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BE REAL... Is Floyd Mayweather worthy of owning the longest undefeated streak in the history of boxing? Is he better than Rocky Marciano?


BE SERIOUS... Floyd Mayweather is the best pound for pound fighter of all time? REALLY! - No photo credit due to Wikipedia's faulty photo system








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When one thinks of great pound for pound fighters the top of the list is the undefeated Rocky Marciano whose unbeaten 49 wins (43 by KO) is the record Floyd Mayweather is trying to catch. Marciano was a tough fighter and a clever boxer. One can never accuse him of running…. HE ENGAGED and came to fight. There was no chicken $#!t in him!


Thursday, June 18, 2015


To classify Floyd Mayweather as the best pound for pound champion of all time is absurd. If the MONEY MAN weighed one pound he wouldn't qualify as such. Mayweather is, at this time, the best running backwards champion of all time. The problem is he and those involved with the result of his fight with Manny Pacquiao have self interests and their decisions are not in the best interest of the boxing game. As long as Mayweather is champion the fights most likely will be held in his home town...Las Vegas, Nevada a.k.a. SIN CITY.

There is a reason why all major sports leagues in America won't permit a franchise to be based in Las Vegas which is the negative impact and influence gambling could have on a team and the result of a game.

Mayweather faced Manny Pacquiao, after negotiations spread over a number of years, on May 2, 2015, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Reports claim that Mayweather dictated the pace early utilizing his jab and during the fight his defense made Pacquiao consistently miss (Pacquiao only landed 19% of his punches) and countered Pacquiao with his right hand constantly throughout the fight.

Obviously those responsible for the punch count and I saw two different fights and perhaps they need to take blood tests. Mayweather won the fight via unanimous decision with scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 in his favor. There were doubters since 16 of 18 media outlets scored the bout in his favor...but... NOT ALL. We side with the two media outlets that did not see the fight in Mayweather's favor.

After the match Pacquiao revealed to the media that he had an injured right arm which limited him during the fight. Reports stated that his injury was known during training and was given permission to use pain killers but was denied their use for the fight. It heightens a conspiracy theory. It also resulted in fans suing Pacquiao for not revealing his injury and they felt cheated when it is Mayweather who should have been sued for running and not engaging in a fight. He fought not to lose rather than to win.

Boxing promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao's camp thought he would be allowed to have an anti-inflammatory shot because he had similar treatment during training. The shots also had been approved by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. But Arum claims that paperwork filed with the commission wasn't correct, and the Nevada commission ruled against the request for a shot.

Had Pacquiao won the fight the losers would be the Vegas casinos and the city itself. If Pacquiao had won the fight the power would have shifted in his favor where he could call the shots and a rematch could have been set to be held on his home turf, the Philippines the site of the famous Thrilla in Manila between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

The television rights would be another factor as Pacquiao would have the power to call the shots and the financial split and not the 60-40 he settled for. The homer, so call boxing journalists, would also lose since very few would have the funds or support from whom they are associated with to furnish the funds to travel abroad.

Having covered several fights during the Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield era, from my observations these so called journalists is that they are simply groupies that love boxing and work in that field simply to attend the fights. Very few cover any other sport.

The argument that Mayweather is the greatest pound for pound fighter of all times is the most ridiculous opinion that I have ever heard. Following the fight Mr. Money was interviewed about his running backwards tactic. His response was that he was a boxer and he didn't have to go TOE to TOE with his opponent.

That may be true but in the history of the sport has there ever been a champion that won by running from his opponent? This is another change that needs to be employed in the boxing sport. The UFC rule that a fighter has to engage should be applied in regular boxing competitions or points would be deducted. If this was the case the public would have received what they paid for...A FIGHT at the Mayweather, Pacquiao event.

The result was the public was ripped off by a chicken $#!t, so called boxer. You can't call him a fighter because he's a runner. The event was touted to be the greatest boxing event ever and due to Mayweather's tactics turned out to be a spectacle similar to the TV show Dancing With the Stars.

When one thinks of great pound for pound fighters the top of the list is the undefeated Rocky Marciano whose unbeaten 49 wins (43 by KO) is the record Mayweather is trying to catch. Marciano was a fighter and a clever boxer. One can never accuse him of running…. HE ENGAGED and came to fight. He beat the $#!t out of his opponents not by running away to avoid losing as did Mayweather.

The list could go on and on when it comes to fighters that engaged and gave the public the value for their money. Value for money goes to Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson (before he lost the plot), Joe Louis, and Sugar Ray Robinson, Gene Fullmer, Carmen Basillio. All of these fighters lost but they didn't run from their opponent. They gave boxing a good name and earned their respect.

Others that weren't afraid to fight were Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Ken Norton and many more. These individuals did the boxing game proud as they were brave fighters that came to fight and gave the crowd their moneys worth. Except for Marciano all of these fighters had losses on their records but they were truly fighters.

Since the fight, Mayweather has been seen traveling around the USA celebrating his victory and has been seen attending various sporting events. He loves the spotlight and appears to need the attention to stabilize himself. Basically it appears that he's insecure. During the first half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA playoff basketball series between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 13, 2015 he was greeted with taunts by the fans who booed him.

His $300 million dollar purse from the Pacquiao fight (and growing) earned him the title as being the sports business number one earner for the past year by Forbes magazine.

How he spends his money is questionable. Prior to his first fight with Marcos Maidana, whom he also ran away from, there was a four part TV special of him showing off his BLING, his luxurious home in Las Vegas and numerous luxury vehicles. Mayweather won that bout via majority decision, with scores of 116-112, 117-111, and 114-114 and there are some that question the scoring of that fight.

In contrast Pacquiao shares his earnings in helping the poor in the Philippines. Mayweather claims he contributes in helping others but prefers not to talk about it. With all of the problems and needs in the back community raises the question why can't he make an effort to do something about it and improve his negative image?

His personal life has been in the spotlight numerous times. On June 1, 2012, Mayweather reported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas to serve his 87-day jail term for domestic abuse. After serving two months, he was released from prison on August 3. On February 4, 2015, Mayweather, who was planning to do a tour overseas in Australia, was denied a visa on the basis of his criminal record and 2012 jail term.

In summary Floyd Mayweather is a DISGRACE to the sport of boxing, or in this case GAME, and should never be considered the best pound for pound fighter ever, NOR, worthy of eclipsing Rocky Marciano's undefeated record of 49-0.



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