QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 30 2013, 09:34 PM)
making 147 is nothing like it was for him making 135 or 126. there's a science to this. i don't agree with it...but it's how they do it. he'll hit 147 easily.
I STILL wonder how he managed to make those lower weights. If anything, I thought Robert would have to eat a lot to make WW, but its the exact opposite because he has to shed to make 147. Weird
QUOTE (checkleft @ May 1 2013, 09:56 AM)
Shit he could lose most of that just in water weight the day of the weigh in. He should be fine
But why work all the way down to the wire like that? I'm ready see guys at the contracted weight, at least a week before the fight. These guys remind me of those days of cramming in some study time for a test. You may know just enough to pass, but you're sure as shit gonna be tired when taking the test.
On top of that, you better hope that the test is worded verbatim from what you studied. If not, then you'll end up tired as hell and confused with the questions being worded all funny, and tend to miss the easy ones that you thought you had figured out.
If push comes to shove, you'll look over somebody's shoulder for answers...just to see that their tested is numbered differently, with different questions. It reminds me of Berto being unprepared for the Guerrero, and what did he do? He decided on the fly, to fight a completely different style (which was light-years from his) and got handled.
QUOTE (Dolimite @ May 1 2013, 01:13 PM)
Here is my issue with Guerrero cutting weight at the last minute. Yes he did the same routine with Berto and he gassed out toward the end. he looked tired. He is going to need all the energy to go 10 rounds (He is getting stopped and I will explain why in the days ahead) with a fighter who stays in shape. I would feel more comfortable if Guerrero came in around 150 to 149. I know Guerrero has been doing this his entire career but he can not afford to get tired in the championship rounds. That is where he can really win the fight.
He gassed towards the end of the Aydin fight as well. I'm no sure why these guys think that they can come in as a "big welterweight" against Floyd and brag on their "hand speed". Hand speed means dick, when the guy in front of you wont give you an opportunity to land. So what happens? You burn energy from missing shots, you get frustrated because a guy's in front of you but you cant hit him cleanly, then comes the decline.
By the way, I'm still on the fence about this fight.
QUOTE (Franchize @ May 1 2013, 01:18 PM)
I'm with Cshel. Guerrero TALKED himself into this fight. I found it somewhat disturbing that this is the biggest fight of your life and you were kinda flabby. I would have been in shape the moment the contract got signed. I just don't get these fighters man. Floyd, if anybody, could sit back and relax. He really doesn't have to ever fight again. He has all the money, talent and fame in the world. Why does it seem like he's more hungry than the guys trying to be where he's at? Why are these young cats letting the Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweathers of the world out work them? It's already a given they have more ring knowledge than you. Why give them that edge too? Not saying Guerrero won't be in shape for the fight or make weight (even though I previously voiced my concerns). I'm just saying, there wouldn't be any "getting into shape". Until I get to the mountain top, I'm walking around at my fight weight.
Some of these guys really concern me, but hell, leaving people with that feeling of "concern" is probably their way of promoting the fight. Robert should look like he's on PEDs right about now, but it seems like he's doing just enough to hit 147 on the head, then he'll come in the fight looking a bit flabby.
Granted, not all fighters can walk around ripped up, but damn dude, give the biggest fight of your career a little more effort than this. It just looked like those $1 McChickens were his weak point, when they did the opening photoshoot. Guys like Bradley pack on several pounds between fights, but Bradley's training ethics cant be denied...at least we know he pushes himself to the limit.
Guerrero just may be one of those big solid WWs like Margarito though, who knows. I laugh at how they edit the footage and have Floyd's opponents benchpressing cows, flipping tires, swinging bats and hammers, etc...but Floyd seems to be doing basic workouts in training. It looks bad on the opponent when they lose because it seems like they put in a lot of hard work, but came up short. Those damn editors I tell ya.