Mayweather to boost his ego againby Eric Schwartz
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a great fighter. I have no doubt that he will beat Juan Manuel Marquez tonight and maybe do so convincingly.
Why am I so sure Mayweather will defeat Marquez? It has nothing to do with the talents of Marquez, who is a heck of a fighter (50-4-1, 37 KOs).
It has everything to do with Mayweather’s ego.
That ego took a bit of a hit this week when he had to forfeit $300,000 to Marquez, because he was overweight at the pre-fight weigh in. Mayweather was two pounds over the 144 pound limit. The fight could have been called off but Marquez made the smart decision and took the bigger paycheck.
A shy over weight or not, Mayweather (39-0, 25 KOs) is not going to return from a 21-month retirement to lose.
His pride won’t let him.
This is a guy who just last week said that he would be the most popular athlete in America if he was white.
The race card, Floyd, really?
Not being white has really slowed down Tiger Woods when it comes to popularity, hasn’t it? And that Michael Jordan fellow never made it to the top due to his race, did he?
The reason Mayweather isn’t a popular athlete is simple: He’s an arrogant jerk, who thinks people hang on his every word.
Wait, that’s Kanye West, my bad.
Mayweather is a cocky jerk, who thinks people hang on his every word.
People don’t care what Mayweather thinks. They do, however, care how he fights, and he fights great.
Marquez should be in the fight early, but I don’t see him scoring enough to have a serious shot of winning the fight.
Sadly, by the end of the night Maweather’s ego will have climbed another notch.
I only hope he chooses to go away for another 21 months.
In his case, silence really is golden.