Monday, February 1, 2010
Mayweather Jr. attacks Pacquiao again
Floyd Mayweather is back on the offensive.
After weeks of silence, Mayweather said in a radio interview over the weekend that he doesn’t believe somebody like Manny Pacquiao could accomplish things in sensational fashion without the aid of illegal drugs.
“In a fighter’s career, a fighter starts off good and he’s good until the end of his career or a fighter starts off good and then goes downhill towards the end of his career,” Mayweather told radio-planet.tv as quoted by boxingscene.com.
“A fighter doesn’t start like Manny Pacquiao, just ordinary, and then once he gets over 25 (years old) he becomes an extraordinary fighter. It doesn’t work like that in this sport of boxing,” said Mayweather, whose megabuck match with Pacquiao fell by the wayside after the two fighters failed to agree on a drug-testing procedure.
With Pacquiao all set to face Joshua Clottey of Ghana on March 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Mayweather has also found a willing dance partner in Shane Mosley with the two agreeing to square off on May 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao was so piqued by Mayweather’s nasty allegation that he even filed a defamation suit against Mayweather as well as his father Floyd Sr. and uncle Roger and Golden Boy Promotions last month. — Nick Giongco
Author: Nick Giongco