Floyd Mayweather Fears Manny Pacquiao, but Not Amir Khan

Troy SparksColumnistDecember 20, 2010

LAS VEGAS - MAY 01:  (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left to the head of Shane Mosley during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. defeated Mosley by unanimous decison.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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It took an alert reader like Simon Vernon to bring to my attention what Floyd Mayweather has been talking about lately.

When Simon sent the reference of Floyd's latest comments from Boxing Scene to my e-mail, I couldn't help but laugh.

Mayweather's mouth spouting manure.  Next time, the trash he's talking behind closed doors should cease.  The undefeated coward, I mean chicken-crap boxer who's running his mouth, might be biting off more than he can chew.

Now, all of a sudden, Mayweather can take on Amir Khan, whoop him and send him back to his mama in a casket.

Mayweather threatened Manny Pacquiao on his Internet show behind closed doors.  He couldn't be a man and tell the Pac Man face-to-face what he really thought of the pound-for-pound champ.

In fact, why is Mayweather listed as the No. 2 PFP boxer in the world?  He hasn't fought in over seven months.  If Ring Magazine rated the top 10 cowards of boxing, Mayweather would top that list.

It appeared that Mayweather watched Khan's last fight against Marcos Maidana, or someone told him about it.  "Money's" scouting report on Khan indicated that the legs of the 140-pound champ wobbled in the later rounds, which they did.  Maybe Mayweather thought about what Maidana should've done in that fight that he would've done:  Finished off Khan with a flurry of punches and knocked him out.

Right now, the crap Mayweather is talking is just that, all talk.  Listening to him is like listening to Rosie O'Donnell or Rachel Maddow.  All of them are a bunch of whiners.

For over a year, Mayweather has been playing mind games with Pacquiao.  And what did Pacquiao do after their deal broke down?  He went to work training for Antonio Margarito, kept his mouth shut and sent Mayweather a message after he destroyed Margarito in their fight on Nov. 13.

Why is Mayweather attacking Khan?  Freddie Roach will train Khan the same way he trains Pacquiao.  So basically, Floyd's getting a watered-down version of the Pac Man.  Khan has hand speed and the reach.  I think he can box with Mayweather.  Or, if Floyd wants a slugfest, Khan will bring a little of that too.

If Mayweather doesn't watch his mouth he might get his wish, so he should be careful what he wishes for.

I would love to see Khan accept a challenge from Mayweather, which I doubt will happen next year.  Then, if the fight takes place, I want Pacquiao to show up, sit ringside and psych the coward out while he's in the ring trying to concentrate on Khan.  It would be hard for Mayweather to do more than one thing at a time.

Meanwhile, I haven't heard a peep from Don King.  Why can't Teflon Don get Floyd to take on the best fighter out there?  Maybe he senses that "Money May" is running scared.

Either way, if Mayweather fights Pacquiao or Khan, he will lose.  It's a waste of time to challenge either fighter, and it's a waste of their time to listen to that coward.