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The Media and Floyd Mayweather

Canelo Alvarez Floyd Mayweather JrBy Robert Elmore: “This will be Floyd’s Mayweather’s toughest challenge”. The media has been trying to sell that album for the last 15 years. I say 15 because it took Floyd two years before he got a chance to fight for the title. The few people that have bought the album have been very disappointed.

Fans have wanted lose so badly that they continuously buy the album hoping that something would be different. Some are still have the first copy and will hold on to it until Floyd loses or retires. The album first came out in 1998, when Floyd took on the Ring magazines number one ranked fighter at feather weight and WBC champ Genaro Hernandez. It has been flopping ever since.

The two songs they really have tried to push are “Pressure Him” and “Floyd has problems with Southpaws”. Every fighter that has tried to pressure Floyd has been picked apart (Jose Luis Castillo; Jesus Chavez; featherweight) or knocked out (Ricky Hatton). People keep claiming that Floyd has major problems with southpaws.

They base their claims off the first 3 rounds of the Zab Judah fight. They somehow completely forget about the other 9 rounds that Floyd dominated and how his 5 and 0 against lefties. Oscar tired to sell the song “A good jab will beat Floyd”. What people fail to realize is that Mayweather ‘s straight right hand is not an ordinary right hand. He knows exactly when to throw it and this is what causes his opponents to think twice about throwing the punch.
The media has also put out a song called “Coward”, but that song has not gone anywhere. First, any man who gets into the ring for 17 years is no coward.

One punch can end everything; even a life. The Floyd haters thought he wouldn’t fight Mosley in 2010 when Andre Berto pulled out his match with Shane due to the earthquakes in Haiti that year. When contract was signed, the song died. Then they tried to re-release “This will be Floyd’s toughest Challenge” because Shane was supposedly stronger and faster than Floyd. The album flopped yet again when Mayweather white washed Mosley. The media also tried to throw all their weight behind Manny Pacquiao as Floyd’s next conqueror, but Juan Manuel Marquez released a singled called “Knockout” that killed any notion that Manny could beat Floyd. The song was released again when fans claimed that Floyd would never fight Saul Alvarez. The song flopped again on May 29th of this year.

So here we today and the media is gearing up to release the album once more. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will be featured on the cover this time. In the mean time, Floyd has dropped several multi-selling albums such as “Hard Work and Dedication” “Pay Per View King”, “No one Can Crack Floyd’s Defense” “Record Breaking Guaranteed Purses”. Floyd will be releasing his new album “45 had a game plan and 45 came up short”. In stores September 19th.


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