MISUNDERSTOOD YOUNG MAN?
Floyd Mayweather says he is misunderstood. That he's not a guy with a bad attitude as the media portrays the 21 year old from Grand Rapids, MI. To go along with his cockiness, Floyd Jr. is unbeaten at 17-0, with 13 knockouts.
THAT AND A PROMOTER...
Have netted Floyd Saturday's shot at WBC 130 lb. titleholder Genaro Hernandez. Like Mayweather, Hernandez too is undefeated at 130 lbs. as his lone setback as a pro came at 135 lbs. against Oscar De La Hoya.
With a 12-1-1 record in title fights, Genaro's overall pro slate stands at 38-1-1, with 17 short wins. The elongated champion is no slugger, but neither is Mayweather
DISTANCE FIGHT, RIGHT?
So, seeing neither guy can bang much, this figures to the go the route. Mayweather hints at that by saying. "I think it's going to be hard for anyone to stop me," Mayweather said. "I think Hernandez is a good fighter and I give him respect because he is the world champ and he has been around a good while."
COCKY ONE PREDICTING TKO ON CUTS?
"Do I think I can stop him? People say he's a great defensive fighter, but every time he fights he gets knotted up. He always is bleeding,"
TESTED LAST TIME OUT?
Floyd and his father Floyd Sr., the patriarch of the fighting Mayweather clan that included world champ Roger and fringe contender Jeff, say Floyd Jr. passed his big test in his last fight, a 10 round decision over Canadian Tony Pep.
Tony Pep that Tony Lopez flattened in March of 1988, before he won the IBF 130 lb. diadem from Rocky Lockridge.
JUST ANOTHER FIGHT...
Is the approach taken by the nearly 34 year old Hernandez, who was unbeaten in a WBA 130 lb. title reign before ascending to lightweight. Quiet through most of the press conferences thus far, Genaro is just being Genaro.
"I feel that I have the skills to defeat Floyd Mayweather. They say he will give up the first four rounds and just make me work and tire me out. I'm prepared to out work him for 12 rounds."
This fight is a even contest with good two way betting action. Tomorrow at fighters.com, Herb Lambeck, boxing's premier Oddsmaker will lay the Hernandez-Mayweather fight out from his perspective.
Herb Lambeck appears exclusively at fighters.com
TRIP TO VEGAS! DE LA HOYA-QUARTEY TIX!
On Ring Talk tomorrow night, we will discuss the Tyson ordeal, the Hernandez-Mayweather fight and we will begin a lottery for De La Hoya-Quartey tickets for November 21.
Also included with the two tickets is "two nights" center strip at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. Entries will be taken via e mail and on our toll free listener line (U.S. & Canada) beginning October 3.
Everyone's name will be thrown in a hat. The winner will be notified on November 4, with the official on air announcement coming on November 7.
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