By Gerardo Granados: Once upon a time there was a boxer who was able to handle pressure fighters with such ease, that some boxing fans thought that he belonged to the all-time top ten greatest list; but now it seems like father time Kronos will not forgive him and at age 37 has already started to diminish his once outstanding boxing skills. Don’t get me wrong I loved the way Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) fought last Saturday night, it was marvelous to see how hard he wanted to destroy Floyd (46-0, 26 KO’s), Chino was there to punch Money into submission. While it was surprising to see that Floyd had a wrong game plan and it took him too much time to adjust, not the less he tried to please fight fans.
Maidana had the weight advantage and that is a factor to consider but the definitive factor was his hunger and determination. Marcos showed that he has improved a lot since he joined trainer Garcia who has turned him into intimidating fighter. The face expression of Floyd while the score cards were announced is simply priceless. Read the rest of this entry »
By Alon Calinao Dy: After making careful observations of the exciting fight between the two top boxers American Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Argentine Marcos Rene Maidana at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 3, 2014, I have predicted that Manny Pacquiao is going to win against Mayweather Jr.
I doubt Maidana has the same power and speed with Pacquiao, but he is just slower and powerless version of the Filipino boxing champ. In this fight, other boxing fans think that Maidana had won the fight. But in respect to Maidana’s camp, I don’t think he clearly delivered his shots. Although some of these punches landed at Floyd, the problem was it did not impress the judges and most boxing analysts. That’s why the decision was given to undefeated American boxer. Read the rest of this entry »
By Andreas Strøjer Tynan Schmidt: Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KO’s) failed to live up to expectations against Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) on Saturday, May 3. That is the inevitable fact Floyd must have realized by now. However, before he went toe-to-toe against Argentinian slugger Marcos “El Chino” Maidana on Saturday, everything looked like another day at the office. Another guy was set up for him very similarly to recent opponents; coming off one of the biggest victories of his career, slow, flat footed and aggressive. And a Spanish-speaking Latino even.
Floyd has emphasized that fact by continuing his softer approach in the buildup for the fight. In recent years, Floyd has run out of serious competitors and only a few optimistic fans had imagined the world’s pound-for-pounder number one leaving the ring without his O in any of those fights. Most of them before facing Canelo, and boy, was that an off-guess. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robbie Bannatyne: Although Floyd Mayweather Jnr’s (46/0, 26KO’s) fight with Marcos Maidana (35/4, 31KO’s) failed to ignite the desire of fans when it was initially announced, this WBA and WBC welterweight unification contest quickly caught fire when the action started last Saturday at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
So much so that before the fight had even ended there was already a clamor for an immediate rematch. Whilst I wouldn’t entertain the thought of a rematch with the same disdain many fans and pundits showed for Mayweather’s decision to choose Maidana in the first place, I really cannot comprehend a scenario where the second coming of Mayweather versus Maidana would have a different outcome. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Muhammad Ali sent a twitter message today giving Floyd Mayweather praise for his win over Marcos Maidana last night, and a request that Mayweather give Manny Pacquiao a fight. Ali didn’t say why he wanted Mayweather to do this for him, but I guess he thinks it’ll be good for the sport of boxing to have Mayweather fighting Manny before he hangs up his gloves. Mayweather’s fight against Maidana was one of the most exciting fights this year. Mayweather accomplished his goal by making for a superb crowd-pleasing fight for the boxing fans by choosing to slug with Maidana instead of boxing him.
“Congratulations Floyd Mayweather. Maybe after you rest up, we can see you rumble with Manny Pacquiao.” – Ali Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: Earlier today on his twitter account, former boxer and current Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya has stated that he has spent a lot of time watching Floyd Mayweather’s old fights and has come to the conclusion that Floyd should really be 43-3 instead of 46-0.
Oscar and Floyd have had bad blood between them ever since their 2007 mega fight, which Floyd won by split decision after a heated build-up which saw legitimate animosity develop between the two fighters. Oscar is likely affirming that he believes Floyd lost to himself, Jose Luis Castillo and last night’s match-up with Marcos Maidana. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) did a good job of beating Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) by standing and trading shots last Saturday night to earn a tough 12 round majority decision in their Showtime pay-per-view televised fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. But after the fight, Mayweather had less than glowing words to say about the hard hitting Argentinian fighter.
Mayweather compared Maidana to a WWE professional wrestler at the post-fight press conference, and said that he had done a good job of kneeing him and holding and hitting. Mayweather also said that his previous opponents Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez hitter harder and were tougher than Maidana. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: After last night’s one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over a over-matched Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KO’s), Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KO’s) gave a profanity laced interview with Showtime commentator Jim Gray where Broner said he doesn’t make his fights but one fight he’d like to take is against Manny Pacquiao. The interview ended at that point, because Pacquiao fights on Showtime’s rival network HBO and the chances of Broner getting his wish for a Pacquiao fight were entirely unrealistic.
“As you can see I didn’t really go through any trouble in the fight,” Broner said. “It was a sparring match on TV. At the end of the day I’m still Adrien Broner. Anyone can get it, Africans, I just beat the [expletive] out of a Mexican. At the end of the day I don’t make my fights; I’m just a fighter. I will fight anybody, and I want Manny Pacquiao before he leaves.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Anthony Mason: There are a few things I need to get out of the way. First, I am neither a Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao fan, and neither are close to all-time greats. I still recognize them as the best of the post-Hopkins/Jones era, but they cannot be considered all-time greats.
Unfortunately, I have to say this because whenever Floyd is even slightly criticized, the only defense his fanboys have is to claim that you are a Pacquiao fan, and vice versa. Secondly, Marcos Maidana did not win the fight. Floyd won at least seven rounds and at most he won eight. Now back to the lecture at hand. Perfection is perfected so I’m going to let you understand. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. doesn’t see newly crowned WBC Silver welterweight champion Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) as being any kind of threat to beating his son WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) in the future when/if they get around to fighting one another. Mayweather Sr. believes that his son would nail Khan at will with shots, and the fight would be too easy.
Khan won’t be getting the fight with Mayweather in 2014, though, because Floyd Sr. says that Mayweather Jr. will be fighting a rematch against Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) next September, and that it’ll be a much different fight than it was last night in which Mayweather had to struggle to beat Maidana. Read the rest of this entry »