Thursday 29th June 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s challenge…

The wise Mohandas Gandhi or commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi said an intriguing truth about detractors
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has issued a challenge for the pound per pound king Manny Pacquiao “If Manny really does want to fight me all he’s got to do is say it. We can pay Marquez to step aside; we can pay him $1 million. Is you ready? Let me know.”
Well Floyd maybe playing deaf or pretend he didn’t know about Manny’s intention. Manny Pacquiao have long wanted a Mayweather fight way before his clashed with Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya. Manny was vocal when he told some writers about a fight with Mayweather before a signed contract with the Hitman Ricky Hatton. Then hours before his mega fight with Hatton, Floyd had a press conference announcing his fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao knows that in spite of all his accolades a duel with Mayweather would be his lasting legacy. Mayweather as good as he is continues to avoid opposition that could ruin his unscratched record. Shane Mosley and Miguel Cotto could have been easy picks for upset in the making but Floyd is wise enough to avoid those guys and tarnished boxing’s good name. If he thinks he’s the best then fight the best. Even if Manny challenges Floyd into a fight I doubt if that materialized. “50-50, that’s why we’ll never get that fight” referring to the purse split. He thinks he is the cash cow in boxing well that explains the low turn out in ticket sales on their supposed July fight with Marquez and change to a new date after Mayweather’s questionable rib injury.

“It’s like a T-bone steak. I eat all the meat off the steak and they threw him the bone.”
Manny should remember Mahatma’s saying and as for Floyd he can ignore Manny and laugh all he wants in the end there’s only one winner… a big “IF” that fight happens…

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]