Floyd Mayweather, Jr. bashes Manny Pacquiao at JFK airport
This is based on a story told by a dear friend who works at the security of JFK airport who chanced upon Floyd Mayweather, Jr. sometime May 20.
One fine afternoon, this guy friend of mine was doing his usual work when a prominent personality came in. Part of the security procedure was to check all passengers. Then another security (my friend’s co-worker) jokingly told Mayweather that my friend’s a Filipino. Upon learning so, the pound for pound fighter started thrash talking the reigning IBO, RING Junior and WBC Junior Welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao saying that he won’t make money fighting the latter. He even added that he never got KO’d compared to Pacquiao who already had 2 knockouts. This egocentric boxer just wouldn’t stop criticizing and even added that, “Pacquiao doesn’t have a $3,000 pair of jeans like what I’m wearing right now.” He just went on and on so my friend just walked away thinking that one day Mayweather would eat his words.
At first glance (looking at him on national television), I knew that Mayweather’s personality is the arrogant type. Adding to that is the fact that he had won all his fights. But still, I don’t think it’s reason enough for him to have too much confidence oozing in his head because one day, he’d find his match. And who knows, that fighter would bring him down and shame him in front of his supporters. I’m not saying it’s Pacquiao because I’m a Filipino. But who knows? It could be possible. Everything is just possible. Like how Pacquiao defeated the Golden Boy Oscar Dela Hoya despite the fact that most people belittled Pacquiao’s height and reach compared to the latter.
Statistics states that 80% of the people who yack loses the game while the silent type are the deadly ones. Manny Pacquiao has always been silent in his fight. He remains calm and focused on his training. Pacquiao vehemently puts his heart on the game as he dedicates every fight to his country. This selfless act made him won the hearts of not only Filipinos but people of different race all over. This selfless act alone, win or lose, made him already a winner. As for Mayweather, I hope that one day this self-centered guy and our very own Pacquiao would cross paths on the MGM Vegas for one enormous fight. And on this day, I am certain that many (including this author) would want him to bet his $3,000 pair of jeans for one big blow that perhaps, would bring him down.