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Floyd Mayweather Will Be Back In Court In March, Still Insists He Will Fight Pacquiao

By James Slater- Floyd Mayweather Junior continues to make the news; mostly outside of the boxing ring. Minutes ago, news broke of how the 33-year-old superstar was in attendance at Las Vegas Justice Court - there because of the eight misdemeanour and felony charges that stem from his alleged dispute with girlfriend and mother of two of his three children, Josie Harris in September.

 

Mayweather’s attorney today asked for a continuance of the case, and the judge agreed, resetting the trial for March 10th..

 

From a purely boxing standpoint, it now looks unlikely that Mayweather will be in any condition to fight again in the early to middle part of this year, if at all in 2010. With all the legal issues on his mind (Mayweather, according to The Las Vegas Sun, will be back in court for the misdemeanour battery charge involving a Las Vegas security guard, in February), the last thing “Money” is calling an important issue is improving on his 41-0 fight record.

 

However, somewhat ironically, Mayweather did release a video statement over the weekend, on his Ustream account. The short message Floyd released makes it clear he does have Pac-Man on his mind still - even though he has nothing good to say about the Pound-for-Pound king.

 

“I’m never gonna let my fans down,” Floyd said. “That’s the reason I’m 41-0. Don’t worry, we’re gonna beat Poochiao’s ass. Stop asking the same question. ‘When are you gonna fight Poochiao?’ I’m gonna fight the Pac-Man - when he’s off the power pellets.”

 

As fans can see, Mayweather - who will turn 34 a month before his next appearance in court happens - remains as boisterous as ever when it comes to the Filipino legend. But will Floyd ever face Manny, what with all the legal issues he has on his plate? And as to “Money’s” statement about fighting Pacquiao, “when he’s off the power pellets (steroids)” - that issue alone remains one of the most contentious in current boxing.

 

For as long as Mayweather accuses Pacquiao of taking illegal substances, and for as long as Pac-Man refuses to adhere to the tests Floyd insists he take to as to prove his innocence, we will not see the mega-fight we all want to see.

 

Pac-Man has recently said he will continue to fight until 2012/13. But will Mayweather have ironed out his legal troubles AND agreed to the pre-fight tests Pacquiao has himself agreed to take by then?

 

Would a betting man place any serious money on ever seeing the “Dream Fight” take place?

 

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www.eastsideboxing.com

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I have no problem with you voicing your opinion, but you're voicing someone else's opinion in an effort to provoke people(and before long McBride will arrive and arguue the entire thread to a standstill, for I know him of old.)

 

If you can't give a man like Corrales, an unbeaten and dangerous superfeather who went on to score wins over Casamayor, Freitas and Castillo, I dunno what to tell ya.

 

In any case, you took waaay too long to reply - I moved on to armchair generalship and conquered three sofas while I was waiting.

 

Pip pip.

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Would you say elite or modern great? Would either Castillo or Corrales make an all time divisional top10 15?

 

Looking back at their careers, it's easy to knock them both for one reason or another.

However, at the time, they were both great opponents and great scalps.

It's also easy to look at the fact he should be 1-1 with Castillo and that Corrales had weight issues, but the fact is he beat them both, Corrales pretty handily.

I give him plenty of respect for Corrales and Castillo II.

Infact, as a "defining fight" I still say Floyd's is Corrales.

The problem has been what he has done since, but he moved up to welterweight recognised as the P4P #1. It's a shame he's done little to cement his place there since, but he is a great fighter and he does have a few nice names littered across his record.

Maybe not enough, and maybe noone worthy in his current and longtime weight category, but he still has some nice achievements along the way.

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Not that I particularly care to engage with your posturing, but I'm bored so I'll bite this once. Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo were both elite fighters.

 

Your supposed to toe the party line and spew out crap, that says Mayweather has only fought garbage.

 

You really ought to know by now.

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Castillo vs Mayweather -- 1-1!

 

lol i know that you are joking a bit... but at worst the first fight could be draw, no way castillo won

 

Would you say elite or modern great? Would either Castillo or Corrales make an all time divisional top10 15?

 

at one point or another they were both elite fighters, corrales more than castillo, but i dont think either makes the IBHOF. maybe corrales, but unlikely.

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Castillo vs Mayweather -- 1-1!

 

lol i know that you are joking a bit... but at worst the first fight could be draw, no way castillo won

 

Would you say elite or modern great? Would either Castillo or Corrales make an all time divisional top10 15?

 

at one point or another they were both elite fighters, corrales more than castillo, but i dont think either makes the IBHOF. maybe corrales, but unlikely.

 

Are you kidding!?

I had Castillo about 4 rounds up in their first fight, and no matter how many times I watch it, have never scored the fight a draw, let alone for Floyd!...

Imo, it's one of the top 5 worst decisions I've seen in boxing.

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Any HOF discussion is moot these days - Sly Stallone got in without even competing. A guy writes one of the least original screenplays of all time but because he gets the tone right in the performance and direction, he's given a walk-in, while Naseem Hamed wins multiple featherweight world titles and transforms the featherweight division into a money-making spectacular, and people say "I'm not sure he's done enough."
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Castillo vs Mayweather -- 1-1!

 

lol i know that you are joking a bit... but at worst the first fight could be draw, no way castillo won

 

 

Here are some punch stats from the fight;

 

Total Punches:

Thrown: Castillo 506 Mayweather 448

Landed: Castillo 203 Mayweather 157

Percent: Castillo 40% Mayweather 35%

 

 

Power Punches:

Thrown: Castillo 377 Mayweather 151

Landed: Castillo 173 Mayweather 66

Percent: Castillo 46% Mayweather 44%

 

 

I think I gave Mayweather 1 round after the 5th, and it's not like he dominated up to that point either.

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Any HOF discussion is moot these days - Sly Stallone got in without even competing. A guy writes one of the least original screenplays of all time but because he gets the tone right in the performance and direction, he's given a walk-in, while Naseem Hamed wins multiple featherweight world titles and transforms the featherweight division into a money-making spectacular, and people say "I'm not sure he's done enough."

 

stallone is in the non-participant category... its not like they are putting him above sandy saddler or somebody.

 

i agree with you about hamed. IMO, the reason hes not in is because too many journalists got their feelings hurt by him and are objective enough to look at what hes done

 

Castillo vs Mayweather -- 1-1!

 

lol i know that you are joking a bit... but at worst the first fight could be draw, no way castillo won

 

Would you say elite or modern great? Would either Castillo or Corrales make an all time divisional top10 15?

 

at one point or another they were both elite fighters, corrales more than castillo, but i dont think either makes the IBHOF. maybe corrales, but unlikely.

 

Are you kidding!?

I had Castillo about 4 rounds up in their first fight, and no matter how many times I watch it, have never scored the fight a draw, let alone for Floyd!...

Imo, it's one of the top 5 worst decisions I've seen in boxing.

 

to each his own. close fight no doubt, but i cant see castillo winning.

 

If Barry McGuigan can make the HOF then so can Castillo, or JLC. Tbh i'd have to say that Castillo definitely won the first fight against Mayweather.

 

lol you got a point about mcguigan

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