February 12th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
“DEAD RIGHT” BEFORE, FLOYD MAYWEATHER IS NOW “DEAD WRONG”
San Francisco, CA– Most of you know that when it came down to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight not happening, I placed the blame solely on the shoulders of the Philippine Congressman. Sans digging that dead dog up again, had Manny agreed to the drug tests Mayweather would’ve boxed circles around Pacman. Fast-forward to 2013 and it is now Floyd who deserves the bulk of the blame seeing he is the biggest star in boxing and yet wants to fight Devon Alexander, the (23-1, 13 KOs) IBF guy at welterweight (147 lbs.) While calling him a “stiff” might be a bit extreme, can you think of a better adage for Devon facing Floyd?
FLOYD RUNNING FROM “THE GHOST”
The thought to be all but done match with Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) is now semi-comatose if you listen to Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) on Twitter. Floyd says it looks like he will be fighting Alexander in May. And while I believe Mayweather-Guerrero will be competitive if it were to take place, some feel Guerrero is not a big enough name. Excuse me? A three-division champ ion, Robert bumped off undefeated Selcuk Aydin, exposing the unbeaten #1-ranked WBC contender as a crude brawler. Next up and with the odds against him, Guerrero went into the deep end of the welterweight pool and defeated Andre Berto (28-2, 22 KOs) in a definitive manner.
“GHOST” WILLING TO FIGHT JUST FOR “GHOST SIGHTING”
READY FOR A DOSE OF THE TRUTH?
Look, it boils down to this. Guerrero is younger, stronger, and without question has more desire and hunger than Mayweather. As for Alexander, the IBF titleholder at 147, he has a fight with Britain’s Kell Brook (29-0, 20 KOs) that has been postponed most recently because of injuries allegedly sustained by the St. Louis native Alexander. Hey, why would anyone outside of Alexander’s immediate family want to see this fight? I mean if he couldn’t beat Tim Bradley. Truth be told, Alexander couldn’t hold Mayweather’s jockstrap let alone be competitive.
FLOYD WANTS OLDER & SLOWER FOES!
Look, the Guerrero fight would have been good. Lots of anticipation, whispers of Floyd being over the hill, Robert bringing his A game and pushing Mayweather harder than he has ever been in 43 professional fights. There are other matches that fans would like to see Mayweather engage in. At the top of the list you would probably the name of middleweight (160) champion Sergio Martinez (60-2-2, 28 KOs). Unbeaten now (except Paul Williams heist) for 13 years, Martinez is approaching 37 years of age to Floyd’s 36.
MAYWEATHER DON’T WANT SAUL ALVAREZ EITHER!
FILIPINOS WERE WRONG YESTERDAY & CORRECT TODAY?
Which brings us back to Guerrero. If Floyd doesn’t fight him, simply put, Floyd then is the wussy that the Filipino boxing fan base has incorrectly labeled him for the Pacquiao fight not happening. In other words, and I’m sure I speak for most followers of the “Sweet Science” when I say that I don’t give a **** about seeing Floyd in with a “no-hoper” like Devon Alexander. Unless Floyd is in a match I see as competitive, I’ll be out and about on the evening of May 4, 2013. Unless you’re a sucker, you too will be preoccupied.