Philippines, 18 Jun 2024
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        


 
 
News  


Mayweather Jr- A Case of a Bully being Bullied


PhilBoxing.com




Forget about the forty to fifty million big ones. Forget about HBO pay-per-views and the question as to who the biggest draw in boxing is. Forget about the prize in prizefighter and let?s go down deeper into what makes a man: Principle.

When the countdown for Floyd Jr. to sign the contract held by Top Rank died down a few days ago, trickling down to the last milliseconds, the silence of Team Mayweather rippled across the globe and into nothingness. The trash-talking American boxer who bullied Shane Mosley in a Welterweight battle had just been bullied by the humblest fighter in the planet who got tired of listening to him talk. I know the self-proclaimed greatest boxer of all time loves basketball, but is there no Michael Jordan in him who would just chuck it and say, ?This is personal!!!??

When the spotlights went up glaring against Mayweather?s door I expected that dragon referred to by coach Nasim Richardson to open up and belt out the fire of a cornered fighter, but no. Instead we got Jerry, of Tom and Jerry, a mouse peeping from inside his hole in the wall saying ?I?m really not thinking of boxing right now.? But doesn?t the challenge in itself make you want to forget about those hand wraps, take off your gloves and step outside the street to meet the challenge? Whatever happened to standing your ground as best pound for pound, as the rap music goes. Those days were quite odd to me. I respect Mayweather?s skills enough to say he?s got more skills than Manny, and I am a proud Filipino. I say it?s odd when someone bullies you into a challenge screaming outside at your front lawn for you to show up, to come down and fight but you?d rather sleep and cuddle your honey.

Every fan of boxing is disappointed right now, I should say. This is the fight we all want and I?m so embarrassed for Floyd that I wish I could do the fighting for him and keep whatever respect he has for himself. Yet indeed, I?m no Floyd Mayweather Jr. And if I was, I?d be the one standing at Pacquiao?s front yard screaming ?I?m the best of the best and I?m here to show it!? I?m not going as far as saying Floyd is afraid of Manny or that the guy is a coward. Define cowardice.

If it?s true that Team Pacquiao has agreed in essence to meet Mayweather?s demands such as the issues on financial sharing and blood testing and all, then I don?t see any reason why a gag order should still be in place for either team. I say let?s bring the case back outside of the private courtrooms and onto the open public and let the people see for themselves and decide who is ducking who, and who?s character?s noses grow longer each time they lie. Let?s go all out! Let?s throw a haymaker!

More on Mark F. Villanueva at boxinginsight.blogspot.com

Mark currently lives in Iloilo City and can be followed through http://twitter.com/markfvillanueva


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Mark F. Villanueva.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • What Awaits Naoya Inoue at Featherweight?
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Undefeated Super Middleweight Prospect Darius “DFG” Fulghum Excited to headline first show
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Venado Lopez-Angelo Leo IBF Featherweight World Title Clash Set for August 10 at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque LIVE on ESPN
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • TAYDEN "THE BUTCHER" BELTRAN TRAINING CAMP NOTES
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Antonio Moran Re-Inks with All Star Boxing
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • EXCITING MATCHROOM PROSPECT HAMZA UDDIN: MY LOCAL COMMUNITY INSPIRES MY WORLD TITLE DREAM
    , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Undefeated Chinese-Kazakh boxer Yesimuhan Yeerken (3-0) signs with Sanman Boxing
    , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Dimzon seeded no. 1 in Unisex 2024 Summer Junior Tennis
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Magsayo closer to title shot
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Undefeated Austin Brooks & Aran Avagyan Battle to an exciting 10-round draw
    , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Enrique "Maravilla" Pinder, Former Panamanian Champ, Passes Away
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • RP Blu Boys Show Grit as they End their World Cup Run
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • MARK MAGSAYO WINS WBA INTERCONTINENTAL SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE OVER EDUARDO RAMIREZ
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • Pagara is new IBF Asia lightweight champ
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • Asia's First GM Torre to grace opening of chess tournament in Lipa City, Batangas
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • “PRINCE” ALBERT PAGARA BECOMES THE NEW IBF ASIA 135-LBS CHAMPION
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • Mirano rules Sta. Maria chessfest
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • WBSC Men's Softball World Cup 2024 Group A: Philippines beat hosts Mexico, still with chance to reach Sunday's playoffs
    , Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • Hoka Trilogy Run race kit collection ends today
    , Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • Davis vs. Martin: Tank Versus Frank
    By Chris Carlson, , Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • WEIGHTS, AND RUNNING ORDER FROM THE WEIGH-IN FOR SUBRIEL MATIAS VS. LIAM PARO
    , Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • Weights from Portland, Maine
    , Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • RUBALCAVA PENS PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH MATCHROOM AND COMPLETES ESTRADA VS. BAM CARD
    , Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • RP Blu Boys Suffer Heartbreaking Loss
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 14 Jun 2024
  • IM Quizon finishes ninth in World Junior chess meet
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 14 Jun 2024




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2024 philboxing.com.