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When Don King Talks to Floyd Mayweather, Will He Listen?

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 11:  Promoters Bob Arum (L) and Don King (R) shake hands prior to the weigh in for the  Miguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorga WBA Super Welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 11, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Troy SparksColumnistMarch 12, 2011

By Troy Sparks

Sometime in the near future, Don King is supposed to talk to Floyd Mayweather about business.  He will tell Mayweather what a fool he is for staying out of boxing for now.

King wants a bona fide fighter like Mayweather to buy into what he's trying to sell.  Is this about the time that King is feeling the lint in his pockets and his wallet getting lighter?

If I was Mayweather, I would not listen to what King is pitching.  Maybe he's trying to go one up on his pal Bob Arum.  Things must be desperate for King if he wants Mayweather to consider a match against Manny Pacquiao. 

You see, Arum keeps his pockets fat by recruiting boxers from poor countries and signing them at a young age.  These fighters don't know about the business of boxing.  As Lionel Reyes, a reader, said in a comment that the fighters from third world countries are on their own.

The approach from Arum could be as simple as shoving a piece of paper in front of them.  If these boxers aren't fluid in their English, then they're screwed.

I went to the Top Rank website and saw the 44 boxers that are in that camp.  Even Shane Mosley, who broke off from Golden Boy, is not only a traitor, but he's on the roster.

Out of all those boxers, I counted eight, maybe nine Americans.  The rest of them are made up of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Filipinos, Africans and Canadians.

Mucho Uno, Pesos or other foreign currency paid to Arum through his foreign-born fighters all looks good to him when converting the currency into U.S. dollars. 

Since King was quoted as saying that Mayweather will give Pacquiao a boxing lesson, we want to see it for ourselves.  Now what could King say that will penetrate to the brain of the undefeated and idle boxer?  Mayweather already beat Pacquiao on Twitter and on an internet show, so he's 2-for-2 against the pound-for-pound fighter.

Only in America that King can pull this kind of hoax off.  He must know by now that Mayweather is no fool and can see right through him.

Show Mayweather the money?  "Money" has lots of money.  What about King's reputation?  Ask Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

King isn't E.F. Hutton, so why should Mayweather listen?  Those ears of Mayweather need muzzles to cover up for all the bull that he will hear from the "Don."

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