Recently die-hard Floyd Mayweather fans have been having a tough time dealing with the fact that nearly every single news outlet is bashing their favorite fighter. What his fans fail to realize is we don’t pick on him just because we love Manny Pacquiao. The truth is Money May just makes it way too easy to hate him.
This past weekend I sat in front of my computer reading nothing but pure hate for Mayweather on numerous sports websites and a strange thing happened; I actually started to feel sorry for his poor fans.
As much fun as I had bashing Floyd Mayweather last week, this is my good deed of the day that should make every Pacquiao hater happy. Here are six reasons Floyd’s fans should keep their chins up and continue to hate the enemy.
The mega fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao was all setup to happen for March 13, 2010. It was considered a done deal by most with both fighters agreeing on money, location and weight.
Unfortunately, when it came time to sign the contract Pacman suddenly had a fear of needles and refused Olympic style drug testing.
After about a week of media criticism the majority of fans seemed to forgive Manny and debunked any speculation that he may be using performance enhancers.
Now we’re all left wondering why he would let random drug testing come between the biggest pay day of his life. Is he really that freaked out by needles, is he using an illegal substance, or was he simply ducking the toughest challenge of his career?
In two fights with Marquez, the final decision could have easily gone either way. Their first meeting in 2004 was ruled a draw, but take away the first round when Pacquiao knocked him down three times and you have a one-sided unanimous decision in the Mexican’s favor.
Their second meeting in 2008 was ruled a split decision for the Filipino, but once again the fight could have gone either way. It’s quite possible that the only reason this fight went in his favor was because he was the fan favorite and an emerging superstar in the sport of boxing. The judges may have had their opinions swayed by the crowd.
Since then Pacquiao has played it safe and avoided a third fight with the skilled Marquez.
It’s also worth mentioning that Floyd Mayweather fought the same Juan Manuel Marquez late last year and absolutely dominated him in every single round.
Floyd Mayweather gets an awful lot of criticism for his personal life, but Pacquiao is definitely no Angel either. Since he lives in the Philippines, not all of the details are leaked to the media like they would be in America, but it’s not too much of a stretch to assume he behaves similar to Tiger Woods when it comes to females.
He has been rumored to have numerous affairs and an ex-girlfriend has sued him in the past for violence and unpaid child support.
Die-hard Pacquiao fans are considering him a top 10 pound-for-pound fighter of all time, but how can such a great fighter have knockout losses to unknown boxers named Rustico Torrecampo and Medgoen Singsurat?
If you have no idea who those guys are, don’t worry. You’re not the only one.
Nobody can deny how great Manny Pacquiao looked against Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton. However, we can’t forget that Money May defeated both of them before Pacman ever stepped in the ring against either fighter.
When Mayweather beat them they were younger and more confident fighters.
Throughout the past few years, nobody has been under more scrutiny than Floyd Mayweather when it comes to hand-picking opponents. Why doesn’t anybody criticize Pacquiao for his carefully picked opponents?
If you carefully examine his record, you’ll notice he has avoided any pure boxers since his tough fights with Juan Manuel Marquez. The majority of his victories come from fighting slower and less talented brawlers than himself.
He avoided the biggest pay day of his life for a fight with Joshua Clottey? Come on man!