Tonight's alleged battle for boxing supremacy between Mexican Superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO's) and Floyd 'Money' Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO's) for the WBA and WBC light middleweight belts has allowed the 'casual boxing fan', if it even matters, another opportunity to see why boxing gets so little respect.
The casual boxing fan is actually your average 'sports junkie', one who trolls the airwaves looking for anything sports related while maybe being uninformed as they should be on any specific sport, tonight's trolling costing a mere $64.99 on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View beginning at 7PM.
ESPN, the network that bills itself as procuring expert sports analysis, asks the likes of Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith (print sports journalists) their opinion on a sport they are truly 'clueless' on, their take on boxing as relevant as mine if asked to discuss the raising of alpaca's.
Add to that nonsense the immature antics of Mayweather and his entourage (that may be just short of the entire population of Rhode Island) and you have the makings of another P.T. Barum-esque ('There's One Born Every Minute') piece of entertaiment this evening.
Mexican fans have long awaited the chance at having a true Mexican champion wave their flag in victory and should that happen tonight in Las Vegas, the administration of the MGM Grand Garden & Casino will come away smiling even more than already anticipated as the partying will be second to none.
Only in the world of sports can the villain repeatedly be seen the hero, that having been the case for the last 17 years in the professional boxing career of Floyd Mayweather who recently declared himself the 'greatest athlete of our time', your proverbial 'Ring Master' supreme.
Tonight may prove 'Money' correct in his own self assessment, but should 'Canelo' pull off what most would consider a huge upset, look for the Mexican fans to put the image of Mayweather in their rear view mirror.
I like Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez by TKO within 6 rounds tonight, ending the 'undefeated' reign of the man who would be king, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.
The best fight of the night could be Argentinian Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO's) getting the later rounds KO over Puerto Rican Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO's) for the WBA and WBC light welterweight belts, Garcia's dad Angel Garcia maybe needing to be resuscitated following that defeat.
Like the jaguar said to the monkey's tail, "IT WON'T BE LONG NOW"...