It is common knowledge in inner boxing circles that Floyd Mayweather ducked Antonio Margarito in 2006 but that fact has been somewhat covered up with smokescreens, primarily about how Floyd wanted to concentrate on the much more lucrative payday with Oscar De La Hoya.
But recently I was able to obtain information from a reliable boxing insider who informed me that Mayweather’s advisor Al Haymon was also a key figure behind the smart business decision for Floyd to duck, dodge and avoid Antonio Margarito.
“I spoke with Al Haymon about Floyd over two years ago,” stated the source. “He personally told me he would have never fought Margarito because he was too big and strong and just keeps coming.”
The source added another one-liner, which rather appropriately sums up Team Mayweather. “Al Haymon picks his fights very carefully.”
One thing has become clear – great fighters like Manny Pacquiao do not need advisors like Al Haymon, only protected pretenders do.