He has said that he is considering retirement. But without Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight, Floyd retirement will be criminal. Watch the video
Floyd Mayweather Jr is smarting from the win that he managed this past Saturday against Miguel Cotto, the southpaw. But I am not sure as to why the self styled ‘greatest’ boxer of all time had to struggle so much against a not so great boxer.
Following the tough fight, the man who begins his jail term from June 1 said, he allowed the fight to stretch for 12 long rounds as he wanted to give the boxing fans true value for their money they paid to watch the fight. There were as many as 16000 viewers at the stadium and there is no doubt they fully enjoyed the fight.
Many of Mayweather fans are showing this fight as a proof that their favored boxer still retains the same aura of invincibility that he has enjoyed in much of his boxing career spanning more than a decade. A diehard fan of Mayweather jr says, “Floyd showed his fans and the haters that he could stand toe-to-toe in the eye of the storm and take as good as he can give against top level competition. He also showed emphatically in the 12th round that if he just wanted to box and stay on the outside, it would have been an uncompetitive 12 round unanimous decision. Guess what…Floyd went to the ropes searching for a dog fight with Cotto and still came out with a unanimous decision. What will the Pactard Extremists think of him now?”
But despite all exploits of Mayweather Jr there is one boxer, whom Mayweather never wanted to face. He has taken refuge behind one excuse after the other and has not shown his preparedness to fight. Even after Saturday’s sellout fight against Cotto he again avoided to answer the questions about facing Manny Pacquiao. “There’s really nobody out there for me to fight anymore…really can’t say where my career is going to go from here” Mayweather said in the post fight press conference. But everyone knows that he doesn’t want to face Manny and so he is avoiding him.
Meanwhile Mayweather has expressed his desire to retire from professional boxing. Maywehe told the media during his post fight press conference, “ If it was my last fight, I gave them a bang”. But if he really retires without facing Manny, it will be a great disservice to the sport.