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Mayweather vs Canelo: “Keys to Victory”, “Four to Explore”, “Inside the Numbers”, & “Official Prediction”!

DSC00190Largest gate revenue generated in the history of the sport? Counted and in the books! Best combined record for a super mega-fight between two Champions in this era (86-0-1)? By a landslide…..Easy work! Highest Pay-Per-View buy rate in the history of the sport? Certainly in the zone……final tally pending. No matter how we dice up this epic affair, on paper, it appears the world of Boxing is well on track to see something truly monumental by the end of the night. In an effort to analyze this colossal event, we take a closer look at not only “Keys to Victory”, “Four to Explore”, and a “Final Prediction”; but also a deeper look “Inside the Numbers”, so that we can finally put a few commonly spoken myths to bed:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER – KEYS TO VICTORY

Floyd Mayweather was never the fastest, the biggest, or the strongest. He was simply the smartest! That’s his true claim to fame! Of all “Keys to Victory” eligible, that’s the one attribute Mayweather will need most tonight, as no opponent in recent times, (if ever), presented the level of danger found in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Mayweather has been the best chess master Boxing has seen, arguably in history. Continue reading

To get Money to Faint, You have to Feint

canelo88To get Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. to faint, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will have to feint. In boxing that means the aggressor has to make a quick movement to trick his clever opponent. When fighting someone who is usually not there when you punch, it’s a good idea to make him commit. In other words, get him to make his defensive move, and then initiate your attack. The idea is to get freeze him, so you are not as likely to miss with your punches. Of course, the objective of the clever fighter is to keep his opponent constantly resetting.

If the clever fight fails to accomplish that task, then chances are better he will be more stationary, and the aggressor has a better chance of hitting the illusive technician. We all know that If a victim throws one punch, or even two, at a time, Money will make the guy look foolish all night long. That’s Money’s goal. He knows he can easily deal with that kind of attack, and counter it effectively and the guy a part. His plan is to make his opponent constantly reset. Tonight, as always, he wants to frustrate Canelo so the young strong Mexican strength is nullified. Continue reading

THE ONE Weigh-in! Mayweather-Canelo, Garcia-Matthysse, Smith-Molina & Theophane-Cano

DSC_5893Ladies and gentlemen…the countdown to the One is almost over!

The MGM Grand Garden Arena was packed with enthusiastic fans and media members. Being inside the arena was almost deafening. Clearly, the public is excited for the event. The turnout could very well make it the biggest weigh-in in the history of the sport.

Before the weigh-in began, many of the Golden Boy stable of fighters made their appearance on the stage for quick photos and brief interviews. As all fighters stood on the stage, one could see that Golden Boy and Mayweather Promotions have a great stable of fighters. Arguably the best fighters for promotional companies. Continue reading

Mayweather/Alvarez: WBC Creates One Of A Kind Solid Gold Belt To Present To The Winner

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 11) – On Saturday, Sept. 14, boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez will meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to determine who is “THE ONE” live on SHOWTIME PPV® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). Fittingly, the World Boxing Council has created a one of a kind solid gold belt to present to the winner of the biggest boxing event of 2013. Continue reading

Oscar De La Hoya Backing Saul Alvarez To Beat Floyd Mayweather

dela hoya14Oscar de la Hoya claims ‘The One’ has become the richest fight in history because people want to see Floyd Mayweather finally lose.

De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions have put together Saturday’s £150 million Las Vegas scrap when Mayweather challenges WBA super and WBC light-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The financial records set when De la Hoya was outpointed by Mayweather in 2007 will be shattered in the fight being screened live in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

De la Hoya, the GBP President has never been close to Mayweather despite his organisation’s involvement in making him the world’s highest earning sportsman in 2012 and almost certainly this year. Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Mayweather & Canelo’s Star Power, Pacquiao vs Canelo, & Arreola’s Future!

canelo222Chauncey N. (Oakland Park, FL): The last couple weeks you’ve given your thoughts on “All Access” Mayweather vs Alvarez. Since you went light on the Social Media this week, I’d like to know what your thoughts were on this recent episode and what stood out to you most between the two camps?

Vivek (ESB): I think the first and second episodes were classic. From the music selection to the production angles, I thought they were both very solid pieces of work. While there were a few things that stood out to me in this recent episode, overall, to be quite frank, I could have done without it. I never really felt the fight needed much effort to sell, but suddenly, it’s being somewhat oversold. The Mayweather car collection was fab, the ladies were fly, and Canelo’s Big Bear mountain shots over sizzlin’ Churrassco steak after the wind sprints were cool; but we fell in love with these men after seeing them fight. Let’s just say that I’m ready to see them fight! Continue reading

Team Canelo: “Don’t underestimate your enemies. No one is invincible. You should be careful, thoughtful and keep your mouth shut”

Following comments made by Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe in episode 2 of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo, Team Canelo reacts challenging the validity of Ellerbe’s claims regarding the catchweight. Hear what they have to say as ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo continues this Saturday with the premiere of Episode 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Continue reading