Nov 2 2009

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Exposed For What He Really Is.

Give this a listen. Many have know this about Floyd but the rugged man does an awesome job of exposing Floyd Jr. for what he really is.

Talk about calling Floyd Jr. out! Big props to rugged man for telling it like it is!

Oct 31 2009

Mythical Match Ups!

Here’s some mythical match ups for you all to enjoy! Disagree? Well, state your opinion.

Rob, your thoughts on the following super fights

Roberto Duran vs Floyd Mayweather
Ray Leonard vs Floyd Mayweather
Roberto Duran vs Aaron Pryor
Thomas Hearns vs Floyd Mayweather

Roberto Duran vs Floyd Mayweather

Floyd has problems with fighters with great speed, reflexes, and movement as again was demonstrated early in the Judah fight.

Duran was a pure fighter, strong in all areas where Floyd was impressive in most, Duran could do more and hit like a fucking mule.

There’s several fighters that could stop Floyd Jr. and Duran is at the top of the list.

He would be just to fierce for Floyd to keep off and cope with. That shoulder roll would do shit against Duran, Duran mentally breaks down Floyd by slipping his fast punches and then timing them with pin point accuracy, then breaks him down physically with brutal body shots having fun all the way and taunting Floyd Jr. to a 8th round tko victory.

Floyd is fast but so what, Duran was a pure fighter with superior skills and equal speed.

Ray Leonard vs Floyd Mayweather

Ray Leonard would whip Floyd Jr’s ass like he whipped his daddy Floyd Sr’s ass.

Leonard was stronger, hit harder, had faster feet, faster hands, was smarter, tougher, and could make adjustments faster.

Look at Ray’s fight with Benitez….I feel Wilfredo Benitez ( who doesn’t get mentioned enough ) was faster than Floyd AND better and Ray handled his speed in a tough fight.

I think Leonard would fuck with Floyd’s head with his speed and style. He’d frustrate Floyd like his father with his movement, speed, and anticipation.

Ray would display phenomenal ring generalship that would make Floyd Jr. look ordinary.

Ray was everything Floyd was bet just at a higher level.

Roberto Duran vs Aaron Pryor

This fight would have been sick to watch. Probably a 4 or 5 fight series.

The Hawk was a killer as Duran. Pryor would be stronger while Duran faster.

Duran’s power would be in his speed and this would be a fight that would take both fighters to higher levels than they displayed in previous fights.

Who could do more? I feel Duran as he could box better while sitting down on his punches. You see, Pryor would crush pure boxers in the ring with his relentlessness… Duran could box brilliantly yet welcome that onslaught with a sneer and his own hell.

Duran by close decision, if they fought several times I could see a draw as several fights would leave both fighters drained.

Thomas Hearns vs Floyd Mayweather

Tommy’s right hand was lethal while his jab was no joke. Stylistically Floyd would match up well with Tommy though with his footwork and shoulder roll.

Tommy lost focus his several of his fights and he would break down mentally and physically late in the fight.

Floyd Jr. would frustrate him by rolling with Tommy’s right and counter with right hand left hooks to his body then spinning and turning Tommy out of position while doing it all over again.

Hearns had the style that would make Floyd look spectacular. Keeping his left hand as low as he carried it would make Floyd fight far more offensives as well.

How could Hearns catch Floyd with his deadly right hand?, as Floyd would bury his chin in his left shoulder and roll with his shots.

Styles make fights and Tommy’s feeds right into Floyd’s.

Floyd Jr. UD

Oct 17 2008

The Science Of Managment : He ought to create a manual.

Here’s a real good read on the right way to move a fighter courtesy of Steve Kim’s column.

Cameron Dunkin obviously gets it. To maximize his fighters potential he keeps them busy and active on all kinds of shows. Placing the fighter on the shelf and waiting for the big fight and pay day spells disaster as they stagnate.

I’m a firm believer and know that proper management along with training is what makes or breaks a fighter. I’m not just talking match making here but fight activity and getting the fighter on the right shows to maximize his fan base and earning potential for the long haul.

Dunkin is old school all the way and when I get involved with managing fighters I’ll take the same approach. The fact that Luevano had over 30 fights before he fought for the title is rare today. This is what it takes though to last as champ and not be a flash in the pan champion.

Dunkin moves his fighters as they develop. They develop more by the way they are moved. As much as there is a science to the art of boxing, management is an art and science in itself. Pavlik who is managed by Dunkin is another example of a fighter doing it right. Kelly wasn’t rushed bought brought along right. He was allowed to develop into the devastating fighter he now is.

Fighting Hopkins is a smart managerial move. Kelly only benefits in the long haul for what he learns in fighting Hopkins. No active fighter today has Bernard’s old school tactics and experience. I would jump at the opportunity to have my fighter take from that too.

So keep in mind that when you see a fighter make it to the top while displaying staying power, there’s usually more than talent that got him there. It’s often the brilliant management behind the scenes that’s just as impressive and important.

*** BTW *** I’m taking Pavlik Saturday night. I think Kelly will be too much for Bernard to handle late in the fight. Too many people are getting wrapped up in Bernard’s words and past experience of him shutting down another power puncher in Trinidad.

If Bernard punched as much as he talked I think he could pull off the upset. He just doesn’t punch anymore and his activity in shutting down Trinidad was key in that upset. Defense alone doesn’t win you fights. You have to punch to score. Hopkins will early until he gets hit hard. Then just as he showed against pillow punching slap happy Calzaghe, he’ll fight to survive when the going gets tough. Bernard was Bernard when he was the executioner. That’s who we all respected. That’s also who’s not in the ring anymore either.