Why All the Mayweather Hate?

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.

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One thought on “Why All the Mayweather Hate?

  1. roho

    Red………..I agree…………Timing is everything, and we arm chair coaches have to except the facts.

    1. I’m sorry that you were a heavy weight during Marciano’s reign?
    2. I’m sorry that you were in the same weight class as Sugar Ray Leonard?
    3. I’m sorry that you had to pitch to Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris?
    4. I’m sorry that you were a good golfer during the hayday of Jack Nickolas?
    5. And I’m sorry that the world prayed for you, yet Casius Clay still beat your ass!

    As someone much smarter than me once said, “THAT’S WHY WE PLAY THE GAME”.

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