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    It Has To Be Maidana Right?

    Floyd has just set a date for his next fight and it is September 13th. Why is that significant? That rules out Khan because of his religious beliefs. Ellerbe stated that they will have their opponent in two weeks. Let's be real, it's not Pac, so the only reasonable choice has to be Maidana right?!!!!!

    If Floyd trots out anybody but Maidana, he will get skewered by most people. If he trotted out Porter, it would not bother me but alot of people would say too much too fast for Porter. In addition, I can't imagine Floyd wanting to fight another brawler that he didn't know versus one that he did as a follow up to the last fight.
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    Re: It Has To Be Maidana Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Good Doctor View Post
    Floyd has just set a date for his next fight and it is September 13th. Why is that significant? That rules out Khan because of his religious beliefs. Ellerbe stated that they will have their opponent in two weeks. Let's be real, it's not Pac, so the only reasonable choice has to be Maidana right?!!!!!

    If Floyd trots out anybody but Maidana, he will get skewered by most people. If he trotted out Porter, it would not bother me but alot of people would say too much too fast for Porter. In addition, I can't imagine Floyd wanting to fight another brawler that he didn't know versus one that he did as a follow up to the last fight.
    Wish it was Pac ,probably Maidana. Lucas M. or Garcia would be nice. I can see Floyd meeting them at 140 or making them come up. I heard the ppv numbers weren't great for the Maidana fight but the second will be better because Floyd was in a tough fight. Maidana it is.

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    Re: It Has To Be Maidana Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Good Doctor View Post
    Floyd has just set a date for his next fight and it is September 13th. Why is that significant? That rules out Khan because of his religious beliefs. Ellerbe stated that they will have their opponent in two weeks. Let's be real, it's not Pac, so the only reasonable choice has to be Maidana right?!!!!!

    If Floyd trots out anybody but Maidana, he will get skewered by most people. If he trotted out Porter, it would not bother me but alot of people would say too much too fast for Porter. In addition, I can't imagine Floyd wanting to fight another brawler that he didn't know versus one that he did as a follow up to the last fight.
    When I saw the story this morning, I thought the same thing.

    Khan has stated that he is unavailable for September due to religious purposes. Could he somehow be swayed? When he was interviewed, it sure did not seem like he would be.

    I think Danny Garcia could be a wildcard. There were rumors he was working on scheduling a July defense which was to be his last at 140. But nothing has been set in stone yet.

    Garcia has been lukewarm on a Mayweather fight. I think he wants it eventually but is in no hurry. He could just be holding his cards tight though.

    I don't see Porter getting it. Good doctor, you are correct in that Floyd just had problems with that style and Porter is younger and probably a little stronger (came down a few years ago from 154) than Maidana. I think Floyd sidesteps him for the moment.

    Keith Thurman? A long shot, maybe another wildcard. But still see him as a long shot.

    So that leaves Maidana. The fight will be much easier to sell the general public this time around. The promotion can center on the fact that some had the first fight very close, maybe even had it for Maidana. And from Mayweather's perspective, he is probably confident that he has Maidana now figured out and can handle him a little more easily the second time around.

    There arn't many options and it seems likely to be Maidana. My guess is if negotiations fall apart, Keith Thurman will be plan B (I just don't think Danny Garcia wants the fight right now).

    Another question here is whether the fight will end up at the MGM or at Barclays. Ellerbe was very non-committal on the site. Wouldn't it be something to see Mayweather on the east coast and out of Vegas this time around.

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    Re: It Has To Be Maidana Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Good Doctor View Post
    Floyd has just set a date for his next fight and it is September 13th. Why is that significant? That rules out Khan because of his religious beliefs. Ellerbe stated that they will have their opponent in two weeks. Let's be real, it's not Pac, so the only reasonable choice has to be Maidana right?!!!!!

    If Floyd trots out anybody but Maidana, he will get skewered by most people. If he trotted out Porter, it would not bother me but alot of people would say too much too fast for Porter. In addition, I can't imagine Floyd wanting to fight another brawler that he didn't know versus one that he did as a follow up to the last fight.
    Pacquiao just resigned with Bob. Considering his drawing power, the current boxing climate, the leverage and possibilities that come with going the Cotto route, plus effectively killing the Mayweather fight, I wonder what the hell is wrong with that dude.

    WTF! Maybe Bob has some receipts, prescriptions or some naked pics he's using to blackmail him. I do not see any upside to signing with a promoter at this time. Something is up.

    So yeah, it has to be Maidana...

    Khan needs to shut his a$$ up about moving dates and just forego this Ramadan like every other active Muslim prizefighter. It's never been a problem before. And chances like this only come a few times.

    So I guess I wouldn't shock me if it was Khan. But I have no idea. People are tight-lipped.
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    Re: It Has To Be Maidana Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by oubobcat View Post
    When I saw the story this morning, I thought the same thing.

    Khan has stated that he is unavailable for September due to religious purposes. Could he somehow be swayed? When he was interviewed, it sure did not seem like he would be.

    I think Danny Garcia could be a wildcard. There were rumors he was working on scheduling a July defense which was to be his last at 140. But nothing has been set in stone yet.

    Garcia has been lukewarm on a Mayweather fight. I think he wants it eventually but is in no hurry. He could just be holding his cards tight though.

    I don't see Porter getting it. Good doctor, you are correct in that Floyd just had problems with that style and Porter is younger and probably a little stronger (came down a few years ago from 154) than Maidana. I think Floyd sidesteps him for the moment.

    Keith Thurman? A long shot, maybe another wildcard. But still see him as a long shot.

    So that leaves Maidana. The fight will be much easier to sell the general public this time around. The promotion can center on the fact that some had the first fight very close, maybe even had it for Maidana. And from Mayweather's perspective, he is probably confident that he has Maidana now figured out and can handle him a little more easily the second time around.

    There arn't many options and it seems likely to be Maidana. My guess is if negotiations fall apart, Keith Thurman will be plan B (I just don't think Danny Garcia wants the fight right now).

    Another question here is whether the fight will end up at the MGM or at Barclays. Ellerbe was very non-committal on the site. Wouldn't it be something to see Mayweather on the east coast and out of Vegas this time around.





    I would be astounded if it did not end up in Vegas. The casinos love Floyd fights.

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    Re: It Has To Be Maidana Right?

    Floyd will never box outside Vegas . The commission bends over backwards for him .

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    Re: It Has To Be Maidana Right?

    Its unanimous fellas.... Floyd must set the record straight for all the views who didnt appreciate his subtle undressing of the savage brawler the first time around.

    Its harder to beat a fighter who isn't following the rules...while absorbing strength sapping low blows and rabbit punches.

    Its the same if the Miami Heat were allowed to take 20 steps before they had to dribble the ball. That would obviously give them an unfair advantage over every other NBA team and make them nigh unbeatable.

    Floyd must take the Aggressive Argentine to task and show him how we adapt, innovate and overcome adversity here in the USA. You cannot go to Vegas and trample upon the rulebook of the TSS and tell everyone you won. (Thats almost akin to Blasphemy)

    As far as I am concerned there is no second choice ... Maidana must pay for his crimes here, in the court room of the squared circle.......where I'm sure Justice will be served with extreme prejudice.

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