My prediction wrong, you guys win. But I was winning on the first four rounds. lol
Your boy Mayweather did good. Looks like he can be in many exciting fights.
And another thing too:
Considering Zab is the easiest of the "name" opponents at Welterweight. There's much more tough fights out there, considering Judah always implodes under pressure.
*Coughs! Antonio Margarito!!!! And Ricky Hatton won't quit like Judah did either.
I tell you, Mayweather isn't as good as you guys think though. His speed was matched tonight.
Floyd dominated more, but Journeyman Baldomir actually was able to hurt Judah twice, almost KO him, and having him run away. Floyd found it difficult to land his right on Zab's head. Zab's head movement kept Mayweather confused, just as Sharmba's. The fight wasn't the blow out that the official scorecards had it. 119 for Mayweather? Give me a break.
And gawd damn, Pretty Boy was knocked down in the SECOND!!! I'll never like Richard Steele.
The difference in the fight was Floyd's discipline. Mayweather was focused throughout the fight.
It was Jones Tarver I all over again. In the first fight, whenever Tarver had output, he dominated.
And Tarver, just like Zab in this fight, didn't have what it takes to keep that output going. He had Mayweather thinking though. Just as I was saying, "consistency" is all Zab needs. He didn't have it. And Mayweather did the right thing to keep Judah backing away.
NOTE TO MAYWEATHER FANS:
Your boy had a tough time with Zab Judah. Took Zab to the distance, just exactly like Carlos did. I knew that, even a fighter on Zab's level, could give Floyd problems. Even though Floyd was overall the better fighter, there is a reason he takes on easy fights. Because now he's competitive at this level. If Mayweather struggles that much in the beginning of the fight for Zab, then your favorite fighter has MANY tough fights ahead of him.
Great performance by Mayweather, but expect many other fights that will be closer than you think. Where Mayweather won't blow them away. Mayweather is awesome, but there is a reason he's been taking it easy lately.
He's human and competitive at this level, which could be a great thing. He can be in some exciting fights with Hatton and Margarito. I'll tell you what, if your favorite fighter, now "Welterweight Champ" can beat up Hatton or Margartio. I'll give him all the credit in the world. There is a reason why Zab wouldn't fight Margarito and Hatton is at a higher level than Zab, I'll tell yah that.
Yes he, Pretty Boy, can win it.... But no longer will it be "Pretty."
And now he may be in too deep with the "Big Boys."
(Big Boys don't include "OLDEN BOY" Oscar de la Hoya, who hasn't won a fight in around 3 years.)
I just thought of that....
... you heard it hear first...... I WAS THE FIRST TO GIVE OSCAR THAT NICKNAME!!!
(((Actually, I wasn't. haha ))))
"Olden Boy" Oscar de la Hoya!!!!!
Great Fight night guys!