Opinion | Sep 16 2015

Mickey Vann: Watching 90 seconds of Anthony Joshua is more fun than watching a Floyd Mayweather fight

Top official Mickey Vann believes Floyd Mayweather has played it safe for too long
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WELL, hopefully we can draw a line under the name Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

He has drawn level in the record books with Rocky Marciano at 49-0, which really is an achievement, even if you never fight away from home and have the same officials for most of your fights – especially the referees – who are all from Vegas, as the Nevada commission will not permit out of state or foreign referees to officiate there.

I do hope Floyd doesn’t decide to have another fight to beat Marciano’s record. If he has one more I hope he gets beaten, as Rocky was a fighter, and Joe Public went to see a fighter and always got entertainment and value for their ticket money with him. If I want to see great movement and footwork, the occasional cuddle and no fireworks, I will watch Come Dancing.

 

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