Can Floyd Mayweather ever win?
By Jose Mendoza: It’s crazy how success can work against you in life once it becomes a common thing for you. If anybody knows that it’s pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. These days he seems to just can’t catch a break with everything from inside the ring and outside the ring. In his early days he was glorified for his footwork, boxing ability and that masterful defense that seems to frustrate his opponents.
On May 4, 2013 with an opponent not yet selected but front runner being Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, Mayweather faces another lost before he can attempt to win. Coming off his long lay-off, his first fight back September 18, 2011 was with young southpaw Victor “Vicious” Ortiz who had just come off a big win over Ander Berto to win the WBC belt. The papers and media was very sure that this young guy who was 10 years younger and seem to have power was going to pose the biggest threat ever to Mayweather’s career, but the ending result was a 4th rnd KO with controversial even though Ortiz was already getting out-boxed and hit at will.
Next Mayweather moved up in weight to 154 pounds at Junior Middlewight to face Miguel Cotto who folks once again believed was Mayweather’s most dangerous fight and Cotto would defeat him. Cotto gave an outstanding effort but lost a 12-rnd decision also.
Unlike Ortiz, Cotto was able to get more hits than we are using to seeing Floyd take even causing him to bleed from the nose. Mayweather holds an 43-0 professional boxing record and people still feel he hasn’t fought any real elite opponents, but Shane Mosley was elite when he landed those 2 monsters shots, Ortiz was elite when he seemed to be coming on strong, Cotto was elite since he was able to hit Floyd at times, Guerrero is being said to be a tough test and Canelo who is 42-0 who hasn’t fought ANYBODY elite is said to be the one who can beat Floyd.
Once they loose the next basic thing to say is Floyd don’t move like he use to, he’s old, he was scared to fight Pacquiao (who was put to sleep by Marquez who Floyd super dominated). So until May 4th as we await to see who Mayweather will face, we also wait to see him lose again.