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Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Angkor Wat, Jun 8, 2013.

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    He's dodged any fighter with true hand speed. Amir Khan and Pac.

    Pac didn't take floyd's bs. at the end of the day Floyd don't want to negotiate he wants to dictate.

    btw, I am referring to floyd since he's come back. Not the younger floyd who fought Del a hoya. Obviously floyd has fought great fighters in the past.

    He's never going to get in the ring with GGG, we all know this. He also could have fought Sergio and declined that fight as well.

    Floyd's MO right know is to fight light slow guys.
     
  2. Angkor Wat

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    If Im Pacquiao, I'm chomping at the bits to get a Mayweather fight now more than ever. People always talk about how Manny has slowed down, but after Saturday night, I saw Floyd has defintely slowed down. He is more vulnerable now than hes been in the past. This is now more of an even fight than it was when they were in their prime.
     
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    Knew you couldn't mention anyone besides Pac. And Khan is garbage, maybe we'll see this fight next year.
     
  4. Angkor Wat

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    To be fair, Pacquiao was the only one that could afford not to adhere to Floyd's demands. All those other guys, weren't the second biggest name in boxing. They had no leverage. They would have bent over backwards to get a Mayweather pay day.
     
  5. Yung-T

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    Yup, but what said good fighters don't put up with Floyd's BS. Guess Pac and Floyd were the only elite fighters of the last 10 years?
     
  6. Panda23

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    Cotto got to wear his MX punchers gloves right?
     
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    Amir Khan has earned a fight with Floyd how? By beating Malignaggi and Judah? Khan may not even be the best British fighter in that weight class if Kell Brook is considered. Floyd has wins over 7 current or future boxing hall of famers. This talk of dodging competition is just nonsense.
     
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    He doesn't dodge people. Rather, he fights guys who are names and/or are hot fighters. (ie, Ortiz off a FOTY candidate with Berto, Cotto, Guerrero off a FOTY candidate with Berto, Canelo, Maidana off an upset against Broner). Outside of Cotto, none of these fighters are good enough for a fighter considered the P4P best. Canelo hadn't really done enough. As far as Pac goes, Mayweather will never fight him as long as he is with Arum
     
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    Honestly, I don't think Khan is any less deserving that guys like Ortiz, Guerrero or Maidana x2. What did those guys do to deserve a Mayweather fight? Beat Andre Berto? Is that the measuring stick? Hell, Khan already beat Maidana. I don't think Mayweather is ducking Khan, as I wouldn't be surprised if Khan was next.

    But to say Khan hasn't "earned" a Mayweather fight is silly considering who hes fought recently.
     
  10. dragician

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    no one earned a fight against Floyd, otherwise, Floyd will not fight.
     
  11. hooroo

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    Mayweather's not dodging Khan. Khan is an easy fight for him and has a ready made huge UK following. Kell Brooks isn't as popular yet. It's more about waiting on Khan to build back his rep/rankings for the US market.

    It's all about the PPV numbers.
     
  12. Panda23

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    Canelo v Clottey set for Houston.
     
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    Yes! Boxing is back in Houston. I hope the undercard is good. Dumbass Kirkland pulled out of another fight
     
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    Kirkland is such an enigma, his own worst enemy.

    Still can't believe he got put on his ass 3 times by featherfisted Ishida..
     
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    I'm way late to the convo, but on the May/El Chino fight as soon as May said something about the ref doing his job in pre-fight interviews, I said, "great, now the ref is going to break them up super fast."

    Sure enough, that's what happened. It was ridiculous. The one round, Bayless didn't break them up prematurely, Maidana actually got to work a little. Not saying he could have won, because I think May would have done the same as the first fight and just outbox Maidana. But the fact Bayless wouldn't even let them fight in close for more than half a second, it ended up being a horrible fight.

    After such a great 2013, 2014 has just been full of blah with very few exceptions (ie. Crawford)...and this was nice:

    [youtube]3yWKuSX0EoY[/youtube]
     
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    Poetic justice...

    so nice to see him getting a piece of his own medicine after taunting...
     
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    Are the odds on Rubio v GGG a little crazy? Around $20 for a guy who has 51 knockouts and can take a punch.
     
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    I'd rather put my money on a punching bag than Rubio.
     
  20. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    The Punching bag might make it past the 6th round.
     

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