Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Boxing Examiner | Michael Marley
Given the undeniable fact that he is a sportsman of the first order, not to mention a Malcolm X-Dr. Martin Luther King type social leader advocating for drug testing and clean competiton, you know that Floyd Mayweather and his hired Golden Boy henchmen were quick to extend congratulate Manny Pacquiao after his 51st pro victory.
A key figure, 51 wins in the pro ring, matching the 51 in the 51,000 fans who crowded into Jerry's World, the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Don't ask me how I got my hands on but I can tell you that neither of my old pals, Tim Smith or Teddy Atlas was involved, but I will now reveal the emails sent by Mayweather and his hired hands dashed off to the Pinoy Idol after he slapped a reluctant Joshua Clottey around like a personal pinata for 12 rounds.
If ref Rafael Ramos had the gumption to demand that Clottey do more than impersonate a mobile punchag, ordered him to fight for his $1.2 million purse, is there any doubt Clottey would have been starched?
But I guess a refereee being paid $5,000 can't enforce all the rules on a schlepper getting $1.2 million, can he?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER: Magnificent, Manny, magnificent. That lively crowd was right in UFC kingpin Dana White's face, too bad that Clottey fought like a sparring partner who already cashed his check. I loved your Double Punch trick, the old Earmuffs two punch simultaneous combination. I can't fathom why anyone says such a shock power double punch is illegal.
Look, Manny it was brilliant night until Clottey showed up. His dance to the ring was much more compelling than his offensive output. What the hell was he saving his punches for? Maybe he gave up trying to win for Lent, something like that.
Now let me handle Old Man Mosley and we can sign the contract for our jackpot bout.
Nice that you threw 1,239 total punches but I throw that many in a single round and I rarely miss, bro.
You might kick me like stubborn donkey but I don't think so.
Congrats on another brilliant effort. I really don't mind being Avis to your Hertz, fella.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, RICHIE RICH SCHAEFER: Good job, Manny, can you lean on Uncle Bob to send us our check? We promise not to smear you with unfounded allegations of any kind until AFTER the Top Rank check clears.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR.: Manny, you were shining like new money, honey. You are, as I once told Michael Marley, a Little Smokin' Joe Frazier. As far as you beating my son, someone told me that Frazier beat Ali in their first bout, I've got to check Boxrec on that one. Loved the Earmuffs Punch, reminded me of watching Three Stooges, Larry, Curley and Moe, when I was a kid. I fought Sugar Ray Leonard and he used his bolo punch on me but he didn't slap any Earmuffs on me.
ROGER MAYWEATHER: Manny, my legal defense bills are mounting. The bail bondsman keeps putting his hand out. Come on, your made $35 million last year and $12 million against Clottey? Can you help a brother out, I won't tell that punk ass beeyotch, Roach. He wants to fight me, I laugh. Manny, if Freddie gets in my Snagglepuss grill, there will be two hits. I hit Roach, Roach hits the deck.