Obviously, this is going to be the biggest fight in years. That’s why the limited amount of tickets that were released sold out in 60 seconds — and that seems kind of long.
The fight should have happened seven years ago, but everyone is still going to accept the ridiculous $100 PPV to watch it. I’m a very casual boxing fan, and I genuinely can’t wait to watch it myself.
We can only hope it lives up to the hype — and when the fight gets here I’ll write about that aspect and plenty more. But now that we’re a week out, all of the hype seems to be the same old stuff.
If you watch ESPN, you’ve probably seen Stephen A. Smith’s interview with Floyd about 30 times. A lot of people didn’t like it. I enjoyed it because not many people can get that kind of inside access from a guy like Mayweather. What I don’t like is Mayweather himself, but that’s a different story. The interview was less interesting the second time … and the third time … and when I saw it on again this morning I finally had to say “enough already!”
Maybe I’m not paying enough attention, but it seems like we’re getting all the same stuff leading up to this fight. Then, Outside the Lines provided a nice little change of pace. Not a video of Mayweather yelling at someone about how great he is, but a look at who this guy is behind the cars and clothes that Stephen A. chatted about with Floyd.
I’m not defending what Ray Rice did at all. But as Jemele Hill pointed out, Rice at least apologized in an attempt to move forward with life. In the video above, Floyd just dodges the questions like a snake and keeps promoting himself. Go Manny.
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