Philippines, 09 Jul 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


WHY FLOYD MAYWEATHER ISN?T FIGHTING THE BOXERS WE WANT HIM TO FIGHT?


PhilBoxing.com




He?s at ease dodging competition for the basic reason that, whoever he handpicks as an opponent, there are those who pay to watch his fights enough to make him richer every time, by several millions of U.S. dollars.

Thus, Floyd Mayweather Jr. may retire without fighting Manny Pacquiao or any prime boxer in Floyd?s level who has a potential to beat him. Thus, he doesn?t feel obliged to compete in boxing considering boxing is a sport, not a vaudeville show. Thus, King Floyd continues to sit atop his throne to rule the sport and everyone involved in it.

Kudos, who shares the blame?

The Harlem stars are excellent ball handlers who are amazingly entertaining inside a basketball court. They are cuts above the NBA and Olympic players but only as long as they play basketball for exhibition and not for competition.

Mayweather?s words will not suffice to convince the people. He is not the Author of the Good Book. Neither is he the Ultimate Judge. Floyd has to prove himself way beyond his self-assertion as being the best. Only the existence of a Supreme Being doesn?t require proof because proof is all around us and in every tick of the Clock within every bit of the human heart.

We so esteem winning that we overlook what priceless gems there could be in ?losing?; and what infinite vanity and traps there may be in ?winning? without humility and true worship. Mayweather has become so obsessed protecting his ?0? that he must be missing the finest of experiences that life can offer down the road of grace, truth and unspeakable joys.

Contrary to virtue, the world venerates success. We highly esteem achievers or the ?best? until the ?better? one comes along. The undisputed Fighter of the Year for 2012 is a living example. Nonito Donaire was praised and adulated by experts and fans. Prior to his fall, the ?Filipino Flash? was being considered the future pound-for-pound number one until the Cuban tactician beat him in New York on April 13, 2013. Unanimously the darling of the press before he was ?schooled? by Guillermo Rigondeaux, Donaire was abruptly dumped and nailed in obscurity by the same cults and devotees who used to chant ?hosannas? on his way to glory.

Such is what dreads Mayweather. And such is the scenario he?s been trying to avoid by avoiding competition. Mayweather studies his potential foes before he decides. And he knew Marcos Maidana too well to pick him to add another ?W? in his record. He surely is not scared of Maidana. Otherwise there would be no MGM show on May 3 dubbed as ?The Moment? (for what?).
Shadows are created only when light and darkness co-exist. Most objects of fear are unreal. A person who is frightened of anything or anyone is usually and merely frightened of his shadows. The problem with Mayweather is that the fans believe in him more than he believes in himself. Floyd has his own most cherished fear as his worst enemy. He may not be afraid of Pacman, after all, because he?s just afraid of himself. Tragically, unknown to Floyd, it aptly corresponds to him being scared of becoming great, and truly the best.

Why patronizing the ?Maywether-Maidana? is a backward move for boxing? Why Floyd will be ?Floyd? until we do what?s right? Whose fault is it why Mayweather continues playing balls in the ring instead of fighting? And for what cause is Mayweather ducking Pacquiao up to now when Pacquiao lacks the tools to beat him if their last fights versus Canelo Alvarez and Timothy Bradley would be the basis?

Meanwhile, Floyd?s legacy suffers.

The sport struggles.

But the people win.

renimvalenzuela@yahoo.com


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Reni M. Valenzuela.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Frank Espinoza: "Oscar Valdez is very happy to be training with Eddy Reynoso, he is one of the best"
    By Hesiquio Balderas, , Thu, 09 Jul 2020
  • Australias "Dynamite Kid" Mitchell Stapleton ready to explode
    , Thu, 09 Jul 2020
  • July in Boxing History (Part 1 of 3)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 09 Jul 2020
  • Suarez to go for Olympic gold
    By Joaquin Henson, , Thu, 09 Jul 2020
  • Jun Aquino: The artist with a punch!
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, , Thu, 09 Jul 2020
  • Weigh-In Results: Carlos Takam vs. Jerry Forrest
    , Thu, 09 Jul 2020
  • Plania Back Home in Gensan Today
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Thu, 09 Jul 2020
  • Split-T Management's Eric Puente Remains Undefeated with Win Over Diego Elizondo in Las Vegas
    , Thu, 09 Jul 2020
  • IM Petronio Roca leads Pinoy woodpushers in the Asian Seniors Online Chess Championships
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 09 Jul 2020
  • Second Overtime: As "Monster" hunt stalls, new foe looms for Casimero
    By Homer D. Sayson, , Wed, 08 Jul 2020
  • Top Rank Pursuing Unification Between Ancajas and Franco
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 08 Jul 2020
  • "Melo" Lopez back in action in Miami July 24th
    , Wed, 08 Jul 2020
  • GM Barcenilla eyes Olympic stint
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Wed, 08 Jul 2020
  • Too Smooth: Jose Zepeda Rolls Past Kendo Castaneda
    , Wed, 08 Jul 2020
  • Oorah! U.S. Marine Veteran Jamel Herring to Defend Junior Lightweight World Title Against Jonathan Oquendo July 14 at MGM Grand “Bubble"
    , Wed, 08 Jul 2020
  • Split-T Management's Undefeated Lightweight Eric Puente set for Fight with Diego Elizondo TONIGHT in Las Vegas
    , Wed, 08 Jul 2020
  • Casimero Must be Patient as Arum Holds Key to Inoue Fight
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 07 Jul 2020
  • OJ Reyes wins BCA Junior online chess tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 07 Jul 2020
  • Weigh-In Results: Jose Zepeda vs. Kendo Castaneda
    , Tue, 07 Jul 2020
  • Dragon Fire Boxing expands once more into Central America, world title challenger Francisco Fonseca links with Tony Tolj and more
    , Mon, 06 Jul 2020
  • The Past Week in Action 5 July 2020
    By Eric Armit, , Mon, 06 Jul 2020
  • MATCHROOM FIGHT CAMP LAUNCHES ON AUGUST 1
    , Mon, 06 Jul 2020
  • Ronny Ríos: "I Want Brandon Figueroa Asap"
    By Hesiquio Balderas, , Sun, 05 Jul 2020
  • Ivan Travis Cu wins 26th BCA Kiddies U-12 online chess tournament
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 05 Jul 2020
  • Olympic Boxing Final World Qualifier Quandaries
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sun, 05 Jul 2020




  •  



     
    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
    © 2020 philboxing.com.