Floyd Mayweather: Why Fighting Fans Are Dying to See Him Lose

Avi Wolfman-ArentCorrespondent IINovember 16, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. grabs the neck of Victor Ortiz after the weigh-in for their WBC welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. and Ortiz will meet in a 12-round bout on September 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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And Pacquiao stuns Mayweather with a vicious left hook to the jaw. Mayweather hits the canvas! And he isn't getting up!!! It sure looks ugly for Pretty Boy at the moment...

Can you imagine hearing that call? Can you imagine Larry Merchant climbing into the ring for a post-match interview with a triumphant Manny Pacquiao? Can you imagine...?

Oh how sweet it would be to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. lose a boxing match, something he's never done in his professional career. The most hated man in boxing, for both his mouth and his hopelessly boring tactics, has given fans ample reason to root for his demise.

Just a few of his greatest hits:

About Manny: "There is boxing and then there is me. The rest are just falling in line behind me or are trying to get in line to fight me. And that includes Manny Pacquiao, too."

About Ricky: "When I retire, I'll get Ricky Hatton to wash my clothes and cut my lawn and buckle my shoes."

And finally, to an octogenarian: "You never give me a fair shake. You are (expletive) and HBO should fire you. You don't know (expletive) about boxing. You ain't (expletive)."

No one plays the villain quite like Money Mayweather, from his entertaining and infuriating interviews with ESPN's Brian Kenny to his racist and homophobic rant against Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather's done everything in his power to cultivate the perfect bad boy image, everything, that is, besides lose.

We're ready to see the end of this anti-hero's tale, the part where he crumbles at the hands of righteousness and slinks back to his cave in defeat.

It's all just a daydream at this point, one that flits through the mind occasionally and leaves me with a smile. Sorry if I interrupted your reality with that fleeting thought.

You can return to the real world now, one where...sigh...Money is still king.