With the FMJ/JMM fight hours away, I couldn't help but spend hours watching their prior fights . I like both fighters and the different things they bring to the table. There was one thing that stood out as I was watching- Mayweather's defense when on the ropes. His defense is arguably the best we have seen, and whenever he is on the ropes I would always watch to see if any of his opponent's punches would land. That's when I noticed his elbows...specially his left elbow, he would use it not only to keep his opp. away but to actually make contact on the neck, head and face. I could notice that it is part of his strategy. I noticed too that the refs would let him know about it, but it never became a stern warning and even less a point deduction, even when the opp. corner would let the ref know. I watched in amazement at how subtle his movements are when utilizing the elbows. What amazes me most is that apparently nobody has ever pointed it out. I have read a whole lot of back and forth arguments between fans/haters and that topic has never been brought up...at least not to my knowledge.
I'm not saying this to try and take something away from his game, as his record speaks louder than any argument we could ever bring forth, but has anyone ever noticed this in his fights before?
Good luck to both fighters and hopefully we could enjoy a great fight tonight.