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Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 22 Sep 2014

Floyd Mayweather Jr. needs to own hypocrisy, treat his fighters like he treats himself



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By Kevin Iole, Yahoo Sports

LAS VEGAS – The five members of the Nevada Athletic Commission would be well advised to do a search of the Internet and read Floyd Mayweather's own words from May 1, 2012, as they question him Tuesday.

Chairman Francisco Aguilar ordered Mayweather, not only the world's best pound-for-pound boxer but the owner of the Nevada-licensed Mayweather Promotions, to appear in front of the commission Tuesday to answer for several questionable scenes in Showtime's "All Access" series used to promote his Sept. 13 rematch against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden.

In one scene, Mayweather refers to his gym as the doghouse and says, "The rules are, you fight until whoever quits." Later, he smilingly adds, "Guys fight to the death. It's not right, but it's dog-house rules."

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9secondko's Photo 9secondko 22 Sep 2014

Oh come on. It's boxing.

And if they have a problem with that, what's next, arrest Anne Wolfe for her barbaric training methods?

And obviously no one fought to the death. It's just mayweather having fun saying that.

Sheesh.
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Raghavan1's Photo Raghavan1 23 Sep 2014

But fighting talent should be nurtured with care, not barbaric fighting till one quits.

You dont want your fighters brain damaged after a few years in the gym,.
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simba's Photo simba 23 Sep 2014

View Postraghavan1, on 23 September 2014 - 03:52 AM, said:

But fighting talent should be nurtured with care, not barbaric fighting till one quits.

You dont want your fighters brain damaged after a few years in the gym,.
WORD bro !!!
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 23 Sep 2014

Scathing stuff from the usually mild mannered Iole.
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True Fist's Photo True Fist 23 Sep 2014

There is a thing as hard sparring in all martial disciplines, but the coaches keep a watchful eye on the fighters and are quick to step in when someone gets hurt. The Mayweather Gym should know better. It's not a damn gladiator school where death is imminent.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 23 Sep 2014

View PostTrue Fist, on 23 September 2014 - 12:02 PM, said:

There is a thing as hard sparring in all martial disciplines, but the coaches keep a watchful eye on the fighters and are quick to step in when someone gets hurt. The Mayweather Gym should know better. It's not a damn gladiator school where death is imminent.
No need to worry, Floyd said the sparring was all fake.
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dagiffy's Photo dagiffy 23 Sep 2014

I wonder what the prima donnas of the boxing world will do once Mayweather retires?

No fighter before or since has given the "experts" so many opportunities to stand on their favorite platform, the soap box, and preach to us regarding his conduct, his failures, the desired conduct, and the appropriate labels that should be affixed should Mayweather not bow before the "expert" advice.

No fighter before or since has given the "experts" so many opportunities to display their outrage, their pique, their disgust and their iron-clad political correctness.

No fighter before or since has given the "experts" so many opportunities to display their great skills and insight as pyschologists, counselors, psychiatrists, and their staggering level of understanding of the human being and the motivations of the human heart.

It's guys like Mayweather that make the boxing writers (aka "experts") today feel special, feel like they matter, feel so good about themselves. No other fighter has ever made them feel so smart, so evolved, so righteous.

I wonder who the Great High Priests of boxing will turn to for their fix once Mayweather retires...
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ATLien's Photo ATLien 23 Sep 2014

Easy answer......write about someone else.
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