Tuesday, September 7, 2010

One more on Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I am a self confessed boxing fan.I have witnessed and read the antics and tantrums thrown by boxing supertars.But nothing beats the noise and rubish heaped by Floyd Mayweather Jr.on Manny Pacquaio.

The verbal taunts are below the belt and uncalled for. The rantings unfortunately speaks volume of a scared and a fame jealous fighter. Floyd may fool a few, but not the greater majority of boxing fans. It is clear Floyd is scared stiff to fight the Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquaio.

Gentleman Manny Pacquaio has nothing to prove. He has gone up several weigh divisions to fight bigger guys and convincingly whipped them all. If this is not bravery at the exreme then what it is? Looking through Pacquaio's and those of Mayweather Jr's recent fights, it is apparent why Floyd is scared. Floyd's performances on these fights were boring and calculatingly safe.Those of Pacqauiao's were outstanding and exciting to behold. The praises heaped by the veteran sports casters on Pacquaio during his fights were am sure enough for Floyd to cringe in his seat. If Floyd will fight Pacquaio today, Floyd would surely be the underdog in the betting.

Floyd has run out of obstacles and alibis to dodge Pacquiao. At first, he wanted an Olympic style drug testing. That threw off the fight negotiation because Pacquaio didn't agree to it. When recently in a bid to clinch the fight, Pacquaio agrreed to such testing, Flyoyd sidestep the negotiation initiated by promoter Bob Arum by saying he is not interested to fight this year.Really?. I won't be surprised if Floyd will come up with another flimsy alibi not to fight Pacquaio next year.

One thing sure though Floyd's reluctance to fight Pacquaio do not sit well with fight fans. Not only that he has slipped from the top pound for pound rankings, he has fallen from his lofty pedestal in the eyes of the boxing fans. And the only way he will regain his standing and respect is by fighting the greatest boxer today - Manny Pacquaio.

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