All eyes are on Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao as their May 2nd bout quickly approaches. You shouldn’t cheer for Mayweather though.
The hype train for the May 2nd Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao bout is chugging at full speed without any signs of slowing. Tickets for the fight of the century sold out in 60 seconds and are now being sold at astronomically high prices on ticket resale websites. Media has been blatantly favoring Mayweather in terms of interviews and news coverage. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith even took a trip to Mayweather’s house to add fuel to the hype train.
But what the media, as well as boxing fans, are refusing to acknowledge is who Floyd “Money” Mayweather is outside of the ring. When one takes a look they will discover that Mayweather has a disturbing history of battering and beating women.
In 2011, Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days in jail after attacking his former girlfriend, Josie Harris. Reportedly he pulled her hair, punched her, and grabbed her while their children looked on in horror. The 90-day sentence was part of a plea deal which Mayweather took in order to dodge a felony and misdemeanor trial.
Mayweather’s streak of violence goes all the way back to 2004 when he was found guilty of beating two women at a Vegas nightclub. Mayweather reportedly punched one woman in the jaw and the other in the head. The club’s security detail then detained Mayweather, but not before he picked up a female security guard and shook her.
These are only two incidents. There are more. So why should you cheer for Mayweather this May 2nd? The answer is… you really shouldn’t.
What are you saying when you cheer for Mayweather? You’re saying it’s okay to beat women as long as you don’t fall on your ass when you’re in the ring. The media isn’t covering it because Mayweather pulls in truckloads of cash whenever he is on the air. The World Boxing Association won’t address it because maybe if they take action against Mayweather the fight won’t happen and they lose out on that revenue. Floyd “Money” Mayweather got his nickname for a reason. He brings in money for everyone involved in his career.
You can watch Mayweather discuss his past in a 2014 interview with CNN.
Sure Mayweather may have beaten women, but apparently that’s okay when tickets for his next fight are selling for over $140,000. Hopefully Pacquiao will give Mayweather his first loss. Maybe then the media will be ready to dive into Mayweather’s shameful past.
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