By Charlie Knoxville
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Let’s face it Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scared to lose, he’s fascinated with having no defeats on his record, this is why he hand picks his opponents and is cautious to go in for the kill when he hurts them. This is also why he has come up with those crazy blood testing stipulations and steroid accusations toward Manny Pacquiao to try and weaken the Pacman so he has more chance of winning against him.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is insecure, he shows it by flaunting his cash, claiming how perfect he is and by constantly having to reassure himself that he is the greatest fighter on the face of this planet and everyone who has a loss makes them inferior. Even legends like Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali are inferior fighters according to Floyd Mayweather Jr..
Muhammad Ali said he was the greatest of all time but he also fought the best to prove to the people he could back up his talk. Floyd Mayweather claims to be the best but hand picks his opponents, you gotta fight the best if your gonna brag about being the best.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not at fault for his mental make up though, put the blame on his father Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Floyd Mayweather Sr. and his son Floyd Jr. have had a strained relationship, sure they made up and are cool now but that early child hood had an effect on Money Mayweather’s mental outlook.
The reason for his inferiority complex could stem from the way his father Floyd Mayweather Sr. treated him growing up. Floyd Sr. was a strict disciplinarian, who didn’t practice what he preached, he tried to teach his son to be a classy gentleman and carry himself with class but he himself never lived by those same type of rules.
Floyd Sr. ran with the streets and sold drugs which put him in prison, so imagine how young Floyd Jr. felt, this man is telling me to be this and to be that and be a hard worker but he is running the streets and doing bad things? Floyd Sr. was a hypocrite who was telling his son to do the right things but he was doing the bad things and not setting a good example to his son.
Those questions were in young Floyd’s mind growing up and he even expressed it in 24/7 when he talked about his father and how he treated him growing up.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was forced to be perfect by his dad and if Floyd Jr. lost I would bet his father probably didn’t talk to him for a long time. This would make sense and give a reason why Floyd Mayweather Jr. always brags about being undefeated, he feels it’s what makes him because his father put pressure on him to be perfect and if you lose you’re a nobody.
I hope Floyd Mayweather realizes that an undefeated record doesn’t make you and that no one in this life is perfect. Look at Manny Pacquiao, he’s had some infidelities in the past, some devastating losses in his career but the reason the people love him is because he admits to his faults and never judges other people for their misfortunes or their wrong doings.
People respect a fighter like Manny Pacquiao because he fights to prove he is the best, he fights for the fans and he fights for his country.
If Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants the respect of the fans he should fight the fights that the fans want to see him in, he could talk all the trash he wants but if he backs up his mouth and steps up to some tough guys he still has a chance to save his faltering image in boxing.
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I am an avid fan of boxing and video games. My first fight of memory was watching Prince Naseem Hamed destroy Kevin Kelly. I enjoy all aspects of the sport. My favorite current boxer is Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. My favorite boxing match is Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo 1. I love watching boxing on Pay-Per-View more than being there live because you can really enjoy and watch the action from the best view.