Las Vegas (5-3-2014) – Damn, where do I start? How ironic it is, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. is out and about, he has at least three guys with him, but entering last night’s fight, he had Lil Wayne and the fearsome Justin Beiber. It’s amazing how, when looking at various fight sights, Floyd’s tentacle massagers are trying to justify how their idol was in a life and death struggle with a 15-1.
Floyd (Money) Mayweather (45-0-26k) v. Marcos (Chino) Maidana (35-3-31k)
Now, this is the type of sht I’ve been waiting to see Floyd involved in. Somebody that not only gets in his ass, but stays there for a minute. Normally, guys talk a lotta’ smack about putting the heat on and wearing the unbeaten champion down. Well, Marcos Maidana ‘took the stance and did the dance’ for 12 rds. Last night at Mayweather’s second home, the MGM Grand. Floyd and his jock jockeys laughed it off and said, “Yeah, that’s what they all say” and they all predicted a washout, a late stoppage or even a quickie. How any so called ‘knowledgeable fight fans’ expected the light-punching Mayweather and his soft hands were gonna’ do this, was a mystery to this writer. Aside from a ko over a distracted Victor Ortiz, it’s been eons since Floyd even really tried for a ko,” that’s not how I fight”. I’ve been waiting to see Floyd get cut, manhandled, pressured all night long, dragged into an alley, made to fight an entire round, throw combos, body shots, all that sht and the man from Argentina, the 15-1 underdog did all that and a lot more. With his awkward, mauling, who tha’ hell needs rules style of fighting, was exactly what I wanted to see. He had TBE, (joke) whining to ref Tony Weeks damn near the whole fight. Floyd wanted to know if Weeks got the memo that he is Tha’ Man in LV and he was not to be dogged out like that. Maidana wasn’t hearing any of that sht and as far as he was concerned, Floyd was just someone else to rough up, which he had no problem doing. Mayweather was whining about low blows, rabbit punches, dirty tricks, knees and really, just totally disrespect from this foreigner. This, mind you, from a guy that stole on Victor Ortiz twice, when he was (stupidly) looking at the ref. Then, he and all his minions yelled, “Protect yourself at all times”. I didn’t hear any of that shit last night. Mr. Mayweather wanted to flit about the ring, fight at his leisure, and dictate glove style and color and whatever other edge he could dream up. Like Marcos said and demonstrated, ‘this is a fight mf and that’s exactly why I’m here, what your plans are, means shit to me’.
Normally, guys would either charge Floyd for a couple of rds. Get countered and start retreating or try and out box the master boxer, both dumb ideas. Chino’s trainer, the accomplished Roberto Garcia, implored his guy, “this is a fight, get dirty, we need to win this fight”. Hell, I’m surprised Marcos didn’t start dancing, because, this was music to his ears. From the opening round, the challenger had one goal, pin Floyd’s ass to the ropes and punish his ass. Floyd figured this would only last for a minute and a few counter right hands would put a stop to this shit. Well, by the 4th rd. Marcos still hadn’t gotten that memo as he was punishing Floyd’s body, arms, trunks, whatever, with hard shots. Mayweather would often tie up this bull in a china shop, but only one hand, leaving Marcos to dig in with his free hand. For some reason, Floyd thought Weeks should’ve intervened. Maidana already dy had a large part of the crowd on his side and papa Mayweather was more than a little concerned. Floyd would land some laser-like right hands, hoping that would be enough, it wasn’t. In the 4th, Floyd was cut over the left eye, the Vegas-paid announcers called it a butt, but in slo-mo, a punch did land. It didn’t matter to Marcos, all he knew was, it wasn’t his blood, so,’ let’s continue this shit’. In between rds. Floyd told his dad, “I can’t see” and at this point, my opening headline was gonna’ say TBE, The Bruised Ego. Mayweather proved his toughness by firing more than one punch at a time which was strange, indeed, but when not doing this, he had some ‘scamper’ put in his ass and was moving swiftly around the ring. I was already satisfied, having paid my money, because Maidana was making Floyd fight and fight hard. I saw Marcos winning 4 of the first 5 rds and Floyd starting to land some meaningful shots in the middle rounds, after making the homerun swinger miss. I can’t see why Maidana didn’t use his jab more (which was effective) and why he kept throwing that looping overhand right.
Maidana was so disrespectful of TBE, he damn near threw him outta’ the ring during a struggle along the ropes and when action resumed, Floyd looked at Marcos and said, “damn man”. That was funny because Marcos’ feels it’s easier to fight without rules, less to worry about. Maidana had entered the ring at 165lbs, really, a super middleweight and I think the weight started to slow him down around the 8th rd., that, and those lead right hands from a rallying Mayweather. This was a much more competitive fight than anyone (including Floyd) had a right to expect and afterwards when asked if he’d do it again, Floyd told Jim Gray, “if the fans want it, let’s do it again” well, I recall him also saying, “Manny, you next” and well, you know. The final round saw Marcos still in the hunt and still punishing Floyd, but behind on the cards. Anybody with an ounce of brain knows ain’t no way in hell is Floyd losing a decision in ‘Vegas. Though one judge had it a draw, the other cards read, 117-111 and 116-112. This is the second straight fight where the decision was not unanimous; does this mean Floyd’s slipping? In spite of all his promises of a rematch, I think after waking up to some aching ribs and peeing a little blood, Mayweather will be looking for a loophole, Maidana said, “enough talk, just give me the fkn’ rematch. Don’t hold your breath, folks, this was way more than TMT expected.
Amir (King) Khan (23-3-19k) v. Luis Collazo (35-5-18k)
Man, what an ugly, sloppy fight this was and I had hopes of seeing Khan-Mayweather, but, don’t bother. That would be uglier than last night’s fight was. I’d gone on record saying Colzzo wouldn’t do shit and was reminded by the ‘experts’ that I was sleeping on Luis. Well, Luis was almost sleeping last night as he was manhandled by Khan, that’s right, manhandled. When Khan wasn’t landing hard lead right hands or pushing down on Luis’ neck, or tying him up, he was knocking him down. Three times in fact and I doubt Amir has ever dropped a guy so many times. I’ve been riding Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter for a minute now, so I’ll admit, in spots, Khan looked a little better, but, just a little. He still throws useless, amateurish flurries and holds way too much. Collazo ranted about “stealing the moment” and becoming a star and how tough a guy he was, but all he did was got his ass kicked, no questions asked. Once while complaining to the ref, Khan punched him in his mouth and dropped him. Sure is a lotta’ whining going on in pro boxing these days. I don’t know why so much was expected from Collazo, at his best, he was just an average fighter. Khan’s sorta’ stuck, especially if Floyd rematches Maidana around the time Khan’s religious sabbatical kicks in.
Adrian (the problem) Broner 27-1-1nc-22k) v. Carlos Molina (17-1-1-7k)
Damn, how many Carlos Molina’s are there? I know one just lost to Matthysse (?), oh no, that was John Molina, is he also John-John Molina is it Molina with and ‘o’ or ‘a’ at the end? I’m so confused. Well, thankfully there’s only one Adrian (Ignorant ass ) Broner, that’s for sure. He fought a light hitter coming off an 18 month layoff with just 7 kos and he couldn’t even drop/stop him. Yet, afterwards, he had the audacity to act (I don’t think it’s an act) a complete fool. Jim Gray should’ve just walked away as soon as Broner started that dumb shit. It’s so old and tired, anyway. He puts more into that jitterbugging and rapping than he does his fighting. He’s an ass whippin’ waiting to happen. He looked ok, considering the opposition but that’s about it and he seems to have lost what power he did have. Broner humped Maidana and grabbed Molina’s ass, now what’s his deal? Maybe he should fight that outed fighter, Cruz, I’m sure their stare down would be very intense, and no telling what might happen during a clinch somebody’s shorts might drop.
J Leon Love (17-0-1-10K) v. Marco Antonio Periban (20-1-1-13k)
What’s up with Mayweather’s fighters? Seems at some point in all their fights, they find themselves on the damn floor. I don’t think that Badou (Got) Jack has recovered from his faceplant, yet and Mickey Bey was all in Molina’s (which one) sht and got happy and got the dog dooky knocked outta’ him. Periban claims he couldn’t find good sparring in his hometown in Mexico because of his size (super middleweight). He found some action last night as a careful Love was doing well until (wait for it) he got caught slippin’ and tasted the mat. He arose shakily, but managed to right himself and went on to win a unanimous decision.
Last, as always, my viewing pleasure was ruined by the SHAMELESS camera hoing by the skinnin’n grinning Sam Watson. He was like a fly drawn to sht last night, running from fighter to fighter, wherever the lens was aimed. He’d peek up at the monitor and immediately starts runnin’ his mouth like he has something important to say (when he’s not eating, that is). What is it, that’s so damn important about being seen on tv and not actually doing a damn thing, I don’t get it. It’s like those tv shows where the audience is instructed to react to the ‘noise or applause’ signs and they go apeshit. It’s gotten so his sons aren’t seen as much, maybe he tells them the fights are in another state.