The Genius of Prize Fighting: PRETTY BOY FLOYD 'MONEY' MAYWEATHER

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  1. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    Hatton wanted to FIGHT !! LIKE MEN Floyd wanted to ballet dance & run & let the judges give him the win. which I'm sure he knew they would
     
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  2. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    when you really look at the way boxing has declined over the last few years , you need look no further than Floyd, the NSAC & Vegas corruption . It was blatant no one expected anything more than a Floyd win regardless how the fight played out. Since Floyd retired & started his act impersonating wolfman 'fighting'
    personalities, little Japanese kick boxers etc in his farces the mantle fell on to Canelo to carry on the corruption along wih the others. I
    Its sad but no one expects to see a fair fight any more. its WWE NOW
     
  3. turbotime

    turbotime Future Hall Of Famer Full Member

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    Corruption where?
     
  4. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The beating was almost criminal they way Floyd beat up on that boy Hatton he ruined him.
     
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  5. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Floyd knocked him out. Floyd would have abused Margacheato worse and put him in hospital on life support.
     
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  6. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

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    They fought Hatton's fight in more spots than is generally acknowledged. He came off worst there, too. Mayweather had the chops to match his maneuvering in close, Hatton ruefully acknowledged as much. Sometimes a guy is just too good all around, that was the case for Ricky with Floyd. He laid it all out there, though, and had no reason to be ashamed of his performance.
     
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  7. Brixton Bomber

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    Spot on.

    Haymon is to thank, not Floyd. He's as thick as sh!t.

    Props goes to Oscar, too. He took on EVERYBODY and gave Floyd a chance. Floyd deprived us of the right fights, and is still trying to be the face of Boxing today, even when he is nearing FIFTY YEARS OLD.

    50 cent said he was around Floyd every day and didn't see him make money other than gambling.

    Also, why would anyone sponsor Floyd? He beat women, went to prison etc. Hugo Boss, Armani, Gillette, Nike etc wouldn't touch him with a barge pole.

    Jordan has achieved and earned more from sport than Floyd ever did.
     
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  8. djfonti

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    People tuned in hoping he would lose. :)
     
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  9. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The facts are everyone tuned in to watch him. The urban markets loved him, the establishment hated him but they all watched him.
     
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  10. turbotime

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    All Hatton wanted to do was hit and hold, which is illegal and how he got his belt in the first place.
     
  11. Pimp C

    Pimp C Free The Guys! F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous! Full Member

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    Hatton got beat at his own game and was made to dance with the ring post.
     
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  12. derekcantona

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    I'm a fan of Hatton and I had a lot of fun watching him, his lifestyle caught up with him eventually (For those who doubt this, do some research and note the timeline) and he doesn't get the credit he deserves from many. However, he wasn't expecting Mayweather to be the stronger man in there and it really threw him off after he made a decent start because he was completely figured out after a couple of rounds. I remember in the buildup to the fight his camp was studying Mayweather and watching his workouts and Hatton stated at one point 'oh PLEASE hit me with that' thinking he could walk through Mayweather's offense - I just don't think they were prepared for what came back at them. If Mayweather had no inside game then Hatton would have been a real problem for him, but it demonstrates his versatility in the ring and makes a mockery of the charges that some lay against him in this thread and elsewhere that he was a 'runner' and wouldn't 'fight'.
     
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  13. Salty Dog

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    This is like some shameless nut gargling. Are you part of the entourage? Are you getting money for this?

    Get ahold of yourself, man. Admiration is healthy. This is not. There is every chance that one of these days dude's gonna turn up broke and then what will you do? Where will you get your sense of self worth?

    Detach. Disengage. Perform your own worthy deeds.
     
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  14. djfonti

    djfonti Active Member Full Member

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    Well yes. I never disputed his popularity, I was referring to what it was based on. Very few people tuned in to see him dance and pot shot his way to dull decisions. Ironically, when he was an exciting fighter pre-147, no one could care less about him.
     
  15. Olu G. Rotimi

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    Speak for yourself. He was always a shining star but initially with an idiot for a promoter who failed or was unwilling to realise his true value. Floyd took matters into his own hands and the rest is history. That’s why they call him Money May.