By Freddy Fresco
Its been a few weeks since the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, and the backlash is still going strong. Fight fans are mad that the fight was a stinker. Some have turned the blame on Pacquiao for not disclosing his injury before the fight, and others are rightfully blaming Floyd for underperforming in the fight and receiving favorable treatment by the judges, after watching the fight on replay, many had it a draw or favored Pacquiao by the closest of margins. Floyd did nothing but run and hold, he held so many times instead of engaging. In the end Floyd won, but his win was one of his worst and most underwhelming performances of his career.
Now that the fight is over, people are still fuming, they felt conned out of their hard earned money. Floyd is trying to deflect the blame for the fight being boring on Manny Pacquiao, saying its his fault for not throwing a thousand punches, but how can Manny do that when he came into the fight with an injury, and his opponent was running and holding all night? Floyd even called Pacquiao a coward for fighting injured and claims his injury was fake.
Why is Floyd Mayweather calling Manny Pacquiao a coward when he was the one who was scared to trade blows with Pacquiao. Floyd knew Manny was injured, he even admit he had a spy in Pacquiao’s training camp beforehand. So he knew about the injury and still refused to try and dominate a one armed past his best Pacman, that is the sign of a real coward.
Pacquiao didn’t disclose his injury because he didnt want Floyd to attack his bad arm or have the fight postponed because fans waited 5 years to see it and felt the Nevada Commission would allow him use of legal painkillers prefight to numb the pain, but Floyd already knew it and is seen in the fight pulling at Pac’s arm in the clinch. Spying is a cowardly act, I thought Floyd didn’t watch tape of his opponents, I guess that was a lie since he had to spy on Pacquiao to gain an advantage.
Floyd’s uncle Roger Mayweather revealed that Floyd had injured hands going into the fight and used it as an excuse for why Floyd didn’t knock out Pacquiao, so doesn’t that mean Floyd lied as well? He never disclosed those things in his questionnaire either.
At the end of the day, nobody was impressed by Floyd’s performance, and the fans booing him everywhere he goes including NBA basketball games proves this. If he wanted to be remembered, he should have stepped on the gas and tried to knockout Pacquiao. His own father told him in the corner to stop fighting scared in there, Floyd is not the sweet science, fighters should get penalized for fighting scared, if you move without throwing punches and then clinch every time your opponent gets close, you belong in ballroom dancing competitions and boxing is the wrong sport for you.