No one really embraces the villain role more than Floyd Mayweather Jr. does.
Almost everybody hates him, and people watch him to lose. It’s not the convenient path to go. However, every direction you take from the very first step you make; no matter how far or how long it all ends on the same finish line.
Understanding Floyd means you have to put your shoes on his and take a deep look inside the mask he has been wearing for most of his career.
Ever since his controversial defeat on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Floyd has been undefeated for 16 years winning 41 with 25 knockouts. Throughout his early years, boxing became his sanctuary. With a troubled childhood and his father locked up because of drug smuggling, it was boxing that became his only sanity. It became his refuge when everything goes wrong.
Floyd is just tired of being the victim whom he created a mask to cover himself. The mask became his alter ego—confident, cocky and arrogant. It brought him five different division belts, championships, fame and lots of money on the table. The mask had been on Floyd for too long that it became already part of him.
With all the trash talking, money burning and domestic violence Floyd has made more reasons to hate him. Nobody really could fathom how his mind works. But this is what he wants… this is what he likes the public to perceived—the evil villain who wants to rule the world. So engrossed by his role, he would do anything just to stay on top. And for the entirety, he is successful on what he did.
Nobody really wants to watch a movie with two good guys fighting. And just like a battery that works with two different polarities boxing still needs Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The epic battle of good versus evil will eventually happen. Floyd will eventually fight his true equal.
Nobody stays on top “What goes up must come down.”
It’s his destiny to be one of the best in boxing, but it’s his choice to be on the other side.
There is always a blue print to everything… sooner or later there would be someone better, someone faster and someone much stronger.
Nobody really knows what’s inside Floyd’s mind…nobody understands and somehow nobody cares.
Love him or hate him that’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.