by Yusuf Gadlin
The boxing world received a huge treat Saturday night. We saw a unbelievable 12 round bout between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn. This fight had everything you wanted see. We saw passion, aggression, heart, and resiliency all on the part of Jeff Horn. We saw showmanship, accuracy, patience, and the most important component to this all ” Aging” on the part Manny Pacquiao. Make no mistake about it, Manny Pacquiao got royally screwed by the judges. Jeff Horn lost this fight by a landslide. But Horn did reveal to the world the potential damage a young whipper snapper could do against a old man.
If only we had a whipper snapper young enough, disciplined enough, skilled enough, tough enough, to fight another aging boxing legend.
Oh we do. August 26. Floyd Mayweather (40) versus Conner Mcgregor (28).
What Jeff Horn revealed to us, although sloppily, is that a age will be a deciding factor in this super fight. It doesn’t matter how much you stay in elite shape as a 40 year old man. There is nothing a elder gentleman can do to tame a mature physically superior, young beast. Especially if that beast is coming from the UFC, where you have to be a special type a crazy to compete in that bloodbath of a sport.
Experience wont matter in a fight pitting young against old. The mistake the experienced Pacquiao made was trying to have a boxing match while out thinking and setting traps for his opponent. What Pac failed to realize is that this wasn’t a boxing match, it was a street fight.
In a street fight, a victory is always rewarded to the underdog depending on if he doesn’t get knocked out when expected to, his Heart, determination, will-power , and circumstances.
Nobody expects Conner Mcgregor to upset the undefeated floyd Mayweather. Just beware when that crazy S.O.B. Mcgregor turns August 26 into the ultimate street fight. Don’t be surprised if Mayweather gets knocked out or the underdog emotions that we go through watching a nerd face a bully hands a decision in Mcgregor’s favor.
Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before. Floyd Mayweather is playing with fire and his undefeated record might be burned to the ground on August 26.
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