By Victor Candelario: There are no more excuses for the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight not happening. It is not Manny’s fault, it is not Arum’s fault, it is not the money’s fault, nor is it the drug testings fault.
The only person left to blame is Floyd “Money” Mayweather (47-0 26 KO’s) and its sad because as a fan of boxing I firmly believe Floyd wins a decision should they meet. But at this point in time I’m sick and tired of Floyd fan boys coming to his defense simply because it has become obvious Floyd is a coward. How can he not fight his Joe Frazier? His Roberto Duran and still be considered great when his career is over?
I’ll tell you what I think, he’s waiting, he’s waiting till Pacquiao (57-5 38 KO’s) is an ancient relic as he did when he fought Sugar Shane Mosley. Floyd is waiting for when Manny’s hands aren’t as dangerous, or as quick as they are now, even if they’ve already slowed down as opposed to 5 years ago. Floyd points fingers at Arum every single time the fight doesn’t work out.
Does nobody else find that the slightest bit suspect? Does it not make some of you laugh inside because at this point we all expect Mayweather to simply use arum as a scapegoat to avoid this fight?
Mayweather is getting the biggest payday of his career, in a fight that will shatter every boxing gross revenue record. He’s getting the money he’s asked for, he has control over the glove size (expect him to make Manny use bigger gloves with more padding), the ring size, who walks out first, where the fight takes place, and even drug testing. Arum and Manny have given Floyd everything he’s asked for and then some for Floyd to tell all boxing fans Arum is getting in the way.
Has it not become clear that Floyd is simply looking for any excuse to stop this fight from occurring? And when all other excuses fail (Money, Drug testing, Manny, Glove size, Ring Size, Venue) and no longer work, Mayweather simply blames Arum and for some strange reason everybody believes him. At this point if you believe this guy, you’re kidding yourself. Even if you’re a Floyd fan, you’re simply in denial that your favorite fighter is ducking the other best fighter of this generation. Floyd has become the boy who cried wolf, or should I say the boy who cried Arum, we don’t believe you Floyd.