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about 6 years late and I imagine Floyd will win fairly comfortably. Still going to watch and get excited and that.
Seems to be the go to line since the fight was confirmed.
Mayweather's never dipped below his peak, and Manny was at that point in the midst of a run of mismatched fights against opponents who were never going to trouble him.
It'll be a boring fight. In fact, there are fights this weekend that are infinitely more interesting.
Between 2008 and 2010 he fought:
JMM (2nd fight against him)
David Diaz (fair enough)
De la Hoya (over-rated & never beat any big names at his peak)
Hatton (fair enough)
Clottey (under-rated fighter)
Margarito (absolute nails at his peak even w/out loaded gloves)
I mean yeh it's a mixed bag but there's a couple of legends in there and some other decent fighters.
Mayweather hasn't put in a dominant performance against a big name for 3 years...I presume you'll think he win relatively comfortably but I'm not so sure.
Also, it's pretty well accepted amongst boxing fans just why Manny looked so explosive and strong at his peak. Now that he can't...erm...do that, it shouldn't be much of a contest.
Might be on at a decent time to stream as a result.
Good card on Sky, too.
can't stand the arrogant woman beater Mayweather
but fucking hell this looks cheap.
5th round ko golovkin
Frampton (on ITV4)
Some horrible refereeing though. It would have been nice to have seen Chudinov go out on his shield but christ did he take some unnecessary punishment.
he'd give Rigo a good shot now.
Hope Manny smashes Floyd so much.
I thought it would be a tough night for Butler but I did not see that coming. Fine performance from Tete. That finishing uppercut was a peach.
Didn't really know too much about him but just off the weigh-in and interviews got the impression he'd be hard as nails, and his record looked impressive, but surprised at how slick he was. Should've never been heavily odds-against. Brilliant knockout punch.
Wish I'd have thought about it rationally really. Guy with an incredible reach who's already beaten guys in their back yard in Mexico and Japan and is, after all, the champ? At those odds? Should've slapped a few quid on that.
to Thurman v Guerrero tomorrow. That has potential to turn into a war. First real test for Keith too imo.
It would be nice to see Broner put on his arse on the undercard, also
Boxnation is finally starting to look like a decent investment.
Interesting times in Boxing. Intrigued to see how Hayman's TV stuff works out. Thurman v Guerrero is a very good start.
I've got a lot of love for Molina after that fight with Matthysse. If he could do Broner I'd be very happy. I'm doubtful though.
Zou Shiming of China v Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand, in Macau. I'd never even heard of Macau til about six months ago, apparently it turns over eight times as much money as Vegas. 200m people are going to be watching today. They reckon when the Chinese get their PPV laws sorted out it's going to be the boxing capital of the world. Mental.
Card on Sky from Hull tonight, as well - one of the Yafai brothers, who have been really impressive, a couple of the Olympics lads, who i can take or leave really, Sam Eggington, who's been really good of late, then Tommy Coyle v Martin Gethin.
I hope it starts attracting the big fights as afternoon boxing feels a bit weird but doesn't wreck my sleep patterns like the all night US bills. From what I've heard of Ruenroeng it sounds like they might have overmatched Shiming. It'll be interesting to see what their golden boy can do in an actual fight.
I'll probably download the Hull bill for some sunday morning fight action. Love weekends like this.
to try and stay up for the Thurman v Guerrero fight. Can't wait for it. I can see Thurman in with Brook at some point. It's going to be really interesting to see what happens in the Welterweight division when May and Pac go... There's Brook, Khan, Thurman, Garcia, Maidana, Matthysse, Broner... Exciting stuff.
I'm sure i'm not alone in preferring him personality-wise to Khan, but can't help but feel he's been very softly matched so far, bar his last fight against Porter. He needs a big fight. I wonder if they'll get Marquez at the right time, but failing that probably Guerrero.
For his faults, Khan's a big draw, never in a boring fight, one way or another, could go in with anyone in the division, might win, might lose, but that's his appeal.
Unlike Frampton v Quigg, Brook v Khan's not a fight that has to happen any time soon, three years down the line it'd still be huge, they could each suffer a couple of defeats in career-making fights in the interim, because it's more of a personal rivalry.
definitely makes it hard to like him. Him and Brook is a hard one to call too. Seeing as he didn't get the Mayweather fight he really should take a summer stadium fight in Wembely against Kell. He'd make so much money and if Froch/ Groves could do it then this certainly could too. Apparently Hearne has said talks have already began on it so we'll have to wait and see..
Brook v Dan entertaining so far.
Gotta hand it to ol' Carl - instead of retiring he's planning fight the most feared man in boxing.
If GGGs power carries to Super Middle he'll make mincemeat of him (eventually - Froch still has that impressive chin of his). If not...things could get interesting. I can't see it being anything other than a great fight either way.
Anyone else excited?