Floyd Mayweather Puts Another Nail in Boxing’s Coffin
Hey, did you see the boxing pay-per-view this weekend? You know, the one that costs $65 and featured a couple mind numbingly boring fights and a main event that displayed some of the worst sportsmanship I’ve ever seen? Yeah, that one.
I didn’t actually see the fights…I’ve seen highlights though, and that was enough for me. Instead, I enjoyed the free UFC event on Spike TV, which provided way more excitement. **Full disclosure here, I am a HUGE fan of mixed martial arts and the UFC…so I might be a little biased.** Now don’t get me wrong…I don’t have anything against boxing. I think boxers are extremely skilled…at that one aspect of fighting. But compared to MMA, boxing is just plain boring. Even the most boring MMA bout will feature a mixture of boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and jiu jitsu.
In addition to the “boring factor”, boxing has a tainted (ha, I just wrote taint) and notorious history of corruption and scandal…not to mention idiots like Floyd Mayweather representing their sport. One of the things I appreciate most about MMA is the fact that these guys will go in there for 15-30 minutes and just try to destroy each other with punches, kicks, elbows and knees…or try to choke them out or secure an armbar or leg lock. But when it’s all said and done, the 2 warriors (more times than not) hug or shake hands and are very respectful to each other, even in defeat. Even if there is a foul during the bout (a low blow for example), the fighters realize those things are accidental and apologize and tap gloves or shake hands before they continue.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such disrespect for an opponent or for your sport (the sport that made you a multi-millionaire) than I saw from Floyd Mayweather in the video below.
I’ve made my thoughts and opinions very clear. So what do you think? Was Floyd Mayweather right or wrong? Is boxing on the decline? Is there any question that MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world? Do these jeans make my junk look good? That’s a lot of questions. Please leave a comment.