Saturday, April 10, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Boxing Examiner | Michael Marley
I take back every nasty or cutting thing I ever said or wrote about Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Until I saw this video, I did not realize how charming and how modest this fighter could be.
Call it my Mayweather Wake Up Call if you must.
SEE THE VIDEO HERE.
Plainly, listening to him prattle on, we must admit that L'il Floyd is undeniably the greatest thing since sliced bread and balut in a box.
In this Modest Mouse rant, you will learn it was Floyd who invented HBO, the 24/7 program and maybe television itself.
You will learn that he is the one and only fighter with any personality which may come as a shocker to TV host Jimmy Kimmel, who keeps putting Manny Pacquiao on his national show, not to mention the 50,000 fans who turned out in Dallas to watch Pacman hammer Joshua Clottey.
But I think the most important thing we learn herein is something Pacman promoter Bob Arum mentioned to me Friday at Yankee Stadium.
Arum is skeptical about talks for Mayweather-Pacquiao resuming on May 2 even if Floyd beats Sugar Shane Mosley the day before.
"There's going to be nothing to discuss because Mayweather has his rematch clause with Shane so what is there to talk about," Arum said in a matter of fact manner.
In this video, Mayweather unwittingly tips his hand.
Clearly, his intention is to milk Mosley, win, lose or draw in the upcoming bout, twice.
But, and you always have to look for the con man angle when Money May speaks, it's the way he phrases the situation that is a laugh riot.
"If Shane wants a rematch, I'll give him a rematch," Maywather said.
LOL, because hey, dude, YOU were the one who shoved the rematch clause (your option) down the rather desperate Mosley's throat, not vice versa.
Man up, Money, and tell the truth on this.
That takes care of calendar year 2010 and, as I have written before numerous times, throws a Manny-Floyd blockbuster in 2011.
So, in this sense, Arum's cynicism seems well placed.
Pacquiao will need a dance partner for this autumn, as soon as September Uncle Bob says if the Pinoy Idol does not emerge victorious in his Sarangani Congressional Campaign.
Remember, the voters go to the polls on May 10 to choose between Pacquiao and Roy Chiongbian.
So Mayweathher is no rush, no hurry, to share a ring with Manny.
Do you blame him, really?