Mayweather: Did he really struggle on the weekend?
By Mo Hassan: As we all saw on Saturday, Marcos Maidana looked like he may had worked out the may Vinci code until Floyd Mayweather Jr. adjusted his style to take the last few rounds, but was this all part of the Mayweather Master plan.
After watching the Weekends events numerous times I could see there was some punches thrown from Maidana which Mayweather could have easily dodged but choose not to. But why? Was we starting to see the decline of the defence that Mayweather had worked so hard to build up or was this all part of the plan to make the fight more interesting to casual boxing fans so they crave a rematch?
If this was Mayweather’s plan it has worked as the public demand for the maidana rematch is huge which we all know will not end in the same manner as this fight, this is partly due to Mayweather stating he will go back to his normal defensive style of fighting next time around which will make the rematch look more similar to the Mayweather Vs Canelo fight.
Mayweather is a man which main priority is his legacy and being known as the best ever which is why a fight like the Maidana rematch is important. This fight would give the general public what they want whilst also protecting his perfect record. With only 2 fights left after he takes the rematch with Maidana (if he does) what would be next for Floyd to put him amongst the greats and make the casual boxing fans believe he has went through wars to achieve the title TBE(The best ever)Let’s look at what options are available for Floyd:
Amir Khan: This match up would be a great fight due to the style of both fighters but at the moment would be a hard fight to bring in the high PPV numbers Mayweather would want to do in his last few fights. This fight is slowly being made more aware to boxing fans with Khan calling out Mayweather at every opportunity possible whilst Mayweather team replying back (Mayweather Sr. stated that khan is still and nobody). I believe this fight will occur in the near future as a source tells me that the reason Mayweather is attending a dinner at the rebook stadium in Bolton (khan’s hometown) as part of his UK tour is to indirectly make fans more aware of the fight. This fight is due to happen in the near future if khan doesn’t lose another fight.
Danny Garcia: Garcia style is similar to many fighters that Floyd has previous defeated which make this fight a good match-up for Mayweather. With Garcia’s popularity growing and many believing that Garcia can be a treat to Mayweather undefeated record, this could be the fight that makes most sense to Floyd financially due to the heritage of Garcia making it the perfect fight to stage on the Mexican Independence Weekend Mayweather tends to fight on. With Garcia moving up to 147 if he wins a few fights in a easily he could be the frontrunner in this mix of boxers.
Canelo: Canelo would be a name in the mix if he defeats Lara in a convincing fashion. Canelo has previously stated that he knows what he would do different if given another chance in the ring with Mayweather. Many fans believed when Canelo was last in the ring with Mayweather he was weight drained and wasn’t just ready to get in the ring Mayweather. If Canelo defeats Lara convincingly many of us will start to wonder if he might just be ready then. If promoted correctly this fight could smash box office record yet again. This fight could be a great fight for Mayweather as the style of Canelo matches Mayweather’s so perfectly which would make this another expensive sparring match.
It will be exciting to see who Mayweather’s last three fights will be as many up and coming fighters such as Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter may be in the mix by the time it gets to Mayweather’s last fight. Mayweather legacy is the most important thing to him so if Mayweather picks anyone that will pose any threat to his May Vinci code we’ll just have to wait and see.
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