I would be faking it if I tried to be objective in my analysis of Saturday night’s huge fight between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez. There are certainly ways I could beat around the bush and try to act as if I don’t favor either fighter one way or the other. I could act objective and lay out a ton of reasons why Alvarez will win: he’s younger, stronger and has way better hand speed than critics give him credit for.
The truth is, even if I thought Mayweather was going to win easily, I probably wouldn’t admit it. I’m a Mayweather hater and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Why do I hate Floyd Mayweather so much? Well, there are many reasons. First of all, he isn’t a good person. His past legal problems have been well documented and instead of going into detail about his woman-beating past, I’d recommend heading over to Google if you need more information.
He’s arguably the most classless boxer of all time and his fighting style has never backed up his cocky and arrogant personality. If you’re dumb enough to believe that Money May hasn’t ducked fighters in the past, you are possibly just as ignorant as the fighter himself.
Mayweather truly sees himself as the best boxer to ever live and the only reason he can say that is because he has yet to suffer a loss as a professional. Although I hate him as a person and a fighter, I do respect his skills. Is he a top 20 fighter of all time? Absolutely! But he’s nowhere near the best ever.
The biggest reason I want Mayweather to lose is because too many uneducated so-called “boxing fans” are actually starting to buy into Money May’s claims of being the best ever. Nothing makes me want to drive my car off a cliff or slit my wrists more than hearing somebody say that the same guy who clearly ducked Manny Pacquiao, Kostya Tszyu, Antonio Margarito and a younger Shane Mosley is the greatest of all time.
To make matter worse, Mayweather fights like a sissy. He’s curls up into a standing shell and is afraid to take any risks in the ring. At the end of the day, boxers are entertainers. Instead of entertaining fans in the ring, Mayweather puts them to sleep with his boring and predictable style.
Now that I got that off my chest, let me give you one legitimate reason why Alvarez will beat Mayweather. Mayweather struggled against Miguel Cotto, who was dominated by Austin Trout, who lost a unanimous decision to Alvarez.
If you connect the dots and look at the tale of the tape, all signs point toward the red-headed Mexican finally putting a loss on Mayweather’s record.
The funny thing is, even when Mayweather loses, he’ll have plenty of excuses. He’s not the type of guy who would ever give anyone credit for their victory. He’ll whine like a baby; try to say Canelo fights dirty, is too big for him and/or got lucky.
When Saturday night is over and Money May is drowning in a puddle of his own tears, I can’t wait for all of these so-called boxing experts to come to their senses and finally admit that he never belonged in the same discussion as some of the best boxers of all time.
PS: It’s not too late to fight Pacquiao.