It was announced Tuesday (8/4) that Floyd “Money” Mayweather will be “defending” his title on Sept 12th at the MGM in Las Vegas against Andre Berto. I am in no way, shape, or form a boxing aficionado, I’ve never claimed to be, but, I will tell you right now I am NOT going to waste one dime or minute of my time to see this fight LIVE.
I got burned on the whole Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight in May, leaving that hugfest feeling bamboozled by both fighters. I thought that fight would’ve been one of the great ones, ala Ali vs Norton, etc, instead it was two aged fighters who disguised their thievery with boxing gloves. Hell, the closing music could very well have been Dire Straits “Money for Nothing.”
From what I read, and watched on this upcoming “fight,” it is allegid to be Mayweather’s last … hmmm sound like when super groups have multiple “farewell tours.” There is a brand new boxing arena opening in Vegas next year, and don’t think for a minute that after Floyd wins this fight on the 12th, and is 49-0, he won’t be the one christening the new arena with its FIRST FIGHT, and shoot for 50-0?
Berto who is 30-3 (3-3 in his last 6 fights) is suppose to fight with aggression and should give Mayweather a run for his money, but, that’s just it…no one has anything to lose, both fighters can easily retire with the purses each will receive for MERELY SHOWING UP. There is no incentive to actually fight, just run the clock out, and lets go get a beer.
What Ronda Rousey and the UFC does is where it’s at…that’s what boxing used to be. Boxing is a dinosaur, that needs to become extinct.
Like I mentioned earlier, this fight is on Sept 12th, and I have no intension on spending one minute watching the Mayweather joke, what I may do, is Welcome home some REAL HEROS…the men and women of the Star and Stripes Honor Flight. Their latest flight will be returning back to General Mitchell Airport from Washington D.C. where they went to see the WWII memorial honoring what they and others sacrificed to keep our country THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE.