Floyd Mayweather can’t stand not being in the headlines, or maybe it’s boxing pundits not being able to be without Mayweather. It’s Manny Pacquiao’s week as he gets ready to fight Juan Manuel Marquez, but Floyd Mayweather’s weird Radio “interview” is making a bigger splash on the World Wide Web.
A few days ago people from the Mayweather camp announced that he’s got a date set at the MGM Grand for a May 5 fight. All sources and rumors talking about Mayweather wanting the biggest fight and payday possible lead us very quickly to assume that the Manny Pacquiao fight might finally be on the cards.
A day later, Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, said that Mayweather won’t be fighting Manny and the whole idea is a joke. He made it clear that as far as he knows, Mayweather doesn’t want anything to do with Manny Pacquiao.
Now comes the whole debate? Is Floyd Mayweather actually afraid of Manny Pacquiao? Afraid to let his undefeated record get tarnished? Or is it just easy to hate Mayweather? Simply because he has a big mouth, isn’t the nicest guy (probably) outside the ring, doesn’t have the most attractive boxing style in the world?
Mayweather calls up Rude Jude of Splash 45, radio talk. It very quickly goes downhill. Rude Jude accused Mayweather of ducking Pacquiao, and Mayweather immediately goes into the defensive. He very quickly turns it into a racial matter, but never really answers the questions about fighting Manny, not wanting to and anything around it. He keeps talking about the undefeated record (like that’s what people will remember) and the would-be conversation quickly becomes a jungle of slurs and trash talking.
It’s better to listen to it and make your mind for yourselves.