Further Proof that Floyd Mayweather Fears Margarito?

16.10.06 - By Scoop Malinowski: Floyd Mayweather is too clever to ever admit to a secret fear of fighting WBO Welterweight champ Antonio Margarito, but every now and then when the Pretty Boy speaks it seems the truth slips out. We all remember Floyd's famous mandates: If it makes dollars it makes sense, Margarito is just average, he will be easy work, I love Bob Arum, and I'll fight anybody anywhere as long as Bob shows me the money.

The most recent Floydian slip occurred on an internet free chat Floyd does with boxing fans. One fan named Mad Skils asked Floyd, "Who does Cotto have to beat to get in the ring with you?"

Mayweather's response: "Bob Arum. Cotto could have gotten in the ring with me. Bob is scared do death to put him anywhere near me."

That may or may not be true. But one thing everyone in boxing knows is that Bob Arum was not one ounce afraid to put Antonio Margarito in the ring with Floyd Mayweather on November 4th. Arum offered Floyd $8,000,000 plus pay-per-view upside to face Margarito, which three times Floyd declined.

So, by using Floyd's own logic, does it mean that by three times ducking Arum's bountiful offer, Floyd himself was scared to death to be put anywhere near Margarito?

Article posted on 17.10.2006

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