Floyd Mayweather has stood his ground that his refusal to fight Manny Pacquiao is due to Pacquiao’s refusal of a drug test, but even afterwards, strengthened his regulations by forcing a random drug test. The inevitable must be stated in this case.
Mayweather just does not want to fight the Pac-Man.
Even after all the boasting that he has done about his willingness to fight the man who pulverized Sugar Shane Mosley, Mayweather absolutely refuses to come to a solid agreement where the two will square off in the most anticipated match next to the Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier.
The money to be made and the kudos to be given after the fight is over is enough of a stimulant for any boxer in his prime to take on. However, while Pacquiao stands in his corner biding his time, Mayweather is trying every conceivable trick to get out of the ring.
Is Mayweather just one of those show ponies that are all bite and no bark? Understand that no boxer lines up fights one after another; however, he should be in the headlines more for what damage he does to someone’s face in the ring, not outside of it.
Does Pacquiao’s dedication perplex him? As small as observers may want to label Manny, he is well endowed in every place on his body that he needs to take down his opponent. Mosley even had to admit that he was going up against someone who was faster and stronger than he had seen previously via Twitter.
"That PAC man hit me harder than anybody in my entire boxing career. Never went down so easy. But at 39, still got legs to move."
Be reminded that Mosley faced Mayweather in 2009, where he lost the fight as well, but did not go down as easily as he did when fighting Pacquiao. Mayweather may be a better technique boxer, but Pacquiao’s power is unquestionable.
Being able to withstand that type of swing while trying to figure out a way to knock a beast of a man down is something that many have found to be an illegitimate cause.
Mayweather may not want to tarnish his legacy by fighting Pacquiao. Maybe he thinks that he will lose. However, if he ends his career without fighting the Pac-Man, everything that he has worked so hard to accomplish in his years as a boxer will be placed to the right of an asterisk.
He will be known for never taking on the task of defeating Pacquiao and will be questioned why forevermore.
Floyd Mayweather will be defeated without ever having to technically step back into the ring.
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