|Is Floyd Mayweather More Hype than Fight at this Stage of His Career?
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Nov 7, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
“Money” Mayweather, 43-0 (26), is 35 years old with 4 fights in the
last 5 years. He hasn’t fought out of Las Vegas in his last 8 fights
with only American referees. We all know what happened in the Victor
knows how to pick his fights and who to avoid. Ask Paul Williams and
Antonio Margarito who tried to get a fight with Mayweather. If it were
not for a “Las Vegas” decision back in April of 2002 Jose Luis Castillo
would have given Mayweather his first loss. He paid for it in the
how Zab Judah made Mayweather look foolish for the first 4 rounds? How
about the De la Hoya fight? Oscar was ahead 4-3 when he “decided” not to
throw the jab again? Larry Merchant questioned him in the ring about it
and Oscar said “it was really working good wasn’t it Larry?” The late,
great Manny Steward replied to that at ringside by saying “that wasn’t a
very good answer coming from someone with the experience of Oscar”.
about light welterweight Ricky Hatton who in his 47 fight career has
only fought past 140 once and that was in the Mayweather fight? Same
with Victor Ortiz who never fought over 144 and was coming off the Andre
Berto fight after being floored twice. Again, another blown-up light
skips 2008 and comes back with a “built-up” lightweight in Juan Manuel
Marquez who only had 2 fights in the lightweight division after moving
up from super featherweight never fighting over 135. He comes in at 142
while Mayweather is in at 146. In the Shane Mosley fight he takes on a
fighter who hadn’t fought for 16 months. A year later Manny Pacquiao
beats Mosley on points better than Mayweather did.
of Pacquiao there is no way Mayweather can decide on the terms in that
one. Pacquiao was the man until the 2 judges who favored Timothy Bradley
were more or less questioned by top official Harold Lederman prior to
the bell ringing that night asking “what are they doing here?” It was
obvious someone wanted Pacquiao out of the picture so he and Mayweather
would no longer be rumored to meet again and again.
Mayweather defeats Miguel Cotto at light middleweight. Cotto had beaten
Margarito and Ricardo Mayorga who were not exactly boxers but sluggers.
Cotto couldn’t handle the speed of Mayweather who unlike Pacquiao
couldn’t stop Cotto. There is no way at light middleweight does
Mayweather step into the ring with WBC middleweight champ Sergio
Martinez. Though Martinez hasn’t made 154 since 2009 he hasn’t ever
weighed as much as 160 either. In a fight like that Mayweather would be
in with someone who has moves and punching power combined and would be
much better at the lower weight of 154.
be surprised if Top Rank hasn’t already signed Mayweather with Bradley.
After all Bradley has only fought over 140 twice! I hear Mayweather and
50 cent have separated. Maybe “Money” should take on a new nickname
like “2 cent”! Seems whenever he put’s his 2 cent in the media runs with
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