September 15th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
MAYWEATHER TURNS CANELO OUT LIKE “CHEAP TRICK”
San Francisco, CA- One cannot overstate the greatness of Floyd Mayweather Jr. of 2013 seeing he is 36 years of age. The complete dismantling of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was such that in order to give Canelo a round, you had to reach for it. That being said, there’s nothing left for Floyd Mayweather. As I sat there in amazement last night, watching Floyd make a good fighter look like a virtual novice, it got me thinking.
ONLY FLOYD & KLITSCHKO “NOT ON TABLE”
Seeing there isn’t anybody left outside of maybe heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. OK, I’m joking, but he has nobody left except Manny Pacquiao. First Pacquiao, who has lost two straight, the (C.J. Ross) decision to Tim Bradley, and then his being put to sleep by Juan Manuel Marquez, has to get by the rugged Brandon Rios in November when they meet in Macau. Some wiseguys view Rios as nothing more than an average fighter with an above-average record. Others, they say the guy from the Oxnard, CA area is going to take Manny’s head off.
PROBLEMS MAKING FLOYD MAYWEATHER-MANNY PACQUIAO
Even if Pacquiao knocks Rios dead, and the “no nothing” types still want to see Pacquiao be embarrassed, Mayweather has four fights left on a deal with Showtime and CBS, and Manny, or the winner of Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez could step in. And don’t expect Pac to be moaning about Drug Testing as he won’t say a word this time and go along with the program.
As for WBA/WBC 140 lb. king Danny Garcia, who stole the show (and fight) from Lucas Matthysse,, Danny would appear to have the hand speed of former heavyweight champion Max Schmeling vs. Mayweather, especially at 147.
FIGHTER’S PROMOTERS SLEEP WITH DIFFERENT NETWORKS
Pacquiao and Bob Arum’s Top Rank, they share the sheets only with HBO. So even if Pacquiao explodes on Rios, the HBO vs. Showtime feud with Floyd being the “real” star being with Showtime, and with HBO coveting Manny, I don’t know if the mismatch could ever take place.
LAST TIME WE THIS SITUATION IT WENT “CLOSED CIRCUIT TV”
In June 1996, Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez clashed for JC’s WBC 140 lb. diadem. Oscar was under contract to HBO and Julio to Showtime. So they put the fight on closed-circuit television airing in arenas and movie theaters, this forefather to home pay-per-view. I think the contract stated that whoever won that fight, and it was Oscar, thus HBO aired the fight afterwards.
WILL MONEY BRING THEM TOGETHER?
In closing, egos couldn’t get them together then, and with the recent cable wars between Time Warner/HBO and Viacom/Showtime, along with Mayweather leaving HBO, all in 2013, I don’t think Floyd and Manny could happen unless Manny gets a release. As lame as it seems, especially in light of their recent fights, Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao, people still want to see the pugilistic equivalent of Superman vs. Lois Lane.