Last week I referred to the long-awaited Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight as boxing’s Myth of Sisyphus, noting that anyone who would attempt to organize it would repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again.
In addition to Sisyphus, it may also be boxing’s syphilis — when you first contract it you’re having a great time, but then the rash sets in and the longer you wait, the worse it gets. What I’m getting at here is that Floyd Mayweather’s mouth is a venereal disease, and calling someone out for a fight two years too late because you’re about to go to jail for punching your girlfriend in the face in front of your children is a scabby rash.
From Mayweather’s Twitter, because Don King is too old to answer the telephone:
In case you were wondering why he chose now to tweet this tweet:
Facts not included in this expository tweet include:
1. Juan Manuel Marquez did all of Mayweather’s homework for him, showing how to neutralize Pacquiao’s pace and basically mapping out how to beat him.
2. The cut Pacman sustained in the fight with Marquez may keep him out of action until June.
3. Manny’s promoter Bob Arum is in the Philippines negotiating Pacman’s next fight already, because Manny isn’t going to jail for anything and doesn’t have to fight in May.
So what it boils down to is Mayweather continuing that thing where he ducks Pacquiao by dancing around in front of him. If you need that explained further, allow me to encapsulate it in 140 characters or less:
[h/t Cage Potato]