Mayweather is Right About One Thing; Garcia vs. Matthysse Ending is a Surprise

03Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. or “The One” or TBE (the best ever) if you prefer, is right about being one of the best ever. He describes his abilities accurately when he says fighters always come against him with a plan, but as soon as the fight starts, the plan goes out the window. Money leaves the ring with another win and a wad of cash. So far, no one has been able to carry out their plan and come away with a win.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (and his fans) was certain he had a good plan, and even alternatives if the first one didn’t work. He felt he was “the one” with the necessary skills to carry it out. When the opening bell sounded, both men cautiously circled one another, wary of possible danger. Canelo tried to establish his jab, and sent a few rights to the body. Mayweather countered with his own jab, and both men started to feint.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez recap

IMG_1376The judges did the right thing and agreed on a winner. It wasn’t an easy fight to score but they did not disappoint and the decision is acceptable. It should have been a UD though. Anyway, the fight was tough to score and even tougher to watch. Both fighters underperformed and they had to lure each other out of inactivity while both wanted to box on their own terms and wouldn’t fight the other guy’s fight outside their comfort zone.

There was a hot debate on a size advantage before the fight and it turned out there really was one, only it was in Floyd’s favor. He looked bigger, more muscular with longer and stronger arms. Floyd is about an inch taller and his reach is about two inches longer than Alvarez’s, but their stances and styles made Floyd’s advantage look even greater than what “the tale of the tape” suggested.

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Post-Fight Thoughts on Mayweather-Alvarez

01 Last evening capped another outstanding performance by master-boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The atmosphere was electric, the undercards stacked. Floyd, of course, delivered a one-sided (not wholly unexpected) drubbing of the young, game Alvarez, leaving the world wondering, as usual, whose next. However, for this writer, the most pressing questions don’t concern Floyd’s next opponent; rather, the circumstances of THIS fight and the key players involved offer ample opportunity for circumspection, the most pressing ones as follows:

“Canelo” Alvarez is a sound young boxer and has the heart of a lion, but it was clear that his team either did not have a Plan B once their initial strategy didn’t bear fruit or simply does not have the ability to adjust.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr truly is “THE ONE”!

003 Mayweather vs Canelo IMG_9198LAS VEGAS, NEV. (Sept. 14, 2013) – The undisputed, pound-for-pound champion put on a clinic against Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez, handing the 23-year-old superstar his first loss in the toughest test of his career Saturday on SHOWTIME PPV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Canelo (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) fought with everything he had, but couldn’t solve the puzzle of Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather showcased his signature speed and elusiveness in front of a largely pro-Canelo crowd of 16,746 fans en route to a majority decision (114-114, 116-112, 117-111).

For the night’s work, Mayweather collected a guaranteed $41.5 million and Canelo’s WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight Championships.

“It’s all about skills,” Mayweather said. “I came out tonight and showed my skills. But a true champion like Canelo can take a loss and bounce back.

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Floyd Mayweather dominates Canelo

MayweatherAlvarez_Hoganphotos1Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by a 12 round majority decision to capture his two titles on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The judges scored 116-112, 117-111 and 114-114.

Class Dismissed: Mayweather Jr. Dominated Saul Alvarez

As it turned out, Saul ‘Canelo’Alvarez was not The One tonight in Las Vegas Nevada. The mystery of the blueprint of how to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. stays intact.

There was effort from Canelo from bell to bell, but its not the effort that is required to beat Mayweather Jr., its something else. What? Apparently this question has not yet been answered.

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Mayweather decisions Canelo; Matthysse robbed in loss to Garcia

may664Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) really took WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) to school tonight in beating him by a one-sided 12 round majority decision on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The judges scored the fight 114-114 even, 116-112, 117-111.

I really feel sorry for the judge that scored the fight even, because a score like that made this person look out of touch with what happened in the ring tonight. It wasn’t even score. It was a was one-sided whipping by Mayweather where at best you could only give Canelo 3 rounds, and that’s by really ignoring the face that Mayweather still controlled the rounds where Canelo did some good things.

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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.

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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.

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