Floyd Mayweather Is Afraid of Manny Pacquiao

The coward’s way out.

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     Floyd Mayweather is a coward.  It has become obvious in recent weeks that he has absolutely no interest in fighting Pacpuiao; apparently the realization that his undefeated record, and as such a large segment of his mystique and legacy would bear a stain of he fights has finally occurred to him.  And it’s sad.  Mayweather has been a great champion; brash and cocky, but never afraid to back it up.

     Mayweather could have happily rode off into the sunset after his victory over Juan Manuel Márquez.  It was dominant, and would have been a fitting end to a glorious end to a magnificent career.  Instead, weather blinded by arrogance or dollar signs, he allowed a fight to be booked that he knew he couldn’t win.

     The cracks in the arrogant facade began to show when Mayweather’s father, former contender Floyd Sr., arbitrarily accused Pacquiao of using steroids.  It was a baseless accusation;  there has never been any indication or reason to suspect Manny Pacquiao of such.  It was simply an obvious step one of a panicked plan to get Mayweather out of the fight.

     Nearly every detail is in place for the super fight, other that one infinitesimal bit;  Manny Pacquiao won’t submit to a blood test in the last 48 hours before the fight.  He has stated, on record, that he is willing to take one before, or immediately after the fight.  His reasoning is simple;  he doesn’t like needles, and feels that having blood drawn that short of a time before a fight would be detrimental.  As trite as that may sound, anyone familiar with the sport of boxing knows that a fighter’s training regimen is everything (Just ask Mike Tyson after the Buster fight), and something like this could very well derail his preparations.

     Being tested immediately after the fight is a more than amicable solution, but Floyd, Jr. is having none of it. 

“I understand Pacquiao not liking having his blood taken, because frankly I don’t know anyone who really does,” Mayweather said in his statement. “But in a fight of this magnitude, I think it is our responsibility to subject ourselves to sportsmanship at the highest level. I have already agreed to the testing and it is a shame that he is not willing to do the same.

“It leaves me with great doubt as to the level of fairness I would be facing in the ring that night. I hope that this is either some miscommunication or that Manny will change his mind and step up and allow these tests, which were good enough for all these other great athletes, to be performed by USADA.”

     It is an absolute tragedy that such a great champion will leave his sport as a coward.  There was a time when Champions had class… they went out in a blaze of glory, or walked away when they knew they could no longer do so.  There will be no dignity in Floyd Mayweather’s exit.  Even if he and Manny Pacquiao never lace up the gloves, Manny will have put that smear on Mayweather’s legacy.  He will have sent him off with his tail tucked between his legs.  Sounds better than a knockout in my book.

     We can only hope Mayweather goes out the right way, even if it means a 1 instead of a 0.  This is where history will judge:  Was Floyd Mayweather just a Great Fighter…. or a great champ?

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37 Comments
  1. Posted December 24, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Wonderful writing :)
    Merry Christmas

  2. Posted December 24, 2009 at 10:32 am

    great article! merry christmas!

  3. Posted December 24, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for this wonderful article. Considering the great syndicates operating behind WBA, a needle puncture is worth an alibi to intoxicate Manny before a fight. Mayweather is true to his family name, he has the lifespan of a Mayfly on the ring. Literally in the Philippines, Pacquiao means “have it all”. Coincidence?

  4. Posted December 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Nice, Merry Christmas…!

  5. Posted December 24, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    great post.. i like it! very interesting.. Thanks..
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! :)

    - jaysonv

  6. agramsea
    Posted December 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    A very fitting article.

    Bob Arum should shop for another opponent pacman.

  7. Islander Pride
    Posted December 24, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I agree………..cancel fight and find another opponents……Too much B/S if you deal with Mayweathers……..I hope Pacman stand firm. Who care what GBP and Mayweather thinks anyway!!!!!!!! People do not realize but Pacman will be making a-lot of money in Poltics (it’s bad for the people of the PI but it’s true). So, it’s not about the money at this point, it’s more like pride now!!!!!!!!

  8. Posted December 24, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Completely off base. Another Floyd hater. Somehow Pacquiao mysteriously gets better in his 30’s way better and now he won’t take drug tests, yet it’s somehow Mayweather’s fault that Pacquiao is CLEARLY being shady on the issue.

  9. NICK
    Posted December 24, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    BIASED ARTICLE…..EVERY PERSON THAT SAID ITS A GREAT ARTICLE IS A PAC FAN AND MAYWEATHER HATER!!!

    YOU CALL FLOYDS REQUEST “BS” BUT WHAT WOULD YOU LABEL MANNY’S REQUEST FOR FLOYD TO BE PENALTIED 10 MILLION FOR EVERY FRACTION OF A POUND OVER 147????
    DONT EVEN BRING THAT JMM JUNK TO THE TABLE. HIS NATURAL FIGHTING WEIGHT IS 147, TRUST ME, HE WOULNT GO OVER THAT
    THIS FALLS SOLELY ON MANNY BECAUSE HE DEEP DOWN KNOWS HE WONT WALK THROUGH FLOYD LIKE HE DID AGAISNT ALL OTHER FLAT-FOOTED FIGHTERS.

  10. edizzle
    Posted December 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    as a true mayweather fan i am ashamed of all the drama behind this fight…it is now obvious that floyd is running scared…i believe floyd can beat Pacman, its a shame we will never know

  11. Posted December 26, 2009 at 12:46 am

    mayweather is not afraid of fanny flapiao

  12. Danau Toba
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 4:12 am

    I am Indonesian, and my english is poor, but I can get the point from this sentences.

    “But in a fight of this magnitude, I think it is our responsibility to subject ourselves to sportsmanship at the highest level. I have already agreed to the testing and it is a shame that he is not willing to do the same.

    If Pacquiao refused to do the same in the fair manner therefore what can we say? To all mayweather hater, you all need to be ashamed !

  13. jaden
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Grant aka dumb ass. Floyd mayweather has moved up in weight classes and has became a better fighter just like Pacquiao.
    I liked both fighters, didnt really care who won, just wanted to see a great fight, but now i want Pacquiao to work Mayweather because Mayweather is CLEARLY scared of Pacquiao? Pacquiao has said he will take a blood test a month before and immediately after the fight. Come on now, obviously your a Pacquiao hater.
    Ya he should just take the test anyway, but the same can be said that Mayweather should agree to Pacquiao taking the test after the fight.
    People who Obviously dont know anything about boxing shouldnt leave comments

  14. JSpear
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    All the tatoos Manny has and all of a sudden he has a “thing” with needles. Take the tests, test clean, kick his butt in the ring and then sue him afterward. You would think that’s what a fighter would do.

    Suing him now, taking a fight with a lesser opponent in the interim (that also accused you of cheating) looks suspect. It makes it look like you’re taking on a non puncher while you get of the juice. With all the scandals and cheating in professional sports, what a great opportunity for two guys to step up and put it out there that this is clean and on the level from the jump. Frankly, I think the Olympic style tests should be mandatory.

    Shane Mosley pretty much showed the current tests are a joke, and Arum already had at least one dirty fighter in his circle. What did Arum have the nerve to say after Margarito got suspended? That the commission was hating on Margarito because he was Mexican. Truth is, Margarito should be in jail for what he did to Cotto and I believe he had that same assault planned for Mayweather. That’s probably why Arum wanted the Mayweather – Margarito fight so bad.

    Anyway.

    It’s just like Malignaggi said…

    The smart people in the industry know what’s screwed up, but they’re too busy trying to use it to their advantage and make money.

  15. a real boxer
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    if pacman is so great just take the damn test and get into the ring and prove mayweather wrong. if manny backs out then he looks like he is on the juice. dont taint boxing like baseball they both should be subject to the same test, besides no one would like to see another top flank rip off set up fight to make manny look unbeatable mallinogi is an easy way to back out of dealing with a 100% accurate blood test for any extra boost to win in the ring. sorry to all the phineas out there but yall need to make manny “man-up” and stop arum mess up your judgement. He already kept manny against his own will under top rank when manny was trying to go to golden boy!!!!!

  16. jaden
    Posted December 27, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    This whole thing with Pacman and Mayweather is baloney with the steroid and blood testing thing,” Bradley said. “The fans want to see this fight. Everyone wants to see the fight. I want to see it. This is the fight that should be made. But this testing stuff is crazy.

    “I’m not worried about Manny Pacquiao. He’s not on steroids. Just because he’s destroying guys, you want to say he’s on steroids? Come on. He’s just that good. He’s been tested how many times and he’s never tested positive. Neither has Mayweather.”

    Bradley said he would fight either man if he were given an offer and said he wouldn’t demand tests, as Shaw said he would.

    He said he has confidence in commissions like the Nevada Athletic Commission and the California State Athletic Commission to properly administer testing.

    “These are big-time commissions and they have a track record of doing the right thing and protecting fighters,” he said. “They clearly take their jobs seriously. You have to do a lot to satisfy their requirements. I don’t get why anyone would be asking for these blood tests above and beyond what Nevada or California might do.

    “Neither guy has a history and I think history shows you that the boxers who have tried steroids find it doesn’t work. Look at (Fernando) Vargas. When he fought Oscar (De La Hoya), it turns out he was on steroids and he got tired. Look what happened to him. He got knocked out.”

    Case closed Pacquiao Haters
    Mayweather is Scared, he wanted to find a way out of the fight and he did.

  17. Posted December 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Well presented Sports Casting. Points of interest are well highlighted within your words.

  18. willy manchester
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Wow!!!! I cant believe the nerve of some people on here saying floyd is scared to fight pacman . I gurantee he is not running in any way shape or form he simply doesnt want to fight someone juiced up like drago off of rocky.How is it that its hard for people to believe that the people inside of boxing dont know what theyre talking about whenever someone is accused of ped’s or steroids like theyre professional opinion isnt relavent they know more than the general public about their profession so how come you cant believe its possible for someone to take steroids.Its ashame that people in boxing hate floyd so much that they completely sweep under the rug the fact that the people who they want him to fight are potentially juicing big time if manny doesnt have anything to hide then take the test and stop saying this is floyds way out of the fight i dont know about anyone else on here but i’ll take all the blood tests in the world to make possible 20-30 million off this fight so manny either needs to go ahead and man up and do the testing or man up and tell the world he’s probably on peds im sorry

  19. Jaden
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 10:55 am

    As said before, yes i agree Pacquiao should agree to the test, but the same can be said about Mayweather agreeing to Pacquiao taking the test a week before the fight and immediatly after, it will still show if he is juicing.
    i dont know about anyone else on here but i would agree to allow Pacquiao to take the blood tests the way he wants since it would still show if he juicing and i could make 20-30 million off the fight so Mayweather should just man up and fight the greatest fighter of the decade or just tell the world that he is scared.

    By the way Pacquiao has been acused of juicing many times and has never tested positive. Mayweather has been accused of ducking fights before, no test to take to prove he has or hasnt, since thier is no test to prove this i think i will take the word of all the boxers and sports anouncers who have also said he ducks fighters.

  20. Jaden
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 11:48 am

    So no one was accusing Pacquiao of using steroids until Floyd Mayweather decided to slader his name, people who fought Mayweather could have said the same about him, but obviously they have a little more class.
    Think about this Pacquiao 5 foot 7 started and 106 pounds and moved up to 147
    Mayweather 5 foot 7.5 started at 106 pounds and moved all the way up to 154.
    Kinda stupid to accuse somebody of takin steroids when you put on a extra 7 pounds more the him.

    Once again if you know nothing about boxing stop commenting.

  21. NOweather
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 2:39 am

    all of a sudden Mayweather, Jr. is the sensible, altruistic one?

    So now that this trick of trying to expose Manny Pacquiao in an impropriety over a silly blood test has backfired, all of Team Mayweather has egg on its face and should be ashamed of themselves.

    Team Mayweather and Golden Boy Promotions should be reprimanded for insulting the integrity of the Nevada State Athletic Commission that it couldn’t handle a simple blood test on the very day it asks the state to host the fight.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-11372-Dallas-Boxing-Examiner~y2009m12d23-Blood-test-a-gimmick-that-backfired-on-Floyd-Mayweather-Jr

  22. Noob
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 10:55 am

    LOL! Manny agrees to do an immediate test after the fight. Isnt that enough for Gayweather? As if traces of steroids would be gone after the match. What a lame excuse by Gayweather.

  23. Posted January 10, 2010 at 3:37 am

    COMMENTS????? well IM very sure that mayweather has 100% coward skill…..

  24. Posted January 10, 2010 at 3:43 am

    FROM promoter to boxing fighter nothings left its so a shame you guys…….WHOS next??????? long live manny pacquiao!!!!!

  25. Posted January 11, 2010 at 5:40 am

    This is disgusting ! What is pac gonna sweat the riods and HGH right out his body in the night of the fight ?

    If he is accepting a blood test the night of the fight , then it sounds legit to me wtf could he really be hiding. I totally agree with the psycological affect the blood withdrawel may have on his game , all sports including boxing is a large part mental.

    Not to mention i can understand him not wanting mayweather to get his way , the whole proceeding has been asinine to say the least.

    first it was the weight , then the who’s name will headline first which pac gave to gayweather when pac is the champion!

    now its this BS , sorry but i think mayweather wants no part of pac , now after the backlash this will have on his career from media i think he will act like he did alot to make the fight happen and actually want it now , i think he did nothing but try to keep this fight as far from him as he could.

  26. Mayweather Fan
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I think mayweather has a real chance to beat pacquiao but he is afraid to get his record blemished. It is quite shameful considering he is one of the best fighters around.. he’s still my favorite though.

  27. Snowman
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 4:31 am

    It is obvious that Mayweather is making up excuses to not proceed with the fight. I can’t blame him though because I wouldn’t want to fight Pac Man either. ha ha ha ha

  28. Ken
    Posted March 15, 2010 at 1:21 am

    KENTUCKY FLOYD CHICKEN ! Manny would mop the ring with this trash talking chump and if i was Manny if they fight drag his coward butt to the Philippines to fight for Packmans belt. Dancing with the stars gayweather a loud mouth brown turd.

  29. epoy
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 12:51 am

    to all of you gayweather lovers, tell your chicken to fight on the ring and tell him not to make his own rules coz he doesnt make the rules… what he does is box… if he wants to make his own rule then make his own boxing ring!!!

    if you think he has a better chance then bring it on!!!! tell your chicken gayweather not to go on vacation and fight pacquiao

  30. tews
    Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:30 am

    the only question is this, he didn’t have any drama in his previous fights, but when manny is in line all the drama happens. all the accusation happens. why?

  31. tews
    Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:37 am

    OMG, its obvious! he’ll go on a vacation????
    all mayweather fans! i know you know that he’s scared
    you just cant accept the fact that he’s getting away with his fight with manny.

  32. Jason Davis
    Posted September 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Floyd is scared as hell of Pacquiao! He actually should have lost the scoring against the Golden Boy!! All he did was run from him the whole time. I already consider he has a loss…

  33. Coy
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Mayweather is autistic!

  34. TCog13
    Posted November 15, 2010 at 7:14 am

    All I’m going to say is this. After PacMan punished Margarito on Saturday, you know Mayweather was watching and saying to himself, “Oh, Hell No”. You can not claim to be the best if you won’t fight the best. True boxing greats never backed down or foun excuses not to fight someone. Floyd, man up and do what you do if you feel you’re the best. Fight the man!!

  35. RAMBO_TAN
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    FIRST AND FOREMOST:

    1. There is no need for olympic style drug test. This is why the Nevada Athletic Commission exist to do these testings. And let me tell you they are doing their job excellently that is why mosley is caught, Mayweather is caught with xyclocaine. To say that Olympic style drug test is necessary is like trying to insult the Commission.

    2. Pacquiao through experience has felt weak during his fight with Morales because the Commission took blood samples from him right before the fight. Try find the video of it on youtube and you will know why Pac does not want to be test right before the fight. And if you try to do your research you blood does not get regenerated within 24hours. This is why he does not want the test. But to ease Mayweather’s baseless demands he agreed to the test right after. Even thou when there is really no need for the test.

    3. Mayweather has stated that even if Pacquiao is juiced or not he can beat him easy. So the question is:

    Why not fight him, beat him and get millions.
    If Pacquiao is caught juicing, what good would that do to Floyd? He will lose the chance to beat him and take the millions. SO WHY NOT JUST FIGHT HIM FLOYD?

    4. During the fight with Mosley and Foyd. The test ended 14 days before the fight. And Pacquiao agreed to the senseless test just to appease Floyd. Suddenly Floyd just went silent… Obviously he ran out of reasons… One reason he said is his uncle trainer wont be there for the fight… what a coward… other fighters would do anything just to have the million dollar match even if it means getting a different trainer… He said he is busy with some legal issues… what the heck Floyd… Pacman is busier running for congress and doing some legislative work, helping the poor, building a hospital, and doing concerts but he still manage to give a great fight… All I can say is you are too afraid of Pacquiao that the thought of being behind bars is more comforting for you so that Manny can have a peace of you in the ring…

    After all have been said I think the last fight I will be seing Floyd will be Him vs his X-GF and kids. When will be the rematch Floyd? Oh yes, I remember this January… You better win this one Floyd so you will have a chance at Manny. If not I feel sorry for your ass in Jail. The inmates will be very glad to have your black ass for fun…

  36. LJC
    Posted May 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    No real fighter, let alone champion, EVER backs down from a fight. Mayweather is scared. Tucking his tail like a punk bitch hiding behind technicalities. I don’t know who would win. But I do know which one is ducking.

    Floyd, pull up your socks and stop whining like a girl. Get in there and fight, or go down in history as the dude who was afraid to fight Manny Pacquiao.

    Pussy

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