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Should Floyd Be Exiled If He Ducks Pacquiao?

Posted on 12/16/2009

What if Bob Arum revealed a horrible but 100% accurate truth when he said Floyd Mayweather “is a psychological coward” who will never fight anyone who can beat him?

As it looks now, with all the blocks he keeps putting up, it’s entirely possible Floyd Mayweather might pull out of March 13 and duck Manny Pacquiao.

Imagine, if you will, if the NFL Super Bowl got canceled because one of the teams got scared and pulled out – that’s the equivalent scenario if Floyd decides to pull out and duck Pacquiao on March 13. Imagine the outrage by the NFL, sponsors, TV networks and the fans, consumers and lifeblood of the sport, if the Super Bowl was canceled?

How should boxing respond if Floyd attempts to pull off the greatest duck in the history of boxing – and cancels boxing’s Super Bowl?

Should HBO and Golden Boy fire Floyd Mayweather and blackball him from the sport?

Would Showtime be interested in paying millions to a cowardly fraud who perpetually ducks the best, in favor of handpicking tune-ups?

If championship boxing prizefighting is supposed to be the best competing against the best, why would any network opt to try to sell this monstrous fraud to the public, against another handpicked set up?

Wouldn’t it be in the best interests in the sport to devote their time, energy and resources on developing and hyping true champions like Paul Williams, Sergio Martinez, Arthur Abraham, Carl Froch, Andre Berto, Shane Mosley, the Klitschkos, Juanma Lopez, Yuriorkis Gamboa, etc., while kicking Floyd to the curb and let him go it alone as a free agent?

Just who the hell in their right mind would even try to sell Floyd Mayweather vs. Matthew Hatton to the public? Would Richard Schaefer? Would HBO or Showtime?

Just who in the hell would waste their time to pay to watch such a farce of a meaningless “fight” which really should end up free on YouTube as a sparring video?

If Floyd Mayweather ducks Manny Pacquiao isn’t it about time the sport unites and, once and for all, rid this annoying “farce of boxing” from the sole of it’s shoe, and move forward and focus on promoting the true warriors who deserve the TV airtime, paydays, and promotional energy that has been wasted on Floyd Mayweather these last few years?

Let’s hope the recent reports are erroneous and Floyd Mayweather is not plotting a way to get out of March 13 vs. Manny Pacquiao.

Let’s hope Floyd Mayweather is as eager and confident to play his part in Boxing’s Super Bowl next year, and cherishes the chance to showcase his skills on the biggest stage in possibly the entire history of the sport.

And may the best man win.

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