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Come on Glenn, I always respect your views but have to disagree regarding Mayweather, he has beaten everyone that has ever been put in front of him & you only pick out Hatton (who was unbeaten at the time) & De La Hoya. Everyone talks up his opponents & when he beats them they suddenly become over the hill or no good... Cotto, Sugar Shane, Ortiz, Marquez, Corrales, Gatti, Judah. When/If he beats Guererro will that be good enough. He is a boxing master class & one of, if not the greatest boxer of all time.
Posted 13:02 19th March 2013
I disagree with you David and Dean regarding Floyd. I think it will be debatable whether Floyd will be considered an all time great, but based on his current record, if he retired today, i would have to agree that he is not an ATG. There are far too many holes in his record, too many "what would have happened?" fights that are just simply missing from Floyd's record. I agree that before he got to the 140 division, Floyd generally fought the best out there and won. (Corrales, Castillo 2 etc) But from Light Welter and above, when he gained some leverage in the boxing world, he ducked the real threats (e.g. Paul Williams, Prime Cotto, Margarito) and went for the big money, "easy" fights e.g. Arturo Gatti. Any one who disputes this, 2 words: Carlos Baldomir Floyd bases his own legacy as one of the "Greats" on the fact that he moved up through the weight divisions, conquering the biggest names out there. In that regard Glen is right that he cannot claim greatness off the back of wins over "Hatton and a "sub-par de la Hoya"" I dont think Glen was trying to suggest that these 2 wins are the only decent ones on Mayweather's record, but rather that they do not hold as great a weight as he would have you think when it comes to measuring his own greatness. I am of the opinion that you need to dominate THE BEST (not most popular) names in your division and do it in several weight classes, and do so over a sustained period of time to claim greatness. Floyd has not done that since he won the Lightweight crown in 2001. If he fulfills his full Showtime contract against legit opposition then maybe i will think differently, otherwise my assessment of Mayweather will always be that he had the tools to be Great, possibly even the Greatest, and he passed up the opportunity to try and make more cash. P.s. The Marquez that beat Pacquiao was not the same fighter who lost to Floyd...
Posted 16:26 18th March 2013
You guys talk about what mayweather did to marquez and that marquez beat pacquio if you want to go down that route what about how pacquio finished hatton and dela hoya. Mayweather couldnt get them out as quick as pacquio did.
Posted 16:23 16th March 2013
alvarez is quality but i give him zero chance if he meets mayweather , its been said many times is floyd the best ever , i believe he is and it is hard for anyone to disagree as he beats fellow boxers no matter who they are . this fight must happen because pacman fight is really a non starter as he has lost his last two fights .
Posted 11:38 16th March 2013
FM has picked his opponents very carefully over the years. He would never have taken on Manny pacquaio after he destroyed De La Hoya and took the likes of Marquez and De La Hoya himself when they were either at the end of their careers or on a bit of a loss of form n the ring. His fight against Hatton was controversial to say the least and although he is a boxing legend and will probably retire undefeated many will argue not about who he beat but the timing of when he beat them!
Posted 23:44 15th March 2013
Canelo is an protected and untested fighter because of Golden boy! He won't get to fight Mayweather because Trout will beat him within the distance! His boxing ability is poor and always looks for the big shot rather than fighting skilfully which if he ever got in the ring with Mayweather he would be way out of his depth. IMO
Posted 09:27 15th March 2013
Absolutely brilliant work with those 7 guys Glenn. fair play to you, and fair play to them too. good luck to ye all, keep up the good work! :)
Posted 08:38 15th March 2013
I'm one of those who ridiculed you for rejecting the notion that Mayweather's an all time great, I'm not a fan of his though. I don't like the flashy attitude and disrespect he brings but I don't deny that he is one of the best boxers I've ever seen. I do however think it's disrespectful to some of the top fighters he's beaten to suggest that the only notable W's on his record are against Hatton and a "sub-par de la Hoya". You think he needs to fight Manny to prove himself? Well have a look at what Floyd did to Marquez and then have a look at what Marquez did to Manny. For the record I do think Marquez was robbed in one of those fights.
Posted 17:38 14th March 2013
Fair point on FM but the same could be said for Joe Calzaghe as his opponents were "easy" according to some, and he too "timed" his biggest fights right... despite fighting Lacy and Kessler in their prime! I believe both will be held in the highest regard in the future, and i also believe FM would wipe the floor with Alvarez and will do so Guerrero. Keep up the great TKO work and being a wicked pundit who is often on the money with fight predictions!
Posted 14:59 14th March 2013