QUOTE (Jovi @ Mar 8 2012, 01:31 AM)
Also at the end of the mosely fight he said he would move up to fight sergio martinez so dont count martinez out at all
Please refresh my memory on this...I dont quite remember him saying that.
QUOTE (un01 @ Mar 8 2012, 04:54 AM)
i dont think Manny is running out of opponents. he can fight Marquez, Rios and maybe even Peterson. Floyd on the other hand is running out of opponents. with Robert "the ghost" Guerrero having been a option for May 5th should of told you that.
Manny is running out of opponents, personally, not Floyd. After the Marquez fight, names kile Kermit Cintron and Paulie Malignaggi were brought up...and that was 3 years ago. Since then, he's fought Mosley and a young Ortiz made a big enough impact to land a fight. With that said, Floyd can make almost any fighter a somewhat worthy opponent.
Manny has make fighters come down in weight to make it a "fair fight" (as somebody else mentioned). Then he makes sure that they dont gain an x amount of weight before fight night, which is completely retarded. Well, after saying that, I retract my statement about him running out of opponents.
He can make any idiot that's itching for a payday, sacrifice their health. I hate to say this, but Sergio may find himself doing such a heinous act. Then Pacquiao will beat him 6 deeper in the dirt than he already was in before stepping into the ring. So...neither guys are running out of opponents.
QUOTE (RyanTical @ Mar 8 2012, 05:38 AM)
Martinez is without a doubt in the top ten P4P and considered the legitimate 160lbs champion. Floyd fighting Sergio at 154 and winning would put him OVER Pacquiao in more ways than one. However, that isn't the case-- Floyd fighting Canelo at 154 after Cotto seems like the more logical choice if Pacquiao isn't an option in 2013. Those two fights comfortably outweigh a Pacquiao win over: Bradley, Peterson, Khan or even Marquez.
A solid win over Cotto at 154 says more about Mayweather than any Pacquiao catchweight and should rightfully make him #1 overall. Atleast you can say Cotto was legitimately defeated by a better opponent. Not one who had bricks for gloves or was forced to shave an additional two pounds off in order to "make the fight fair".
Why is everybody thinking that this Mayweather/Martinez fight is happening??? Martinez is a MIDDLEWEIGHT, and a legitimate one at that. Floyd barely tips 154 on the scales, and Im sure he wont for his upcoming fight.
I wouldn't go as far as saying that Canelo will be his next opponent, because Canelo has to get past Mosley. How would it look if Mosley Ko'd Canelo (which is likely), and Mayweather's already dismantled Mosley? Would he still be deserving of a huge PPV fight, especially since he's been fighting dead bodies all the way up until now?