What a weekend. This was probably one of the greatest weekends in sports history with the running of the Kentucky Derby as the favorite won, the best fighter of this generation as the favorite won, and there were five game 7’s on Saturday and Sunday where (personally all the teams I picked to win) all the favorites won. It was one of my favorite weekends ever, and considering a drastic change in the weather made me feel like crap so I could stay home on Saturday to watch it all, it was pretty sweet.
The only real question I have now is who will Floyd Mayweather fight next. He has 3 more left on his plate when it comes to the countdown of his career and one of those needs to be Manny Pacquiao. It’s the age old question at this point because we all know it needs to happen, but it needs to happen for reasons now more than ever. We all know Mayweather is all about the Money, but if he really wants to go out as being known as “the greatest” he needs to face another great competitor of his era. He can’t be in the same class as guys like Frazier, Ali, Foreman, or even Tyson if he doesn’t have the balls to face the best. I know Manny is old, but so is Floyd, and with now Ali calling out Floyd to face Pacquiao, he needs to abide to even be considered in that discussion of the all-time greats.
I could see Mayweather agreeing to rematch with Maidana because the fight truly was that close and entertaining, but do you really think he wants to go through that hell again? He may face him, but the likelihood is very low and he’ll probably face another guy on the up and up but not quite mentally tough enough to hang making Floyd look defensively unstoppable once again. We all know Floyd is all about the money, but he does have a legacy to sew up here in the final year and a half and if he wants to face a bunch of scrubs to finish out his career, you won’t here me beeping my horn and tooting the my new booty for the greatness that Floyd possesses.
Floyd may as well be the Wichita State Shockers of 2013-14… Playing a bunch of tomato cans throughout his career, except he’s the one that set them up that way. The only way he can change that is the hand out invitations to Manny Pacquiao to fight at the MGM grand within the next 3 match-ups.
See you all next week.