A fool and his money are soon parted. Often by Pay-Per-Views at $99 a pop. $109 for HD. You want to witness your consumer idiocy in high def.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. stopped real fighting several years ago. Now he performs a promotional jig where they invent enemies for him to defeat once a year for multi-hundred million dollar guaranteed paychecks. Last chump was Manny Pacquiao, a noted Senator and recording artist. No word on which title is harder to achieve in The Phillippines. The fight sucked because Pacquiao is old and awful, whereas Mayweather is old and in shape.
For the better part of a year, Mayweather and UFC’s Conor McGregor have been trading barbs about who would kick whose ass given their differing fight backgrounds. Any creature with a forebrain could foresee they were building up enthusiasm for a P.T. Barnum matchup between boxer and not boxer. Like when Rocky took on Thunderlips, first proving that a Rocky movie could suck. Not that that thwarted another several horrible sequels.
The Mayweather-McGregor fighter will be a traditional standup boxing match. So a cross sport match where you entirely remove the element of cross sport. Popular wisdom says Mayweather dominates in traditional pugilism. He’s a stick and dodge tactician. You can’t take him to the ground for elbows to the ear, so he’ll likely pick McGregor apart on points. McGregor will probably will survive the rounds, to give everybody who paid to watch the match a false sense of having seen a duel for the ages.
Next up, Floyd Mayweather vs. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Money vs. Sunni, they make it rhyme in the ads. Standup boxing with possibly suicide vests. If the money’s right.
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