Last night at Shelton, Washington, Floyd Mayweather Jr said his next opponent will be a solid guy. We’ll, I must admit that all of Floyd’s opponents were solid guys. No doubt about that. But the big question is, were they in solid form when Floyd faced them? To answer this, let us look back at Floyd’s opponents, let start with Oscar dela Hoya.
Floyd faced Oscar dela Hoya in 2007. Definitely, Oscar is a solid guy having been to wars with top tier opposition during his heyday in boxing. Unfortunately, Oscar was past his prime when he faced Floyd. As how he put it, Oscar was already shot during their fight. So that makes Oscar not a solid guy when Floyd fought him.
Next in line for Floyd then was Ricky Hatton. Ricky was undefeated and considered really a solid one. He was also then the Ring’s light welter champion. Regrettably, the fight was made at welterweight, clearly, not Hatton’s territory. As expected, Ricky was defeated by Floyd. Hatton was clearly not in the solid form of himself during that fight as he was made to climb up weight. Had the fight been at light welter, then we could have had a different story.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. might have recorded two sensational wins against quality opponents this year, but that doesn’t mean the Fighter of the Year award is in the bag for him. In fact, there are 11 other boxers that have a legitimate shot at winning boxing’s most prestigious year-end award.
Mayweather Jr. already capped his amazing 2013 campaign with a 12-round majority decision win over rated No.1 junior middleweight Saul Canelo Alvarez in their big fight on Sept.14 at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dubbed as the greatest fighter in this generation, Mayweather is easily the most bankable athlete this year after collected more than $100 million – including the endorsement deals.
Before his superb performance against Canelo, Grand Rapids native Mayweather also danced his way to a 12-round unanimous decision win over Robert Guerrero to retain the WBC welterweight and claim the Ring Magazine welterweight championship titles.
However, despite a triumphant year for Money May, the Fighter of the Year plum is still very much a toss-up as the year also witnessed the emergence of a few exciting boxers – one of them is Timothy Bradley Jr.
Bradley Unleashes Gladiator Side
Often viewed as purist boxer, Bradley made a bold move this year by taking risky fights against brawler Ruslan Provodnikov and aging but still explosive counterpuncher in Juan Manuel Marquez.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows it’s good to be the king. But one thing about being on top of the boxing world means someone always wants a shot at Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
So who’s next for Floyd Mayweather Jr.? A few weeks removed from his 45th career win, a majority decision over Saul Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather needs to be looking to the future. The question, now, is who’s next on “Money” Mayweather’s dance card? Clearly every elite fighter in the world wants a shot at Floyd; who makes the most compelling case?
Timothy Bradley (31-0) – As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Bradley called for a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. after a win over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
“If a Floyd Mayweather fight were to materialize, I would love to do that…. I would love to fight Mayweather, and I would love to fight the Money team,” he said.
Say what you want about Bradley’s lack of style; wins over Manny Pacquiao, Marquez and Devon Alexander put him in the Floyd Mayweather conversation.
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MIAMI (AP) — At 5-foot-8, Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks up to everyone on the Miami Heat roster.
Figuratively, the roles were reversed Sunday.
Mayweather was a surprise guest at Heat practice Sunday morning, sitting courtside with Heat President Pat Riley, managing general partner Micky Arison and other members of the franchise’s brain trust. It’s rare for any outsider to get invited into Heat practice, though Mayweather’s resume — unbeaten in 45 fights and generally considered the best fighter of his era — certainly earned him the ultra-VIP access.
“We’re trying to defend two titles. He’s been defending for a long time,” Heat star LeBron James said. “He definitely knows where we’re coming from. It’s exciting at the end of the day to have someone, one of the greatest of all-time, to be in the presence. It’s something you can talk about years from now. … We’re honored and blessed to have him in the building.”
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Former super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is known to be wildly popular in his native Mexico, but now we have an idea just how popular the fighter with the distinctive red hair is.
Golden Boy Promotions announced Wednesday that nearly 80% of households in Mexico with a television tuned in to Televisa to watch Alvarez, 23, lose a majority decision to Floyd Mayweather Saturday in what is expected to be the richest fight in boxing history.
The fight got a national rating of 41.1 points, which equates to a 77% share, 22.1 million viewers and 5.9 million television households, making it the highest-rated boxing program ever on television in Mexico.
The telecast peaked with a national rating of 42 points (78.4% share/22.6 million viewers, 6 million television households) and the total program average 30.1 points (16.2 million viewers).
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