Brace up for the return of true boxing
IF you ask me, I would say Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are both unbeaten. That makes for an interesting fight between the two tomorrow.
For the record, though, while Golovkin has a perfect slate, not Alvarez. Alvarez has one defeat—inflicted by Floyd Mayweather Jr.
But, honestly now, would you consider that a real setback for Alvarez?
Was there an honest-togoodness fight in that bout in the first place?
If there should be an award for boxing’s Trick Master of all time, Mayweather would win it unchallenged—literally.
For, against Mayweather, who could win?
There is no one in his class that could come close to even hitting him with a punch strong enough to wobble his knees.
A master of the art of defense, Mayweather has become the most un-hittable boxer of his era.
He runs all the time and the referee can’t do anything about it.
Protect yourself at all times is boxing’s cardinal rule—and running is an integral part of defense in the beak-busting business.
So that one can only hope to win if he is fighting Mayweather.
That is what the first 50 fighters pitted against Mayweather had hoped for. But, alas, they were all hoping against hope.
So that Mayweather is now 50-0, his last victim being MMA’s Conor McGregor in the most expensive scripted fight of the century.
What added to the charade was the decision to make Mayweather the sole owner now of the dubious record of 50 straight wins—effectively breaking his 49-0 deadlock with the late world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano.
Officially now, therefore, Mayweather has beaten the best there ever is in different weight and MMA divisions that dared to face him in the ring.
Even our very own Manny Pacquiao had fallen victim to the Mayweather Money Show.
Recall that in their much-ballyhooed 2015 fight, Mayweather, in his usual impregnable style of hit-and-run tactic backed by his clinching, pushing and holding repertoire, run away with a unanimous decision victory.
Oh, well, that is now part of Mayweather’s jokeinfested lore.
But, for sure, none of that stuff would mar the Golovkin-Alvarez clash tomorrow. Real rumble it would be.
In short, it’d be back to sanity in the art of sweet science.
I wish good luck to Methodico Melindo today in Cebu.