Here Comes, Maybe,  Jermain Taylor versus Floyd Mayweather Jr

WELL PLAYED, TAYLOR MAY’D ? – Forget about Manny Pacquiao as an opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015 for now.

There’s a much better chance we’ll be seeing Mayweather against newly crowned middleweight titlist Jermain Taylor.

If Taylor’s apparently invaluable advisor Al Haymon was ever to be given a role in one of the Marvel superhero movies, it might be appropriate that he portray The Puppet Master, a powerful persona who mysteriously guides characters through various misadventures.

After Taylor’s victory over Sam Soliman, it appears Haymon has guided Taylor back toward the very top of boxing’s pay scale. The very top, of course, is a fight with Mayweather. That’s where fate, Haymon or a combination of the two has positioned Taylor.

Taylor now has enough selling points, with a belt in another division, to be considered the type of not too dangerous opponent that provides more pre-packaged glory for Mayweather’s legacy.

It would be considered a winnable fight for Mayweather, and with Taylor’s size and history he’d be given more of a chance than Money’s most recent opposition.

Seeing Mayweather – Taylor at the MGM Grand next Cinco de Mayo looks like a safer bet than planning on a fisticuffs fiesta with Canelo Alvarez as the headliner.

Mayweather wins a lopsided, highly defensive contest against Taylor if that fight indeed occurs. Then he’d have all the leverage he’d ever need for negotiations with Gennady Golovkin or Andre Ward.

Right now, the odds of Mayweather – Taylor actually happening are at least 50 – 50. If that sounds unlikely, remember what the odds of such a match were just a couple months ago.

Remember, this is boxing, not the real world.

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COMMENTS

-michigan400 :

REALLY?!?!? Has Taylor slipped THAT far?? I havn't seen him fight since getting KO'd by Pavlik so that is honest question from me. He would have to be just a punching bag that looks like JT before Floyd would sign off on that. Either way it sounds kind of offensive to the boxing public really. Who the hell would wanna pay to see that!!?? And with GGG holding a belt it would be another meaningless Floyd fight. Man I'm ready for him (FM) to retire. He's just stinkin up the place anymore.


-brownsugar :

REALLY?!?!? Has Taylor slipped THAT far?? I havn't seen him fight since getting KO'd by Pavlik so that is honest question from me. He would have to be just a punching bag that looks like JT before Floyd would sign off on that. Either way it sounds kind of offensive to the boxing public really. Who the hell would wanna pay to see that!!?? And with GGG holding a belt it would be another meaningless Floyd fight. Man I'm ready for him (FM) to retire. He's just stinkin up the place anymore.
Its just somebody's idea of a joke.


-Radam G :

All this is for real -- absolutely no joke! Pop Joy Mays is signing off on to this. He claims to want an easy match for his seed for a change. And I cannot hate on him for that. And I know that tsAH is going to make it happen. The late, great "Brown Bomber" had the "Bum of the Month Club." We must let Lil' Floyd have a bum or two of the Money May's "Bum of a Career Club." Now J-Tay is the perfect match for that. And it will give Money May a record of being the second lightweight champion to win a middleweight title belt. Holla!


-Froggy :

Doesn't Showtime have anything to say about this, they do have a couple dollars invested ! They got two fights left, I think, would this fight help them break even ? Not a chance !


-Radam G :

Doesn't Showtime have anything to say about this, they do have a couple dollars invested ! They got two fights left, I think, would this fight help them break even ? Not a chance !
Showtime is in a partnership with CBS. A Money May-J-Tay Dance will be commercial TV's biggest ever eyes-on-dat-screen romance. Holla!


-teaser :

like Radman has said many times before ?this is PRIZE fighting ?.and the powers that be see a win win on all sides ?another belt for Mayweather ?a sunset payday for Jermain without the risk of getting koed ?everybody gets paid handsomely including showtime for this advertised "historic" fight and challenge ?can see it now ?throw back fight where the welterweight champ challenges the middleweight champ?it will sell plus satisfy Floyds ego and that's the bottom line


-Froggy :

Well the PPV numbers better be the lowest ever for Mayweather or there is something wrong with the people paying for it !


-The Commish :

This isn't going to happen. It's not even a fun thought. Mayweather vs. a number of guys heavier than him is interesting. $$$May vs Taylor is not. Let Taylor face N'Jikam or Quillin or another real middleweight. Why shouldn't he...he's the IBF Middleweight Champion. Let him pick on guys his own size not smaller guys like $$$May (who will box circles around him, anyway). -Randy G.


-Kid Blast :

It will never happen. Never ever


-Froggy :

I think and I hope you are right !


-Radam G :

This isn't going to happen. It's not even a fun thought. Mayweather vs. a number of guys heavier than him is interesting. $$$May vs Taylor is not. Let Taylor face N'Jikam or Quillin or another real middleweight. Why shouldn't he...he's the IBF Middleweight Champion. Let him pick on guys his own size not smaller guys like $$$May (who will box circles around him, anyway). -Randy G.
It is prizefighting, not size fighting, unless you are talking about the size of the pay. Holla at all the middleweights who picked on "smaller (welterweight guys) like $$$May" for pay. It is all about da money, ainna' [$??] d@mn funny. It halts the cloudiness and make a lot of things sunny. No monee! No honey-bunnee! Forget about inattentional blindness, a person would have to be blind, deaf and dumb to believe that J-Tay is going to say: "NANADANANA" NOPE to fighting Money May because of body size. He will even fight him at a catch weight. He is gonna take dat dough and get KTFO. And brain-damaged grin all the way to the bank. Holla!


-oubobcat :

My prediction is Taylor faces Quillin in February on NBC for the IBF belt. Quillin will be heavily favored and should win. He regains a Middleweight belt. And thus becomes an option, either May or September, for a Floyd fight. He'd be undefeated and a Middleweight champion. It'd be a marketable fight as a new challenge for Floyd fighting a young undefeated fighter for a Middleweight championship. Haymon convinced Quillin to stick to the plan and pass on 1.4 million to fight Korobov. A Mayweather payday and the exposure from the fight may have been what Quillin has been referring to as sticking to the plan.


-The Shadow :

Its just somebody's idea of a joke.
I know, Suge. It's funny, people get so aroused from Floyd hate that they draw up hypothetical scenarios that the man himself hasn't even expressed anything about in order to criticize him. "It's a cherry pick! Go away!" (It's funny, people say this ludicrous bullsh*t that Floyd picks on those that looked like crap in their last fight. So idiotic. That's another guy's MO. Since coming out of retirement, Mayweather always faces guys coming off their best performance. ALWAYS. Freddie Roach ADMITS to choosing guys coming off weak performances.) Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao was heralded when he faced disgraced welterweight Antonio Margarito -- at a catchweight, no less -- for a vacant junior middleweight title in a weight class in which neither fought, much less were ranked. If you recall, he was praised for taking on a guy outweighing him by 15 pounds -- totally disregarding the fact that Mayweather does that on the regular -- while getting heaps of admiration. The hypocrisy is so sickening I sometimes want to puke. For someone who represented his country in the Olympics, seeing all this solidarity and praise for a foreigner pulling the wool over everyone's eyes by his own media must be brutal. (And it's not like they're objective, either.) Then you had another fan favorite in Miguel Cotto, pouncing on the wounded champion in Martinez. All these reporters -- the ones Paulie Malignaggi calls "fanboys" -- say Cotto "dares to be great." No he didn't, he opportunistically took a fight where his stock wouldn't suffer if he lost -- just like a prizefighter is supposed to do. Again, the hypocrisy is nauseating. I bet if Manny signed to fight Taylor, everyone would be calling him braver than David. You know it and I know it. Besides, JT is fighting Peter Quillin in a voluntary defense, setting up the rematch between Colgate Quillin and Hassan "Mr. Silky Smooth" N'Jikam. On a different note, I find it funny that you have these media guys crapping on Taylor's decision to fight, pretending to be concerned for his safety. "Safety first!" Yet these same freakin' jabronis criticize any fighter who refuses to engage, crap on anyone who fights safety first. I mean, which one is it? Safe? Or not safe? Do you want to watch Tough Man Contests? Or boxing contests? The only reporters I see exhibiting any type of empathy for fighters are Michael Woods, Randy Gordon and to a lesser extent Kevin Iole, who's a nice, friendly guy (and actually has dropped around 50 pounds) and Scott Christ from Bad Left Hook. For those guys who've never had to cut and make weight, I dare them to cut just five pounds in one day. Or better yet, go just three minutes with Randy -- a man in his sixties -- and see if they talk sh*t about guys again.


-The Shadow :

My prediction is Taylor faces Quillin in February on NBC for the IBF belt. Quillin will be heavily favored and should win. He regains a Middleweight belt. And thus becomes an option, either May or September, for a Floyd fight. He'd be undefeated and a Middleweight champion. It'd be a marketable fight as a new challenge for Floyd fighting a young undefeated fighter for a Middleweight championship. Haymon convinced Quillin to stick to the plan and pass on 1.4 million to fight Korobov. A Mayweather payday and the exposure from the fight may have been what Quillin has been referring to as sticking to the plan.
Nice scenario but Floyd is not fighting Quillin. That is not in the works. Firsthand. We've had him on the radio and on the phone. Floyd gives the kid advice, they're both from Grand Rapids. They're not going to fight. This is the big plan: Quillin wants to collect some belts and fight Golovkin on pay-per-view. If Floyd wants a middleweight title, he obviously would take the real championship from a guy who's smaller and that he can beat with relative ease, foundation covered acne back or not.


-brownsugar :

I know, Suge. It's funny, people get so aroused from Floyd hate that they draw up hypothetical scenarios that the man himself hasn't even expressed anything about in order to criticize him. "It's a cherry pick! Go away!" (It's funny, people say this ludicrous bullsh*t that Floyd picks on those that looked like crap in their last fight. So idiotic. That's another guy's MO. Since coming out of retirement, Mayweather always faces guys coming off their best performance. ALWAYS. Freddie Roach ADMITS to choosing guys coming off weak performances.) Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao was heralded when he faced disgraced welterweight Antonio Margarito -- at a catchweight, no less -- for a vacant junior middleweight title in a weight class in which neither fought, much less were ranked. If you recall, he was praised for taking on a guy outweighing him by 15 pounds -- totally disregarding the fact that Mayweather does that on the regular -- while getting heaps of admiration. The hypocrisy is so sickening I sometimes want to puke. For someone who represented his country in the Olympics, seeing all this solidarity and praise for a foreigner pulling the wool over everyone's eyes by his own media must be brutal. (And it's not like they're objective, either.) Then you had another fan favorite in Miguel Cotto, pouncing on the wounded champion in Martinez. All these reporters -- the ones Paulie Malignaggi calls "fanboys" -- say Cotto "dares to be great." No he didn't, he opportunistically took a fight where his stock wouldn't suffer if he lost -- just like a prizefighter is supposed to do. Again, the hypocrisy is nauseating. I bet if Manny signed to fight Taylor, everyone would be calling him braver than David. You know it and I know it. Besides, JT is fighting Peter Quillin in a voluntary defense, setting up the rematch between Colgate Quillin and Hassan "Mr. Silky Smooth" N'Jikam. On a different note, I find it funny that you have these media guys crapping on Taylor's decision to fight, pretending to be concerned for his safety. "Safety first!" Yet these same freakin' jabronis criticize any fighter who refuses to engage, crap on anyone who fights safety first. I mean, which one is it? Safe? Or not safe? Do you want to watch Tough Man Contests? Or boxing contests? The only reporters I see exhibiting any type of empathy for fighters are Michael Woods, Randy Gordon and to a lesser extent Kevin Iole, who's a nice, friendly guy (and actually has dropped around 50 pounds) and Scott Christ from Bad Left Hook. For those guys who've never had to cut and make weight, I dare them to cut just five pounds in one day. Or better yet, go just three minutes with Randy -- a man in his sixties -- and see if they talk sh*t about guys again.
Couldn't have expressed it better myself Shadow.


-Kid Blast :

I think he fights Danny Jacobs and gets sent to Southern Dreamland. Then Danny will fight Quillin but he will have major issues with the Kid. IMHO


-brownsugar :

Yep.... Taylor is probably in need of cash and he maybe a little shot (by champion. standards) but he sure as hell ain't stupid. Taylor was given 4 months to complete a Voluntary defence. This means he can defend against any BUM in the world. Of course the opponent would have to become sanctioned by the IBF. And given their lenient policy ...... The pool of available contenders could potentially be limitless. After the voluntary in 4 months Taylor gets (help me out here with the boxing rules experts) up to another 6 months to a year to defend against the mandatory. A win against even a soft voluntary contender raises his stock if he's convincing enough. The only variable here is if Taylor is offered a sweet deal to fall on his sword against a young gun like Jacobs, Quillin, or..... "Lord have Mercy" ....GGG!. I'm sure you guys already know whats coming and see the same or similar scenario. All of its variations are plausible. As it has already been previously stated .... Quillin is the conspicuous front runner. Whatever they're doing I hope they get it done relatively quick.


-The Shadow :

Yep.... Taylor is probably in need of cash and he maybe a little shot (by champion. standards) but he sure as hell ain't stupid. Taylor was given 4 months to complete a Voluntary defence. This means he can defend against any BUM in the world. Of course the opponent would have to become sanctioned by the IBF. And given their lenient policy ...... The pool of available contenders could potentially be limitless. After the voluntary in 4 months Taylor gets (help me out here with the boxing rules experts) up to another 6 months to a year to defend against the mandatory. A win against even a soft voluntary contender raises his stock if he's convincing enough. The only variable here is if Taylor is offered a sweet deal to fall on his sword against a young gun like Jacobs, Quillin, or..... "Lord have Mercy" ....GGG!. I'm sure you guys already know whats coming and see the same or similar scenario. All of its variations are plausible. As it has already been previously stated .... Quillin is the conspicuous front runner. Whatever they're doing I hope they get it done relatively quick.
They have four months, which times perfectly with Bobcat's scenario and the inaugural NBC show. He just has to face someone in the Top 15, which is how the sanctioning body rules go. From there, he'll have a natural rematch with your favorite and mine, Mr. Silky Smooth, probably on Showtime in the summertime, live from Barclays Center, barring any nepotistic obstacles arising (ie. Yormark preventing Haymon fighters from fighting there -- very doubtful). Once SS gets robbed and/or dispatched once more, a fall unification showdown with BK warrior Danny Jacobs awaits, primed to fill up Barclays. If GGG can steer clear of Andre Ward and stay feasting from his buffet of bums in this public deception of his, their respective profiles will be big enough where it warrants a pay-per-view showdown on HBO PPV OR the new OTT network in the works. (My personal opinon on that is that it won't be ready by that time. Too many variables. But that's where they want to launch that, tentatively, from my understanding.) Remember, once we reach 2015, Quillin will be known in the mainstream, at least more so than he is now. Reason being is: 1) He's on national TV with new teeth 2) I know a reporter from one of the big NY gossip outlets who is working on getting him some ink 3) He's on national TV with new teeth From what's forecasted from the Hyamon offices, Colgate is looking at receiving $3m for that GGG bout. If we assume the GGG-Unit g-g-gets the same, that leaves $6m in main event purses -- hardly a fortune. All they gotta do is 250K buys/subscribers and you got yourself a blockbuster. And Taylor ain't fighting no GGG. LOL. Though what's sad is that would be the best opponent GGG, 32, has ever faced! Hahahahahaha!


-The Shadow :

Where's Flacko at?! Is Lara taking you to La Escuelita or something?!


-flackoguapo :

I'm here partna, and I got Lara locked down right now in a 5x7ft cell with el chupacabra--see if he learns sometin' bout some in-fighting...


-Radam G :

Money May is an intentional enigma and paradoxical. He gets off like that. And he is as proud as an eagle flying over head and taking a sh*t. And he doesn't want anybody to make excuses for him. But than again, all true greats are that way. And saying derogatory, condescending, ridiculous things about them, psssst! They care less what you say. They do thing their way. And make the fakers, faders, vaporers, haters, posers and busters pay. It is absolutely nothing wrong if Money May "takes an easy fight or two" and go for a middleweight title. Pops Joy May clearly told the Fam May's fan-girl Jenna Jay that his son deserves that -- "easy fights." And the sneaky PJM clearly hinted against "somebody bigger than him." "Pakcow can't beat all these big people like my son be doing," PJM continued. "If he fight Pakcow's lil' @$$, dat will probably be the last fight of the contact for my son...." The author of this copy has/is apparently hearing some puzzling of the tricks of Fam May and TMT. And even if he were criticizing Money May, it comes with the territory. Money May resides in the "Big Boy Mansion, not in the little boy's glasshouse that pebbles would shatter. Pugvine is a major communication outlet that Money May, Fam May and TMT use. They are pulling a rabbit outta the hat. And da sucka is fat. And there is a peeping cat -- not Tom, but cat -- that is going to chase that sucka down as if it were a rat. Ev'ybodee and dey momma should just keep it real. With Money May -- just as we GOAT Ali, Iron Mike and Sugar Ray Leonard -- you cannot front and fake da deal. Drink some lemonade and eat some lemon and pumpkin seeds with your meal. Your mind and body, it will heal. Holla!


-brownsugar :

Lemons are good. I go through about 12 pounds a week. Lemons ground up with a few knuckles of ginger and a bulb of garlic, with red pepper ....all emulsified in a plaque removing green tea solution. Give ol' Pops some slack RG.. He's stuck in the 80's , plus he had a lung disease probably exacerbated and intensified by his previous illegal drug use and he seems closer to 75, than 55. Dude is always spouting off about something even when his son politely asks him to STFU. He gets it wrong so much he's lost all credibility as an insider source.... Or an A- side source of information. Dude just likes to ramble on about what he thinks he knows. Ol' Pops May can coach and train But from trying to expose his sons plans He should refrain.


-Radam G :

Lemons are good. I go through about 12 pounds a week. Lemons ground up with a few knuckles of ginger and a bulb of garlic, with red pepper ....all emulsified in a plaque removing green tea solution. Give ol' Pops some slack RG.. He's stuck in the 80's , plus he had a lung disease probably exacerbated and intensified by his previous illegal drug use and he seems closer to 75, than 55. Dude is always spouting off about something even when his son politely asks him to STFU. He gets it wrong so much he's lost all credibility as an insider source.... Or an A- side source of information. Dude just likes to ramble on about what he thinks he knows. Ol' Pops May can coach and train But from trying to expose his sons plans He should refrain.
I can ride with that, because Pops Joy May loves to smack 'em jaws. I called him from Mindanao and he started rhyming about how "Lil' Floyd is on vacation in Paris, Frances [sic]. And Mayweathers have da best romances. I got a Filipino fighter from Kansas and he has some good moves and dances..." Hehe! WTF! PJM had just taken some medicine. You are right! PJM is stuck in time. And da dude dances to disco music and disco-sampling rap better than anybody that I know. Holla!


-brownsugar :

I can ride with that, because Pops Joy May loves to smack 'em jaws. I called him from Mindanao and he started rhyming about how "Lil' Floyd is on vacation in Paris, Frances [sic]. And Mayweathers have da best romances. I got a Filipino fighter from Kansas and he has some good moves and dances..." Hehe! WTF! PJM had just taken some medicine. You are right! PJM is stuck in time. And da dude dances to disco music and disco-sampling rap better than anybody that I know. Holla!
Look how long he held onto those geri curls... And then the dreds Lol....


-Radam G :

Look how long he held onto those geri curls... And then the dreds Lol....
Danggit! That was "geri curls?" Dat jive sucka told me that he had "good hair from" his "American Indian side" of the Mayweather clan. "Chickasaw and Cherokee," he claims. I better quit before he reveals my identity. And then it will be no more hiding in plain side. Hehe! Holla!


-Radam G :

Wow! It hasn't taken Money May long to reject what his father has been saying. Money May is just going off on his flagship site Ride-the-May's nuts Hype. This dude is so full of syet with his lies about how Da Manny has not made more than $7mil a fight and Nike only gave Day Manny a $100thou for a commercial. And he got Da Manny's people now working for him, and he was a 100-percent right about Da Manny and can now tell it. Money May just has Da Manny's sissy-arse ex-waterboy Alex Ariza who is obviously disturbed. Bytch-@$$ Money May will get Pac-sued again for lying. He's the only one on dat syet. This is why Nevada raised the ratio from 4-to-1 to 6-to-1 to protect his ratchet arse. They didn't raise syet for Da Manny. Da Manny would not need A-side meth to f*** up Money May. Money May is so pucking spooked that he would p?$$ed his trunks and not come out of the dressing room. Money May is now fibbing that Da Manny has never had high PPV outputs. Wow! People have committed billions of dollars of financial conspiraclies because Money May says so and that Da Manny "is not even an American, he's a foreigner. "That is why he's now fighting in China, because he can't make money in America.... Look how long his haven't had a knockout now." [He might be saving it for Money Macy's arse.] What a pucking weasel Money May is. With Chino, he had 750,000 PPV payouts the first bout and less than 750,000 in Bout II, but both sets of his outputs were inflated to be over 900thou. And da dudette only had 650,000 with the Cali Ghost Guerrero. Showtime has gotten hustled by Money May and he even snitched Showtime out for foul practices with "All Access." Showtime wanna get it worth outta him now. Money May is delusional and wanting to commit suicide because Showtime is pressuring him to dance with Da Manny. Money is freaking and dreaking out just as his ex flunky Ellerbee said that Money May would do. Hehehe! Let's see how this wind blows. Holla!