The little man from Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather thinks he can run and hide from the challenge of Manny Pacquiao. His phony scam vacation was designed to serve as an escape hatch from having to fight the Asian warrior whom he fears will brutally knock him out.
Bully Floyd, so frustrated at being forced to fight a man he doesn’t want to fight, has lost control of his manufactured and choreographed career. And it’s eating him alive. Fighting with women, security guards and former friends is a sign of his pent up frustrations of being forced against his will to fight Manny Pacquiao.
Floyd won’t come out and do interviews because he does not want to face questions about fighting Pacquiao. He can’t handle those questions.
Like Ali & Frazier and Bowe & Holyfield, Floyd is now linked to Manny Pacquiao. Everyone wants to see the fight, all fans, all media, all industry power brokers. It’s the fight that must happen. Like Oscar De La Hoya says, “It has to happen.”
But for Floyd, it’s the last thing in the world he wants to do. Because he knows there is a very likely chance he will be brutally beaten up and knocked out.
But the more Floyd hides and ducks from Manny Pacquiao, the greater the demand for the fight grows and intensifies. Floyd can’t keep up this charade to duck the fight. He must fight Manny Pacquiao.
Recently, Floyd was videotaped at a shopping mall in Las Vegas, being verbally confronted by Manny Pacquiao fans who shouted the name “Manny Pacquiao” at the shameful looking Mayweather who could only bow his head in self-embarrassment.
It’s like Floyd is cursed by the spirit of Pacquiao which he just escape from. And the future is not looking good for Floyd either.
According to my sources, HBO forced Paul Williams to fight Sergio Martinez and they forced Tim Bradley to fight Devon Alexander which will take place on January 29. And it’s reasonable to expect that HBO will even more adamantly force Mayweather to fight Pacquiao, when the time comes that Floyd attempts to end his scam vacation (which will be soon). Because the stakes for Pacquiao and Mayweather are massively greater than the revenues of Martinez-Williams and Alexander-Bradley combined.
Floyd is running, he’s dodging, he’s ducking, he’s doing everything in his power to make the ghost of Manny Pacquiao go away. Floyd wishes everyone would just forget about it and let him proceed with his handicking career of selecting disadvantaged opponents.
But Floyd’s failing. He’s failing miserably. With each passing day and week and month the sceptre of Manny Pacquiao is growing stronger and more powerful. The media and Manny Pacquiao’s fans will not let this superfight die. It has to happen. Floyd has no choice.
Floyd, the greatest ducker in the history of the sport, must overcome his cowardice and fight Manny Pacquiao in 2011. Or there will be many more embarrassing episodes like being confronted in public by Manny Pacquiao fans who made poor Floyd bow his head in shame, and reduced him to looking like a pathetic coward.
Like Joe Louis famously once said, “He can run but he can’t hide.”