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Charles Paisley

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I have watched it without sound, numerous times. Any fight with coring controversy I watch without sound for that reason. I still scored the fight 115-111 for Castillo.

Mayweather vs Pacquiao preview: What's on the line for both men

“Boxing is like jazz, the better it is the less people appreciate it”
– George Foreman

You may find the fight boring if Mayweather potshots and defends his way to a wide unanimous decision, but boxing purists will enjoy watching the best fighter of our generation dominating the biggest challenge to his career. Unless these two butt heads and it’s a no contest this fight will be a spectacle regardless of the action. The drama of the two best boxers of this generation facing off will be worth it even if it’s one sided.

Why the world's biggest ever fight could be boring

Geale’s IBO title was just a glorified national title, he won it by beating another Australian in Daniel Dawson. Anyone counting that as a world title for Mundine is just trying to bolster his resume. What’s your point about Golovkin and Trout? It’s not like Mundine gave up his ranking to go after the better belt holder, he just ducked out because he’d be in a competitive fight for a change! As for Mundine beating Geale, anyone who can honestly say they sat down and watched that fight without the sound of the biased pro Mundine commentary and scored it for Mundine does not know how to score a fight.

Mundine fight is not the Main Event

Peterson hasn’t had the win stripped yet (although I think it’s a matter of time before it happens), they took his title but it’s still counted as a win. I’m not really interested in Mayweather-Khan, Khan has shown he’s plenty vulnerable in his last few fights, Mayweather is on a different level.

Mundine fight is not the Main Event

I’m not sure, Cotto needs the win more then Mayweather, but having such a huge ego makes a guy like Mayweather hungry all the time, imagine carrying on like him only to lose. I like Cotto’s chances in this fight, a lot better then what the odds have him. I put an ambitious parlay on Cotto and Mosley to win, I’ll be very popular Sunday afternoon if they can both do it lol.

Put up or shut up time for Mayweather

I was half expecting some Mayweather fans to attack me over this, guess it’s like what crip said, there’s not a lot of boxing fans outside of Mundine and the other footy players fights.

Put up or shut up time for Mayweather

hahaha check out some of my other pieces, I think I wrote one on that already.

Put up or shut up time for Mayweather

I wouldn’t say Cotto hasn’t made that leap. He’s certainly not on their level but the man has won titles in three weight divisions and hung around to defend those titles against quality opponents. The one thing Cotto has done that both mayweather and Pacquiao have not is that he fought both Shane Mosley and Antonio Margarito while they were still in their prime. Mayweather jumped up and down in weight to avoid fighting Margarito back in 2007-2008 and both guys waited until Mosley was old and ring rusty before they stepped in there with him.
Cotto has always fought dangerous opponents and avoided no one. He tried for the De La Hoya fight after he beat Mosley but Oscar wanted none of it. Sure he’s lost twice, but he was competitive for periods of both fights and then showed his toughness with the amount of punishment he took before being finished.

ps- they’re fighting at junior middleweight, not super middleweight.

Cotto's last chance to be a legend

Yeah if Geale could get a shot at Martinez it would be like when Hector Thompson fought Roberto Duran, or Tony Mundine fought Carlos Monzon or Paul Ferreri fought Carlos Zarate, although maybe not on that level because the three champions I mentioned there were all time greats in their respective divisions whereas Martinez has a long way to go before he can be in the same class as those three, but yeah it would be a massive fight for Australian boxing. Geale can continue with the safe option, make a lot of money down here fighting fringe contenders or he can take a risk and try and become a bonafide star in boxing by trying to dethrone the middleweight champion.
Mayweather will be out until at least November and I doubt Chavez’ people will let him near Martinez, they’ll find another loophole for him to keep his belt and not have to fight Sergio and other then that there isn’t a lot for Martinez to fight, so why not Geale? He’s currently ranked as the #2 middleweight in the world behind Martinez in ring magazine (although I agree with Dane that Pirog is probably the 2nd best in the world right now) which is something in itself to be proud of. If he can make that fight then I’d like to see some of the criticisms that the Mundine fanatics would come up with.

Daniel Geale and the middleweight title picture

Watch the Mundine-Geale fight with the moronic ramblings of Andy Raymond and Barry Michael turned off and score the fight for what it is, trust me it’s a completely different fight. If you can still find more then four rounds to give Mundine then let me know and I’ll rewatch it myself. Last time I checked the fight is still on youtube. Completely different fight with the sound off.

Daniel Geale and the middleweight title picture

Out of all of Mundine’s successful super middleweight title defences his best win was over Sam Soliman who he had already beaten twice before and who had done nothing to earn a 3rd crack at him. The rest of his opponents were domestic level fighters from other countries who hadn’t been tested on the world stage. As for his “world titles”in other weight divisions, they were paper titles defended against domestic level Australian fighters, so in essence Mundine was the Australian middleweight champion claiming to be world champion. They don’t count.
Geale has made two defences, one of them over a mandatory challenger, after he defeated a highly ranked opponent in a title eliminator to EARN his title shot and then went to the champions backyard and took the belt from him. I’m not saying he’s already cemented his legacy as a legend or anything ridiculous like that but so far he seems to be a breath of fresh air for Australian boxing, someone who is fighting good fighters and beatening them and then looking to fight better ones. Mundine won two paper titles at super middleweight, ducked any real challengers, ducked mandatory challengers, then ran down in weight divisions when he had run as far as he could. Then he sold what he was doing as an achievement.
I never proclaimed that Geale is fighting and beating the best in the world. I said he’s in a position to do so and if it turns out that he fights another fringe contender (not that his last fight was, his last fight he fought the mandatory challenger) then I’ll be the first to criticise him.

Daniel Geale and the middleweight title picture

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