I’ll have to admit, I’ve always liked Floyd Mayweather. I’ve had him on my show several times over the years and always found him to be funny and articulate. He has a great sense of humor and always played along with my politically incorrect questions, so he was my kind of guy….
While it’s tough to stomach all the bulls*** I see on the 24/7 shows and the press conferences, I realize he’s trying to sell a fight and make some money….
Every time I’ve seen Floyd in Las Vegas, I’ve never seen him turn down an autograph or a picture, and he’s always been great with the fans….
So my experience with him has been positive….
I’m also one of the few who pick him to win against Manny Pacquiao and feel he’s going to deliver a boxing lesson to Pacman….
All that being said, it’s time for Floyd to stop the nonsense, sign a contract and make this fight happen….
Pacquiao has agreed to blood testing and also to be tested three days before the fight, so Mayweather’s excuses are done….
And if I were commissioner of boxing, he’d have 30 days to sign for the fight or get his license revoked….
Boxing desperately needs this fight, because we haven’t had a big one since Pacman-DeLaHoya a few years ago….
If this fight happens, it will be the biggest thing since……well, I’m having a difficult time remembering….
It’s all people will be talking about in the month leading up to the fight and the promotional tour figures to be unforgettable….
Now it’s up to Floyd to make it happen. We’re all waiting….
In the meantime, we have to go through a third Pacquiao-Marquez fight and a possible Mayweather-Amir Khan matchup before we get to the main event….
Again, this is where boxing needs a commissioner; to order the top fighters to face each other or suffer dire consequences….
And this goes for the Klitschkos, who would either fight each other or be stripped of their titles….
Wlad and Vitali are miles apart from any contender and need to fight to settle the heavyweight division. In no other sport would siblings be allowed to duck competition….
I know it’s a pipedream, but here’s my wishlist for boxing:
-A no-nonsense, honest commissioner who will match the best fighters against each other on a regular basis.
-A move back to the original eight weight classes, with one champion per division.
-Suspensions, heavy fines and revoked licenses for any top fighters who refuse to fight each other.
I can dream, can’t I?