By Superstar Billy Graham
Anyone still remember Floyd Mayweather Jr’s anti drug crusade quotes? For those who have forgotten, The Superstar will refresh you, here are a few Floyd Jr anti drug quotes:
“The only thing that I’m trying to do is clean up sports period. Out with the old and in with the new. We have to change. Everything has to change.” FMJ, ESPN 980 Washington DC.
“I understand Pacquiao not liking having his blood taken because, frankly, I don’t know anyone who really does. But in a fight of this magnitude, I think it is our responsibility to subject ourselves to sportsmanship at the highest level. I have already agreed to the testing and it is a shame that he is not willing to do the same. It leaves me with great doubt as to the level of fairness I would be facing in the ring that night.”
“I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t take a $25 million drug test.”
“It’s me taking a stand for something that means something,” Mayweather said. “It’s sort of the same stance Martin Luther King and Malcolm X made, so we could have freedoms, so everybody could tell the world that we’re equal. The only thing I’m saying is that we are equal. So if you’re not on nothing and I’m not on nothing then let’s go take the test.”
And finally at the end of the Mosley fight:
“I gave Pacquiao 14 days, now blood and urine test up to the fight. If he takes the blood and uring test, we can make this fight happen.”
It is now known that Manny Pacquiao has agreed to the testing timeline demand by Floyd Jr and now Floyd Jr conveniently retires again to focus on his boxing gym, and his foundation. So what happened to his drug crusade? Since Floyd has retired, it is another golden opportunity to go up to all governing bodies of boxing and heavily advocate better drug testing programs. Floyd Jr can plead his case in an event he fights someone who is dirty. Floyd Jr acted sincere with the drug testing demands on his first negotiation to fight Manny Pacquiao. Stating he wants assurance the fight is on an even playing field. And then comparing his crusade to the likes of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. It has been 3 months since his fight with Shane Mosley and we haven’t heard a word concerning his anti drug crusade. Floyd Jr had an opportunity to bring up this subject of drug testing while on his second retirement which lasted 18 months. Now on his third retirement, Floyd Jr seems to have forgotten about his anti drug crusade. Floyd is focusing more on his travels, while posting pictures of his $50,000 jeweled Ipod and now his jeweled Gucci wallet bearing his last name. So again, what happened to the anti drug crusade? Is Floyd Jr going to let this opportunity again to pass him by again.
To be honest, we knew all along this drug crusade and demands were a ruse. It was a way for Floyd to back out the fight against Manny Pacquiao. Many sports writers, boxing analyst, and experts were at one point believed Floyd Jr’s intention to “cleaning up the sport of boxing”. Now they have done a 180, and have subscribed to the what many of us knew already this blood testing demand was all a ruse. Some of us knew over time, the truth will come out. Because when Manny Pacquiao agreed to Floyd Jr’s drug testing demands, Floyd Jr was painted to a corner and his only way out was retiring. Floyd Jr has been keeping himself busy by attending a cockfight at Puerto Rico, and currently on vacation with none other than Don King. The rumor is , Floyd Jr is unhappy with Golden Boy Promotions,. Also Floyd Jr is unhappy with his advisors and managers, Leonard Ellerbe and Al Haymon. Apparently Floyd Jr has spoken to Don King about his displeasure his handlers are disrespecting him and not listening to him. But not a peep concerning the anti drug crusade. We haven’t heard from Don King at all concerning the anti drug crusade from Floyd Jr. The Superstar guess it is currently a non priority for Floyd. But we knew already, drug testing was never a priority, his priority was to avoid a fight with Manny Pacquiao for whatever means necessary.
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