Floyd Mayweather's Record Has a Cowardly Stain

Latigo RapperCorrespondent IJanuary 8, 2010

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 14:  (R-L) Manny Pacquiao throws a right to the head of Miguel Cotto during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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From the moment Ricky "Hitman" Hatton was sent to dreamland by the sledge hammer-like punches Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, I strongly believe that Floyd Mayweather Sr. was able to foresee the what was going to happen soon. He may not have Madam Auring's psychic abilities but I think he somehow figured that sooner or later the Pacman Express was going to crash the Mayweather's dance party.

The "0" must never go. An excuse was necessary to gracefully evade a dangerous confrontation which could jeopardize the unblemished record of his son, Floyd Mayweather Jr. We can't say for sure but I think this is the reason why FLoyd Sr. came up with his baseless opinion that Pacquiao was taking performance enhancing drugs.

His attempted graceful escape was not graceful at all. As the old proverb goes, "you reap what you sow." He tried to plant the idea of Pacquiao being guilty of BUI (Boxing Under the Influence) and now his family is reaping all the harsh criticisms from millions of boxing fans after the cancellation of the mega fight.

Despite of the failed negotiations caused by flimsy drug testing reasons, we can console ourselves and still look forward to more explosive action packed battles from Manny Pacquiao.

As for Floyd Mayweather Jr., I don't really know what to look forward to. All I am certain though is that he may retire undefeated but his legacy will forever be tainted by that cowardly stain caused by avoiding Pacquiao.