Watch Floyd Mayweather very carefully and objectively during his recent appearance with Wendy Williams. Watch him nearly fall apart when asked about Pacquiao, now his mandatory and #1 ranked contender by the WBC, and deliver ridiculously canned answers no realer than "Spam".
He's ducking Pacquiao.
If Wendy were allowed to ask him a few more questions, one might have had something to do with Amir Khan and who he's lost to, and exactly he's done to deserve a fight with him the public isn't demanding. Someone has to be scared to make "Money", because this doesn't make any sense.
Or maybe it does.
There's so many ways to punch holes in his reasons for not facing Pacquiao now its embarassing. "Pretty Boy" Floyd would not have had any problems facing Pacquiao, but "Money" wont do it.
Not even for the most money any athlete would make in the history of the world.
Where do I even start? With his good friend Steve Forbes, who could spar with Manny Pacquiao while he was supposed to be preparing for Floyd (he fought Clottey instead on 3/10/2010)? He passed on a rematch with Oscar De La Hoya, who Forbes fought before he faced Pacquiao. Beyond Marquez, Mosley, Cotto, or De La Hoya we have no acts of God to report concerning a little guy from the Philippines. What do all of these men have in common?
They weren't afraid of Pacquiao.
It's also interesting that Floyd Sr. was ready to train Oscar in that rematch- and Floyd wouldn't do it. I'm glad he didn't because that would have been wrong. But even after his father stepped away; he still didn't want to fight Oscar again.
All he did was watch Pacquiao bludgeon Oscar - both of them did- and decided to come back on the platform of Pacquiao vs. Hatton with jealousy in his heart, who we know his father trained. He was very sure (or hoped) Hatton would beat him. They both were. We saw what happened. The same thing happened with Cotto. Floyd Sr. was sure he would win. Floyd hoped he would.
We saw what happened.
Years later now, it does not make any sense that the so-called "TBE" or "The Best Ever", won't give us a "Superfight" with this man (who most of the world now feels he'll destroy), and is trying to fight a Khan man (pun fully intended) approaching the zenith of his illustrious career.
He was quoted saying catchweights "don't count", but what did we catch him doing this past September against Canelo? And did we or did we not catch him cheating Marquez on the scales and gladly paying for it?
He has the prospect of making history defining fights with Gennady "GGG" Golovkin or Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez at a stipulated 154lbs if he wanted. He has the power, in mere name only, to make any fight he wants.
But he wants to do this.
He wants to make you pay for a movie you already know the ending to. Fine. Just don't wear the TBE hat anymore. It'll cost him nothing to change it to TBM.
The Best Maybe.