The sell-by date has long since expired. By now, it’s been stale for at least five years. Yet, there are many that still await and clamor for a showdown between pound-for-pound best Floyd Mayweather and fan-favorite Manny Pacquiao.
It’s a perfunctory boxing ritual that can’t be helped. Danny Garcia’s victory over Lucas Matthysse was barely an hour old when talk of his next opponent was broached.
He’d like you to believe it. He may even convince a few out there that he’s right, and they believe him. He may even believe it himself, despite the thin, diluted version of boxing today.
He sits there and does nothing. Like the words and all the hyperbole surrounding him doesn’t exist. Like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is impervious to Floyd Mayweather’s words, taunts and anything else verbal Mayweather could find to throw at the 23-year-old Mexican junior middleweight world champ.
Fresh off a trip to Las Vegas for Floyd Mayweather’s last fight, Anthony Gargano hopes that boxing survives.
A year layoff. A little two-month stay in a county prison. A falling out with a rapper buddy. And apparently an injured, swollen right hand. None of it really mattered. Floyd Mayweather has always been able to blot things out when it’s come to his craft.
There used to be a time when a passing wind or an ant crossing a sidewalk would set off Floyd Mayweather. It doesn’t seem like it anymore.
Floyd Mayweather signs a six-fight deal with CBS.