Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Destruction of “America’s Hope” To Dethrone A Black King: Mayweather V Pacquiao: The Aftermath
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Excuses, excuses, excuses. No one wants to hear a loser bitch and moan about why or how he/she lost. Here are some thoughts on Mayweather vs Pacquiao the Aftermath. First, shout out to ESPN_FirstTake and Stephen A. Smith but Skip Bayless IS the “biggest contrarian” around. I find he is this way for certain black athletes who are or were at the top of their respective sport. (Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather)
This is now true especially of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Why? Because much like a large portion of society, Skip hates to see a black man in a position of power doing what he wants to do, living how he wants to live and not dwelling at the bottom of the societal and financial ladder.
Skips dislike for Mayweather proves this over and over again. He can’t give him credit for any of his accomplishments. His dislike for Floyd seems to be a personal dislike for this wealthy man flaunting his wealth. He can drudge up “domestic violence” as another reason to hate Mayweather. Yet the truth can’t be ignored. Floyd “Money” Mayweather epitomizes excellence regardless of any personal flaws.
Mayweather has definitvely and decisively show cased for the world he is excellence in the administration and execution of his skill set in his craft. In short he’s a master boxer. What happened in the fight many pundits, losers, haters, and non educated casual spectators will say is that Floyd “ran” from Pacquiao. In reality what they mean is that Floyd frustrated, tagged, schooled, blocked, dodged, and counter punched a very game and motivated Pacquiao over 12 rds to a point where his supreme defensive skills made Pacquiao fight Floyd’s fight which is boxing aka Chess.
Pacquiao for sure is an elite and great “fighter” but he isn’t a pure boxer. This was proved by his inability to reach Floyd with very many meaningful punches. This is also a credit to the defensive wizardry of Floyd. Pacquiao coming into the fight was so over hyped that people actually believed he was stronger, faster, quicker, more powerful, and a better boxer than Floyd and would knock Floyd’s head off. They were very much like the evil Queen of Hearts yelling “Off with his head!!!”
I’ve heard it from many fans of Pacquiao (many of whom didn’t see the fight) but rather listened to the devastated fans and betters on Pacquiao to win. They are disgusted that all the hype they heard going into the fight, all the trash talk, all the speculation was for naught. They actually believed that Pac Man would beat “Darth Vader” played by “Mayweather”. To be clear Mayweather plays the villain well, he’s the braggadocious, arrogant, wealthy and a non-sponsored boss who beat the game of boxing both in and out of the ring. This might be the biggest reason why he’s so hated.
Floyd as Stephen A. would say, gave Pacquiao and the world yet again a boxing…lesson. Many wanted blood instead. Many haters wanted to see this black superstar (who isn’t everyone’s cup of tea) get beat, bloodied, and knocked out so that the world’s sense of the “natural” order of things would return. They felt this man needs to be knocked back down more than a peg but back down to the bottom so they could all feel better about themselves.
Hats off to Floyd for saying bump that and all you haters “I’m on top for a reason and I’m not going anywhere. Stomach it or not!” And I gotta say I love every minute of that. Make them all sick, make em all gag on your greatness, make em all say we hate you. Knowing in the same breath they wish they were in his position.
Now I ask you, what is boxing traditionally known for? For the common fan going back to gladiator days it meant two men go into the arena or coliseum fighting to the death for the pleasure and entertainment of a wealthy crowd of spectators. Boxing and MMA for the most part are the modern day “Gladiator” sports where fighting to the death isn’t the expectation anymore but can happen.
It’s convenient for people to overlook the number of fighters who’ve died as a result of boxing. No one wants to see or dwell on it yet it’s a part of this very dangerous sport. Boxing is called “The sweet science” why is it called that? Because the object of boxing is to hit and not get hit. To expose an opponents weaknesses and capitalize on them. Floyd’s application of his style of defense is arguably the best defense we’ve ever seen.
His physical gifts, his hand speed, his reach, his reaction time, his ability to counter punch with deadly accuracy, coupled with his foot speed and his vaunted defense mean you have to have those tools some what near to his to stand a chance. Pacquiao definitely has some of those tools but his defense isn’t remotely close to that of Money Mayweather and in short Pacquiao was exposed. I don’t want to hear about a hurt shoulder after a loss in which he was throwing haymaker combos during the fight that were mostly blocked or hit nothing but air.
Pacquiao and Skip Baseless cry sour grapes after a convincing loss to Floyd and now because of that bitter taste of defeat they throw rocks at the throne. Pacquiao “He didn’t do nothing”. Really Pacquiao? If he didn’t do nothing but threw more punches than you, connected with your face and body at a higher rate than you, and more often than you did, how do you figure you won the fight? Could it be you’re a sore loser, or desperate to mask the fact that you were unpantsed and schooled?
Everyone and their mother knows had Pacquiao won by a knockout or on points no one would want to hear from Floyd about oh my hands were hurt or both my shoulders were hurt going into the fight that’s why I lost. Give the man his due credit he beat your ass straight up. Floyd played a bit of rope a dope on Pacquiao too and laughed at him several times after Pac Man threw a 7 to 8 punch flurry that mostly missed or was blocked. The hatred for Floyd was so palpable that no matter what punch was thrown if it was blocked they cheered and roared.
In closing look at the big picture. Floyd showed everyone a blue print. Develop a brand, execute a business plan to become your own boss and bilk the most money out of your industry that you can because the game is designed to exploit you, and make the most money it can off of you till the next guy comes along. There is no retirement fund or pension for boxers. Nobody is looking out for the boxer. You know the one who is putting his health and life on the line fighting for money while others look on or give pep talks and/or ride the coattails.
Hats off to the King of the Ring in this era Floyd Mayweather Jr. Hopefully some other young fighters will learn from what he’s accomplished to be both a business man and a boxer. Forget the haters, shake em off, and keep on winning. There’s nothing more for Floyd to prove. If I’m in his shoes I take all the massive cash I made and ride off into the sunset. No rematch necessary for Pacquiao a sore loser, who by the way collects upwards of 80 to 100 million for losing to greatness.