Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Floyd Mayweather is a Dirty Fighter

Floyd Mayweather, Jr is hailed as the best pound-for-pound boxer in many magazines and is currently 47-0.  He will face Manny Pacquiao in a mega fight that took five years to make this May.  Yet for all his accomplishments, many people including the officials refuse to recognize Mayweather for who he truly is, a dirty fighter.  They often say he is an elusive fighter and a great counter puncher, but he wins by illegal means. 
Mayweather's three main strategies are running away, clinching, and ducking.  He should be deducted points for all three.  Running away is a cowardly move.  Boxing is a contact sport.  Mayweather spends a lot of time retreating from his opponent.  Clinching is sometimes used to help a tired fighter get a breather or throw an opponent's momentum off.  Mayweather clinches often after throwing a counter punch.  It prevents the opponent from having an opportunity to strike back.  Excessive holding is considered a foul, yet Mayweather is usually the winner in the judges' scoring.  Lastly, Mayweather likes to duck.  It's a foul to duck below the opponent's belt.  Yet, Mayweather can be seen ducking below the belt or at waist level.  It's a cheap strategy.  His competitor can't strike back because there's no area for him to strike.
Mayweather is calling for Olympic drug testing because he wants a fair fight.  However, he himself does not fight fair when inside the ring and the officials and judges kiss his butt all the time.  Any time he runs away, ducks at waist level, or presses for a clinch Mayweather should be called for a foul.

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