MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO BOUT NOT “HAPPENING”
San Francisco, CA
- It became obvious to me when Canelo Alvarez
decided to dance without Miguel Cotto
, that the only way Cotto would allow this payday to get away was that he instead would land a rematch with Floyd Mayweather
for Miguel’s lineal middleweight (160 lbs.) title. This has nothing to do with “fear” on either man’s part, rather it’s about dollars and sense. Oh, let me say it again, there will be NO Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao
fight in May period.
EXPLAINING THE “SENSE”
Although I admire Puerto Rico’s Cotto, a fighter that at 140 & 147 lbs. fought so relaxed (under fire) he looked like he had burnt a blunt in the dressing room. But at 160 Cotto, isn’t likely to be as mellow as he worries with family and friends about his health. A family guy unlike Peter Griffin, Cotto said a couple of years ago that he wasn’t inclined to get in any “life or death” war, citing family concerns. Like TV’s Mr. Griffin, Floyd isn’t going to hurt or knock him out.
COTTO REMATCH FROM FLOYD’S PERSPECTIVE
As for Floyd’s sense of matters, Cotto is slow, semi-predictable and not likley to knock him out. Having had 12 rounds to figure the Puerto Rican out already, this fight has all the indications of being a carbon copy of Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II which registered a solid 2 of 10 on the entertainment scale. Mayweather will keep this fight in the center of the ring and win going away.
DOLLARS IN DOLLARS & SENSE
Mayweather sells this fight solely on Cotto being the lineal middleweight champion. Can’t you already here it? “I’m fighting at 160 for history, nobody has started as a natural featherweight (126) and won the middleweight title.” When it coms to money, Mayweather will make whatever he makes, nobody really knows, and Cotto will reap his biggest paycheck and is a lock to still have ice cream with the kids in his suite afterwards.
BOXING WILL PROSPER WHEN FLOYD RETIRES
The new influx of promotional entities, Jay-Z and Al Heymon, there animosity towards one anotheris great, but unlike Bob Arum who 99.9 % of the time couldn’t give a s*it who really wins, the egos of Jay-Z and Heymon will allow their fighters to fight one another. We have Mayweather for another 3 fights, by then there will be a person who can boxing to a level Floyd has not. By the way, Manny Pacquiao-Amir Khan for the WBO title is the chat of some log distance phone callers.
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