6/30/2011 4:53am, #11
I've never seen any of that before (why would I in the UK). For the first sequence (Mr Rabbit) I was thinking, 'Floyd, read a book. Please, read a Fucking book. Learn to speak English.'
Then again, he's not always consistent. "Filthy Rich is a style, you can ride a Honda with your Friday wage packet and a few dollars in your pocket etc" then it seques to "Pop a Strap". Not if you're in that Honda. Jingle some loose change in your pocket, would be more like it.
Tranquil Suit's radio feed was....special. Floyd got played there - and why not? The radio chap knew his history - which impressed me. I loved that reference to Ageless Archie Moore, and Will o'the Wisp Pep confirmed the radio jock knew his stuff. I'm quite surprised the Eff word was so prevalent; it wouldn't happen in the UK.
Thanks to both for the posts. Wow.
6/30/2011 5:16pm, #12
This is middle of 2009, before his Marquez fight: http://youtu.be/mwNt7wv_RN8?hd=1
This is now: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/box...ory?id=6713408
I almost feel pity, looking at him now.
And Pacman would kill him in his current state...
For what it's worth: http://www.boxingscene.com/mayweathe...rnandez--40309
P.S. I love how in the first video, whenever Floyd makes an argument, he makes this clever face and raises an eyebrow. (like 9:45-9:55)
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6/30/2011 5:35pm, #13
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Could he pull a Bernard Hopkins and win with sheer ring smarts? Maybe. But he won't be the Floyd Mayweather Jr. of old.
EDIT: Just saw the Ortiz portion of that interview. God, he looks like he's been coached. Who the hell dreams of being welterweight champion of the world at 9-years-old?
Also -- Mayweather was NOT in the welterweight division when Ortiz was 9-years-old. That's a bald-faced lie. The hype in this fight is so played up, it reminds me of professional wrestling.
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6/30/2011 7:41pm, #14
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This fight is only of interest to me insofar as I am curious to see just how far Mayweather has fallen due to his lifestyle outside the ring and his deteriorating mental state." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
7/01/2011 6:36pm, #15
Thanks to Tranquil for the vids.
Floyd comes across like a complete knob in the first interview. I also thought his comment about Senior having plotted a strategy for Ricky Hatton to apply against Manny too rich to accept. I think it's bollocks. Senior was hardly seen by Ricky and training was set by the co-trainer with Floyd Senior turning up in the Dressing Room about 45 mins before the fight. No wonder the "partnership' ended so acrimoniously. I also realised Ricky was going to lose when he was interviewed on UK TV before the fight and he said "If I win..." IF????
Back to Floyd. The second interview was certainly a contrast with the first. He sounded Coherent. Nor did he insult the interviewer.
Perhaps Floyd will end up beating himself.