Pretty Boy Floyd Is Finally Safe From Pac Man... In Jail
Floyd is set to serve 87 days in prison, which was reduced from his potentially 34 year sentence due to his plea deal. While in jail, Floyd will only be allowed one hour of workout time per day, which is miniscule in the professional boxing world. At the age of 35, it makes me terribly nervous to see Floyd have to spend nearly three months without his regular workout schedule. Once he gets out, it could take him a while to get back into boxing shape, and it will give him yet another excuse to avoid Pacquaio.
When the Mayweather/Pacquiao rumors began, the deal for the fight fell apart when Floyd demanded that Pacquiao take a drug test. Pacquaio agreed to do so, but not within a certain time period of the fight, as he didn't want to mess with his pre-fight routine. Floyd insisted that the test be within that time frame, and the fight never happened. Then Floyd publicly announced that he would be fighting Pacquaio, a claim that Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum promptly denied. Not sure what Floyd was going for there. After that, Floyd announced on Twitter that he was officially calling out Pacquiao to fight him just before Floyd would go to jail (for the sentence he is about to begin). This seemed promising, but talks again fell apart when Floyd demanded more than a 50-50 split of the money, which was ridiculous. Pacquiao is a better fighter right now, and, at least to me, he is more appealing. I'd be watching that fight more for him than for Floyd. So why should Floyd get more money?
I'll tell you why, because Floyd knew Pacquiao would say no. He's just messing with him for some strange reason. He wants to make the people believe that he wants to fight Pacquiao, when in reality he's terrified of tainting his perfect record of 43-0. This fight will happen if Floyd wants it too, and I hope to God that when Floyd gets out of jail he'll grow a pair and make this thing go down. (I mean "grow a pair" by professional boxing standards, I wouldn't fight Pac Man for all the money in the world).