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    MASTERFUL MAYWEATHER Floyd Overmatches Canelo

    Floyd Mayweather told everyone coming in that Canelo Alvarez was just another fighter, and wouldn't provide a stern challenge to him.
    Money was just that, money in the bank on Sunday morning at the MGM Grand, as Alvarez, at 23, looked a grade or two lesser than a man who is a modern marvel of pugilsm.
    The 36-year-old Mayweather, exceedingly peppy at 36, won a majority decision, as CJ Ross saw, somehow, a 114-114 draw. Thanks be to the almighty, she was outvoted by Dave Moretti and Dave Metcalf, who scored it 116-112 and 117-111.
    There will be a call for Ross to be fired, and frankly, there should be, as I saw one round that Canelo won, and another that could be a tie.
    Mayweather started out reasonably cautiously, and Alvarez gave hope that he could be competitive early. But Floyd started pulling away, and by round six, was in total control. Sharp jabs, lead rights, one-twos, two-twos, left hooks and pulling out, he was in offensive control. Floyd mostly stayed in center ring, but when he went to the ropes, he made Canelo miss, often.

    Canelo got frustrated midway through, going low, throwing a shoulder block. He was getting pot-shotted, clean, and had no answers.
    Speaking of no answers: who can challenge Floyd? Danny Garcia? Gennady Golovkin? Andre Ward? Weigh in!

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    Re: MASTERFUL MAYWEATHER Floyd Overmatches Canelo

    C.J. Roth has issues. She should indeed be sent packing. Last year she ripped off Da Manny, now she tried to get Da Money. The woman is a hater. Holla!

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    This fight went pretty much as expected. You cannot out box a master boxer. Young Canelo needed to get inside, get rough, get dirty with Floyd. He didn't do that. He boxed with the boxer. He posed, he fell for the feints, he hesitated instead of letting his hands go. Easy for me to say. On the up side, Canelo got outboxed not beat up. He made alot of money, he's young and he will be back.

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    Re: MASTERFUL MAYWEATHER Floyd Overmatches Canelo

    Quote Originally Posted by the Roast View Post
    Young Canelo needed to get inside, get rough, get dirty with Floyd. He didn't do that.
    Yeah, he had to - and I thought he might do it - but it wouldn't have made a difference in the end. I bow down, deep, for a true master of a nearly lost art.

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    Excellent performance by PBF. He's carrying his skills deep into his 30's which is something to consider when weighing where he stands in welterweight history.
    I thought Canelo might have won two rounds, might have a couple others even...but that required being very generous which isn't how a fight should be scored. It's interesting that Floyd (at least of recent) goes mostly flat footed in the first half of the fight and then gets on his bicycle in the second half....interesting strategy and a tribute to his crazy good conditioning. Next up? Garcia?

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    Simply amazing... I was sure Mayweather was going to get hurt ... Possibly stopped by ducking into an upperct. But Floyd's peripheral vision has got to be the best in the sport. Even Canelo's blindingly fast counters and ambush attacks hit nothing but oxygen.
    It's incredible that a boxer can retain such a high level of skill at the age of 36 years old.
    Good call by RG ..Roast... Amayseng and the rest of the TSS who never doubted one of the grestest boxers in the sport...have to admit I'm not upset at making the wrong call.
    I watched the fight 6 times and I'm totally convinced Mayweather must practice each of his moves and techniques individually over and over in his spare time.
    If he keeps going like this, they will be debating whether or not he'd have beaten Marvin Hagler and SRL.
    Great fight by Garcia ... I totally underestimated him again even though he has shown top level championship skills and character in each and every one of his fights.
    But Garcia vs Floyd is not necessary because as good as he is I doubt he'd beat half of the top 5 welters. Not because he doesn't have the skill but because he shouldn't move up unless he's outgrown the juniorwelters.
    Lara should get a chance at Canelo or Molina.
    Floyd will need to fight Paq in order to get another huge PPV Payday.
    Make it happen.
    Great Fight Night ...glad I didn't pass up the opportunity to witness true greatness at work.

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    Floyd was in that pocket ALOT, canelo stayed outside and tried to box and failed miserably....

    he barely went to the body of floyd and it cost him.

    i dont remember floyd once shooting a straight right hand and sweeping to his right, he adjusted before the
    fight even started.

    when floyd tells you he never studies or watches his opponents fights before hand he is pulling your leg, the guy is a student of the game outside the ring and a master inside it.

    he started off the fight pushing canelo back, making canelo go backwards and react, which takes more energy....floyd knows what he is doing

    like i said, easy money

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    Pretty much perfect FLoyd. There were a number of moments when Canelo did what he was supposed to - he needed to jab often and hard, and land anywhere - shoulders, chest, gut, if not head - anything to bruise and slow PBF, and then set up some of those combos everyone is so excited by in the young dude. He landed more of those than usual against PBF, and knocked him back a few steps, shook him with one late fight hook. And, yes, not nearly often enough. the brutal body attack was his only chance. But EVERY time Canelo accomplished something good, PBF took the round back by strafing him with something sweet. Even though I'm one of those who wait eagerly for someone to burn that ego and that arrogant *** the way Money burns money, I enjoyed watching the artistry and the focus under fire. Anybody notice that even when Canelo landed, the smaller Floyd had very little reaction? That isn't the sign of a scared or chinny fighter. On the other hand, Floyd was content to just win - he never looked to break canelo down even when he had him buzzed and mesmerized. He just kept up the clinic. But what a clinic!
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    Re: MASTERFUL MAYWEATHER Floyd Overmatches Canelo

    Since words like "perfect" are being applied to Mayweather in this thread, I'd like to balance that out just a tad with a couple fairly minor criticisms.

    1) Though Teddy Atlas made a horrible fight prediction (Alvarez by decision!), he did hit the nail on the head when he said that unlike Ray Leonard Floyd is not a "seek-and-destroy"-type fighter. That is absolutely true. In other words, even when he's got his opponent in trouble he never throws flurries. He's a flurry-less fighter. More than once he had a golden opportunity to unload a possibly fight-ending combination of punches, but he would not. Just one, one-two, one, one-two, etc. It was exactly the type of situation where Leonard would had exploded in a fusillade of head shots, quite possibly ending the proceedings.

    2) Though I have great admiration for Floyd's performance last night overall, I greatly disliked the way he approached the final round, and again it was typical Mayweather. In that round only it is fair to say that he did quite a bit of "running" -- refusing to box. I'm sure many of his fans will make excuses, but I find this less than sporting. I'm not saying he has to slug it out, but don't retreat like that and just kill the clock. Booo.

    These are my only two criticisms of FM from last night. I picked him to win, and scored it 118-110 in his favor.

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    Re: MASTERFUL MAYWEATHER Floyd Overmatches Canelo

    Floyd has a way of making good fighters look Ordinary...

    The Jab, the Counter Punching, the Defense in the Pocket, the movement, the accuracy of the punches, and constant changing of looks were just too much for Canelo..

    At Times Canelo just looked lost & Confused. His best shot was to relentlessly pressure Mayweather for 3mins of every round, but for the most part he chose to try to box in the middle of the ring....

    Canelo said he studied the De La Hoya & the Cotto Fight yet he did worse than both.

    How much did Canelo do Better than Guerrero?

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