Seems like his mouth alone is at least a pound.
Boxing fans, your Golden Boy (sorry Oscar) can be seen later this month on pay per view. The problem here is that he is fighting Big Show. I didn’t say he was the big show, or that he is in a big show. He is fighting Big Show, as in WWE’s Paul “Big Show” Wight.
He’s participating in WWE professional wrestling, or as we at the Frappe like to call it……….wrasslin’ sketches. That’s right, Mayweather is probably rehearsing his upcoming performance as you read this.
There have been contested reports that Mayweather is pulling down a cool $20 million for his “performance”. Now I hear you saying, “Intrinsic, you’d jump in the ring and run around in there in tights for $100. You may be right, but I don’t think a blog journalist in the squared circle has quite the integrity problem that a person that is supposed to be representing the finer art of pugilism and warrior spirit does.
Remember about a year ago when Mayweather was feeling insecure about the surge that MMA, ie Ultimate Fighting, was experiencing and said:
“UFC ain’t s—. “It ain’t but a fad. … These are guys who couldn’t make it in boxing. So they do [mixed martial arts]. Boxing is the best sport in the world and it’s here to stay.”
So where does pro wrestling fit in Mayweather’s pecking order now? Even if he is pulling 20 mill, isn’t it costing him………….his reputation?
Floyd Mayweather is all about the paycheck. He won’t be stepping into the UFC’s octagon, or any other MMA (mixed martial arts) promotion because he would get his head handed to him. Maybe literally.
If you don’t know much about boxing and other combat sports, then you think I’m overreacting. Combat sports are the ultimate individual sport. There’s no one but you in the ring, cage, or mat to rely on to keep someone from messing you up………..bad.
Boxing is steeped deep in tradition. And it has nothing to do with ear biting. Most boxers, if they don’t have one written, have a boxing tree in their head. This tree tracks who they have beaten and who the opponents they have beaten have beaten. This allows them to be able to say “to be the best, you have to beat the best”.
I’m not going to take it back too far, but here’s the concept:
- Mike Tyson beat Larry Holmes on January 22, 1988
- Larry Holmes beat Muhammad Ali on October 2, 1980
- Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston on February 25, 1964
- Sonny Liston beat Floyd Patterson on September 25, 1962
You get the drift. It’s a veritable lineage of champions. In this example, Mike Tyson’s boxing heritage goes all the way back to Sonny Liston. And beyond.
It is true that many of the fighters listed had suspect opponents. Ali fought a kickboxer and a wrestler I believe. Or maybe I am confusing him with Rocky Balboa.
In this day and age when big fight money is so available and Mayweather has captured so much of it, to take a payday for a fake event is just reprehensible.
It’s very possible that Mayweather is getting his advice from the same person that hooked him up last year with his gig on “Dancing With The Stars.”
Let me help you Floyd. Stay away from any record deals, infomercials, or reality series in the near future.