Mayweathers next pay per view, “The One,” is set to bring in huge numbers. Yes, I said Mayweather’s pay per view because no other fighter on the card could pull a pay per view of this magnitude on their own. This card has 2 fights I honestly didn’t think I would see at all. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr versus Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Lucas Matthysse versus Danny Garcia. A lot of writers thought Mayweather would avoid Alvarez due to the size difference. While Mayweather is said to walk around at 147lbs – 150lbs, Alvarez is known to rehydrate to 172lbs or possibly higher. There were definitely much easier fights for Mayweather to take, so he gets my respect for taking the tougher fight.
Ever since Lucas Matthysse knocked out Lamont Peterson with Danny Garcia watching in the crowd, fans have wanted to see them fight each other. Media every where didn’t think the fight would happen at all, including myself. Al Haymon advises both fighters and to have two fighters that are both under him fight each othe doesn’t happen too often. I also have to take my hat off to Garcia. He had a lot “safer” options, yet he chose the most avoided fighter in boxing for the last few years. Danny has got some balls that’s for sure.
After a postponement, Ishe Smith’s first IBF title defense will be against “King” Carlos Molina which is also now set for “The One,” undercard. That’s not all though, completing the packed card is Austin Trout versus Erislandy Lara. All of these are meaningful fights to the boxing world. Three of the fights are for world titles and one is for a interim belt. I wouldn’t be surprised if this boxing event beats Mayweather-De La Hoya for the most successful pay per view, yet. Of course only time will tell but boxingheads everywhere are asking, “is it September 14th yet?”
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