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Monday, May 5, 2014

Post fight observation: "The Moment"

[caption id="attachment_2557" align="alignnone" width="780"]Photo Credit: Eric Jamison/Associated Press Photo Credit: Eric Jamison/Associated Press[/caption]

On Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Showtime's boxing card dubbed "The Moment" delivered the result that most of us expected: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Amir Khan and Adrien Broner won against their respective opponents. But all three fights didn't play-out the way they were predicted, although results came out as expected.

Many predicted that Maidana is "easy work" for the best boxer of the game. But Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KO's) age 37, was in a hell of a fight against Maidana. And it's a close fight. Really close fight. There's talk of rematch right after the fight. Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO's) not just won one round baby... he bullied (actually it looked like he kick Floyd's ass in the first four rounds) Mayweather, and he swept the first four rounds of the fight and won another one or two in the second half. I had Maidana winning five rounds though. The score 117-111 by Burt Clements doesn't make sense to me. And who says Floyd is a boring fighter? That depends on his opponent. I hope he keeps on picking a fighter like Maidana who keeps coming forward. That showcased how brilliant and tough Floyd Mayweather is. Let's say Pacquiao next. Hehehehe…I'm just day dreaming though -- just like many of you guys.

On the other hand, Amir "King" Khan (29-3, KO 19) was expected to be in a tough fight against Luis Collazo. But the Collazo (35-6, 18 KO's) that knockout a bigger Victor Ortiz, in just two rounds, never showed up against Khan. Not even flashes of him. And the predicted tough fight for Khan became a walk in the park. The word "easy work" is not for Mayweather this time -- instead it is for Khan. Khan was blistering Collazo with lightning fast combinations. Khan finished the fight strong. He dropped Collazo several times. He's stronger at 147. Though, I still doubt his chin. Collazo didn't touch that area clean. Can Khan will be next for Floyd?

All eyes wide open for Adrien Broner? Maybe yes -- in the first half of the fight. Many expected Adrein "The Problem" Broner (28-1, 22 KO's) to win via knockout against 17 months inactive Carlos Molina. Honestly, without taking anything away from Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KO's) -- he was put there for the cocky Broner of Cincinnati to look good. For Broner to get a sure win impressively. And for Broner to picked-up where he left prior to Maidana fight. But instead, Broner was content to be like his "big brother" fighting style. Stick and move, Counter-punching. It's okay to do that. But I believe he can do more than that, to make the fight more exciting. He can knockout Molina if he wanted to. At the scale of ten, being 10 is the highest, how do you rate his performance? Is he really fly, fresh and flashy last Satruday night or simply "The Problem" -- attitude problem?

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