“I think the gap is widening he said. “But that being said, I’ve told Manny, ‘Knock this guy [Rios] out in good fashion and the Mayweather fight comes back real quick. That is very true. And as usual, Roach was able to encapsulate why its so true better than just about anyone can. “Manny still wants the fight. We know that Mayweather turned it down, but the truth is this: Mayweather has four fights left floyd mayweather jr v canelo alvarez tickets after this next one [on Sept. 14 against Canelo Alvarez] and I’m not sure there are four guys in the world left for him to fight without Manny Pacquiao being one of them.” Exactly.
Another colorful boxing incongruity
Blood feuds between fighters from different geographical locations — whether they are nations, cities or neighborhoods — have always been a significant part of boxing’s allure and are usually a surefire winner at the box office. There’s also a tendency to reduce fighters of certain nationalities and ethnic backgrounds to stereotypes: Mexicans are one-dimensional, Puerto Ricans are quitters, Eastern Europeans are robotic, Brits have china chins, Filipinos are insulted when the other guy misses. There’s a standard putdown and a countering compliment for boxers from every corner of the globe, and maybe a dab of truth in all of them. But only a dab. There are countless exceptions to the rule, but they have failed to dislodge these widespread misconceptions. Consequentially, facile generalities are part of the sport’s shorthand, regurgitated regardless of merit.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. credits once estranged father for his boxing longevity
How will Floyd Mayweather overcome Canelo Alvarez? By Dallan O’Donnell Updated: July 13, 2013 It is without doubt the biggest fight of the year, with two undefeated fighters facing off to decide who is the pound for pound best in the world, as Floyd Mayweather takes on the young, hungry, Canelo Alvarez in September. Floyd is considered the greatest fighter of his generation, and some consider him the best fighter ever, but will the money train come to a halt against Alvarez, who is by far the hungriest, youngest and possibly best fighter Floyd has faced since he took on Oscar De La Hoya? Canelo has the size advantage, and possibly the stronger punches, so with Mayweather giving his opponent some major advantages how can he possibly win? Well, the answer is simple really, Mayweather is too good defensively, and Canelo is at times, too easy to hit.
How will Floyd Mayweather overcome Canelo Alvarez?
“I wasn’t going to put that baby down,” Floyd Sr. told the Los Angeles Times in 2012. “I didn’t want to die. It wasn’t about putting my son in the line of fire. I knew [Sinclair] wouldn’t shoot the baby. So he took the gun off my face, lowered it to my leg and bam!” Floyd Jr.’s defensive skills are such that he has long been known as “Pretty Boy” because of the fact he has boxed his many bouts so well his face has been largely unblemished.