The ever narcissistic Floyd Mayweather Jr is at it again
Clearly, former four-division champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO’s) is starving for attention again. In a recent appearance on Club Shay Shay, Mayweather made the bold claim that he remains the face of boxing. It was a puzzling statement to say the least, yet nothing new from the historically narcissistic former boxing cash-cow.
In his estimation, even three years into retirement now, his name is still the one that rings the loudest. Although, the current cash-cow of boxing WBA super world middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KO’s) might take an issue with this belief!
“Even right now, Floyd Mayweather is still the face of boxing without even competing. The reason why I am the face of boxing is because of this: every time boxing come on, you don’t bring up Muhammad Ali name. You don’t bring up Mike Tyson name. You always bring up Floyd Mayweather name because I am still the face of boxing.”
BLIND TO BOXING LEGENDS
Certainly, Mayweather is brought up on a regular basis. However, to say that he is mentioned every time there is a program on is the height of conceit. It is ironic that he chose to bring up the names Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Ali is regularly honored through the awarding of the Muhammad Ali trophy, which the World Boxing Super Series has used in every branch of their tournament.
And in terms of Mike Tyson, many would argue that his popularly and notoriety still dwarfs Money’s. Notably, Tyson has been out of the ring for fifteen years. His upcoming exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr is almost guaranteed to draw in astronomical ratings and pay-per-view buys.
At the end of the day though, wild and outlandish statements such as this are merely par for the course for the retired pugilist. According to Mayweather, as far as boxing is concerned, he has always thought himself to be better than cold water to the man on fire. And it appears that nothing has, or will, change about that!
By: Bakari Simpson