Mayweather: A Man Of Many Contradictions

Omar RodriguezContributor IMay 28, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 4:  Floyd Mayweather is interviewed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 4, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. will fight Ricky Hatton for the WBC welterweight championship on December 8. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)

It’s been a while since I wrote anything here on But after seeing Brian Kenny’s interview of Floyd Mayweather, I had to put something out to see if I was the only one who noticed that Floyd contradicted himself on numerous occasions.

First, he dismissed Brian Kenny’s knowledge of the sport by stating the fact that BK had never been inside the ring. Well, some of the best match-makers and trainers have never been inside the ring either, and these are the guys that pick a prospect’s opponents and polish their skills.

On not fighting Mosley, Mayweather’s first argument was Mosley’s five losses. I don’t know if he has seen Marquez's record, but JMM has four losses and one draw.

That draw could have been a loss if not for an error made by one of the judges (had Round 1 as 10-7 when the other two had it 10-6). Also, he mentions that he is fighting Marquez because Marquez called him out after his victory over Juan Diaz. If I am not mistaken, Mosley called him out first after his victory over Margarito, Paul Williams has also been calling him out along with many other welterweights and junior welterweights.

Mayweather also mentions that he never ducked any opponent. The first thing that came to my mind was how he stuttered when Margarito showed up at a press conference asking him for the opportunity to fight him.

Believe it or not, I am a fan of PBF. In fact, I'm a huge fan. But there is no way I can defend or agree with his arguments in this interview.

I truly think that the first argument stated is an insult not only to BK, but to the intelligence of all of us hardcore fans who have followed the sport for years. I would also like to point out that this is in no way intended to dismiss the Mayweather versus Marquez fight; I think JMM has a decent chance of pulling the upset in this one.

All opinions welcomed!!