Calling all Flomos, meaning you crazed Floyd Mayweather fan-atics. And notfiying even the most casual Mayweather followers and all fight fans in general.
You’re chopped liver in Money’s eyes, folks. You’re in second place on his list of personal priorites.
Guess who’s Numero Uno in the heart and mind of Mayweather?
Think of the old Robert Flack song, “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”
Not picture a vainglorious singer, make it Johnny Mathis or Morris Day from Morris Day & The Time, someone preoccupied with how they look and feel.
Add in a vanity hand mirror and imagine the holder gazing into the glass, wonderfully admiring his reflection.
That’s right, Flomos and other Money Camp followers, your chosen leader says that, unlike Pinoy Idol Manny Pacquiao, you don’t come first.
I mean, it’s all about Floyd. His favorite song is “I,I,I,I And I Could Care Less About All You Little Yous.”
Don’t take my word for it. I don’t want to get called a Mayweather mauler or a Flomo basher.
The word come right from Chicken Lips himself. Maybe I better captialize that, Himself, to denote his self importance.
AP Photo, Floyd Mayweather cavalierly admits he does not place fans first in interview
Here’s the the typically egocentric and humorless remarks of a guy who used to refer to himself as “Pretty Boy,” courtesy of his Super Bowl Radio Row appearance on ESPN Sports Radio 890, Washington, D.C
I just hope President Obama didn’t catch this all about me guy’s rap:
On why the Manny Pacquiao fight is not going to happen:
FM: “Manny Pacquiao didn’t want to take a 25 million dollar drug test. I had a clause that I wanted and he had a clause that he wanted. His clause, what he wanted, was every pound that I weighed over 147, they wanted me to pay ten million dollars. I said no problem, each pound I’ll pay ten million dollars. My clause for him was for us both to take random drug tests. The only thing that I’m trying to do is clean up sports period.”
Marley retort: Did you freeze your brain with xylocaine, son?
On why he demanded a drug test:
FM: “Because in the past, at first you have fighters in the past that didn’t take HIV tests, now all fighters gotta take HIV tests. At one time, you weighed in the day of the fight, now you weigh in the day before the fight. Now you gotta take all different types of tests leading up to the fight. So why not? Out with the old and in with the new. We have to change. Everything has to change.”
Marley retort: This is way, way, way, out, pal. Or was it just your personal way out…of the fight against the only man who you know can beat you?
On Manny Pacquiao not agreeing to the testing:
FM: “He asked me to do one thing and I asked him to do another thing. The thing is this, a fighter before asked me ‘Floyd if you weigh this much over will you pay?’ I said yes. We’ve done it in the past. Simple as that. I asked him to do one thing. He had something that he wanted me to do and I had something that I wanted him to do. He didn’t live up to his end of the bargain. I lived up to my end of the bargain.”
Marley retort: You compare a weight penalty clause for a welterweight title bout, where historically the limit is 147 pounds and it’s a penalty you’ve had to pay in your most recent bout (against Juan Ma Marquez, that tiny tot not from Possum Trot) to an UNPRECEDENTED blood test regime which is NOT REQUIRED by the Nevada boxing board? Floyd, come back to earth, brother. You’re out in UFO Land, Area 69 territory, out where the school buses don’t run. This is laughable.
On the widspread opinion that Pacman is the pound for pound king of boxing:
FM: “Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I live my life the way I live my life and I’m happy with what I do. I live for Floyd Maywetaher. I don’t live for the fans. I love the fans but I live for myself. Self preservation is first. I must be happy first before I can make anybody else happy.”
Marley retort: I feel like I’m with Marquez in “Urinetown,” you know don’t whiz in my face and then try to tell me it’s just raining. You don’t get it, do you Sunshine, the main reason people love Pacman is because he is the Great Entertainer, that he lives to perform and to please his audience. In a weird way, I applaud your honesty on this, L’il Floyd, but a l’il humility and ‘l’il bit of gratitude for the cash customers whose hard earned money allows you to live in your Big Boy Mansion and tool around The Strip in your Mayback seems in order. I guess you can’t change at this stage, you won’t learn to say hello now that is almost time for you to say goodbye.
On the fight against Shane Mosley:
FM: “I was trying to fight Shane Mosley back in 1999 when Shane Mosley was undefeated. That’s what the fans fail to realize. Even in the sport of boxing, people get things mixed up. In the sport of boxing, if you start off good in your career, you’ll be good all the way till the end of your career or you start off good and you decline as you get older. You go downhill as you get older. You just don’t start off ordinary, like Manny Pacquiao, and then once you get over 25 or 26 years old, you become just extraordinary. It doesn’t work like that. So I just want to know what is it really? That’s all I want to know, what is it really?
Marley retort: Yeah, just like you desperately tried to fight Miguel Cotto or Antonio Margarito or how you desperately want to fight Tall Paul Williams. At least you admit Manny is extraordinary, maybe that’s why CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” will profile him this autumn and not you. As far as going downhill, what time your trip on the slippery slopes start? With any luck at all you’ll be skid, skid, skidding considerably. Oh, my bad, I forgot you picked an opponent almost seven years older than you by taking Shane on May 1, a date when he will have been idle for 16 or so months. Old and rusty, just like you like them, right, my pugilistic pal? I can think of plenty of fighters whose skills blossomed with age and experience, Larry Holmes for one who improved steadily during an eight year run as heavyweight champion. What’s it all about, Alfie, indeed!
Listen to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. here .February_5___Floyd_Mayweather_Jr_-1265397560
Thanks to VP Jimmy Shapiro and the crew at zuckersportsbookings.com.