I think Floyd is going to be in for the toughest fight of his life. Shane is bigger than Floyd, has knockout power, and an iron chin. This fight will be much more difficult than the fight with Pacman . I know a lot of people were yapping about Floyd being scared of Manny, but I think this fight should silence all that garbage. I think Floyd can pull it out, but he’s going to have to box the best fight of his career. Spotted over @ smartenupnas.
At the end of the day, I think this fight still goes down. There is too much damn $ at stake for this fight not to happen, and if the fight falls through because Manny doesn’t want to give some blood a couple of days before the fight Pacman’s rep will be tainted. I think Floyd is just trying to get in Manny’s head to screw with his mental before the fight. So far it looks like it’s working, we’ll see if Manny comes to his senses and agrees to the terms.
Ooooohhhh-Weeee!!! I can’t wait for this fight. Floyd was in rare form on HBO’sJoe Buck Live. I know Floyd and Marky Mark are cool, but it seemed like Floyd took offense to him admitting that he is indeed a big Pacman fan. I was hoping Mark would get lippy and we might get some real fireworks, but he didn’t take the bait. March can’t get here soon enough.
So according to reports, it looks like Floyd is ready to get it crackin with Pacman. I know a lot of people thought Floyd would do all he could to duck Manny, what y’all got to say now?
“The much-anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is all but set for March 13, a source told Yahoo! Sports. Mayweather has agreed to terms and promoter Bob Arum is making a trip to Manila, Philippines, to finalize a deal with Pacquiao, the source said.” – Kevin Iole, Yahoo Sports
The article goes on to mention the fight was originally slated for May 1st, but had to be moved up due to Pacquiao’s decision to run for congress in the Philippines (elections will be held on May 10th). I know Pac has been able to get away with recording an album, doing movies, etc. leading up to some of his past fights, but if he really wants to have a chance at knocking off Floyd the dude better focus on his #1 job. One thing that wasn’t discussed in the article is the dollars. I think this is going to be the Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve been waiting to hear Floyd’s take on Pacman’s big win you can watch it here. SkySports was able to get ‘Money’ Mayweather to sit down for an exclusive interview. Some of Floyd’s talk is him playing politics, but from what I can tell he sounds like he fully intends on fighting Pac. Before Saturday’s fight, I would have agreed with Floyd’s line of thinking that he deserves a 60/40 split in his favor. But when you factor in the numbers Pac and Cotto generated, and the fact that Pac was able to dominate, I think this is looking like 50/50.