We are a little more than a month away from the highly anticipated showdown between this author’s number one pound for pound boxer/all time great Floyd “Money” Mayweather (42-0 with 26 KOs) and WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto (37-2 with 30 KOs).
These future Hall of Famers will duke it out at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Cinco de Mayo, bringing much needed revenue to the state of Nevada. Revenue that was so badly needed that Floyd was permitted to postpone the inception of his 6 month jail sentence until 3 ½ weeks subsequent to his scheduled fight. Something tells me that if Floyd were a construction worker he would not have been afforded such a luxury.
Recently, Mayweather released footage of him sparring for his upcoming fight which is something that he never allowed the public to be privy to in the past ever since an out of shape Floyd was seen years ago sparring with Paul Spadafora and looking less than his usual sharp self. In the recent sparring footage, Mayweather looked much sharper while sparring with undefeated junior middleweight/middleweight contender Omar Henry. As most of you know, sparring is not the same as fighting and although at times some sparring sessions turn into gym wars, most of them are conducted at 50% or so of the fighters’ capacity. At any rate, it can give one the idea of how serious a fighter is taking his opponent, how sharp he is at a certain stage of his training camp, and what kind of condition his is in.
Upon mulling over this fight and hearing what is being muttered, I am convinced that in order for Floyd to really impress his critics, he will need to win in explosive fashion. Too many critics and boxing fans (both haters as well as true fans of Floyd) are viewing this fight as an easy win for...
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