Floyd Mayweather: Awkward Silence

Posted: November 10, 2012 in BOXING
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There has been an awkward silence over the boxing world over the past three months.

If you had to describe Super Welterweight Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in three words or less, I’m sure the adjectives would have a common theme: arrogant, loud mouth, big mouth, trashy mouth, proud, never shuts up. While each of these answers true, many of his fans will follow with, “But he can back it up!”

If there’s anything Floyd is famous for, it’s his boxing skills and his trash talk. He seems to have a way of defeating his opponent mentally before they ever step into the ring. His words are so cut-throat and offensive at times that he barely has to break a sweat  when the physical battle begins.

And even though that big mouth has made him a lot of money in his career, it has also made him the most hated fighter in the sport today. I have been involved in several boxing conversations, and on many boxing forums, where his critics just want him to SHUT-UP. Their tired of the trash talk. Tired of the arrogance. Tired of the filthy mouth from the “King” of the sport.

Since his release from serving a two month jail sentence, Mayweather hasn’t said much of anything. We’ve heard the grumblings of a falling out with best friend Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. We’ve heard about their make-up session over the misunderstanding. We’ve heard the challenges from desperate boxers, who would love to have a fight against him on their resume. But we haven’t heard anything from him.

I, for one, am ready for the awkward silence to end. I find myself searching for any news associated with Mayweather’s future plans. When will he fight again? Who will he fight? What are the fan reactions to his decision? I know many people have been asking him to “JUST SHUT UP” for years, but when he does, the momentum of the sport completely stops.

When he’s not talking, we don’t know if we’re any closer to a megafight with Manny Pacquiao. We don’t know if a young star like Canelo Alvarez will finally get his shot. We don’t know if a challenger like Miguel Cotto will get another crack at breaking him down. We’re stuck!

I am starting to realize that Floyd is in a lose-lose situation. When he is constantly talking, we want silence. When he is silent, we want to hear something. I don’t know if there is a happy medium that we will ever get to with him, but the awkward silence has to go.


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