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Mayweather Versus Berto: What did you Expect to Happen?

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Of course Mayweather won the fight. There was very little doubt that Mayweather versus Berto was going to be a one sided victory, and not some miraculous two-sided toss up that Pacquiao, De La Hoya and the rest of the haters prayed for. The odds in the beginning of the match were like 18 to 1. And as the final odds came in from Vegas, it was a ridiculous number.

I mean most people didn’t bother ordering the pay per view. Apparently 20% of the people didn’t bother to show up, and as we speak, the full fight is on youtube, lol.

boxing is not the kumiteHowever, something worthy of discussion popped up during a conversation about boxing and Floyd’s retirement. First of all, boxing is not the Spartacus- Gladiator- MMA- Jean Claude Van Damme- in- Bloodsport sport that we think it’s supposed to be. There are fighters who embody that fighting spirit and mentality of brute force and often times have their quintessential fall from grace (or never make it to the top).  Floyd didn’t have his fall and I guess people feel cheated that his “legacy” was never fully threatened. And that’s okay; I just feel it didn’t really matter who stepped into the ring. His game plan is usually the same because he’s faster than everyone, he’s smarter than everyone (boxing), he’s a great counter puncher, and especially…

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Floyd didn’t have his fall and I guess people feel cheated that his “legacy” was never fully threatened. And that’s okay; I just feel it didn’t really matter who stepped into the ring. His game plan is usually the same because he’s faster than everyone, he’s smarter than everyone (boxing), he’s a great counter puncher, and especially…

 

 

 

 

People criticize Mayweather for fighting boxers of a lesser caliber and running in the ring- when in fact he’s just a masterful boxer. Everyone is of lesser caliber because no one can stop him from accumulating points. Yea, he’s not the most powerful; he’s not going to knock you out (unless you head- butt him lol), but he’s the best there is right now. His record speaks for it; his defense, his speed, his refined boxing prowess attest to it. Nevertheless, some will never be satisfied with him, including people he’s beaten- because he does everything on his own terms.

Look at Pacquiao- so bored that he decided to play a fake palm pilot piano lol. That’s so disrespectful. And Oscar De La Hoya sent a couple of trolling tweets suggesting that Mayweather’s fights pretty much blow as far as the action and competition are concerned.

Ironically his fight with Mayweather wasn’t that exciting…

 

None of that matters though. He’s a great, calculating boxer, and all who have challenged him have failed. Since he’s fulfilled his Showtime contract, and even though fans want to see him get to 50-0, it’s only fitting that the retires on top. I mean there’s nothing else he can accomplish in the sport of boxing, except for get more money (he’s made over half a billion). And I know the De La Hoyas out there would love to see him fight again to exploit the possibility of a tainted record, but it’s too late. This isn’t the Kumite- he can actually leave on his own terms.

 

 

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