Saturday, March 6, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
International Civics 101:
Lesson #1: In the Philippines, nice guys finish first.
Lesson #2: In America, nice guys finish last. Now repeat until your dying days.
Lesson #3: Life isn't fair. This law is inviolable - to gods and devils alike.
Over 2,000 years ago, Roman orator and politician Cicero said:
All action is of the mind, and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index, the eyes.
At the Wild Card Gym, Pacquiao's face and eyes were filled with focus and smiles. His rival, however, did not let up.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr (40-0) stepped on the gas pedal to increase his assault on Manny Pacquiao (50-3-2) - outside of the ring that is, despite the latter's legal suit against the former pound-for-pound king.
This time, the poison-tipped bullets were spewed from ESPN's Los Angeles studio for a nationwide audience today - Friday, March 5th.
CLICK: Floyd in Los Angeles (Pound4Pound.com)
"How do you call yourself an all-time great if you're cheating?"
Shotgun blast from a true gentleman. Floyd Mayweather posed this piercing query for viewers.
ESPN's television host, with smirk in tow, proceeded to provide a free plug of "Money's" fight with Mosley on May 1st in Las Vegas. The host veered away.
Reality television and real life drama.
The poison now has time to ferment inside the pugilistic veins of divided fight fans over the weekend, and the week of the Filipino's anticipated showdown with Ghanaian Joshua Clottey (35-3) on March 13th.
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Judging from Floyd's negative campaigns throughout the country, it seems that he is the one running for office. And not Pacquiao. Electoral campaigning in the U.S. is of course replete with negative attack ads, which are highly effective on the local, state, and national fronts.
Good image boys are cut down because the American public has evolved into a skeptical, cynical, impatient consumerist sheep-herd.
This contrasts with political campaigns in Pacquiao's Philippines, where ads and posters have a populist bent designed to tug at the masses. Different demographics and cultural characteristics. Pacquiao's voter land requires electoral songs and "jingles" and populist slogans and photos. American politics revolve around scandals, rumors, mud-slinging, and negative insinuations. Twisted psychology. Comics and entertainers are the only breed that evoke any semblance of populist treat.
And Mayweather is one big comic-clown in the wrestling-boxing sphere of influence.
Is there a political PR firm behind this strategic and tactical design?
Mayweather's verbal offensive now encompasses opponent Shane Mosley (46-5). They scrap on May 1st at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A day after Mayweather hurled punch combinations at a Pacquiao t-shirt in New York, Mayweather made bold assertions in a Los Angeles press conference on Thursday:
1. "I never dodged and ducked nobody," after fielding these questions the past few weeks including on ESPN. Comic relief.
2. "I got here by hard work and dedication - no HGH, no steroids," implying Shane Mosley's and Manny Pacquiao's use of the banned substances in the ring. Cheers and boos emanated from the crowd. Mayweather, feeling encouraged, smiled and looked over to Mosley's side of the table. Body language experts would affirm the suggestive statement as to among whom was implied.
3. "I gotta fight the media. I gotta fight the writers. And then I gotta fight the fighters . . . . The proof is in the pudding. Men lie, women lie, numbers don't lie." Referring to his perfect record.