The fight of the century is near. No matter how long it took this fight to get off the ground, it is finally coming. On May 2, Showtime and HBO will both broadcast the end all be all legacy fight between the undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and the ferocious Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. The atmosphere in Vegas and around the world will be electric once the bell officially sounds. Mayweather and Pacquiao are the two best pound for pound pugilists of this era. Below is the first promo released for the upcoming mega fight. My fight predictions will come closer to fight time. Stay tuned. Who do you think will win?
The event of this past weekend was the anticipated fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr and Miguel Cotto. The big fight was preceded by Saul Canelo Alvarez and future hall of famer Shane Mosley in which the former landed hard hitting shots throughout all twelve rounds to secure a unanimous decision against the veteran. The judges in the main event fight scored in a way that made it seem like it was a blowout victory for Mayweather but the fight was much closer than what the score indicated. Overall it was a very competitive fight as Cotto pushed Mayweather to the brink only for Mayweather to show that he can still move up in weight and still be victorious with his defensive prowess. If you missed out on the fight, then you missed out on a very good boxing Saturday as Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr defeated Miguel Cotto to become the new WBA Super Welterweight champion in what was one of the toughest fights of his career. There is no word yet on if there will be a rematch.
His last fight was in May of last year. He only does things on his own terms and sometimes he takes too long of a break. I am talking about Floyd Mayweather, who announced his return to the boxing ring to his fans on Twitter earlier today. The fight will be against Victor Ortiz and is scheduled for September 17th. Victor was last seen in April where he defeated Andre Berto. Many are hoping that this fight preludes to a face off with Manny Pacquaio next year. Actually, Victor was one of the opponents that I felt Floyd needed to fight this year, despite the backlash against him for not fighting Pacquaio thus far. I for one am happy that Floyd is getting back in the ring. You can check out that post here
Over the weekend we had two fights on HBO including the main event with Andre Berto losing to Victor Ortiz by unanimous decision. One thing that I want to point out is the fact that Floyd Mayweather was in attendance. Mayweather has received a ton of backlash for his alleged “dodging” of Manny Pacquiao and other various antics. I have a lot of love and respect for Floyd despite all of the accusations against him whether boxing related or not. I am here to present my list of five guys that I would personally like to see Floyd fight. I could be bias but I feel that some of these fighters could even be used as tune-up fights but I am in no way disrespecting the talent of these guys. If Floyd can somehow get through his legal woes, here are some guys that I would like Floyd to face.
5. Amir Khan (25-1)
Amir just came off a good victory this past weekend and is set to fight Timothy Bradley this summer in what will be a big match for the both of them. I could see Mayweather handling Khan easily despite the fact that I believe both Khan and Bradley will put on a clinic sometime this July.
4. Timothy Bradley (27-0)
I wasn’t too thrilled in his fight with Devon Alexander but Timothy can definitely attack and attack strong. He would be a good competitor for Floyd. One thing I noticed about this guy is that he has a tendency to let his head get into the way literally. Just like the guy above, I believe Mayweather’s counter punching would secure a victory.
3. Miguel Cotto (36-2)
This guy and the next two boxers on the list are guys that I feel Floyd could go to war with.We start with Miguel Cotto who recently defeated Ricardo Mayorga and now has his eyes set on a rematch with Antonio Margarito later this year. If Cotto loses then technically he shouldn’t be on this list, but if he wins and or wins decisively then he would be a big money fight for Mayweather.
2. Victor Ortiz (29-2-2)
Unlike the other boxers talked about, this guy is on a comeback trail after suffering major defeat at the hands of Maidana. Floyd was in attendance and knows what he can get out of this guy. Ortiz is right handed but packs most of his power in his left and that is a tough test for Floyd.
1. Manny Pacquaio (52-3-2)
Manny is just the logical choice. One of the biggest fights of all-time. Not much more I can say about a potential Mayweather-Pacquaio fight. The funny thing about it is that Floyd, if he decides to put all of his skills together, could defeat Pacquiao. Maybe we’ll never find out with any of these matchups.
Here is just a shortlist of guys. Who would you like to see Mayweather fight?