(20 June 2013 - 03:34 AM)
Nah Saad, if you had kids you'd do fine. when I don't have them you can't imagine the responsibility...once you do it changes you. Ask my son...he didn't want kids at first, now he has an 11 month yr old daughter and he loves it
I think that's a good rule change, but not one that I really feel strongly about either way. With a class so strong slated for 2014, I'm starting to think I picked a really good first year to venture to the IBHOF. There are some notable inductees in the Class of 2013, but it's going to be a madhouse next year. I'm lucky to get a year to soak it all in and have a traditional, enjoyable first timer's experience before we're packed shoulder to shoulder to Syracuse with big names like De La Hoya and Trinidad being honored.
As far as fan friendly fights it gets no better than Matthysse vs Rios at 140 lbs with "SS" Smoger as the referee....give the judges the night off, sit back and enjoy! Runner up would be Mikey Garcia vs Guillermo Rigondeaux...two technical fighters with pop...I would favor Rigo.
I think Rigondeaux wins that pretty widely, actually. I'm probably in the minority there, though, at least as far as the margin of victory goes.
I think I'd really like to see Victor Ortiz vs. Ruslan Provodnikov. Many seem to question what Ortiz has left after back to back KO losses and a long time out of the ring, and Provodnikov is one of those guys who you know will show up to fight no matter what. We could make that after Provodnikov vs. Herrera II, the much more realistic fight that ranks in my top 10 for fights I want to see made right now that actually have a shot at happening.
I don't like the catchweight but I don't think it matters. The kid can weight 180 lbs on fight night and he still gets whipped like a red-headed step-child...umm... I think Cotto was Floyd's toughest fight to date and will remain so. It will be smooth sailing for Floyd after beating Canelo.
OK, so I agree about smooth sailing for Floyd after Canelo, but there's no way this is an easy fight. If Floyd goes into the fight thinking Canelo is a pushover like most people I've talked to, then he'll be in for a real surprise. Granted, Floyd Mayweather is a consummate professional and would never do that, but I think a case of the Mayweather Opponent Syndrome has struck again (just not in your case, George, because I know you don't do this).
Everybody wants to see Floyd fight a particular boxer, then he does, and that opponent is no longer worthy of respect. Guerrero was a top notch welterweight, then he was overrated. The story is the same for everyone he's ever fought. After Guerrero and even before that fight, this was one of the fights I most wanted to see in boxing for several reasons. I know I wasn't alone, but the prevailing opinion this week from people whose opinions I've read is that Canelo can't hold his jockstrap, has a padded record against bums, and is grossly overrated.
I still hold to my opinion that this is going to be a good fight and that Canelo will have his moments, but I'm rooting for Canelo big time not just because I'm not especially fond of Floyd, but because it feels like almost nobody is giving him a chance anymore.