Father Time knocking on Floyd’s door?
By T.B: You may have missed him but Father Time [FT] was sitting ring side at the May 3rd fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and I bet you can guess who he was there to see. They say Father Time comes to visit everyone at some point in our lives and he mostly shows up when we least expect him. Floyd Mayweather Jr got his first visit from FT right around the time Showtime’s “All Access” started documenting his every move for his up coming Maidana fight.
The fans who did tune into All Access witnessed the same tired act they saw on both the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Robert Guerrero All Access episodes. Fans got to see Floyd’s houses, cars, woman, and friends, all of which has been shown over and over year after year. Based on Showtimes rumored low ratings for this years All Access it’s become very clear Floyd’s “I’m richer than you are” act has gotten….well…OLD. (Maybe this is why HBO didn’t get into a bidding war over Floyd’s services)
Once the fight started it became very clear Floyd was purposely ignoring FT. How many times have we ever seen Floyd thrown up against the ropes in the past?
Mayweather Jr’s fight against 12 to 1 underdog Maidana turned out to be much more exciting than most Floyd fans have become accustomed to. Usually when an A-list fighter like Floyd takes on an at best B level fighter like Maidana, it’s a one-sided fight without much drama. Let’s face it, there’s a reason someone with Floyd’s talent hand picks someone like Maidana to fight; he’s looking for the easy victory and he wants to add to his win column with little or no risk.
Every once in a long while Floyd’s opponents don’t do as they’re told, no sometimes they actually fight back. Just in case this happens, as it did Saturday night, Floyd comes prepared. Either on Showtime’s All Access or at a press conference, Floyd will throw out the promise of “giving the fans a good show”. This is supposed to mean Floyd is going to stand in the pocket and exchange blows, yet it almost never happens. Let’s call it what it really is, it’s a built on excuse just in case his opponent decides to actually fight back.
Saturday nights fight was supposed to be no different for Floyd – get in and get out and do it in 12 rounds or less. Now that Floyd has clearly lost his KO power, he and his fans have excepted the fact that 12 rounds is inevitable.
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