Originally Posted by rjv
i do not like either fighter personality wise. i do think that mayweather wins though. the last fighter who had better hand speed than de la hoya gave oscar fits (mosley) and mayweather is faster even than mosley. of course, as in most of these fights, it will probably be a tremendous bore.
That's basically the problem. There has been so much effort to hype this fight up as 'the real deal' but it feels much like a WWE set-up. I don't think they are genuinely worried about their legacies, because modern boxing is so corrupt/fragmented that any 'king' will just be wearing an aluminium crown. I don't feel any real 'heat'. The two fighters feel like partners, with the paying public as the real enemy. The result is academic.