Floyd Mayweather knows exactly what he's doing.
The polarizing boxer sat down with Billboard's Jason Lipshutz for an interview that was sometimes plodding and other times awkward.
However, a couple of interesting tidbits leaked out of an otherwise cupcake exchange that centered on Mayweather's choice in music.
Well before he decides who to take down in the ring, he has decided Miley Cyrus, an artist he considers the "Twerk Queen," would be an amazing choice to walk him into the ring. "I was thinking about letting the twerk queen Miley Cyrus bring me out. Why not?" Mayweather said.
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Yes, the artist who stole the show one hip heave at a time at the MTV Video Music Awards may one day do the same at a marquee boxing event.
I've said it before: If Money May could have Cyrus and Skip Bayless on a wrecking ball swing him into the ring, he would.
The man understands that publicity, Facebook chatter and tweets are the commodities of the day. You either have people love you or love to see you fail. When you work in pay-per-view buys, it doesn't matter which you choose.
As long as fans click the buy button—which they did to the tune of about $150 million in his fight against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, via Bob Velin of USA Today—it's all the same to him.
There's a reason he gets Lil Wayne to shout and holler as they walk to the ring. There's a reason he associates himself with Justin Bieber, who finds indoor settings bright enough to always wear his sunglasses.
And of course, there is a reason he is most likely serious that he wants Cyrus by his side next fight. He knows that he can troll a few more buys out of you fans who are so incensed by those names that you will pay just to see him lose.
Obviously, the man doesn't lose, so you will just have to be content to watch the circus.
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