Originally Posted by Ray Corso
After having light to no interest in the sport after I retired in 1988 it was actually Pacman who got my attention to look back into the sport. As for Mayweather I prefer a man with morals and ethics over an actor who plays the role of a "heel" to gain more attention than he needs. I thinks its very sad that such a talented fighter thinks he needs to project such a weak personna. The way the family members presents themselves hurts boxings reputation hugely, it just shows its only about them and boxing has little to no meaning to them.I don't get that at all because Floyd junior wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for youth boxing. Floyd Sr. would have been gone along time ago. They could be the first family of boxing but they choose to be the "Gangsta" clowns instead of the new blueprint. Damn shame to me but its only my opinion from a distance. Not sure Boxing will recover without positive personalities showing up in the next 5 years. Pro boxing might look like European amatuer boxing if the interests in it stays so low in the states. Ray
I don't think the Mayweathers "chose" those personnas. it's just the way they are. And because they have made a sort of local fame where they live, they see no need to conform to normal social mores. Mayweather Junior has always been like that; as he got older, and more prominent, he 'expanded' his personality. He now projects such a negative image that a certain clique, which almost every fighter has, who think the sun, moon and stars shine from this guy, felt that their idol just couldn't be the repulsive, abhorrent character that everyone sees, he must be just pretending.......... and so they concocted a completely fake overcoat for him, where he is just doing this to attract more money, that he's really a very nice guy, a Scarlet Pimpernel, that he's just too clever and is fooling the average person, etc. etc....... All just in their feverish imaginations.
That's why there are about 20,000 religious cults in California alone, by acolytes concocting a wonderful unreal tale about the object of their fixations and obsessions. It's the fault of these crazies, that Mayweather hasn't faced cold, stark reality until now, when it's far too late. And 2-3 months in gaol won't cure him, he'll be flashing his money around and everyone will be running to serve him and pat him on the back. the approval of gaolbirds. When he comes out he'll have greater notoriety and adoration from his crazies. He needed at least a 2 year sentence, like poor Corrales got, and in that time his imbecilic followers might have fixed on someone more deserving. That judge was either a fool or a political knave....