Saturday, April 10, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Sacramento Fight Sports Examiner | Rick Rockwell
In a recent interview with “Money” Mayweather, Floyd spoke about numerous topics in effort to hype up the debut of HBO 24/7 and his fight with Shane Mosley. Among the topics discussed were Pacquiao, Mosley, drug testing and more. But it was Floyd’s analysis of why he only fights once a year that stood out. Let’s examine further.
“See Shane and other fighters, they can fight 3 and 4 times a year. I can’t. You know, when Floyd Mayweather fight, it’s like the All-Star, it’s like the Superbowl. It comes once a year, you know what I’m saying, so you better pay and watch!” Mayweather Jr, Fighthype.com
Personally speaking, I would prefer to see a fighter fight multiple times a year if there are credible opponents and no health concerns. In my opinion, these once a year fighters like Mayweather, take less chances and seem to only care about personal gain and less about becoming the best fighter.
Pacquiao fights numerous times a year and takes on credible opponents. Look where that’s gotten him. He’s the best fighter in the world and has etched his name in the history books of Boxing.
I couldn’t disagree with Floyd more. However, at least he’s commenting on topics that won’t truly offend others and not making racial, discriminating, or false statements. But, Maweather isn’t at the level where his fights can be considered ‘must see’ like the SuperBowl.
James McTavish Sacramento, CA “Did you see Floyd’s comments saying he’s like the SuperBowl? Which fighters would you say had fights that were like the SuperBowl?”
The last two fighters that I can think of, who came close to being like a All-Star game or a SuperBowl were Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. They rose to a level of popularity where their fights eventually felt like the biggest things in sports. But, a fight between Floyd and Manny would be on this level too.
“Mayweather Promotions, we don’t need 1000 fights, we need just 1 that can generate hundreds of millions by itself. You know what I’m saying? 85% of the pay-per-view is all generated when Floyd Mayweather lace up.” Mayweather, Fighthype.com
Well, then Floyd should have made the fight happen with Manny because that will be the only fight where he earns hundreds of millions of dollars. Now, it’s possible that 85% of the PPV was generated by Floyd especially when he fought Marquez and other less popular fighters. However, his fight against Shane won’t be 85% generated by himself. And, if he fights Pacquiao then I might even give the edge to Pacman for who generates more PPV interest.