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Is Floyd Mayweather The Best Boxer Today?

Sports 2012/05/07 14:48:15
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Pretty Boy Floyd. Money. Athlete you loved to hate. Undefeated and undisputed. Call him whatever you want, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. could call himself the best boxing has to offer. Last Saturday night, Mayweather was tired and bloodied, but put on an exciting and dominant performance in the ring to beat Miguel Cotto in what could be boxing's biggest fight of the year. Mayweather won via unanimous decision (117-111, 117-111, 118-110).

This was a very different Mayweather from the guy we see on TV flaunting his millions. He was a bit more respectful and humble—but just as flashy. How's this for an entourage? Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, and professional wrestling legend Triple H. After the fight, Mayweather gave Cotto a great deal of respect and interviewer Larry Merchant revealed that Mayweather and himself have squashed their beef.

That didn't stop Mayweather from calling out long-time rival and fellow top boxer Manny Pacquiao though. While Mayweather is set to serve his 90-day jail sentence, he does still want to fight Pacquiao—as do the fans. Both sides have avoided making the fight the last few years and should Pacquiao win his next fight against Timothy Bradley, it would be the only logical matchup to make. But until we truly find out who the best boxer is today, who do you think is the top dog?

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  • MrFabulous47 2012/05/08 00:50:36
    No
    MrFabulous47
    +6
    Until he stops dodging Manny Pacquiao, nope, I won't say it. He's a punk in my opinion. And he has no class whatsoever.

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  • jay 2012/10/07 03:03:46
  • Jojo 2012/05/14 22:08:06
    Yes
    Jojo
    He is the best until he fights Manny, that's when he really puts his skills to the test and if he comes out victor that's when all haters will cease. But until then I think he is a good fighter.
  • musicmelodygreenrocks 2012/05/10 15:18:05
    Yes
    musicmelodygreenrocks
    meant to press no :/
  • Dood 2012/05/10 08:25:21
    No
    Dood
    He's good. Until he fights Manny he's no legend.
  • jay Dood 2012/10/07 03:04:53
  • Robert 2012/05/09 21:39:32
    Yes
    Robert
    There's a difference between not liking Floyd and whether or not he's the best fighter in the game. Learn the difference! There's a difference between ducking Pacquaio and wanting a larger share of the purse. Learn the difference! As of now, he's the best! Why? Between Manny and Floyd, who has made the most money? Now some may like Manny and hate Floyd, but that has nothing to do with boxing. The matches are held in the ring and not in the fans minds, hearts and blogs.
  • SoCal71 2012/05/09 07:26:56
    No
    SoCal71
    Not until he agrees to that fight!
  • jay SoCal71 2012/10/07 03:07:20
  • Ivan Franco 2012/05/09 04:47:20
  • ken 2012/05/09 01:21:18
    No
    ken
    pacquiao is better
  • jay ken 2012/10/07 03:08:06
    jay
    +1
    and so is ya mom at sucking dick pacroid is a loser and noodle eater its gonna be a long night for manny lol he gonna get frustrated and be thrown off by floyd
  • DOriginalDonald 2012/05/08 23:09:06
    No
    DOriginalDonald
    Pacquaio wouldn't let Justin Beiber and Paulie LeVesque hang with him!
  • jay DOrigin... 2012/10/07 03:08:30
  • DOrigin... jay 2012/10/11 13:31:23
    DOriginalDonald
    Either Mayweather or Big Bird is gonna have a BAD Thanksgiving because Obama can pardon ONLY ONE turkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Tennessee3501 2012/05/08 22:17:51
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    He has the title and therefore is the best today. As Scarlett O'Hara proclaimed in "Gone With The Wind", "There is always tomorrow!"
  • Souldog 2012/05/08 21:28:02
    Yes
    Souldog
    He is undefeated, he fights basically on his terms and when he is ready.
  • fooley177 2012/05/08 21:05:18
    No
    fooley177
    The best boxer today is Dr. David Banner. He will knock you OUT OF THE RING and into the crowd with one punch.
  • fooley177 fooley177 2012/05/08 21:06:37
    fooley177
    On second thought maybe Dr. David Banner would NOT be the world's best boxer because nobody else would be in his weight classification.
  • sanchezd310 2012/05/08 21:00:27
    No
    sanchezd310
    +3
    I wanna see canelo kick his ass
  • jay sanchez... 2012/10/07 03:08:44
    jay
    +1
    i wanna see canelo kick ya ass!!
  • rayray 2012/05/08 20:13:23
    No
    rayray
    pacquiao.
  • Proud-American 2012/05/08 20:04:44
    Yes
    Proud-American
    We will know for sure once he fights Manny Pacquiao, if he ever does.
  • jay Proud-A... 2012/10/07 03:09:41
  • DOrigin... jay 2012/10/11 13:32:48
    DOriginalDonald
    Chicken Floyd lost a TON of bank not fighting PacMan sooner!
  • Leon Perez 2012/05/08 19:57:14
    Yes
    Leon Perez
    Money Team......we love the hate...keep it coming..hahahaha....
  • DOrigin... Leon Perez 2012/05/08 23:10:37
    DOriginalDonald
    Why did Floyd Mayweather cross the road? because THE CHICKEN saw Colonel Sanders coming after him!
  • jay DOrigin... 2012/10/07 03:09:59
    jay
    +1
    WHEN DID internet thuggin become cool?
  • Ivan Fr... Leon Perez 2012/05/09 04:44:36
    Ivan Franco
    hahahaha we love the hate as if you have a connection to him!!! HAHAAHA
  • Leon Perez Ivan Fr... 2012/07/17 22:23:25
    Leon Perez
    You don't know who the Fu@k I am do you.....
  • Leon Perez Ivan Fr... 2012/07/17 22:23:50
    Leon Perez
    Its best if you keep your mouth shut..
  • Jay Theyme 2012/05/08 19:54:06
    No
    Jay Theyme
    The only reason I have to select 'No' is (you guessed it) he hasn't fought Pacquiao. Until then I guess they are pretty much tied?
    *Duly noted, if they were intending to 'build hype' then someone let them know I have pretty much stopped caring and moving on to new eras. And I don't know if I will care EVEN IF, somehow, 4 years from now, when both are past their prime-times, they somehow do it and want $100 pay-per-view for it ugh
  • El Prez 2012/05/08 19:28:37
    Yes
    El Prez
    +1
    He has been able to beat all comers. Therefore he is the "best" at this time.
  • Mike 2012/05/08 18:44:06
    No
    Mike
    He only fights one style of fighter - fighters that come straight at you from the onset, he uses as punching bags
  • Edie 2012/05/08 18:43:50
    Yes
    Edie
    If you are the winner that makes you the best. He has the belt to prove his capabilities.
  • michael johnson 2012/05/08 18:40:28
    No
    michael johnson
    +1
    Pacquiaou kicks his butt in real life.
  • DavidK 2012/05/08 18:23:37 (edited)
    No
    DavidK
    +2
    boxer maybe. Against a MMA fighter? No chance. Boxing is boring and anyone can hit someone else. Little skill there. MMA makes boxing look like a childrens game.
  • michael... DavidK 2012/05/08 18:41:22
    michael johnson
    MMA looks like grotesque gay S&M porn.
  • DavidK michael... 2012/05/09 04:17:02
    DavidK
    to homosexuals like you, I suppose anything does.
  • Headshot760 2012/05/08 17:32:14
  • Elementer 2012/05/08 17:06:15
    No
    Elementer
    +1
    Pacquiao is gonna tear that ass up.

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