By Freddy Fresco
Floyd Mayweather Jr. you sly devil, we all know what you are doing, you are using the sudden fame of Asian American basketball player Jeremy Lin to get some more casual fans to know your name. First you used Oscar De La Hoya’s name, popular British fighter Ricky Hatton was next, then Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, and now you’re riding the Jeremy Lin train hoping some people will buy your fight to see you lose after your last pay-per-view was a disappointment and you couldn’t even sell out the joint.
Mayweather probably thinks taking a shot at Jeremy Lin will make more people order his pay-per-view fight against Miguel Cotto on May 5th, but I have a feeling people have grown tired of his gimmicks and won’t order his PPV anymore unless he fights Manny Pacquiao. I know a lot of people I’ve spoken to have told me they have given up on the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight and believe Floyd Mayweather is the one who doesn’t want the fight, they even share the same view that I have that he is just piggybacking of Manny Pacquiao’s name without ever having to fight him or waiting till the Pacman slows down (which he already has) to fight him.
Someone told me that whenever Floyd talks people listen or his name gets talked about in the media, that made me laugh hard, its only when Floyd aligns his name with someone famous is when his comments make the media rounds and beating your children’s mother and going to jail is not something you want to be known or get publicity for. If you really think about it, Floyd Mayweather’s comments toward Manny Pacquiao is what gets him noticed, he uses Pacquiao’s name to sell his fights, and right now he is using the fame of Jeremy Lin to get his name out there. All of you Floyd fanatics saying Floyd talks and people listen as if he were some philospher are really riding his back like blind loverboys, piggybacking off of other peoples fame to get others to listen is something talentless attention whoring reality show people do.
Has Floyd ever said anything inspirational that really made people take him seriously? Nope, unless you consider this one of Floyd Mayweather’s inspirational lines, “I’m a gorilla, I’m a Dog, I’m a dog, I’m a gorilla, I’m the flashiest, I talk the most Sh!t!”
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