovkin, at least fight the guy that beat Maidana. Floyd is not fighting Kahn but he is himself a Con!!Posted February 25, 2014 12:44 am
It’s a good fight I can’t really hate on it. Atleast he has taken a tiny riskPosted February 25, 2014 12:39 am
Forget about what MM deserves and think about what is a great fight for FM.Posted February 25, 2014 12:37 am
Run run away…… from Pacquiao.Posted February 25, 2014 12:21 am
maidanas awkwardness along with his power could cUse an aging Mayweather problems. Still this is a tall order for Maidana, but he deserves his shot…Posted February 25, 2014 12:20 am
Wizard, I wish it could be Christmas everyday.Posted February 25, 2014 12:18 am
A puncher must have a chance to land before he can have a punchers chance
Showtime picked this opponent not Floyd.Posted February 24, 2014 11:58 pm
You know what Thurmal knickers your on to something. Khan and broner would be a great fight co main.Posted February 24, 2014 11:53 pm
This is why boxing has become a joke. Better fighters in the welters and he goes and picks Maidana? Hope people don’t buy this joke of a fight. Even Khan would have been a joke.Posted February 24, 2014 11:52 pm
Khan vs Matthysse would be the fight at 140. Make it happen.Posted February 24, 2014 11:51 pm
Go ahead, knock yourself out, in the end, Floyd can do whatever the f’k he wants…bottom line.Posted February 24, 2014 11:49 pm
Remember when I used to post under this handle back in the day? ROFL.Posted February 24, 2014 11:42 pm
Khan v Maidana.
Mayweather is a Kellogg pop tart, empty calories.Posted February 24, 2014 11:41 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn aka The New Edgar Allen Poe
No need to swing that ban hammer mods. It’s me.. Brother Gonzo. I was just having a jolly jape. Playing around making up silly names for the amusement of my fanbase. lolPosted February 24, 2014 11:41 pm
Khan v Maidana.
Mayweather is a fool, there are better fights for the Boxing fan, Mayweather is not even really famous, he is a mug, if you saw him in the street, you would think what a fool, he has nohting about him, idiot, like Hagler for instance, you would think, was that Hagler, tat was Marvin Hagler that was, famous Boxer.Posted February 24, 2014 11:39 pm
Kanuth ‘Cup-a-Soup’ Ramirez
Floyd pulls a fast one once again. No doubt his delusional fanatics will be loving this.Posted February 24, 2014 11:39 pm
Khan vs Broner May 3rd undercard…….WOULD BE DOPE!Posted February 24, 2014 11:39 pm
Seamus ‘Wolf Seed’ Papadum Jr. II
Floyd KO1Posted February 24, 2014 11:32 pm
where is floyd mamaPosted February 24, 2014 11:31 pm
“what will it prove to fight Khan who has been knockedafkoutCold 3 times???”
Really? Please name those three fights. Also, please show us all, on Boxrec or elsewhere, that Khan has been KOd three times.Posted February 24, 2014 11:30 pm
Is this definitely happening? Surely even Floyd wouldn’t stoop this low?Posted February 24, 2014 11:29 pm
Jackson ‘Bethlehem’ Cane Toad Jr. III
Terrible!Posted February 24, 2014 11:27 pm
Ruth ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Donnelly
Floyd never fails to disappoint. I was literally his biggest fan until recently. SMHPosted February 24, 2014 11:27 pm
It will be a boring fight,once again,wanna bet?Posted February 24, 2014 11:24 pm
Gareth Biryani Ph.D
I certainly won’t be tuning into this rubbish.Posted February 24, 2014 11:22 pm
1234Posted February 24, 2014 11:21 pm
Quackman is ducking more steroid tests.Posted February 24, 2014 11:18 pm
Simon Antichrist Jr.
I hope Marcos Maidana kills Money MayweatherPosted February 24, 2014 11:17 pm
Floyd just ducked freaking Amir Khan of all people. lolololololPosted February 24, 2014 11:16 pm
So Mayweather wants the fans to choose his opponent and has his poll. The results were confirmed by himself that Khan won. Mayweather then goes on to choose Maidana who lost in the poll and lost to Khan. This guy is a liar and a cherry picker of massive proportions. Yet his gullible, naive, pathetic fans will still line his pockets with coin. There’s a sucker born every minute, in the USA there are 3 born every minute. All FMJ fans.Posted February 24, 2014 11:10 pm
Khan is now on suicide watch.Posted February 24, 2014 11:10 pm
Floyd opted for Maidana so that he use not fighting Khan to set up a fight between them down the road. He’s killing two birds with one stone. He knows that nobody wants to see him fight either of these substandard opponents but by doing it this way it gives him an angle to fight both. He doesn’t want any part of the opponents the fans really yearn to see him in there with. Fighting legitimate prime threats is just not his thing. People want to see him in there with Pacman, even the shot version of today, and Lara, Golovkin, you know opponents that actually pose him a real risk. Truly dangerous opponents.Posted February 24, 2014 11:06 pm
Good choice for Mayweather; Maidana has gotten better offensively with his power bomb punches still very much intact! Khan whined like a baby and had become disrespectful……not something that would endear him to be considered for a bout that was already up in the air. Khan can simply prove himself by taking on Alexander & possibly Broner for a potential shot at the KING! Nevertheless, Maidana IS the better choice, since he’s so aggressive, he DID beat up the prototype Broner – soundly, and he has a coveted belt! Now he has to deal with the original…..a 37yr old original that is not the same as when he took on the likes of Diego Coralles & even Hatton. It should be interesting how Mayweather deals with the bulldozing style and crazy determination of this cool dude that is Maidana!Posted February 24, 2014 10:59 pm
Maidana is a humble man who respects everybody, outside the ring that is. Inside the ring he respects nobody and throws punches with bad intentions. Floyd will be the favourite but Marcos is a live underdog and for him to be successful he must improve his head movement and his hand and foot speed in addition to a good game plan, this is a big ask but if he can do it he will have a great chance.Posted February 24, 2014 10:59 pm
Pathetic cherry pick ! Boxing fans should boycott this farcePosted February 24, 2014 10:53 pm
He picked WW CHAMP over glass jawed SISSY!!!! I APPLAUD him on that.Posted February 24, 2014 10:43 pm
Easy night for mayweather but better than khanPosted February 24, 2014 10:41 pm
Floyd just pick the more sellable fight! But don’t get mistaken Khan and Maidana are both bum fighters cause Floyd will demand things in his favor to win the fight! Gloves, referee, random testing you name it Floyd got it cover to win this fight.Posted February 24, 2014 10:34 pm
It is good, althought Im not totally agree with this fight Im glad Floyd didnt give Tomato Khan a BIG payday, he had to pay for calling him “chicken” some time ago before he and Phonyao were exposed, when everybody (except me and some more) thought they were the big deal, Maidana deserves the fight A LOT more than this s+it talkerPosted February 24, 2014 10:23 pm
Maidana is far more deserving of the Mayweather than Khan….plus it’s a unification fight. IMO, the fight has more intrigue to American boxing fans becuase of the way Maidana handled Broner.Posted February 24, 2014 10:20 pm