Monday 20th November 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Fall in line Floyd…

As I was munching down my lunch in one of the malls here my attention was drawn by the long line of people waiting for a movie ticket. A thirty something man who was first on the line decided to step out and was non existence for almost an hour but when the ticket line was open all of a sudden the man appeared out of nowhere reclaiming his post. I was laughing my heart out when I heard the backlash he got from the people who were tediously waiting for their turn.

On the eve of the Manny Pacquiao – Ricky Hatton clash the former pound per pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather announce his comeback fight against no.2 pound per pound great Juan Manuel Marquez. After retiring for about a year he is now back reclaiming his pound per pound status. He still believes he is still the no.1 pound per pound fighter in the world but his self proclaim status has no legitimate basis. “How am I not the king when nobody’s taken my throne?” a proud Mayweather during his afternoon conference last Saturday. His undefeated status doesn’t even make him one. His fights with Oscar and Ricky are nothing compared to how Manny respectively dominate each fighter in the ring. Floyd had to go to 12 rounds to earn a questionable split decision win against Oscar while Manny needed only 8 destructive rounds for Oscar to say “No Mas”… Floyd needed 10 rounds to score a technical knockout win against Ricky Hatton while Manny had to sweat it out for only two rounds in a very convincing left hook right into the Hitman’s chin. Floyd inspite of his proclamation never prove his worth he never fought any legitimate opponent who could challenge his abilities in full degree. Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley and Antonio Margarito to name a few boxers who challenge his legitimacy as the no.1 pound per pound fighter but there were no meaningful discussions even made. Poor Floyd he doesn’t even have an ample idea that being pound per pound best has to be crowned and unanimous with the people. He needs to win against Marquez and schedule a fight with Pacquiao first to be considered the best. He also needs to work on his humility big time.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. tries to steal the show against Pacquiao and Hatton by declaring his return on the ring. He is like the thirty something man who got a big time hostile response as I watch him laughing. Fall in line Floyd and wait for your turn…

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]