After the one sided fight against the diminutive Juan Manuel Marquez, Floyd Mayweather Jr solidifies his reputation as a bully and a fraud.
I normally don't write about boxing. Mainly because the normal boxing writers are like rabid dogs protecting their turf. But I feel compelled to sound off on this one. I feel like the boxing fans are getting screwed out of their hard earned money.
Why? Because lets face it, Floyd mayweather Jr is a great fighter. maybe one of the best ever. But I think its only fair that the fans find out for themselves. By that I mean Mayweather Jr needs to fight boxers with a chance to beat him.
I'm betting that Money Mayweather is real impressed with himself after beating the number two pound for pound fighter in the world Juan Manuel Marquez but, he needs to rethink his position. The truth is, he beat up a little guy. So in a way that makes him a bully.
And just like in school, a bully never picks on someone his own size. After the fight with Marquez, Mayweather was confronted by Shane Mosley in the ring. The first thing that Mayweather said was, I ain't afraid of Shane Mosley. Translation? I'm scared to death of Shane Mosley.
You could see by the look in Mayweather's eyes that he is scared to death of the hard hitting Welterweight champion. Now I'm not condoning calling out someone in the middle of the ring right after a victory but, some one needs to give Mayweather a reality check.
I know that all boxers handpick their opponents to some degree but, this is ridiculous. Mayweather Jr has never fought anyone that had a legitimate chance of winning besides maybe Castillo. Jose Luis Castillo fought a heck of a fight in their first match that many thought he won.
Sure he almost lost to Oscar Delahoya but, do you honestly think Mayweather would have ever agreed to fight Oscar in his prime? The truth is Mayweather only fights boxers with obvious disadvantages.
Now the next fight everyone talks about is Manny Pacquiao. This is obviously the money maker that all the managers and promoters are salivating over. But this is still a big-time mismatch. Don't get me wrong, I think Manny has a chance because of his amazing skills.
But the fact remains that Mayweather wont fight anyone his own size. And when he does fight someone his own size,he always finds the ones that couldn't possibly win. Most of the time its because Mayweather is so skilled that its hard to find someone to give him a run for his money.
There are some fighters out there with legitimate shots at beating Mayweather Jr.But chances are he will come up with every excuse in the world to avoid them. He has all kinds of reasons. Like the ridiculous excuse that Shane Mosley doesn't bring enough money in his fights.
You can be sure he wont find Mosley until he's sure that his skills are diminished enough to feel safe. I don't know for sure that Mayweather is afraid of fighting men his own size. I just think he's scared to death of losing. I think he's more afraid to put a blemish on his unbeaten record then getting beat up.
But, until Floyd Mayweather Jr mans up and fights the truly dangerous fighters, people will never consider him one of the truly great fighters in history. The great fighters in history were more afraid of not being the best then having a loss on their record.
So I think fighting Manny Pacquiao will be an obvious fight for Mayweather to take to win back his status as the number one pound for pound in the world. But if he wants to be taken a little more seriously by boxing fans, he needs to fight some big guys.
Who you ask? Well Naturally Shane Mosley before he turns 50. After that he needs to quit ducking guys like Miguel Cotto. Or even some other real welterweights like, Joshua Clottey and Andre Berto. Or if he really believes he's the best pound for pound why not take on Paul Williams.
Well that's all wishful thinking. Chances are he will keep handpicking little guys who are willing to move up like Juan Diaz or Rocky Juarez. Or even more likely, he will fight one more time against Pacquiao and then retire again without ever really taking a risk.
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