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Mayweather vs. Devon Alexander in May?

By February 13, 2013

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Add welterweight beltholder Devon Alexander to the list of possible opponents for the coveted May 4 date with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Another welterweight beltholder, Robert Guerrero, was thought to be the favorite for the big payday ... until Mayweather tweeted "The negotiations for my fight are almost done. The front runner is IBF Champion Devon Alexander".

Alexander may, in fact, get the shot. Or Mayweather could simply be bluffing to get Guerrero to accept a small we purse. Either way, Mayweather, who turns 36 later this month, will have been out of the ring for an entire year when he steps into the ring in May. Will he begin to show his age? Or ring rust? Unlikely, but you never know...

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February 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm
(1) Phil Titan says:

Of course Frightened Floyd wouldn’t be willing to add to that list anyone who he knows will beat him, i.e., Sergio Martinez. Sergio Martinez would dominate Floyd with strength & Speed, like Frightened Floyd, he a student of the game, but the one area Mayweather may possibly be the best in I concede is angle fighting. If Mayweather for his best fight with his deft , sometimes almost psychic, knowledge of where the punch is coming from and what his opponent will do next, he will certainly have a chance to win. All imitators of Mayweather’s unique style have found it difficult to put into practice. Berto simply didn’t know how to execute it against Robert Guerrero. Andre “The Problem is I isn’t Floyd Mayweather” actually looked pretty good at it until Gavin Rees showed how much easier it is to hit Broner than Mayweather. I never saw a Lightweight Championship Bout where the difference in the Boxer’s size was so pronounced. Broner packs a lot more power than Mayweather & his hands are just as fast. He just doesn’t have Floyd Mayweather’s defensive genius, where he gets so much out of doing so little, a foot here & an inch here and he’s out of trouble and making his opponent look bad & psychologically shredding their confidence. Mayweather’s ability to adjust his game plan in a bout is also as good as anyone if not better than anyone. He just wouldn’t be successful against the physical advantages which Martinez has, plus he also, like Floyd, has a high Boxing IQ. Sergio Martinez is just too big, too fast, too strong, too smart & too pretty for Pretty Boy Floyd.

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