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mitukczuk
Alright...i know there is anything possible in boxing, but seriously...Mayweather vs Hopkins?

I just finished reading this weeks OaF and....WOW. Are we really talking about this fight as if it was a possibility? I mean...a month ago nobody would ever even entertain the thought of these two fighting each other. There is literally NO DEMAND for this fight to happen. There was no debate, no NEED and no interest...and in my opinion, there still isn't.

How the hell did we get to this point? One man who happens to be a HoFer opens his mouth (Which he does quite often and even bigger bullshit comes out) and now we are here? Sometimes, the world of boxing and fans around it astound me...

P.S. Loving the profile pic biggrin.gif
checkleft
The only good thing that came out of this whole "fight mayweather" thing is that Hopkins said he would like to fight ward, martinez, ggg, or Stevenson of the mayweather fight doesn't go down.. but yes a Hopkins mayweather fight is ridiculous
mrchitown
Hopkins will fight anyone, but not everyone will fight him
Franchize
I lost some respect for B-Hop when he started his Mayweather sweepstakes campaign. That's hard to do considering I have a tremedous amount of respect for that man. The only other time I lost respect for him was in regards to Chad Dawson (for numerous reasons). B-Hop...finish your breakfast. You can't be call out Floyd and say absolutely not to Ward. Period.
mitukczuk
I am so glad that I am not the only one seeing the bs...
mgrover
When he said it he was laughing his ass off so am guessing he was kidding unless he was seriously about it in another video.
BrutUalBK
Personally for me many people forget that Floyd had just won his first title at 154 when Nard had just lost to Taylor and as I recall BHop weighed no more than 156 when he faced DLH when they fought so a CW wouldn't have been out of the question at that time and probably not even now if Nard can still make it to 160 or below but I doubt that Mayweather moves anywhere above 154 when he can barely make 152 and still drops down to 146-148 for his fights at Jr MW.

It may be illogical to think that this fight won't happen but it is not totally out of question if the following happens:

A. Hopkins can make a CW of 157 or so
B. Mayweather agrees to it and goes above 154
C. The demand is there ASSuming both guys agree on the money (shouldn't be an issue, Floyd will automatically command a bigger check)
D. It has to happen before the end of next year giving both fighters time to take tune-up fights in between and make the agreed upon CW limit.

I'd still watch it if it did happen, BHop would have size, height and strength to his advantages and Mayweather would have speed and youth to his; experience is basically even given Floyd's longer amateur and Olympic experiences.

I'll just close with this, though many of us may not agree with this, it is highly possible given the current landscape we find regarding the political differences between TR and GBP or Mayweather promotions into finding enough viable candidates for Money to face to meet all of his total 6 fight agreements.

These 2 names are bigger or as big as Floyd vs Pac or Floyd vs Ward/GGG at the moment.
mrchitown
What's the significance of this fight if it happens? It's a damn joke and that's why I think it won't happen. Bernard has no belt at MW so why would Mayweather Jr even entertain it? Plus the fact that Bernard will be 49 in January and that type of weight loss no matter how much time he has to take off is detrimental due to his age.

I love both guys but I'd never watch this fight. Bradley and Ruslan are free of their TR commitments in 2014 and this is the shit people is talking about? This can't be life lol. He has guys like Garcia, Ruslan, Bradley, and more he can feast on besides a sideshow fight with Bernard
BigFightFan
I would not drop $80 on this snooze fest. This will be a fight where no more than 12 pinches a round will be thrown.
Franchize
I can't imagine how this fight would benefit Floyd in any way. If he loses, then obviously his stellar record has a huge blemish on it. If he wins, he just beat a near 50 year old and "still is scared to fight Manny." While I don't believe for one second that he's scared, you know Bob Arum would have a field day with that story...if he isn't already. I won't be surprised if and when he starts his seasonal Floyd is scared and cherry picking his opponents rants.
BrutUalBK
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Oct 21 2013, 08:45 PM) *
What's the significance of this fight if it happens? It's a damn joke and that's why I think it won't happen. Bernard has no belt at MW so why would Mayweather Jr even entertain it? Plus the fact that Bernard will be 49 in January and that type of weight loss no matter how much time he has to take off is detrimental due to his age.

I love both guys but I'd never watch this fight. Bradley and Ruslan are free of their TR commitments in 2014 and this is the shit people is talking about? This can't be life lol. He has guys like Garcia, Ruslan, Bradley, and more he can feast on besides a sideshow fight with Bernard



I agree but then again it would make all the sense in the world for Floyd should BHop acquire a belt at 60 between now and the next year when the fight would actually be made (ASSuming they both do not lose in between) then Money could boast about his legacy stating he went to 60 and beat a HOF legend who barely lost at MW and someone who has won both MW and LHW titles and would probably still be a LHW champ prior to coming down to 60.

So yes it makes sense for Money, the only significance it makes for BHop is to be able to say he beat a man who was clearly showing he was unbeatable but then again how much credit would he get garnering his advantages in size, height, reach and power not to mention coming down in weight to do it??

Although it makes no sense for either man in reality right now, as a boxing fan I'd love to see although these are 2 of my favorites in the sport due to their skills.
BoxingStill#1
Bernard just trynna get some of that cash out money.. haha

This was after Canelo loss, so naturally, his interest is in Golden Boy.

DLH lost, Mosely lost, Hatton, Ortiz, Robert G, and finally the potential real cash cow Canelo..

Cant yall see this is Golden Boys desperation to beat Mayweather??

What's next, klitchko at 180??

This would be an expedition fight only and I'm sure Floyed has no interest. (Right now lol)

Bottom line is its not happening
mrchitown
QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Oct 21 2013, 09:10 PM) *
I agree but then again it would make all the sense in the world for Floyd should BHop acquire a belt at 60 between now and the next year when the fight would actually be made (ASSuming they both do not lose in between) then Money could boast about his legacy stating he went to 60 and beat a HOF legend who barely lost at MW and someone who has won both MW and LHW titles and would probably still be a LHW champ prior to coming down to 60.

So yes it makes sense for Money, the only significance it makes for BHop is to be able to say he beat a man who was clearly showing he was unbeatable but then again how much credit would he get garnering his advantages in size, height, reach and power not to mention coming down in weight to do it??

Although it makes no sense for either man in reality right now, as a boxing fan I'd love to see although these are 2 of my favorites in the sport due to their skills.


I'm 99% sure this fight won't happen because it's a farce. It doesn't make any sense for Mayweather to fight Hopkins. Your ambition is admirable but misguided. A 49yr old who hasn't fought in that weight class in quite some time and you think he going to win a belt at MW. It's not happening. We know it, the media knows it and Bernard knows it, he's a LHW now and there's nothing he can do about it.

And no offense but I'm getting quite sick of people on here and fans everywhere saying he should fight at 160, his legacy was cemented in the lower classes, the man is an ATG. Stop coming up with these comical demands. Provodnikov and Bradley have one more obligation to TR and could bolt over to GB. If we going to talk this fairy tale shit then that's what we need to talk about. Not some fight with a dude approaching the mid century mark

Bradley, Danny, Ruslan, Khan,Maidana, Matthysse if he can get his name backup, are all more logical choices then this fight. Hell. If we going to talk what if then bring up the Pacquiao fight. I believe his contract is up next December. We might as well throw that in the pot since we pulling stuff from never never land now. Even a Bradley fight would garner more buzz and do more for Floyd's legacy then a fight with Hopkins. There's no way that fight can be spinned into something positive
mitukczuk
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Oct 22 2013, 08:29 AM) *
I'm 99% sure this fight won't happen because it's a farce. It doesn't make any sense for Mayweather to fight Hopkins. Your ambition is admirable but misguided. A 49yr old who hasn't fought in that weight class in quite some time and you think he going to win a belt at MW. It's not happening. We know it, the media knows it and Bernard knows it, he's a LHW now and there's nothing he can do about it.

And no offense but I'm getting quite sick of people on here and fans everywhere saying he should fight at 160, his legacy was cemented in the lower classes, the man is an ATG. Stop coming up with these comical demands. Provodnikov and Bradley have one more obligation to TR and could bolt over to GB. If we going to talk this fairy tale shit then that's what we need to talk about. Not some fight with a dude approaching the mid century mark

Bradley, Danny, Ruslan, Khan,Maidana, Matthysse if he can get his name backup, are all more logical choices then this fight. Hell. If we going to talk what if then bring up the Pacquiao fight. I believe his contract is up next December. We might as well throw that in the pot since we pulling stuff from never never land now. Even a Bradley fight would garner more buzz and do more for Floyd's legacy then a fight with Hopkins. There's no way that fight can be spinned into something positive


THIS and nothing else !!
Franchize
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Oct 22 2013, 09:29 AM) *
I'm 99% sure this fight won't happen because it's a farce. It doesn't make any sense for Mayweather to fight Hopkins. Your ambition is admirable but misguided. A 49yr old who hasn't fought in that weight class in quite some time and you think he going to win a belt at MW. It's not happening. We know it, the media knows it and Bernard knows it, he's a LHW now and there's nothing he can do about it.

And no offense but I'm getting quite sick of people on here and fans everywhere saying he should fight at 160, his legacy was cemented in the lower classes, the man is an ATG. Stop coming up with these comical demands. Provodnikov and Bradley have one more obligation to TR and could bolt over to GB. If we going to talk this fairy tale shit then that's what we need to talk about. Not some fight with a dude approaching the mid century mark

Bradley, Danny, Ruslan, Khan,Maidana, Matthysse if he can get his name backup, are all more logical choices then this fight. Hell. If we going to talk what if then bring up the Pacquiao fight. I believe his contract is up next December. We might as well throw that in the pot since we pulling stuff from never never land now. Even a Bradley fight would garner more buzz and do more for Floyd's legacy then a fight with Hopkins. There's no way that fight can be spinned into something positive


THIS!!!! I'm also tired of people bringing up Sugar Ray Leonard being the reason why. When Ray Leonard for LHW, he didn't fight a legit light heavyweight. He made LaLonde drain down. Not to mention, Ray Leonard STARTED at welterweight. Floyd started as a Super Featherweight. I thought when you become P4P you get to call the shots. If these guys want to fight him so bad. Drop weight. Chad Dawson took a huge risk cutting weight to fight Ward and he didn't even have to. Dawson has a far better resume than guys like Golovkin. Shit, you could make a case that his resume' is as good as Sergio's.
mrchitown
QUOTE (Franchize @ Oct 22 2013, 09:04 AM) *
THIS!!!! I'm also tired of people bringing up Sugar Ray Leonard being the reason why. When Ray Leonard for LHW, he didn't fight a legit light heavyweight. He made LaLonde drain down. Not to mention, Ray Leonard STARTED at welterweight. Floyd started as a Super Featherweight. I thought when you become P4P you get to call the shots. If these guys want to fight him so bad. Drop weight. Chad Dawson took a huge risk cutting weight to fight Ward and he didn't even have to. Dawson has a far better resume than guys like Golovkin. Shit, you could make a case that his resume' is as good as Sergio's.


I understand some fans want to see the boundaries pushed but in regards to Floyd, it's like they want some other worldly stuff to take place. I just appreciate the greatness because I know there will not be another fighter like Mayweather Jr, just like we will never see another Ray Robinson or Ray Leonard. It's funny how some people who say those things like Floyd should fight at 160, looking at some of them it's stuff they should be doing lol. I'm tired of fans trying to live thru athletes and also in this regard using Ray Leonard and the fighters of the 80's to justify Floyd fighting at 160.

They set their own path and Mayweather has blazed his own trail, I respect individuality and those who are original and he's definitely that. In regards to a fight with Bernard it just doesn't make sense. He doesn't have a belt at MW and hasn't been in that weight class in many years. It does nothing for his legacy to fight Hopkins. At this point another legacy defining fight besides the one he just had is against Tim Bradley. He can also have a legacy defining fight against a GGG if we going to be throwing stuff out there. Garcia has greatness or at least the potential to be great, that's a legacy fight. And like I said what about Manny whose going to be a free agent soon. All these fights make more sense then Bernard
Franchize
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Oct 22 2013, 10:23 AM) *
I understand some fans want to see the boundaries pushed but in regards to Floyd, it's like they want some other worldly stuff to take place. I just appreciate the greatness because I know there will not be another fighter like Mayweather Jr, just like we will never see another Ray Robinson or Ray Leonard. It's funny how some people who say those things like Floyd should fight at 160, looking at some of them it's stuff they should be doing lol. I'm tired of fans trying to live thru athletes and also in this regard using Ray Leonard and the fighters of the 80's to justify Floyd fighting at 160.

They set their own path and Mayweather has blazed his own trail, I respect individuality and those who are original and he's definitely that. In regards to a fight with Bernard it just doesn't make sense. He doesn't have a belt at MW and hasn't been in that weight class in many years. It does nothing for his legacy to fight Hopkins. At this point another legacy defining fight besides the one he just had is against Tim Bradley. He can also have a legacy defining fight against a GGG if we going to be throwing stuff out there. Garcia has greatness or at least the potential to be great, that's a legacy fight. And like I said what about Manny whose going to be a free agent soon. All these fights make more sense then Bernard


Crazy part is, Floyd isn't even a big Welterweight. It's not like he's cutting weight to make 147. When he's fighting these guys at 154, he's coming in as a Welterweight pretty much. I didn't even think he had to go up to 154 to fight Canelo personally. He did so. Beat the clear cut best 154 lber in the world. Now that's not good enough either.

Problem I also have is, if he beat someone at 160, that still wouldn't be good enough. He can't just win at 160 then go back down. If, for instance, he beat Golovkin. It wouldn't just be "Floyd's great. He beat a legit 160 lber in GGG." It would be "well how come he didn't fight Sergio next? Same with the Pacquiao thing. If he fought Manny and beat the breaks off of him, people would say "Manny is passed his prime or too old" even though Floyd is older than him. I just don't get why this era can't appreciate greatness.
mrchitown
QUOTE (Franchize @ Oct 22 2013, 09:32 AM) *
Crazy part is, Floyd isn't even a big Welterweight. It's not like he's cutting weight to make 147. When he's fighting these guys at 154, he's coming in as a Welterweight pretty much. I didn't even think he had to go up to 154 to fight Canelo personally. He did so. Beat the clear cut best 154 lber in the world. Now that's not good enough either.

Problem I also have is, if he beat someone at 160, that still wouldn't be good enough. He can't just win at 160 then go back down. If, for instance, he beat Golovkin. It wouldn't just be "Floyd's great. He beat a legit 160 lber in GGG." It would be "well how come he didn't fight Sergio next? Same with the Pacquiao thing. If he fought Manny and beat the breaks off of him, people would say "Manny is passed his prime or too old" even though Floyd is older than him. I just don't get why this era can't appreciate greatness.


Yup, it's never quite good enough is it? It's always well you did this but I bet you can't do that. Then when he does it, they say he was drained, he was past his prime, he was too inexperienced or he was too young. When does it stop being Floyd's fault and start being the fault of the fighters he's facing simply not being on his level?
BoxingStill#1
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Oct 22 2013, 10:44 AM) *
Yup, it's never quite good enough is it? It's always well you did this but I bet you can't do that. Then when he does it, they say he was drained, he was past his prime, he was too inexperienced or he was too young. When does it stop being Floyd's fault and start being the fault of the fighters he's facing simply not being on his level?


This is all sad but very true shit.

I believe that we are witnessing history, problem is people won't see it until 10 years from now and realize it.

I believe nobody beats Floyed. And when I say beat, I mean beat him definitely. He may get caught and get knocked out,.. this is boxing and it can happen. But there isn't a better fighter out there who can beat him..

Back to the topic,.. as smart as Bernard is he wouldn't beat him either. I still give Floyed the edge because his legs are still there. If he were to stand with the larger Bernard I can see a fight, other than that a cruise to the cards
BoxingEinstein

Fans and media are actually thinking of Floyd fighting Bernard? This is just a testament to Mayweather's greatness and obviously you can't judge him as a usual fighter or champion. The man is simply otherworldly when it comes to his dedication to his craft and the documented insane work ethic of Floyd. I still think if Hopkins were in the same weight class, he would lose.

The next fight should be Provo vs Danny/Matthysse vs Alvarado (I know it won't happen, sadly) winner gets Mayweather. Look, people need to appreciate this guy while he's here because the boxing world will surely miss him when Floyd's gone.
emd01
This fight wont happen for one reason. Weight. No matter how much people talk about it Floyd will never fight above 154 and Hopkins big old ass is not going to cut to 154. This is a retarded match up. Its like Klitschko calling out Andre Ward at CW.
emd01
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Oct 22 2013, 07:23 AM) *
I understand some fans want to see the boundaries pushed but in regards to Floyd, it's like they want some other worldly stuff to take place. I just appreciate the greatness because I know there will not be another fighter like Mayweather Jr, just like we will never see another Ray Robinson or Ray Leonard. It's funny how some people who say those things like Floyd should fight at 160, looking at some of them it's stuff they should be doing lol. I'm tired of fans trying to live thru athletes and also in this regard using Ray Leonard and the fighters of the 80's to justify Floyd fighting at 160.

They set their own path and Mayweather has blazed his own trail, I respect individuality and those who are original and he's definitely that. In regards to a fight with Bernard it just doesn't make sense. He doesn't have a belt at MW and hasn't been in that weight class in many years. It does nothing for his legacy to fight Hopkins. At this point another legacy defining fight besides the one he just had is against Tim Bradley. He can also have a legacy defining fight against a GGG if we going to be throwing stuff out there. Garcia has greatness or at least the potential to be great, that's a legacy fight. And like I said what about Manny whose going to be a free agent soon. All these fights make more sense then Bernard

Thats just how good the dude is. If any other LHW called out a WW to fight at 160 you damn sure wouldnt hear responses like, "It could happen if... ok.gif " All you'd hear is "Sit your big ass down."
mrchitown
QUOTE (emd01 @ Oct 22 2013, 08:59 PM) *
Thats just how good the dude is. If any other LHW called out a WW to fight at 160 you damn sure wouldnt hear responses like, "It could happen if... ok.gif " All you'd hear is "Sit your big ass down."


Indeed he is that good. Anytime a fight against a 175+ guy is being entertained then you know he's the truth.
mrchitown
QUOTE (BoxingStill#1 @ Oct 22 2013, 01:23 PM) *
This is all sad but very true shit.

I believe that we are witnessing history, problem is people won't see it until 10 years from now and realize it.

I believe nobody beats Floyed. And when I say beat, I mean beat him definitely. He may get caught and get knocked out,.. this is boxing and it can happen. But there isn't a better fighter out there who can beat him..

Back to the topic,.. as smart as Bernard is he wouldn't beat him either. I still give Floyed the edge because his legs are still there. If he were to stand with the larger Bernard I can see a fight, other than that a cruise to the cards


We are witnessing history but it's just crazy that a majority of fans don't catchup until 5 or 10yrs afterwards like you said. I think he deserves to get the respect and love then and now. He's earned it.

Yeah anybody can get those lights turned out or maybe someone comes along and beats him on points, but I know I'm not holding my breath for it and I wouldn't bet on him losing.

We've seen Bernard struggle with fighters of Mayweather's ability. He doesn't t like boxers that can move, they give him great trouble. I think Floyd would win on points but this fight will never happen. It's a fantasy match up at best
Dolimite
Hopkins and Mayweather looks great on paper, but if people bitch and complain about Rigondeaux's boxing style and Mayweather's what do they think they will get from the two most technical fighters in the game? Its not going to be a slug feast it will be a technical master class from both fighters. No thanks. I rather Hopkins fight Ward or GGG and Mayweather fight Bradley or Danny.
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