Back in 2012, I ranted about those two chumps refusing to get together. https://jasonlawsonrants.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/manny-pacquiao-and-floyd-mayweather-champs-or-chumps/
Well, it’s finally happening. Better late than never I guess. Maybe the two of them were afraid that they might run out of money. The latest estimates puts Floyd’s share of the purse at 100 million, and Manny’s at around 60. These are ridiculous numbers of course, but in my opinion it’s still better than hockey and baseball players who sign bloated contracts, then sit around if they don’t feel like playing at 100%. At least they gotta fight to get it.
Imagine if they donated half of their winnings to charity. I mean, it’s not like either one of these guys needs the money, right? Christ, they could save a city. Maybe even a small country. Regardless, if you are a boxing fan, this fight is sure elevating the sport’s profile. You can’t turn on any television station without seeing some news about this fight. A big percentage of the world is hooked.
We like to think we are civilized. That we are cultured. That we are kind, caring folks who have managed to distance ourselves from our blood-thirsty ancestors. Ha! 2000 years ago, the Roman Coliseum was packed with spectators, watching their favorite gladiators kill one another. In 2015, us civilized, peace-loving new age folks are gonna tune in to this fight by the millions. I know I will. Et tu, Brute?
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