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LATEST FLOYD INTERVIEW!

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by Zoomzoom (U14055071) 02 September 2009
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HERE'S FLOYDS LATEST INTERVIEW WITH FOX. IS IT JUST ME OR HAS FLOYD GROWN UP A BIT. SOUNDS VERY MEASURED, ALMOST GENEROUSLY RESPECTFUL OF MARQUEZ.
ONE INTERESTING POINT THOUGH! LOOK AT THE FOOTAGE... FLOYD SENIOR SEEMS TO BE INTEGRAL TO THIS CAMP; VERY PROMINENT!

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posted Sep 4, 2009

Mroom1 I have to agree that Floyd shuld've fought Mosley, but whilst JMM is a box office name, with a good record and in most people's eyes beat Pac, he's never fought above lightweight, I feel welterweight will be too far for him and the diff in the fight could well be the weight diff between the 2. I know Floyd started at lower weights yes, but he is a decent sized welterweight, whereas JMM will be small at welter and I think will not represent as a big a threat as say a Mosley or maybe a Cotto.

That said I'm still intruiged. JMM was good against Diaz and Floyd has been out of the ring. He nearly lost to Castillo at a lower weight, almost lost to DLH at a higher weight, but seems to always find a way to win.

I think Floyd has hardly had a break from training, will come into the ring in excellent shape and the weight will prove a factor. Plus the age and wars JMM has been in have got to take their toll at some point. I'm going to go for a Floyd win on points

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posted Sep 4, 2009

Marquez has been set up to lose this fight from the start. Vegas is crying out for another mega fight like Hatton-Pacquiao and so they want Mayweather to win in order to fix a fight with Pacquiao (itll NEVER happen!)

The problem with this plan is that the Marquez/Mayweather isnt going to go to the judges to give them that chance. Marquez will take Mayweather out. Esp. as Mayweather has (supposedly) picked up a rib injury, Marquez will get in there and bang the body shots till he goes down. Marquez may be a slow starter but Mayweathers too defensive to take advantage of that. Marquez is too rounded a fighter for Mayweather to handel and his body shots will break his defence.

People talk of Mayweathers technical expertise and although he shows extraordinary ability when you see him training it never quite carries through to the ring. He has struggled in many fights which he shouldnt have if he was a good as people made out.

Bottom line is Marquez wont only beat him but hell knock him out.

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posted Sep 4, 2009


People talk of Mayweathers technical expertise and although he shows extraordinary ability when you see him training it never quite carries through to the ring. He has struggled in many fights which he shouldnt have if he was a good as people made out.

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never quite carries through to the ring? 39 boxers would say otherwise. are you a wum?

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posted Sep 4, 2009

Re- "People talk of Mayweathers technical expertise and although he shows extraordinary ability when you see him training it never quite carries through to the ring. He has struggled in many fights which he shouldnt have if he was a good as people made out.

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never quite carries through to the ring? 39 boxers would say otherwise. are you a wum?"

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I think what Fightfan is trying to say is that Mayweather looks amazing in training, very attack minded etc (and I know that's the whole point of an open session) but he rarely looks that aggressive in a fight. I love his fighting style, he is a proper boxer, par excellence. But I can understand how some may prefer a different style. It's like Federer and Murray. Fed is a great shot maker, Murray is a great defensive player. For me Mayweather should try and make more shots. But hey, as you say, 39 and counting so who can seriously argue.

And I think Pacman would take Mayweather. I think he has a little more hunger, which is all that I see separating those two. Does anyone think we'll actually get to see that fight - Floyd v's Manny?

Even I, a tight fisted Edinburgher, may splash out for the PPV for that fight!

In this fight though I take Mayweather on a late decision.

LJ

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posted Sep 4, 2009

The fight we all want to see is Pac V Bigmouth....

For me it depends on Bigmouth's motivation... If he sees JMM as a stepping stone or worst easy, he may come undone...... I doubt it though.. Too many variables... Weight etc.. If this fight happened earlier, without bigmouth's inactivity, we would all say big mouth to win...

Pac is the only real fight left for bigmouth worth any salt and even then Pac is the one taking the biggest risk - weight!

As Roach has said, one more day and bigmouth could be fighting Pac instead - coincidence or something more sinister!!!

If he is serious abouit taking on Pac and is using this to gauge where he is at right now

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posted Sep 4, 2009

delete the last two lines, pc mucked up!

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posted Sep 4, 2009

I think that is exactly what Mayweather sees this fight as, a warm up for Pacman.

In fairness, he has the record that allows him to talk any way he wants. Yeah we'd all like boxers to respect each other etc, but hell, it's fun when they don't.


LJ

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posted Sep 7, 2009

Like him or loathe him Mayweather is the man. I think he would be a match for any welterweight or lightweight in the history of boxing.

He can be pretty obnoxious at times but to be fair there's been alot worse characters in the sport than him. Considering the family he comes from its a wonder he turned out as well as he did personality wise...

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posted Sep 8, 2009

floyd take on all lightweights from any era? i doubt it. duran would certainly have nailed him, as would chavez. but seriously, people writing off marquez in this fight are only playing into popular belief. he has dealt with faster than floyd (manny, jaca, diaz) more powerful than floyd (manny) and has certainly been taken into deep waters before only to come out on top. as someone above said; floyd has almost come unstuck in fights where he shouldn't have (castillo, judah) so the guy isn't as invincible as everyone thinks. marquez could well be the best fighter floyd has faced and the weight issue isn't as clear-cut as everyone is making out: marquez has entered the ring on fight night at 140 before, and floyd has rarely come in above the welterweight limit, so he's no 'big' welterweight. juan will take floyd into rocky terrain and throw him out of step. he may look bad in the first 4 or 5 rounds but he has the ring intellect and nous to work a way into mayweather's zone and exploit it. taking into account the rib injury and lay-off and you have a fight which could shock the world. i hope i'm right- marquez for an upset!

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posted Sep 8, 2009

Its easy to say Mayweather is a bit of a clown outside the ring but he delivers inside the ring. He has done it time and time again against the the best of the best. Márquez is a top boxer no doubt but stepping up to fight a boxer with the ability of Mayweather is just too much for a 36 year old IMO.

I think this fight may surprise a few with an early stoppage but on paper it looks like Mayweather on points.

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