Boxing legend, and obnoxious blowhard, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he wants to fight twice this coming year on major Mexican holidays.
“Floyd has told us that he is fighting twice in 2013 with the first date being May 4 — Cinco De Mayweather — and the second date being Sept. 14,” said Leonard Ellerbe, one of Mayweather’s closest advisers.
Ideally, Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) would choose to throw fists with Manny Pacquiao, who offered to accept 45% of the pay-per-view revenue no matter the victor to finally cement a welterweight bout.
The 33-year-old Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs), voted “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the BWAA, will battle Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Conversely, Mayweather, who was released to the public on August 3 after serving 63 days behind bars at the Clark County Detention Center for beating his former sweetheart two years ago while a couple of their children watched, last fought on Cinco de Mayo when he defeated powerful Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision to gain the WBA (Super) & WBC Diamond light middleweight titles.
Unfortunately for boxing fans, it’s remains doubtful that the 35-year-old Mayweather, a longstanding WBC world welterweight champion who was named The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, will scrap the Filipino sensation.
Roger “Pit” Perron is a venerable boxing trainer from Brockton (Mass.) who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training.
“Floyd is the best there is today,” said Perron, 75, who worked with International Boxing Hall of Famer Marvelous Marvin Hagler at the Petronelli Brothers Gym. “He can’t be touched.”
“Pretty Boy,” who earned a bronze medal as a featherweight at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, is an utter defensive virtuoso and one of the preeminent pugilists to ever step into the squared circle.
Despite his unlikable nature, “Floyd is the best there is today” and Mayweather’s resume will likely be bettered by two victories in 2013.by