By Brandon McConnell
Where are our boxing stars? I grew up in the era of Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Roy Jones Jr, and my all-time favorite Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield. You ask me why do I like Evander so much? Evander fought everyone they put in front of him. No one ever asked Evander at the end of a fight, “who is next for you?”. They already knew that he was going to fight whoever the #1 contender was at that time. Evander fought George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Michael Moore and every other contender you can think of that fought in his era.
So, what is up with today’s boxers? The public has been wanting to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight for over two years. These guys have been getting paid $30 milllion + to fight people I’ve never heard of. The funny thing about it, the public is dumb enough to keep paying to watch their product. That is ridiculous! I bet if we stopped watching their fights, they would finally fight each other. At first Manny wanted to fight Floyd, but Floyd wouldn’t fight him without a blood test because of the allegations of Manny being on performance enhancement drugs. Now Floyd is calling Manny out every week trying to get him to fight, and now Manny doesn’t want to fight Floyd.
I got one comment for both of them….In the words of MC Eiht in the movie Menace II Society; “Both of y’all acting like a bunch of BITCHES!”. Sorry, but I couldn’t think of any other way to say it. Feels good to get that off my chest.