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Canelo vs. Mayweather Analysis

In the biggest pay-per-view fight of the decade, the fight between an undefeated master of defense and one of boxing’s undefeated young rising stars, took place Sept. 14 and left a lot of people with a bad taste in their mouths.

Canelo could have been boxing’s next attraction after Mayweather retires, but Mayweather is still the Pay-per-view king.

Casual boxing fans didn’t get their wish when Canelo was completely outclassed by “Money May’s” skills, especially when the current champ adapted to Canelo’s strikes and followed up with constant counter shots.

Even though Canelo’s fans looked for some hopeful, shinning moments for their star in the mid-late
rounds where he was able to put Mayweather up against the ropes–and hoped Canelo would make the fight a dirty brawl, there could have been a chance for an upset win for Canelo.

However, Mayweather was able to take minimal damage and angle
out as the fight went on–tough luck for Canelo’s fans.

It was obvious that the young prospect needed a knockout; if not, everybody was predicting the majority decision.
As the fight concluded and people heard the judges’ score, people on forums and
social networks were surprised that the ruling was a majority decision as CJ Ross– the same judge that also botched the Bradley versus Pacquiao fight–scored it
a draw.

In all honesty, this was a fight that was pretty one-sided.

CJ Ross has to be the most incompetent judge or her eye doctor issued her the wrong prescription lenses
for her glasses. Or, maybe, just maybe, there is something really fishy here.

CJ Ross is not alone in scoring the fight a draw as some notable names such
as Stevie Wonder also scored it a draw, as if!

Days after the fight, many people popped their bottles of Ciroc and champagne as
CJ Ross announced she had decided to take an administrative leave from

In the end, the fight in general just left a bad taste in everybody’s mouth, especially in the mouths of Mexican boxing fans.

But come on guys, lets be real. You know how Mayweather fights and that he’s not the
most exciting fighter.

The last time he knocked out somebody was Victor Ortiz and that was because he went in for a hug instead of protecting himself.

People still buy these Mayweather fights because he loves to talk a lot of trash
and they would love to see him get punched in the
grill, maybe.

For the die hard boxing fan that thinks differently from the casual one, you can for one night really appreciate Floyd Mayweather as the “master of defense.” His style is truly an art and an requires an acquired taste to appreciate it.

Love him or hate him, you end up watching him.

He’s probably one of the best
boxers of our era and sure, it probably would have been nice to see him fight

What’s next for the each fighter?

Floyd Mayweather will probably get Danny Garcia or Amir Khan even though Khan got technically knocked out by Garcia not that long ago.

Canelo Alvarez might fight Erislandy Lara or Alfredo Angulo and who knows, maybe a title bout against junior middle weight champ Carlos Molina will be in the wings of his career. (Or maybe his promoters will give him a couple can fights to put up his value again).

Anotherbig deal before the fight was that a lot of people were wondering who Mayweather
was going to walk out with.

Was it going to be Miley Cyrus
twerking along side Kanye West’s newborn child North West in a stroller behind
Mayweather walking out to a live performance of “Beat It” by a Michael Jackson

No, even better, it was Justin Beiber and Mayweather walking out to a live
performance by a shirtless Lil Wayne.

Somehow that was relevant as people tweeted away, but maybe next time in the wake of
the biggest Pay-per-view of the decade, someone should tell “Money May” to go easy
on the “Beibs” next time and tell Lil Wayne to put a shirt on.

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Trinity Bustria, Copy Editor
This is currently my second semester with Talon Marks, Cerritos College's premier student media brand, as its copy editor. Even though my job is one that is practically impossible to do since it is human to err (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23), by God and repetitious reading, I will catch all errors (spelling, grammatical, punctuational, mechanical, stylistic, and factual) or die trying. I am greatly interested in the political nature of news reporting and how current events are politicized to fit any given ideological narrative. As a paleolibertarian (think of Ron Paul)--that leans neoconservative on national security issues, Revisionist Zionist (think very pro-Israel), and Bible-believing Christian, I belong to a politically and theologically infinitesimal segment of the American public. Therefore, I have a particular worldview that is almost fitting for publications like: FrontPage Magazine, The Weekly Standard, The American Conservative, National Review, Human Events, The American Spectator, Commentary, The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Press, Israel Today, The Washington Times, The Washington Free Beacon, and Townhall and aspire to write for publications like them as a political journalist or opinion writer. In my spare time, I enjoy practicing martial arts and researching trends in open source intelligence and counter-terrorism--apart from studying current events, theology and politics.
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