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Did Floyd Mayweather Jr. just call Manny Pacquiao stupid?

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: "Just by speaking to Pacquiao on the phone, I mean, he's not one of the sharpest knives in the drawer," Mayweather said. (http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7626619/floyd-mayweather-jr-says-manny-pacquiao-not-one-sharpest-not-getting-50-50-split).

Seems like the animosity between the two champs will continue to grow exponentially, and its all Floyd’s doing. Starting with the racial slurs, Mayweather Jr. continues to pepper Pacquiao with insults every time the media makes an appearance. Whether Floyd was referring to Manny’s decision to reject his offer or in general, essentially he devalued the Filipino Congressman’s intelligence.

Some assume this to be a very smart business trick, a way to elevate and continue the excitement that the potential of their fight brings. Others simply label Mayweather Jr. as a racist who is obviously running scared.

It could be both, or may perhaps be neither, no matter who Mayweather Jr. is, there will always be people who give him the benefit of the doubt. Personally I think that while some tactics and verbal assault is good for promotion of fights, there are times when crossing the lines becomes very apparent. Floyd has reached that point, and is now starting to come off as absurd.

Manny’s intellectual rank is not only unknown to most of us, but more importantly it has nothing to do with Mayweather’s inability to get him to fight in May. Sorry Floyd, this one is a miss.

Article posted on 01.03.2012



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