By John F. McKenna (McJack)
It is well known that WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KO’s) is a master when it comes to trash talking. He has used his trash talking for years as a way to enhance his image as one of the premier bad boys in boxing. Recently in one of Floyd’s ongoing and seemingly unending tirades against his number one rival WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO’s) he referred to Manny as the “little man” and said that “he can come get it on May 5th”.
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach is a pretty fair trash talker in his own right. He fired a verbal shot back across the bow at Mayweather. Roach was quoted by DaTruthSports.com saying the following:
“They tell me Mayweather’s his own boss, and he calls all the shots, but why is Leonard Ellerbe making an announcement that he wants to fight us. Leonard Ellerbe is just one of his flunkies, let’s face it, come on. You can call us out. You can call Manny by his name, but don’t call him the little man, because we don’t know who your referring to, because Manny will be a lot bigger than you when he’s standing over you in the ring.”
Of course “Money” not willing to let the Pacquiao camp have the last word will fire back with his own salvo.
As far as the long anticipated super fight between Pacquaio and Mayweahter it does appear that progress is being made and supposedly the major hurdles of the lucrative financial breakdown for both fighters and blood testing has already been worked out.
The defamation lawsuit that Pacquiao brought against Mayweather would still have to be worked out. Manny has undoubtedly accrued a considerable amount of legal fees in pursuit of his lawsuit against Floyd and more than likely those fees will not just be swept under the rug.
Inside sources say that Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz’s visit to the Mayweather gym in which he spoke amicably with Floyd broke the ice for future negotiations. It is not known what role if any Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya or Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer have played thus far in putting the huge fight together.
Don’t start celebrating just yet. We have been on the brink before only to see everything fall apart for one reason or another.
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