|04-23-2010, 02:22 PM||#1|
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Floyd on injecting painkillers in his fists: Hypocrisy or rumor?
After much trash talking from Floyd Mayweather Jr. against his fighter Shane Mosley on his history with steroids, Mosley's trainer Nazeem Richardson finally struck back.
He's had enough of the senseless blabber coming from the Mayweather camp. So when the steroids issue was again brought up against Mosley in their media conference call as seen on HBO's 24/7 series, Richardson answered back saying,
"Shane has never tested positive for anything. He agreed to the test but now every time they bring his name up, you still got to hear about steroids this and steroids that. Okay the man already agreed to your test, what do you want him to do for you now? During this drug testing, I was told that there were no needles involved. I mean needles of any sort. Because people were telling me something about that there was a Lidocaine or something being used to one of the athletes' hands and it's only legal in Las Vegas and it's not legal anywhere else. And like I said, I come from the hood. The only cane I want to hear is Big Daddy Kane. Because we keep talking about guys using this and all natural... If you're taking needles in your hand, it's not all natural."
Floyd's adviser Leonard Ellerbe then interjects and tells Richardson that what he heard isn't true. "For the record, Floyd Mayweather doesn't shoot anything in his hands. That's for the record. That was a nasty rumor that was spread out there just because people like to do those kind of things," Ellerbe said.
Richardson, who is clearly the most clairvoyant individual among those closest to either camp, finished off the topic by saying,
"but this is the problem when people just want to keep running their mouth about the things that actually have nothing to do with boxing. When you bring up stuff about the boxer, talk about the boxer. But if every time you crack your mouth open, you're running your mouth about nonsense from before, then everybody's gonna start asking nonsense about everything."
I couldn't have said it any better.
First thing's first: That alleged nasty rumor Ellerbe was referring to was actually started by HBO and narrated by Jim Lampley himself a couple of years ago prior to a Mayweather fight. Nobody said anything about it then, so I guess it was no big deal. Point being, Richardson makes perfect sense because if Mayweather truly wants to claim that he is cleaning up the sport, then why did he use a drug that was banned in some states? And the fact that if he truly injected needles in his fists as told by HBO, then how can you consider that being natural? Pain killers numb one's fist thus allowing the fighter to punch harder. That's an unnatural advantage.
And on the subject of Mayweather running his mouth about anything and everything outside the sport of boxing, perhaps 'Money' still has his hang-ups from his WWE wrestling stint. Floyd's rants and antics remind me of The Ultimate Warrior and Shawn Michaels' trash talk before a big fight. Yes it's entertaining to some degree, but this is real life son. Maybe Floyd wants to be boxing's version of Ted DiBiase (The Million Dollar Man - google it), but his act has quickly worn thin on many. Don't expect to defile a person's reputation repeatedly as he has done with Mosley and think people will just take it.
And what about Manny Pacquiao? Pacquiao did not do anything to instigate the hellish wrath of Mayweather's mouth. The only thing Pacquiao did was become the best fighter in the business and supplanted Floyd after he went on his temporary retirement. Next thing you know, Mayweather is trashing Pacquiao, his country and even digging up things that happened a decade ago in Pacquiao's career to discredit him. Money, may have a lot of green, but the greenest thing about him is his envy.
If Floyd has a lot of haters, that's simply because he advocates it. As he himself said it towards the end of episode 2 of their 24/7 series, 'if you're gonna tell me FU, Imma tell you FU too," well, you get what you give Floyd.
|04-23-2010, 02:24 PM||#3|
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This thread has been done...millions of times. I would have answered your question, but then I saw that picture at the top of your thread and realized that there's 90% of a chance that I'd be talking to a brick wall.
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|04-23-2010, 02:34 PM||#5|
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Like Elerbe would come on and say anything else. It is a little suspicious to me that Floyd used to have all these hand problems breaking them during fights and all of a sudden in his more recent fights he doesn;t have those problems. Naz is exactly right if Floyd is talking about cleaning up the sport, than turns around and injects his hands, that is hypocritical. If I was a fighter Shane, manny, or any other fighter that agrees to mayweathers testing demands, I would insist that Floyd is not allowed to inject his hands prior to the fight included in the contract.
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