QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 3 2013, 03:57 PM)
first of all...i've never been a fan of guys making excuses...especially after they win!
these are the ones i've heard from floyd for the cotto fight.
1. he had the flu
2. he had a bad arm
3. he wanted to give the fans a good show so he chose to mix it up
and now this!!!
4. roger mayweather over trained him? his diabetes prevented him from seeing that floyd was over trained? wtf!?
so now...i believe floyd is about to have another sub par performance...and while i don't believe it will be because he isn't a great fighter, i think it has more to do with age, inactivity and styles. i also believe he has some built in excuses.
first fight back with senior
too many push ups in jail. he actually said this on larry king and i called it when i saw the pics and heard he was doing a thousand push ups a day while he was locked up.
if floyd looks bad in winning...or even losing...there's no shame in that. i hope he's man enough to just accept it and give the man props.
I believed his reasons for being sick and having a hurt hand in the Cotto fight. Those type of excuses, or ANY type of excuses, should be used when a fighter WINS, not when they lose. As Brut mentioned, Cotto was new fighter in the Mayweather fight, so true.
As for this Guerrero fight, I'm still on the fence. Guerrero is the least bit intimidated, but on the other hand, he may be a bit too excited. I saw the way Katsidis (who he couldnt stop), Berto, and Aydin had him looking after the fight, one would argue that Floyd will mess his face up even worse.
On the other hand, Floyd has been extremely quiet (in most cases) and not wanting to be involved in the build-up...one would think that he had some doubts about this fight. Who knows? Floyd has seen a few variations of Guerrero...not sure if Guerrero has seen any variations of Floyd...other than that metric fuck-ton of crap BS that Berto tried to pull with the shoulder roll.
Again, it seems like Floyd is giving us some excuses up front, but on the other hand, it all seems like smokescreens. Guerrero's camp has been giving us some smokescreens as well.