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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Is Mayweather a Cash Cow or a Cash Coward?

It's only three more days to go before the much-awaited Star Power event which features American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Mexican-American boxer Victor Ortiz. They will fight for the WBC (World Boxing Council) Welterweight Title at a weight limit of 147 lbs; anyone who weighs beyond the limit will give a percent of his guaranteed purse to his opponent.

This upcoming event will be Floyd Mayweather's comeback fight after not fighting for sixteen long months which made his huge number of followers suffer so much. He last fought and won against Shane Mosley in 2010. After the fight, enthusiasts and fans were one on saying that Floyd should fight Manny Pacquiao next. After a couple of months, the undefeated Mayweather told the world, through an unknown interviewer, that he will be taking a 2-year off from the sport of boxing.

Probably because of fear, Mayweather has always provided excuses so he will not fight Pacquiao, who has a huge chance of defeating him. Pacquiao vs Marquez is on November 12 and boxing fans are hoping that Manny and Floyd will win their respective fights

In April 2011, Mayweather decided to watch the fight between Victor Ortiz and previously undefeated Andre Berto. It was already on his mind that he will challenge whoever will win the fight. Ortiz emerged victorious and got the chance to face Mayweather this coming Saturday.

Many fans say Floyd is a Cash Cow because he always brings big money to any boxing event he is in. He is a project that generates a continuous flow of money which is the very reason why he is also known as "Money" Mayweather.

He owns several Rolls Royce, a luxury car that costs over $300,000. In May 2007, he and Oscar de la Hoya achieved the highest number of pay-per-view totaling to 2.4 million buys. In his forthcoming fight against Ortiz, he is expected to get more that $20 million; Ortiz's guaranteed money is only $2.5 million.

Do we really believe Mayweather is a cash cow and get more that $20-M? If you check on the Mayweather vs Ortiz Tickets in the black market, you can still see that several hundreds of seats are still for sale. What about the tickets at the official ticketing center, are they already consumed? It looks like the power of the Cash Cow did not work in this Mayweather vs Ortiz event. There may still be vacant seats at the MGM Grand Arena on fight night.

This fight will be broadcasted internationally and most of the audiences will surely come from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Philippines, Manny Pacquiao's country.

On September 17th, most fans of Manny Pacquiao are hoping that Floyd will once again emerge victorious. Boxing devotees badly wants to see a Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight but they don't get it because Cash Cow Mayweather is afraid of cash, which is why he is also fondly called as Cash Coward.

If the fight between boxer-congressman Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather comes true, Floyd and Manny will return home with a hefty $50-million paycheck after the fight, win or lose. We all don't know the reason why Mayweather always give alibis just to avoid Pacquiao and the huge guaranteed money.

Mayweather may be a Cash Cow by achieving huge numbers in ticket and PPV sales but in recent years he has become a Cash Coward who is afraid of getting a good paycheck because he doesn't want to lose to a pure slugger.

Floyd Mayweather is a great boxer and a future hall of famer. One big thing boxing fans does not like about him is because he is not a good example, in some way, to the young boxers and to the boxing devotees. In the Mayweather vs Ortiz 24 7 Episode 1, he pissed and disrespected his Father in front of more than a dozen people inside his gym. In a video, recently uploaded on YouTube, cameras caught him contradicting himself - In the first press conference of the Ortiz vs Mayweather fight, he told the media that Pacquiao will be next but in a recent media interview held inside his gym in Las Vegas, he denied that he said Pacquiao will be his next opponent.

If you have not seen the video yet, please check it now. Is Mayweather a "Cash Cow" or a "Cash Coward"? Share your thoughts on the comment box below.