By Charlie Knoxville
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was granted a temporary boxing license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday, and his opponent for May 5, 2012 is Manny Pacquiao’s left-over, Miguel Cotto.
I personally don’t think Miguel Cotto is anyone’s left-over, but I am just imitating Floyd Mayweather and his fanboy lingo, they like to brag about Pacquiao fighting Floyd’s left-over’s, well, if that is the case Floyd is fighting Manny’s left-over.
I am very curious to see how the diehard Floyd fanboys, will twist this. They have been vocal criticizing every single Manny Pacquiao opponent including Miguel Cotto, so it would be hypocritical of them to suddenly praise this fight and make it seem legit.
Many Floyd fans were commenting on blogs, making videos, and articles saying that Miguel Cotto was washed up, that his fights at 154-pounds didn’t impress them, and that he shouldn’t be fighting anymore because he is damaged goods after the first Antonio Margarito fight, even saying at 154-pounds without a catch-weight Manny Pacquiao still destroys him and he is no match for Mayweather. I remember a Floyd Mayweather apologist on video saying he wasn’t impressed with Cotto’s performance in his rematch against Margarito, and that the fight was stopped prematurely just when Margarito was hitting Cotto and closing in on him like he did in the first fight.
If Mayweather should happen to lose to Miguel Cotto, it would destroy his entire legacy, and it would make these vocal Floyd fans look like biased fools because in their eyes Cotto is just a washed up bum and damaged goods who hasn’t been the same since the first Antonio Margarito fight. If Miguel Cotto loses it was expected, so what is the purpose of this fight? The Floyd fanatics are some of the worst type of sports fans you will ever come across because they think they are above everyone when it comes to boxing knowledge. They are never critical of Mayweather, but very critical of Manny Pacquiao and other boxers, going as far to call any fighter not named Mayweather a BUM.
I can already see it coming, another roadblock for Floyd Mayweather and his camp to put up for Manny Pacquiao. Say Mayweather beats Miguel Cotto and wins the 154-pound belt, Floyd goes to jail serves a number of days, and if Pacquiao beats his scheduled opponent in June, then Bob Arum tries to negotiated a fight with Mayweather for November, Floyd will say no fight below 154-pounds.
It is not out of the realm given Floyd’s obvious ducking of Pacquiao in recent years. First he wanted the random blood testing, Pacquiao agreed to it the second time around, Floyd puts up another roadblock, he wants the May 5th date, the venue, all of the Pay-per-view revenue and not willing to give Manny a 50-50 split, next he will either retire or demand Pacquiao fight him at 154-pounds knowing full well that Manny has no desire of every fighting above 147-150 again because he felt slower at that weight.
The whole idea for Mayweather was never to fight Manny Pacquiao, it was just to give us this false impression that he was, so he could make the most money using Manny Pacquiao’s name to sell his fights. Manny hasn’t looked good in his last few fights, but Floyd is still cautious and mentioning how he never saw a small guy beat up bigger men like that in boxing and always mentions the drug testing, this shows you he still sees this slower version of Pacquiao as a threat. Floyd can call Manny out all he wants on Twitter, but anyone can say anything that doesn’t mean they really mean it.
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