Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mayweather vs Ortiz fight: Pacquiao not on radar

Mayweather vs Ortiz fight was a great entertainer. Meanwhile he said that Manny Pacquiao is no longer on his radar

Floyd Mayweather Jr is over the moon right now. He has beaten a formidable foe in Victor Ortiz and made a fortune out of a fight that not many said would be memorable. To be true, only Mayweather camp made it look like a grand fight.

A fight can never be grand till there are two fighters of the same stature. And I wonder if any boxing fan can call Victor Ortiz even remotely comparable to Mayweather. They will say that he was out of ring for the last 16 months and Ortiz had been in the thick of action all this while.

But Mayweather is one of the most gifted boxers of our time. Even those boxing fans who dislike him badly will accept that. Despite hating him, they want to watch all his outings in the rings as it is the real entertainment.

Ortiz too can go out of the ring consoling himself of the fact that the decision was controversial and when he was pronounced beaten and defeated, he was actually throwing some good punches at Mayweather.

To be true, Mayweather is a good plotter of a psychological warfare. He had beaten Ortiz long before he entered the ring. He took potshots at him during their outings before the fight and brought his mother, his father, brother and trainer into the picture by talking about them and making Ortiz look like irresponsible and uncaring.

But not many are sure that this fight will give a boost to his rating as a boxer in the days to come. His punches in the fourth round may be legit, but not expected from a top boxer.

Meanwhile if you are thinking that this fight – almost a one sided affair- will prompt Mayweather to challenge Manny Pacquiao and be a true pound for pound king, you are mistaken. He has dashed all such hopes by bragging about his past and accusing Manny of everything that he is not.

The way he talked about Manny Pacquiao, it was clear that he was not willing to bet his prestige by facing him. Though what he said was juxtopposed. He didn’t challenge mManny but said, “I’m telling you, he doesn’t want to fight”.

He further thundered, “We’ve been talking about this for the longest…This boy don’t really want to fight. All this boy is doing is fighting my leftovers

He went on to parrot the same old line, he has been repeating for years, “I don’t need him. Where was Pacquiao in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 when I was dominating the game? He never asked me (for a fight) when I was in my twenties or when I was in my teens.”

““Floyd Mayweather, from the beginning of his career in the ’90s, we knew he was going to be a great professional. Now ask yourself, a fighter just don’t get to 25 years old and all of a sudden he becomes great”, he heaped praise on himself. A truly great fighter is praised and doesn’t need himself to make a point about his own abilities.

It is about time that he decides to face Manny and let the hands do the talking instead of the big mouth.




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