One and Only: Mayweather Untouchable in Battle Of Number 1's

Ronnie BlairContributor ISeptember 21, 2009

LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 19:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. smiles in the ring during his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 19, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather won by unanimous decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Now, now people I don't have to tell you what happen this past Saturday night. Floyd won. Not only did he win, he dominated the Mexican superstar. After a 21 month lay off Mayweather still showed what his is capable of doing. But here is the scariest thing about that fight, HE CAN STILL GET BETTER!

The thing that amazes me about people who follow this sport or consider themselves to be experts always find a reason not to give Mayweather his credit. On Saturday he fought a tough guy. I would venture to say that he is 1-0-1 against the so called pound for pound best, but hey I am in the minority. Marquez, had he fought Pacquiao would have beaten him, like it or not Marquez can fight but he just wasn't in Floyd's class.

The time has come for the boxing public to give Mayweather his props. The man can fight. It doesnt matter if his style isnt to lead with his head, it only matters that he continues to win. In the past people have said put him in with this guy or that guy but he always finds a way to win. And at the end of the day that is all that matters.

Now that Mayweather is past Marquez people want to mention Pacquiao or even Mosley, but let's be honest, he will beat them both. Mosley is a joke, he will fight Margarito, but wont mention Paul Williams name. Pacquaio is so great because he beat up a guy (Oscar De La Hoya) that fails to win big fights. Didn't Floyd beat Oscar at a heavier weight? Other thing that Pacquiao is given credit for is knocking out Ricky Hatton. Was I dreaming when Floyd punished the overrated Brit?

Here is the thing that people must understand Mayweather is good. Making excuses for why he wins or who he fights isn't good for the sport. Allow Mayweather to continue to grow as a fighter before passing judgements. My money says that "Money" will continue to find a way to win.

In closing let me say this, in Oscar De La Hoya's last four fights he fought smaller guys, yet he is so great. PLEASE! The only thing that is good about Oscar is that he had great PR about the death of his mother as it relates to that Gold Medal. Pacquaio is a good fighter but isn't on the level of Mayweather and people who argue that it would be a good fight should just stop watching the sport because they don't know much about boxing. If Cotto fights with his head up and attach's the body he will knock out Pacquiao. I am more interested in a Marquez/Pacquiao III than I am a Pacquiao/Mayweather. The only way that most of the boxing experts will give Mayweather credit is if he is defeated but shows a "Champions" heart.