Senior Mayweather Believes Pacquiao Can Get Knocked out on May 2

The most anticipated boxing match of the decade is heating up the two champions vying for the crown. Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather Sr. argues that his son could knock out the Champ Manny Pacquiao during the first round.

Mayweather Sr. references Juan Manuel Marquez’s knockout of the Champion in 2012.

“Of course, any time somebody’s been knocked ice cold like that, man, of course they can get knocked out again – quick, fast and in a hurry,” Floyd Sr. said.

That view is endorsed by Roy Jones jnr, who says that Mayweather is ‘still dangerous’ offensively.

Mayweather is a tough fighter, we could all agree on that. His tactics are to swoop in and evade while there’s still time. His power is also very dangerous for Pacquiao’s fragility.

Mayweather senior also accuses Manny Pacquiao Trainer Freddie Roach for playing mind games.

Pacquiao responded: “tell them to just wait.”

I would like to relay to my detractors that I am trying very very hard to relive those days when I had been winning all my fights by sending my opponents to dreamland,” he added.

1 and 1 in 2014 NBA Western Conference Finals

 

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In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the Spurs’ “Big 3” of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili play together. The three are described as the best trio in NBA history.

“Today, I spend my days in treatment. But the good news is that I will play the first game of the Finals on Thursday against the Heat. I may not be 100% but I’ll be there. In 13 years, I played seven conference finals and I have the chance to play my fifth Finals with Spurs. This is really great. I continue my dream, this is really something great,” Parker told the media prior to Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals.

Look at the stats: the three has 113 wins since the 2002-2003 season. Fast forward today, the three remains strong despite their claims of being just worn down.

“A lot of times this year I’ve been told I looked weak, vulnerable, fragile. I have no reason to hide. I’m no less of a man for feeling that way or for having played poorly. Yes, so what’s the problem? I will be criticized? Fine. I swear I gave everything I had and I tried to win, like I always have.

“Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t. I won’t blush or feel embarrassed for saying it. I felt vulnerable and I expressed it. I didn’t have a reason not to. It’s true. It was the first time I’ve felt that way,” Ginobili told an Argentinian paper prior to this season.

But to fans, they look strong as ever, an invincible triad that would perhaps take the crown this year. The franchise remain to be strong and won’t disappoint the fans. It’s a 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals. But collectively, the team’s willpower might just as well snag the coveted crown. Redemption, not bitterness but willpower and motivation towards being the champions that they truly are.

For the Heats, it’s all about achieving the three-peat.

Game 2 is the Heats winning with LeBron taking the shots and Bosch shooting a 3 pointer for a 93-95 lead in the 4th quarter.

 

Will the Spurs take Game 3? Wade is an important factor for the Heats. If he shoots 20 points, the Heats has a good chance of winning.

If the air conditioner is down on Game 3, the Spurs have a great chance.

 

 

Nadal Wins his 9th French Open

Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic and gets his 9th French Open Title.

His win makes him the the second man with Pete Sampras for winning men’s major titles. Both men have 14 titles won. The first is Roger Federer with 17 wins.  Nadal, however, broke his own record by being the first player to win 2 titles at any Slam.

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 For Djokovic, he was hoping to complete his career Grand Slam by winning his 2nd French open. He began quite well but as the 2nd set began, the Parisian sun seemed to have sapped his strength as he struggled throughout the set.

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“It was a great start, [but Nadal] came back in the second. Could have gone to the tiebreak and was quite even,” Djokovic said. “I lost that service game, and then the momentums went his side. I started playing quite bad, you know, and didn’t move as well. Struggled a little bit physically throughout that third set.”

Nadal remained steady though and towards the end of the last set, a double fault gave Nadal the trophy.

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“These kind of big matches obviously take the best out of players, and of course it’s a huge challenge,” Djokovic said. “I tried to do my best. My best wasn’t as the best against him in Rome a couple weeks ago. But, you know, it’s how it is. Congratulations to him. He was a better player in the crucial moments. Of course it’s disappointing for me, but life goes on. It’s not the first time or last time that I lost a match.”

Both holds back tears as they were presented their trophies.

It was a great match.

Here are the highlights of Nadal v. Djokovic French Open Men’s Final:

Pacquiao v.?? in November

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Miguel Marquez are on and is reportedly preparing for a 5th faceoff in November. Ho hum. Already, many fans have expressed their apprehension for a 5th fight. They would rather see the two boxers face other fighters than a vicious cycle of rematches.

Trainer and former IBO junior lightweight champion Jeff Mayweather feels it is plainly tiring to see the two fight again:

“Its water under the bridge. I mean, who cares really? To be honest, how many times are you going to milk these guys? Marquez probably won three of the four fights anyways,” Jeff said. “But five times is more than enough. I think the fight was defined in the last fight. I thought that Marquez won three of the four fights and that was basically just the stamp on it.”
Marquez’s trainer Nacho Beristain agrees, “I think it would be unfair to spoil that moment [Marquez’s knockout win over Pacquiao]. A fifth fight would fail the people because it’s no longer about sports. They know that that fight would generate a lot of money,” said to The Record.
“[It] would be a terrible, hard, very difficult fight because Manny will go for everything, for the revenge. I would like them not to fight,” said Beristain.
But Marquez continues to talk about a 5th fight – for reasons of the money (of course), pay-per-view buys are still high and if ever, he would be the first Mexican to win 5 titles.

Other boxing greats have another opinion.  Muhammad Ali through a twitter message requests for a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Mike Tyson and Holyfield previously expressed their desire to see a fight between these two.

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Mike Tyson on Pacquiao-Rios (HBO Boxing) by HBO

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This is a complicated issue altogether. In order for Pacquiao to fight Mayweather, he needs to leave Top Rank as the latter refuses to do business with Bob Arum, Top Rank’s boss. But this is just the latest issue to the conditions set by Mayweather. Pacquiao has said no to a drug test demanded by Mayweather in 2010. Mayweather then offered a $40million deal to fight him in 2012 but Pacquiao refused. He fought Marquez instead, a fight that knocked him out during the 6th round.

So, will we see Pacquiao in action in November? Let’s wait and see.

Who do you think should Pacquiao fight?


HBO Boxing: Ring Life – Manny Pacquaio by HBO