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Marciano1
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Bernard Hopkins wants Mayweather at 160 on May 3


I don't see the Mayweather camp taking this offer but I'm wondering if the Showtime executives are pushing hard for this one. They're the ones who gave Floyd the $200m contract and they're the ones who said they have to offer Floyd more money per fight to keep him coming back.

I mean, who does Floyd fight now? Danny Garcia? No one wants to see that nor is it even competitive. Amir Khan? Yeah that would succeed in a major way in the UK...but there's a good chance Khan gets KTFO or loses a wide decision to Devon Alexander in December.

The only way Showtime can build a BIG event for Floyd's 3rd fight is to make him move up in weight. Sergio Martinez would be an interesting option although they'd probably make him drop to 154. There's the Gennady Golovkin rumor but he doesn't have the name recognition to draw the Money Team into a fight.

That's why I think Showtime is the one behind this Hopkins-Mayweather thing. If this fight gets made, it's because Showtime forced it to happen. But it's gonna take one hell of an offer for Al Haymon to tell Floyd to sign up for this.

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Would either one throw a punch if this fight happened?





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Hopkins v Mayweather wouldn't excite me at all.





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I don't see this happening. No way Floyd jumps to 160





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bobbyray21
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What does Mayweather prove by fighting Hopkins? That he can beat a bigger guy who is well past his prime?

And, make no mistake, Mayweather would win that fight, even at 160.






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bobbyray21
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I mean, who does Floyd fight now? Danny Garcia? No one wants to see that nor is it even competitive. Amir Khan? Yeah that would succeed in a major way in the UK...but there's a good chance Khan gets KTFO or loses a wide decision to Devon Alexander in December.


I"d take Danny Garcia over Amir Khan. Amir Khan has no business being in the ring with Floyd.






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Marciano1
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Hopkins v Mayweather wouldn't excite me at all.

the trash talking alone and the fact that Hopkins would be 49 would be a big selling point. Mayweather would be the child in this fight.

Like I said, I see the point to it and that's why I think Showtime is the one behind it all. But I don't see Mayweather taking this fight unless they're certain that Hopkins making 160 would destroy him. He's gonna be 49 and dropping 15lbs is no small task....but like Floyd, B-Hop takes super care of himself.

It's interesting to say the least but I don't see it taking place.






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Marciano1
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And, make no mistake, Mayweather would win that fight, even at 160.

Agreed

It's basically a fight with two legendary names. One would be 37 and the other would be 49.

B-Hop just wants a HUGE check before retiring.






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kc8876
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And, make no mistake, Mayweather would win that fight, even at 160.


Thanks for the expert analysis






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Marciano1
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Amir Khan

The only thing he can do is draw a crowd....and he could fill Wembley Stadium if he fights Floyd.

Other than that, he's nothing but an average boxer with super fast hands and can't take a punch from a 2 year old.

Honestly, Floyd would knock him the f-ck out with one solid left hook or straight right.






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Teddy Ruxpin
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Sergio Martinez would be an interesting option although they'd probably make him drop to 154


In my terrible opinion, it is ridiculous that 4lbs might make or break a fight. Stupid.






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And, make no mistake, Mayweather would win that fight, even at 160.


We'll see what CJ Ross has to say about that.






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Marciano1
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In my terrible opinion, it is ridiculous that 4lbs might make or break a fight. Stupid.

In 2010-2011 Mayweather-Martinez at 154 was the BEST fight that could have been made in boxing. It was a fight that (at the time) could have given Floyd his first loss. Martinez was very dangerous back then. Sure, it wasn't the draw Mayweather-Pacquiao would have been but it would have been a much more competitive fight.

But now, Martinez isn't half the fighter he was even two years ago. His legs are gone and his reflexes aren't far from it either. I also don't think he can make 154 as he's adjusted to 160 after being there for 4 years now plus being 38.

I don't really see it happening unless Martinez looks better in his comeback fight next March/April but if he does, no way Floyd goes to 160. What's messed up is even if Floyd did jump to 160 he'd still crush Sergio.



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kc8876
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even if Floyd did jump to 160 he'd still crush Sergio.


Yes






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bobbyray21
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Thanks for the expert analysis


Mayweather woudl win that fight, even at 160, because Hopkins power advantage is completely negated by money's (a) superior quickness (b) superior defensive abilities.

Money might not knock him out, but he'd score on him easily and would win an easy decision.

That better?






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bobbyray21
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We'll see what CJ Ross has to say about that.


Why is she still judging boxing matches?






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bobbyray21
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In my terrible opinion, it is ridiculous that 4lbs might make or break a fight. Stupid.


You actually think this? Knowing that they aren't weighed the day of the fight?

Why do think the second Coralles/Castillo fight was a complete mismatch?






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Marciano1
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Why is she still judging boxing matches?

Because the Nevada State Athletic Commission = a bunch of dumbasses. She screws up fights year after year yet they keep giving her assignments for big events.



from fightnews.com:





Nevada boxing judge Cynthia J. Ross is once again at the center of a controversy after her 114-114 scorecard for the one-sided twelve round fight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul Canelo Alvarez provoked disbelief Saturday night in Las Vegas. In view of this latest brouhaha, it’s interesting to look back at Ross’ record as a judge, a record that has raised eyebrows on more than a half dozen occasions in major fights.

June 9, 2012 — Manny Pacquaio vs Timothy Bradley
Ross scores 115-113 in favor of Bradley, a score widely condemned by fans and media.

Nov. 12, 2011 — Juan Carlos Burgos vs Luis Cruz
Ross was the only judge not to score heavily in favor of Burgos. Scored it a 95-95 draw.

Aug. 13,2011 — Abner Mares vs Joseph Agbeko I
She was the only judge not to see Mares as the winner. She scored a draw 113-113.

May 7, 2011 — Rodel Mayol vs Javier Gallo
The other judges saw it heavily in favor of Mayol. Ross scored a draw 95-95.

Feb. 7, 2008 — Kendall Holt vs Ben Tackie
The other two judges scored heavily in favor of Holt. Ross’ score was a draw 95-95.

July 13, 2002 — Kevin Kelly vs Humberto Soto
Ross was the only judge not to score it in favor of Kelly. She saw a draw at 114-114.






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bobbyray21
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The only thing he can do is draw a crowd....and he could fill Wembley Stadium if he fights Floyd.

Other than that, he's nothing but an average boxer with super fast hands and can't take a punch from a 2 year old.

Honestly, Floyd would knock him the f-ck out with one solid left hook or straight right


Floyd choose from a number of options;

1) Knock him out early.
2) Fight conservative and completely outclass him until about round 8, and then knock him out.
3) Cruelly decide to not knock him out but to merely dominate every money and give Khan a beating like he's never before received.






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Broski
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This is what is so depressing about the sport, there is no one left for Money to fight and possibly take his place as the sports' face when he steps down.

Hell, Pacquiao is on a 2 match losing streak including a KO to Marquez.

At this point, I think Money takes on the winner of Bradley/Marquez.






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