By Freddy Fresco
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not only ducking Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring, but he is also ducking him in the court room.
Earlier this week, Mayweather’s attorney asked Federal magistrate Judge Robert Johnston to postpone the deposition for the Pacquiao defamation case because Floyd has a fight coming up on September 17th with Victor Ortiz and he will be busy with training and needs to focus on his upcoming fight.
Judge Robert Johnston denied the motion and Floyd is supposed to attend the deposition on Friday, but the LA Times reported that Floyd Mayweather will not show up, and Pacquiao’s attorney will be seeking a default judgment to win the defamation case by default in the upcoming weeks.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t show up because he knows he would probably lose and asked to apologize to Pacquiao and his pride will not allow him to do that. Oscar De La Hoya was the bigger man and he apologized for the allegations he threw at Manny and he was removed from the lawsuit. Floyd also knows he has no proof that Manny Pacquiao is on “power pellets” or “Steroids” and probably was advised not to show up because he would further make a fool of himself. Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions will probably pay for all the damages caused by the Mayweather family, just like they possibly paid for the $6.2 million in back taxes Mayweather owed before he came out of retirement to fight Juan Manuel Marquez.
Fast forward the video to 8:12 and a reporter asks Floyd Mayweather about Oscar De La Hoya paying the 6 million in taxes he owed, look at Floyd’s suspect response to the question:
It seems Golden Boy promotions is so desperate for a power house ppv star that they will bend over backwards to accommodate Floyd Mayweather Jr. even paying him a rumored amount of $40 million dollars to fight Victor Ortiz.
All of this just shows us that he has no intention of fighting Manny Pacquiao. It’s been a few years since the first Pacquiao vs. Mayweather negotiations fell through, and Floyd keeps riding the Manny Pacquiao train to gain publicity for his fights, but the sad reality that boxing fans need to wake up to is that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will never fight Manny Pacquiao anytime soon. If he really wanted to fight Manny Pacquiao he wouldn’t be fighting Victor Ortiz, he would have called up Bob Arum and made the fight instead of waiting for Bob Arum and Manny to make a deal with Juan Manuel Marquez and then announcing a fight of his own shortly after. It’s all Smoke and Mirrors and Mayweather is the master of illusions.
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