Yesterday am I awoke to a Facebook feed full of after the fact bellyaching. Mayweather (who is older than Pacquiao BTW) ducted him during his prime. Mayweather is a criminal. Mayweather is a wife beater. Mayweather ran and didn’t engage. Mayweather is a boring fighter. Blah, blah, blah… Yeah, all that and … SCOREBOARD!
I think it is possible that Mayweather ducked him, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he was scared. It’s possible he was just trying to maximize his lifetime earning potential by protecting his undefeated record until near the end of his career. Plus there were all the issues with Showtime and HBO. Both fighters are past their prime, but I suspect the result would have been the same 5 years ago. The morning after the fight is the time to give Mayweather the props he is due. Save the talk about what might have been 5 years ago for a later time when shooting the sh*t at the bar or whatever. Complaining the next day about Mayweather ducking him or being a wife beater or running or whatever, can’t help but come off sounding like sour grapes. It’s the armchair sports pundit equivalent to the polemic obituary. Now is not the time.