May 2nd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
FEELING BIG FIGHT BUZZ OR FLOYD-GATTI II?
ARGENTINE CHALLENGER IS “ROUGH CUSTOMER”
Last time out, “Double M” beat Adrien Broner, a blown up lightweight (135 lbs.) or jr. welter (140) convincingly at welterweight (147). Although Broner was unbeaten and a two division titleholder, Adrien’s claim to fame was appearing on my show while getting a haircut.
MAYWEATHER CAREER SET UNLESS HE LOSES
The blueprint has been laid out for boxing fans and historians by none other than Floyd Mayweather himself. After Saturday, it appears there are only four more fights for Mayweather whose goal is to retire at 50-0. After realizing this you have to see that while this is not Buster Douglas-Mike Tyson 38-1 odds, but to sum it up I’ll steal a line from Don King, ” His only chances are Slim and none and Slim just left town.”
FLOYD DOWN IN NEAR LOSS TO HERNANDEZ
A win “at all costs” mentality is what Marcos Maidana brings to his 12-round World welterweight bout against Mayweather who hasn’t really been in danger of losing since 2001 when Carlos Hernandez had Mayweather rattled and not looking like the confident guy he is today. People will point to the first Jose Luis Castillo fight as being the closest thing to Floyd’s Waterloo, it was the 2001 “El Famoso” Hernandez fight where Floyd was knocked down in round six and looking for help another time from referee Dale Grable.
“OPPONENTS” NEED SEIZE ANY OPPORTUNITY
While I’m sure Hernandez looks back and realizes had he pushed things harder his world might be a lot different today, when you are the “opponent” in a fight, meaning you were selected by the promotion because they think you will come in and lose, you must grab any opportunity to win. When Floyd Mayweather was most vulnerable, Carlos Hernandez simply choked by not trying with every bit of will and desire to capitalize on such!
MAYWEATHER NEED “TURN UP” THE HEAT
Needing a glistening performance against Maidana to continue to remain #1 ‘pound for pound’ as the younger World 168 lb. champ Andre Ward probably probably deserves those accolades especially if Floyd doesn’t put forth a stunner. After Maidana (#46), Mayweather needs to face Manny Pacquiao (47), who while younger than Mayweather is fighting older than Mayweather.
UNLESS FLOYD GETS OLD IT’S “SAME OLD SONG“
On any given night a fighter after going through a fantastic training camp can get old. Especially at 37, where Mayweather is now. Comparisons to a 38 year Joe Louis vs Rocky Marciano and Ali at 38 facing Larry Holmes is not fair as both Ali and Louis had endured beatings both in the ring and the gym. Floyd Mayweather has not been “beaten on” like Ezzard Charles did Louis and Ken Norton pummeled Ali.
THE MAYWEATHER BRAIN WILL DO IT’S THING!
Floyd Mayweather, if all goes according to his self drawn blueprint, Floyd will figure Maidana out within 3 rounds. With MM advancing, Floyd will have to step into his shots and truly attempt to dissuade Marcos from “bum rushing” him. Like 45 guys have already found out, beating Floyd Mayweather mentally and physically has been impossible and will likely continue until he is 50-0.