Tark-Lara got the decision he deserved! a big “L”…he ran pretty much the whole fight. He even got punched in the butt cheek! lol. Canelo was frustrated and “gassed” from chasing the “gazelle” disguised as a fighter around the ring. Have a nice day!Posted August 26, 2014 10:45 pm
Lara didn’t beat Canelo more convincingly than Mayweather. Mayweather wine nearly every round while Larar won 5-7 at best…Posted August 26, 2014 9:51 pm
And Canelo never laned effectively to the body. A few touched fair territory (less then 10%) but they had ZERO effect.
Lara dominated the late rounds so any “body work” didn’t slow him a bit.Posted August 26, 2014 5:27 pm
Lara should have been given the victory over Canelo because he landed more—and more effective—punches.
It doesn’t matter if he used footwork to create distance… so he could use his better range and boxing skills to dominate his more hittable opponent.
He beat up Canelo worse than Floyd did, and that’s what matters… They don’t take points for using swift and effective footwork… It’s up to Canelo to cut the ring off.
The rules are the same for both fighters. They can both use the ring space.Posted August 26, 2014 5:23 pm
“Porter lost to a guy that that no one stateside really knew, Lara lost a close bout but his problem is that he got tagged with a runner label RIGHT or WRONG”
Everyone knows who Brook is now…
He traveled to hostile territory… beat undefeated Shawn Porter, the guys who easily outboxed Devon Alexander… who dominated Marcos Maidana… who damned near beat Mayweather.Posted August 26, 2014 5:17 pm
Insane PEEJ Posse
Sredmond: you are blind & just a plain fool.Posted August 26, 2014 4:30 pm
A-fighter wins all the time! Especially if he can demand things in his favor. Not the greatest fighter with no lose but the greatest cherry picker/ demand king with no lose!Posted August 26, 2014 2:54 pm
Sredmond: if there is no such thing as a magic gloves. Why on earth Floyd demanded for Maidana to change gloves that is approved by the commission? I’m sorry but really you are blind or just plain fool.Posted August 26, 2014 12:37 pm
Tark, calls Cotto an ATG and 4 division Champion on the other site YET he says that he would be “an easy win”…. Tark get with the program Porter, and Lara LOST they are NOT at the back of the line… Porter lost to a guy that that no one stateside really knew, Lara lost a close bout but his problem is that he got tagged with a runner label RIGHT or WRONG which made for a fight that lacked drama and entertainment absent Tark who saw a barnburner and a must see bout that demands a trilogy according to the dementia that wracks his brains… Floyd Mayweather is not gonna fight a couple of guys coming off losses ONE to an Unknown stateside the other to a guy that Mayweather schooled with EASE…Posted August 26, 2014 11:28 am
There are NO such thing as “pillow soft 8oz gloves” that is some serious BS… If Maidana catches Mayweather wrong he will be on his face and that’s just a fact… Do you really think that Everlast Manufactures an 8oz glove that renders the user unable to harm his opponent? GTFOH this is just more whining on the part of ESB dullards who cannot use their brain for a second…Posted August 26, 2014 11:24 am
Tark-“cut the crap” Lara didn’t win sht. but a marathon’ lolPosted August 25, 2014 11:57 pm
I don’t think MM won the first fight… I think Brook is an appropriate opponent – not Maidana. Also think Pacquiao is an appropriate opponent.
Lara beat Canelo easily and punished him far worse than Floyd did… He should get a shot too.
But what we’ll probably get is Maidana, Khan, and Cotto. Three easy wins.Posted August 25, 2014 9:29 pm
This fight isn’t a good fight IMO, because it’ll turn into an ugly fouled filled fight. But a lot of fans seem to like that style, and think that’s what’ll take to beat Mayweather. On top of that many felt Maidana won the first fight. Therefore this fight is warranted.Posted August 25, 2014 9:04 pm
Tomato can; A side vs. C side. Not a good fight!Posted August 25, 2014 8:42 pm
With a soft pillow gloves Maidana doesn’t stand a chance! The only thing going for him is his power punches with KO power and that has been taking care off by demanding a more padded soft pillow gloves. What will Maidana do if Floyd absorb Maidana’s best punch with no effect to Floyd? Boring fight and expensive will burn a hole in my wallet kind of event. Boycott!!!!Posted August 25, 2014 8:41 pm
The bottom line is, the A side fighter gets what he wants. Pac does it, Mayweather does it, Tyson, Delahoya, and Leonard all did it. By the way, the gloves Maidana tried to use were worn terribly. Any fight team that were paying attention would have demanded different gloves.Posted August 25, 2014 8:20 pm
Maidana’s only chance is again hit behind the head! lolPosted August 25, 2014 4:12 pm
Doc Holiday, if there is a special glove that guarantees a boxer wins then why are all boxers NOT undefeated who wear this particular glove? Mayweather had his gloves mandated by Oscar how was he able to prevail????Posted August 25, 2014 3:14 pm
This will be Mayweathers worst PPV to date for sure.. a bunch of Mexicans no one cares about or even knows and an Argentinian with ZERO fanbase in the USA?? LOL it may be as bad as one of Canelos PPV Flops…Posted August 25, 2014 2:13 pm
Ppl are saying skills is what matters not the gloves… then why doesn’t Floyd rely on his SKILLS instead of changing his opponent’s gloves?Posted August 25, 2014 2:02 pm
Maidana had better focus on landing clean shots and not worry so much about whatever 8oz gloves he is wearing..He admitted that he was unable to land the blows he needed to hurt Floyd Mayweather and that was ultimately his undoing.. OVER 80% of Maidanas wins have come via KO or TKO that is how he does his business… He is not gonna win 7 rounds off Floyd Mayweather unless FMJ just does not have it anymore… On the other hand Maidana can punch and we have all seen him put guys down with a single shot to the melon… The dynamics are clear its up to each guy to get the job done…Posted August 25, 2014 9:31 am
Bo Bo Olson
Not liking any Mayweathers, I was forced to give the first 6 rounds to Floyd who was like a superball on coke, coming off the ropes like hew was one of those fake wrestlers…never seen the likes of it…then he picked up another couple.
Willie Pep would be just as hated as Floyd is today, too. Curtis Cokes too.Posted August 25, 2014 5:48 am
Bo Bo Olson
Some youngster said something about never hearing of Champs demanding certain gloves.
It is not a new thing, invented by Floyd.
If there was a puncher as champ…he can only insist the other fighter uses the same gloves he uses…not that he gets the hard gloves and the boxer the pillows so he can walk through.
If the mauling puncher Maidana was champ he could insist that both wore hard gloves. Floyd a boxer wants softer gloves…well weren’t they the same he KO’ed Hatton with?
Question would hard gloves be harder on Floy’s fragile hands?Posted August 25, 2014 5:43 am
Its in the contract that Mad has to use the pillow foam filled gloves and not the commission approved horse hair Everlast gloves he usually wears. Last time FM paid Mad 1.5mil at the last min to use the foam gloves. This time FM put it into the contract.Posted August 25, 2014 4:11 am
I’m telling you how I scored the fight, not hbo
This article is stupid, this fool Maidana is gonna wear the same gloves that Floyd already approved so why would he turn around and not approve them?
An idiots always comment kakPosted August 25, 2014 2:44 am
This article is stupid, this fool Maidana is gonna win the same gloves that Floyd already approved so why would he turn around and not approve them?
An idiots always comment kakPosted August 25, 2014 2:44 am
Tark you don’t know anything and sure don’t know how to spell.Posted August 25, 2014 1:58 am
the purps…, “The first fight Castillo won 6 decisive rounds, Floyd won 3, and 3 rounds were indecisive”
ALL the judges had Floyd winning by 4 and 5 points… The stupid asses who were broadcasting the fight were going by the idiot who was doing the punch states… The judges weren’t given the pathetic punch stat numbers, and didn’t listen to the broadcast.
In the 5th round, for instance, the punch stat idiot counted like 12 punches landed for Castillo and he landed 5 effective ones if you were very generous. Floyd won that round and the fight by a wide margin — and won the rematch by a much bigger margin… despite a hit team of judges appointed to rob Mayweather in the 2nd fight.Posted August 25, 2014 1:50 am
you wrote “Mayweather loss twice Huh???”
See any spelling mistakes idiot???Posted August 25, 2014 1:39 am
Tark learn to spellPosted August 25, 2014 1:01 am
The first fight Castillo won 6 decisive rounds, Floyd won 3, and 3 rounds were indecisivePosted August 25, 2014 12:54 am
You’re an idiot… Learn how to read, then read my post again… And read a lot slower — you stupid assPosted August 25, 2014 12:49 am
Mayweather loss twice Huh???
Castillo lost to Floyd… TWICE!!!
All six (6) judges voted for Floyd… Check the record.Posted August 24, 2014 11:35 pm
“Tark-get it right my “friend” Floyd gave up 18lbs. 166lbs. minus 148lbs, equals 18lbs”
Slim you got it wrong again… MM weighed 165, Floyd 150 into the ringPosted August 24, 2014 11:34 pm
Castillo already beat FloydPosted August 24, 2014 11:29 pm
brza da originator
Margo had an ATG chin probably top 5 of anyone I ever sawPosted August 24, 2014 11:22 pm
brza da originator
Pac gave up 18# to margiritoPosted August 24, 2014 11:22 pm
Tark-get it right my “friend” Floyd gave up 18lbs. 166lbs. minus 148lbs, equals 18lbs! And Chisora and Haye are HW not the same thing as 147lb fighters…have a nice day!Posted August 24, 2014 11:20 pm
“Don’t see PAC fighting anybody 20 to 30 lbs heavier than him.”
Maidana had about 15 pounds on Floyd. 165 to 150.
David Haye gave up 117 pounds to Nicolai Valuev.
That’s more like it. Also gave up 37 pounds to Chisora and smashed him.Posted August 24, 2014 11:13 pm
pactards r us
Gloves don’t win fights the fighters do.They actually should change rules about how much you can go up in weight on fight night.My goodness maidana was a Middleweight when Floyd beat him. How many WW fighters today fight MWs.I don’t see PAC fighting anybody 20 to 30 lbs heavier than him.Most boxers wouldn’t fight these kind of fights.FMJ is an ATG already and should be respected by everyone.
TBEPosted August 24, 2014 10:20 pm
pactards r us
WtfPosted August 24, 2014 10:07 pm
@peej did u ever dissagree wit anything mayweather done ? Was there ever a time he picked a fighter u were dissapointed in or was it always the exact guy u wanted him to fightPosted August 24, 2014 9:55 pm
Gloves don’t make the boxer… Skills make the boxer…
Whatever gloves Maidana uses, they won’t make him an elite boxer or an elite defender. He’ll suffer his 5th defeat because his skills aren’t top notch.
I would like to see Floyd fight Brook or Pacquiao next.Posted August 24, 2014 9:45 pm
Get over it: this is not about Pacman. We all know Floyd can’t get his way with him. It’s all about Floyd fighting fighters he can buy. Like 1.5 million fight purse with all what Floyd wants in the fight. Choice of ref, judge, venue, gloves size, ring size…etc…. Floyd fights to win…he won before the first bell ring. Sucks to watch an undefeated fight the fight he cherry picks.Posted August 24, 2014 8:11 pm
get over it
Havoc Maidana was the best option for Floyd he won 4 in a row before they fought nothing about Marcos is cherry picking. Porter was already committed, Thurman is unheard of no draw. Kahn could have been big yes. And we all know what the issue with pacroid is Arum. Morons who think Floyd had the control to fight a guy who is under contract is plain silly. Maidana fight was a smart business move hell he made over 70 million for the fight go and look at his checks . Now people will pay to see the rematch as well. Maidana is hell of a lot better than Algieri who is a kick boxer and the fight with Manny is not even ppv worthy.Posted August 24, 2014 8:01 pm
Often fighters have the gloves included in the contract. Why didn’t they this time given the last bout’s ruckus was absurd?Posted August 24, 2014 7:12 pm
It’s the gloves!!! Maidana will not KO Mayweather and surely will not Outland him in points. Great cherry picker with the power of a king who can demand things in his favor! What will Maidana do if he can’t KO Floyd with his soft pillow gloves? Out point him in score cards? Boxing sucks! It’s not only violent and also a corrupt sports run by the rich and famous!Posted August 24, 2014 6:50 pm
pactards r us, you do have a point, mind game is important to gain an advantage. But it’s fun to talk about it, especially the glove issue. Kind of keep us on this site defending or attacking a fighter, while he’s at home probably just relaxing.Posted August 24, 2014 6:23 pm
pactards r us
Bro j quit blowing everyone on ESBPosted August 24, 2014 5:57 pm
pactards r us
Papo and bro j
Mind games fellas its all part of the build up….Posted August 24, 2014 5:56 pm
When you are the A side of the fight you get to demand certain things. Morales did it when he fought Pac, Oscar did it to Floyd. Floyd does it in his fights. Not sure what the issue isPosted August 24, 2014 5:55 pm
is mayweather jr. really gay?Posted August 24, 2014 5:39 pm
Well said. The person posting under “pactards r us” is the real retard, clearly.Posted August 24, 2014 5:38 pm
Pactards r us said, “Does it really matter I mean damn I’ve never seen so many grown men crying about something so insignificant. Maidana didn’t have his gloves first time around but he came into the fight a Middle Weight.”
Well, since Floyd is insisting Maidana wears other type of gloves, it must not be so insignificant. In other words, if it’s insignificant, then Floyd should just fight Maidana without insisting on the type of gloves. You can’t blame boxing fans for making a big deal out of this issue…you should blame Floyd as he’s the one making a big deal about it.Posted August 24, 2014 4:27 pm
Dont think Floydie would have liked the 6oz gloves back in the day. LOL.Posted August 24, 2014 3:10 pm
Maidana wins this one, stops Mayweather rounds 1-5, I think Maidana will get him this time.Posted August 24, 2014 2:26 pm
Floyd its so funny always complaining ….when he feels threaten…he makes absurd demands…….when have U ever heard Manny do such things?…those are the reasons Pacman its and will always be better than floyd..despite his lossesPosted August 24, 2014 2:26 pm
Th fvking. Nnnniger ….will make chino to wear pillows instead of gloves..so he wont hit him to hard……..he should mot be called a champion……a.true champion take risks ..and face the best oposition availabe….maywheater its nothing but a phony paper champPosted August 24, 2014 2:20 pm
brza da originator
Don t matter hes not gonna lay hands on May don t kniw what happened the first fight . Marcis s is Too slow n crude wit no jab . Expect a shutoutPosted August 24, 2014 1:41 pm
pactards r us
Does it really matter I mean damn I’ve never seen so many grown men crying about something so insignificant. Maidana didn’t have his gloves first time around but he came into the fight a Middle Weight .So wheres FMJ credit for fighting all these overweight Welterweights.He gets no credit for anything from the haters they’d rather complain about small shyt like gloves..fkn gloves.
REALLY?? He gets my respect for just getting in the squared circle but for him to make it seem easy the way he does its the sweet science at its finest and it should be appreciated by true fans of this great sport…Posted August 24, 2014 1:16 pm
SKILLS is the factor anyway. SO it doesn’t matter about the gloves.Posted August 24, 2014 1:01 pm
Exactly. Well said. I can’t think of another boxer in the sport, EVER, objecting to another boxer’s approved gloves and refusing to fight him unless he changes them.
Anyone who boxes knows that it takes time to get used to a different style of gloves than you’re used to, and Maidana had no time at all. It won’t surprise if this diva b!tch pulls the same stunt again and makes Maidana wear others again.
As if it’s not enough that he has all the referees in his pocket!
Can anyone imagine, say, a prime Tyson or Hagler or Duran moaning about what type of gloves his opponent wears and refusing to fight unless he changes them??!!!!
Floyd is a little b!tch, plain and simple.Posted August 24, 2014 12:47 pm
FMJ is such a b1tch. Refusing to allow your opponent to wear a perfectly legal brand of gloves that are approved by almost every commission is absolutely pathetic.
And you wonder why FMJ has never fought a great fighter while they were in their prime? What kind of nonsense do you think he’d try to get away with if he was fighting a truly great fighter who was still in their prime if he’s doing this to someone who would’ve barely been a contender at best in one of the stronger eras?
Obviously this is a completely hypothetical scenario because FMJ wouldn’t ever fight opponents of this standing, but imagine he was facing a Hearns or Duran? He’d use his A-side muscle to ensure that there were certain punches they wouldn’t be allowed to throw. He’d have it written into the contact that Hearns can’t throw right hands to the head and Duran would have to agree to wear an eye patch and not punch in combination.Posted August 24, 2014 12:38 pm