Thursday, March 18, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
By Dezzie Lightbulb
Fri, 19 Mar 2010
Floyd Mayweather has been widely criticised for acting as if he is bigger than boxing itself. His latest stance on drug testing is a perfect example of his attitude. The question must arise; why does he feel he is so great that he can dictate terms to athletic commissions?
I believe there is a simple explication for this. Evidence would seem to point to the fact that he is already dictating terms, at the very least to the Nevada Athletic Commission. It seems more than just a little coincidental that Zylocaine, Mayweather`s drug of predilection, is legal only in Nevada. Every other State has banned the use of this drug. Mayweather only fights in Nevada probably for this precise reason.
Why would the Nevada Athletic Commission bend to Mayweather`s whims? The answer comes down to a question of hard cash. Nevada makes huge amounts of money from boxing, directly and indirectly. Every time that Mayweather fights the local economy takes a turn for the better. Millions flow into the State, the casinos, hotels, and Vegas businesses. So what`s good for the goose is good for the gander. Mayweather can fight in Nevada using Zylocaine and the State of Nevada can cash in on Mayweather`s fights.
This is one reason why Mayweather feels he is greater than the sport itself, and particularly when it comes to drug testing. Mayweather is already dictates terms to the Nevada Athletic Commission. It is little wonder that he is now on his (totally hypocritical) campaign to “clean up the sport of boxing.” One would have to assume that if he gets his way Zylocaine will no longer be banned in the other 49 States.