Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Floyd Mayweather Jr. On SportsCenter

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was recently on SportsCenter to discuss his upcoming match against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Mayweather, like always, was himself - arrogant, brash and beaming with confidence. Floyd is never at a loss for words, especially when it comes to protecting his economic worth with the boxing public.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. got into a spirited back-and-forth argument with the SportsCenter anchorman. The anchorman rightfully points out that Mayweather took himself out of the equation when he retired from boxing a little over a year and a half ago, and because he did, Manny Pacquiao is the now recognized #1 pound for pound fighter on the planet.

Mayweather at one point told the anchorman that Manny Pacquiao needs him, more than he needs Pacquiao. I would disagree with Floyd's assessment: Mayweather needs to realize that Manny Pacquiao is coming off a spectacular victory in which he disposed of his last opponent, Ricky Hatton in two rounds, whereas it took Mayweather ten rounds (fighting at a higher weight) to get rid of the same foe. Manny Pacquiao beating Ricky Hatton in two rounds at jr. welterweight, is much more impressive than Floyd Mayweather Jr. beating Ricky Hatton in ten rounds, at welterweight.

Whatever the case, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are on an inevitable collision course - depending on Mayweather first beating Juan Manuel Marquez in July. Should "Money Mayweather" succeed in his next fight, he will most likely face Manny Pacquio. The hype has already begun - and most boxing fans would pay to see this fight.

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