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27
Sep
13

Pacqiuao would lose against Mayweather Jr.

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By Tom Drury: This subject has run its course and won’t be answered until and if the fight ever happens. That said I feel the need to write this article because some of the arguments for a Manny Pacquiao win are ridiculous and some of the fans have asked why I believe Pacquiao offers no threat whatsoever to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

For the fans that post comments along the lines of Mayweather has never been out of his comfort zone, I would like to tell you the whole boxing world had the opinion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was the man to take Mayweather out of his comfort zone, and we know what happened next.

Manny Pacquiao is a boxer/fighter with KO power. His style is reckless but exciting I agree. Pacquiao only succeeds against other fighters/brawlers (fact). Pacquiao is a rhythm fighter; he stays on his toes and moves in and out in a straight line like an amateur. Most amateurs are taught this way at the start of their boxing career, move in on the attack and out to avoid the counter it is a great point scoring style.

Pacquiao is a professional and I am not comparing him to an amateur; he has great power and speed, but this style only succeeds when he catches his opponent on the way in or is fighting an opponent that does not know how to box on the back foot or is not sufficient as a counter puncher.

If Pacquiao does not succeed moving in on the attack, then he eats counters and is very vulnerable. Juan Manuel Marquez is a prime example. I believe Marquez won two of the first three fights, but Pacquiao got the wins, so I respect that. Marquez is a fighter but has great technical ability in regards to timing, positioning and countering.

Marquez just has a tendency to fight. He is Mexican after all. The fourth fight was a prime example of technical soundness against reckless attacking. Marquez’s KO was no lucky shot; it was timed to perfection and exposed that bad positioning that Pacquiao all too often gets himself in. Pacquiao is a front foot fighter only and his all-round boxing skills are limited; not to mention the jab been nonexistent. Pacquiao’s whole game plan when entering the ring is offence. Freddie Roach, his trainer, is no doubt a great trainer but his ethics and lessons are based solely on front foot attacks and does not consider any defensive tactics. Pacquiao can expose weaknesses also in his opponent but only offensive weaknesses like Ricky Hatton 2009. I can remember a local amateur coach telling me two weeks before this fight took place “Pacquiao will KO Hatton with a left hook within 5.” The reason was both brothers Matthew and Ricky Hatton lower their right hand when throwing a left hook to build momentum on the punch. I am not a Pacquiao hater; I have paid for many of his pay per view cards, and have been lucky enough to see him fight against Hatton in Las Vegas. I have also been on the edge of my seat watching his wars with Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Marquez. I appreciate him as a fighter.

Mayweather Jr., in my opinion, is the greatest all round boxer of all time. He has no weaknesses to expose, his defence can’t be penetrated, his offensive accuracy can’t be matched, his timing is so on point it is scary, and footwork is totally unorthodox and out of rhythm that it takes his opponents’ timing away. His fighting brain is razor sharp, and the way he makes adjustments has never before been seen not to mention his hand speed and jab (the most important punch in boxing). Mayweather has one of the best jabs in the game; he sets up other shots with it he keeps his opponents off balance with it, and the way he finds his range so quickly is crazy.

I am not going to babble on about Mayweather’s style because I’ll be in danger of been called bias. What I will say is there is no weakness for an offensive-minded fighter like Pacquiao to expose; none whatsoever, as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez found out. I couldn’t be so daft as to say Pacquiao could beat Mayweather based on styles, because that’s ridiculous. Mayweather is unbeatable. Offensive fighters won’t beat Mayweather. My opinion was this same opinion in 2010, and will always be the same Mayweather is far too superior to Pacquiao as a fighter he would box his ears off.

Mayweather is faster, smarter, sharper of the mind, more accurate, impenetrable defense, best counter puncher in the game, and most elusive. What more do you need to realize. This would be a mismatch. If any fans have a valid argument for why Pacquiao would give Mayweather trouble apart from “Pacquiao would pressure him more,” I would like to hear your argument. I have been waiting for 4 years to hear a valid argument based on styles and boxing skills to why Pacquiao would win?

I believe if Pacquiao gets past Brandon Rios on November 23rd, the fight the boxing world should be asking for is Pacquiao vs. Canelo, but that’s only if Canelo can still make 152lbs. I think that would be an exciting fight and I believe it would end with Pacman’s lights out late on in the fight. The only fighters that would make an interesting fight with Mayweather, if they occupied the same weight class, would be Andre “SOG” Ward and Bernard Hopkins. I still believe Mayweather would beat both but it would be interesting as they all fight with brain rather than brawn. Final word on this article is “Brains always beat Brawn” every time.

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18
Sep
13

Muhammad Ali 70th Birthday Extreme Collage

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18
Sep
13

Injured elbow slows down boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather (R) throws a right at Saul Alvarez during their WBC/WBA super welterweight fight on September 14, 2013

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Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather said he dislocated his left elbow in the middle of his majority decision over previously unbeaten Saul Alvarez.

The 36-year-old Mayweather earned a record $41 million purse Saturday for a dominating 12-round victory in which he claimed Alvarez’s World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association super welterweight belts.

“I could have used more combinations down the stretch. I think I dislocated my elbow,” said Mayweather during the post-fight news conference.

Mayweather said that for rounds six and seven he couldn’t use his jab because of the suspected dislocated elbow, although round seven still turned out to be one of his strongest of the fight.

“My arm was hurting, and I wanted to stop using my jab and just paw with it,” Mayweather said.

Doctors were expected to examine the elbow this week.

He used his superior hand speed to keep Alvarez at bay, but Mayweather still only managed to win the fight on two of the three judge’s scorecards.

Judge CJ Ross surprisingly scored it a draw, 114-114. The other two judges, Craig Metcalfe (117-111) and Dave Moretti (116-112) had Mayweather winning in a breeze.

Ross surprised many by giving six rounds to Alvarez. She is also one of two judges who scored a win for Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao last year.

Mayweather criticized Ross after the fight.

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Saul Alvarez (R) throws a right at Floyd Mayweather during their WBC/WBA super welterweight fight at …

“I think it is a woman, and she could be older,” said Mayweather.

Mayweather was fighting for just the second time since being released from prison after serving a sentence for assaulting the mother of his children.

Mayweather gave away 13 years in age and 15 pounds to the younger and stronger Alvarez.

The Mexican fighter tipped the scales at Friday’s weigh in right on the 152-pound catch weight. But by the time he entered the ring, Alvarez had ballooned to 165, 13 pounds heavier than he was at the weigh in. It was also 10 pounds heavier than the weight he had been sparring at in the week leading up to the fight.

The added weight made him look slow and awkward in the ring as he suffered the first loss of his career.

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather celebrates his majority decision victory over Saul Alvarez after their WBC/WB …

This was the second fight in Mayweather’s six-bout, 30-month contract with Showtime that could pay him more than $200 million.

Saturday’s fight marked the first time since 2007 that he has fought twice in a calendar year, and Mayweather said he plans to repeat that schedule in 2014 and 2015 by fighting in May and September.

Mayweather repeated several times after the fight that he is counting down the months until retirement, and he believes he will stop boxing sometime in 2015.

“I only got 24 months left,” he said.

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18
Sep
13

Floyd Mayweather News about his next fight against Khan in the UK

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16
Sep
13

Mayweather’s $41million dollar win – biggest purse in boxing history

Floyd Mayweather stretched his unbeaten string to 45 straight fights when he beat Saul Alvarez (left). (AFP)

Floyd Mayweather stretched his unbeaten string to 45 straight fights when he beat Saul Alvarez (left). (AFP)

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather stretched his unbeaten string to 45 straight fights with a 12-round majority decision over Mexican champ Saul Alvarez on Saturday.

The 36-year-old, who earned the biggest purse in boxing history at $41-million, managed to win the showdown between the two undefeated fighters and wrest Alvarez’s World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association super welterweight belts.

“It is about skills,” Mayweather said. “I came out tonight and showed my skills.

“I just took my time and took the opportunities when I got them.  I can’t say this is my best performance.”

Mayweather fought a brilliant tactical fight against the younger and stronger Alvarez in front of the crowd of 16 746 at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Grand Garden Arena.

He used his jab and superior hand speed to keep Alvarez at bay, but Mayweather still only managed to win on two of the three judge’s scorecards.

Judge CJ Ross surprisingly scored it a draw, 114-114, while Craig Metcalfe had it 117-111 and Dave Moretti scored it 116-112 in favour of Mayweather.

Prison release “I’m not in control of what the judges do,” Mayweather scoffed. “I am in shock [by] whoever had it even.”

This was just the second fight for Mayweather since he was released from prison after serving a sentence for assaulting the mother of his children.

Mayweather gave away 13 years in age and 15 pounds to the younger and stronger Alvarez, who moved down in weight for the showdown.

The seventh was one of Mayweather’s best rounds as he landed several combination punches early before backing Alvarez up into a corner and hitting him with a right uppercut that snapped the Mexican’s head back.

Mayweather came into the fight at 150 pounds, just a couple pounds lighter than he was at Friday’s weigh in.

Alvarez was first to step into the ring, followed by Mayweather, who walked slowly into the sold-out arena flanked by rap artist Lil Wayne and Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.

The Mexican fighter entered the fight at 165, 13 pounds heavier than he was at Friday’s weigh in.

Alvarez, who turned pro at age of 15 in 2005, suffered the first loss of his career.

“Obviously I didn’t want to leave with a loss,” said Alvarez, who dropped to 42-1-1. “It happens and it hurts.”

Olympic style fight  Alvarez said he thought Mayweather fought an Olympic style fight by impressing the judges with the volume of punches he landed not the quality.

“He is very fast and accurate. His punches weren’t that strong but he is making points and very fast,” Alvarez said.

Mayweather connected on three times as many jabs (139-44) as Alvarez and landed almost double the number of total punches, 232-117.

This was the second in Mayweather’s six-bout, 30-month contract with Showtime that could pay him more than $200-million.

Saturday’s fight marked the first time since 2007 that he has fought twice in a calendar year and Mayweather said he plans to repeat that schedule in 2014 by fighting in May and September.

Some questioned why Mayweather would choose to fight Alvarez instead of accepting even more money to fight Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao, who Mayweather has been accused of dodging.

Mayweather said that Pacquiao is no longer on his radar.

‘I am not thinking about Manny Pacquiao’ ​“I want to take my promotion to another level. I am not thinking about Manny Pacquiao,” Mayweather said.

On the undercard, Danny Garcia kept his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association super lightweight titles with a unanimous decision over challenger Lucas Matthysses.

Garcia knocked Matthysses down in the 11th round and then the two went toe-to-toe in the final seconds of the 12-round showdown with both looking to end the bout with a knockout.

“We had a game plan and we stuck to it,” Garcia said. “I stood focused and disciplined.

“I faced adversity before and he hadn’t. I knew I would get this win.”

Garcia improved to 27-0 but Argentina’s Matthysses made him work for it as he sent Garcia’s mouthpiece flying with a hard right hand in the 11th.

Carlos Molina also won the International Boxing Federation’s junior middleweight title with a split-decision victory over Ishe Smith. – AFP

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16
Sep
13

Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez gives boxing judge C.J. Ross a black eye

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s masterful win over Canelo Alvarez is almost ruined by  judge C.J. Ross.

It was a near flawless effort, in and out of the ring.

Floyd  Mayweather Jr. put forth a virtuoso performance against the less experienced  Saul (Canelo) Alvarez on Saturday, hitting and not getting hit. But it wasn’t  just Mayweather’s treatment of Alvarez that was so notable. Golden Boy  Promotions orchestrated one of the more ambitious and successful advertising  campaigns for the fight, giving fans a hint of what the future of the sport  could one day hold.

But just as boxing took a step forward, it was dragged back into its murky  past when the judge’s scorecards were announced on Saturday at the MGM Grand.  Only two of the three judges acknowledged Mayweather’s dominance, with C.J.  Ross, a scorer with a checkered past, the lone dissenter.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Justin Bieber can't believe what they're hearing when C.J. Ross' scorecard is announced.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Justin  Bieber can’t believe what they’re hearing when C.J. Ross’ scorecard is  announced.

Ross scored the fight a draw at 114-114, deciding that Mayweather, 36, had  only won six of the 12 rounds. The other two judges scored it for Mayweather:  116-112 (Dave Moretti) and 117-111 (Craig Metcalfe), giving the Pound-for-Pound  King a majority decision victory. When Mayweather (45-0, 26 knockouts) heard the  verdict in the ring, he thought someone was pulling his leg.

Even Justin Bieber, who walked Mayweather to the ring beforehand, looked  upset. Ross scored four of the final five rounds for Alvarez.

“I thought it was a joke,” Mayweather told an ESPN television reporter  shortly after the bout. Earlier in the ring he said: “I’m not in control of the  judges. I’m a little in shock but everything is a learning experience.”

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Judge C.J. Ross (r.) originally raises suspicions during the Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao fight.

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Judge C.J. Ross (r.) originally  raises suspicions during the Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao fight.

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who promotes Alvarez, called Ross’  scorecard a “disgrace.”

“She hurt the game,” said Floyd Mayweather Sr., the father and trainer for  Floyd Jr. “For the biggest fight in the world in the history of boxing- you know  what everyone is saying? Boxing is crooked. It’s crooked.”

On a night when the public was finally turning its attention to a sport that  has mostly lived on the margins, fans got a taste of why so many have turned  their backs on it in recent years: because of the head-scratching decisions by  either corrupt or incompetent judges that continue to mar big fights.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. puts on a boxing clinic against Canelo Alvarez.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. puts on a boxing  clinic against Canelo Alvarez.

“The judge C.J. Ross should be investigated had some money on the fight”  Nets point guard Deron Williams posted on his Twitter account.

Many wondered aloud how Ross got the assignment to judge the biggest fight  of the year. Ross is the same judge that awarded a controversial split decision  victory to Timothy Bradley against Manny Pacquiao last year when most observers  thought Pacquiao did enough to win. In most sports, it’s the best officials who  get to referee the most important events, based on their previous performances.  But that doesn’t always happen in boxing, said Showtime boxing chief, Stephen  Espinoza. No one from the Nevada State Athletic Commission was immediately  available for comment after the fight.

“That’s one area where the sport really needs to improve,” Espinoza said of  the judging. “Other major sports such as the NFL, such as in college basketball  use their best officials for their biggest events. And I think that’s something  that boxing should incorporate and I really don’t see that being taken into  account. We dodged a bullet in a sense because in a closer fight, you’d hate for  [Ross’ scorecard]to be the deciding factor.”

Schaefer suggested the Nevada commission use the money it made on the fight  on seminars to better educate judges. The fight set an all-time live gate record  of $20,003,150 on Saturday.

“The Nevada commission made a lot of money tonight,” Schaefer said  afterward. “I’m sure they can pay for some educational seminars for some of the  officials. I would call that putting the money to good use. I respect the  commission. But they’re going to have to live with their mistakes.”

Mabramson@nydailynews.com

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01
Jun
13

Mayweather vs. Alvarez: Will Superfight Fuel Boxing’s Comeback?

BY JONATHAN SNOWDEN (LEAD WRITER)

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Boxing has supposedly been dying since your great-grandparents’ day, when Jack Johnson demolished the great white hope, Jim Jeffries, before a stunned nation. The incursion of African-Americans, it was said, would kill the sport in a matter of years.

They claimed it was dying in your grandparents’ day, when televised fights bit into local club action and threatened the sport’s infrastructure. Beyond the systemic problems, none of the fighters compared favorably to Jack Dempsey, the greatest of them all.

It was dying in your parents’ generation, when Larry Holmes and a cast of pretenders tried to fill Muhammad Ali’s giant shoes. New commercial stars like Ray Mancini and Sugar Ray Leonard were just flashes in the pan and, without them, boxing didn’t have the voltage to stay on network television.

To this day, boxing is still allegedly dying. Pundits have all but buried the sport over and over again. This time the culprit is politics, stagnant matchmaking and diva-rich fighters like Floyd Mayweather who call their own shots.

It’s hard to unring a bell, recall an ambulance or overcome the persistent power of the Internet echo chamber.

Persistent success over the years couldn’t stop the talk. Canelo Alvarez putting nearly 40,000 fans in the Alamodome for his fight with Austin Trout barely caused pundits to pause between condemnations of the sport. Astounding success overseas, with the Klitschko brothers continuing to fascinate German fight fans and Carl Froch replacing Ricky Hatton in England?

It’s like anything outside the States never happened at all.

Just like Richard Nixon in China, only Floyd Mayweather was powerful enough to put a halt to the discussion of boxing’s demise. After all, he was a big part of the problem. Right or wrong, fingers have always pointed at him as the roadblock preventing the fight of the century with Manny Pacquiao.

It was up to Floyd to fix what he had helped break, to pick up a shovel and dig the coffin from the grave, prove the corpse was still breathing and restore order to his kingdom.

Love him or hate him, Mayweather has stepped up to the plate and is swinging for the fences. He whiffed badly with the Pacquiao fight, failing to deliver the bout fans craved for years. This time, Floyd didn’t intend to let an opportunity slip through his fingers.

What the fight fans wanted—more than any other, even the great Pacquiao—was a showdown with Alvarez, the top Mexican star in the world. It was a fight most were skeptical about ever seeing.

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Mayweather, with a single tweet, proved all the critics wrong.

“I chose my opponent for September 14th and it’s Canelo Alvarez,” he wrote. “I’m giving the fans what they want.”

At 36, Floyd’s not content to glide into retirement, coasting on a string of undersized contenders like Robert Guerrero. Mayweather could have picked anyone, but he chose the biggest, scrappiest dog in the pound for a fight the Las Vegas Review-Journal has reported will be contested at a catch weight of 152 pounds.

Alvarez will be, by far, the largest man Floyd has ever fought. A legitimate 154-pounder, he will likely top the scales at over 170 pounds on fight night. Floyd rarely even approaches 150 pounds, giving the challenger (who turns 23 in July) a 20-pound edge.

Unlike Guerrero, who seemed overmatched from the start, Alvarez is a true test for this generation’s greatest boxer. He’s already racked up 42 wins and proved himself against top competition.

It’s a classic battle—youth, size and gumption against consummate skill, technique and blazing speed. And, once again, it’s a fight that will, at least temporarily, dispel the myth that boxing is a dying sport.

Although it isn’t likely to approach Mayweather’s pay-per-view record set against Oscar De La Hoya, it is a fight that should attract well over a million buys. And it’s not alone. In Europe, the sport continues to hold off advances from mixed martial arts, while Pacquiao will attempt to reinvigorate an Asian marketplace that has long been a sleeping giant.

Here at home, compelling fights abound, now on two different premium networks. Showtime has become the home of the most compelling fights in the world, but HBO’s time-tested power to make stars gives hope that a new generation of superstars will emerge.

There is reason for boxing fans to be hopeful. An Alvarez win ushers in a new-generation superstar, much in the way that victories over De La Hoya established Pacquiao and Mayweather as top draws. A Mayweather win further establishes the legacy of an all-time great, and potential bouts with Pacquiao and Adrien Broner remain.

Either way, boxing wins. Thanks, Floyd.

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