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The Pacquiao Saga: FightHype or FloydHype?

I was asked by a reader recently to describe what it’s like being me. Flattered, I asked him to be specific, because I really didn’t know how to respond.

Floyd Mayweather probably thinks about Manny Pacquiao more than anyone in the Philippines combined.

He then asked, “How do you deal with Floyd Mayweather’s fans?”

I told him I don't- I just deal with him.


“I’m sick of all these games, jokes, gimmicks from this cheap champ. Mail us all the truth Floyd I’ll pay for the stamps.”


It was suggested by someone that I'm stalking Floyd Mayweather.

When I really thought about it I am- just in a very figurative way. I don’t have a “Fatal Attraction” for Floyd, and he’s not even close to looking like an actress named Glenn.

But he sure does act like her.

I don't think he’s the best fighter in the world, I think that distinction belongs to Andre Ward, but that’s just an objective opinion. I do happen to think he’s the most talented overall fighter on the planet, and perhaps the best pure boxer I've ever seen in my life.

To be clear, much of that statement has a lot to do with who he’s faced- and who he hasn’t. So that “TBE” hat he wears, an acronym for “The Best Ever”, is an overt symbol of narcissism designed to mask what lies underneath that cap and in his mind.

And he is aided by his biggest fan, who I will deal with now. An entity named “FightHype”.

This is a very mysterious media outlet, and it is widely reported to be owned by Mayweather himself.

We don’t know.

But what we do know is that time and time again, Floyd will turn to this very friendly source for interviews and features, while never facing anything even remotely disparaging as far as questions.

Ben Thompson and staff [seem] so unequivocally biased in their journalism toward Mayweather that it’s basically insulting.

If they themselves were to broach this subject in the form of a poll as to whether or not this is true- the numbers would be overwhelmingly negative.

How do I know this? Readers from around the world on social media (and many of them actual Mayweather fans) have consistently raised “red flags” about FightHype’s nepotistic ways in handling Mayweather. The number of examples are staggering and it spans years, but just looking at this video from them ought to tell you everything you need to know.

FightHype famously and firmly stood behind Mayweather's very public declaration from them that Manny Pacquiao was “next”around the time that he was set to fight Victor Ortiz. All you have to do is click here to see for yourself. Look at Mayweather's body language and listen to his voice as he spoke then.

He did not want to say what he was saying and completely unsure of himself. Lost in his extremely questionable win over the younger, stronger and faster southpaw Ortiz, is just how many times Ortiz was able to strike Mayweather in that aborted farce of a fight.

The Ortiz subsequent meltdown resulted in Mayweather sneaking and snuffing Ortiz out, in what looked like one of the most staged WWE PPV affairs in history.

Someone- decided Floyd wasn’t ready for Pacquiao based on this performance. Could this certain someone be Al Haymon? We don’t know.

But what we do know is that FightHype didn’t say anything, and made Floyd seem like some sort of Silverback Gorilla after this fight.

You know what happened “next”. He fought Pacquiao “leftover” Miguel Cotto next, and left the ring that night in May 2012 looking battered and bruised in a way we've never seen. He fought Cotto, who he was reluctant to face for years, in an attempt to bolster his confidence to face Pacquiao instead, while clearly lying to us.

But when it came to Floyd’s denial that he ever said what you just saw with your own eyes, FightHype chose not to report or publicize ANYTHING. For the record, here’s his really bad lying ass denial . Ask yourself why they never reported this.

The answer: He didn't want them to.


Your circle of influence determines your path, and you will never influence the world by trying to be like it.

It’s like trying to beat karma- which no one can. Not even Floyd Mayweather.

Recent unsubstantiated reports indicate that Mayweather will indeed face Pacquiao in September. I won’t go into detail, but I’m fairly certain this fight will happen then, and I’m equally sure he’ll lose. We’re only days into 2014, which will make what I’m saying now soon turn into vapor. But just like water it will resurface as rain.

And I’ll gladly hand you an umbrella while never telling you “I told you so”. I simply won’t have to.


“Yo Floyd I’m at you- for years of unbridled lies and debauchery. You made this game a mockery. Now I gotta stop you B.”


Another reader, from the Phillipines, told me that I was an “American hero” in Manila for “fighting against Mayweather”. This was humbling and slightly embarrassing. But it’s analogous to something I had an interesting dream about.

In it, I view him as a threat to national security.

He has caused more unrest among the civilian population that follows the sport than any other active fighter in the nation, and his recent “tweets” from a covert location about his primary nemesis, Manny Pacquiao, is a call to arms.

What’s it like to be me?

I feel like the fight writing equivalent of Jack Bauer from “24”.

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