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Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:47

 

JGL Eye

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

(Journal Group Link International)

 

 

C HICAGO (jGLi) – Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s insecurity got the better of him lately and he is blowing it away.

 

Because he is an undefeated boxing world champion, Mr. Mayweather feels that his only enemy is himself and nobody else.

 

He does not want that someone else, like Manny Pacquiao, would be knocking at his door, and threatening to wrest that unblemished record away from him.

 

In a sudden implosion last week, the Grand Rapids, Michigan, native one night turned loose canon and unleashed a racist, defamatory and childish vitriolic video rants mispronouncing Pacquiao’s name as “Pooch-ee-ow” (referring to a dog), and calling Pacquiao a “whore,” a “little yellow chump” and a “midget” several times. And he added, he will force Pacquiao to “make some sushi rolls and cook some rice” and “we’re going to cook him with some cats and dogs.”

 

And again in a sudden turnaround the following night, like the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in him, Mayweather went back on the video airwaves and apologized, saying, “I do want to apologize for what happened the other night. I want to apologize to everybody. They felt it was a racist comment that came from me. I don’t have a racist bone in my body, you know. I love everybody. Some of my guys are Muslims. Some of my guys are Jews. Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, whites, it doesn’t matter. There is nothing but love in my heart, you know what I’m saying?

 

NO BAD BOY?

 

“I heard this from a few people. The only thing I want to say is, anybody who was offended by what I said the other day, I apologize as a man. I apologize. Forgive me for saying what I said. I was just having fun. I didn’t really mean it, nothing in a bad way. So let’s stay on this roller coaster ride and keep riding, baby. It’s all love.”

 

When Mr. Pacquiao was asked to comment about Mr. Mayweather’s venomous comments, Mr. Paquiao must have remembered the Filipino salawikain (adage), “Ang pag-ilag sa kaaway ang tunay na katapangan” (real courage are found on those who avoid fights) when he took the high road by dismissing the rants as “uneducated.”

 

Pacquiao would rather comment on his upcoming fight with Antonio Margarito on November 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

 

As if by karmic effect, the following day, Mr. Mayweather was in the news, being released from Las Vegas, Nevada, jail on $3,000 bail on a felony charge after his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, alleged he beat her and stole her cell phone during an argument in front of their three children. Mayweather, 33, was booked on a grand larceny charge that could land him up to five years in state prison if convicted of taking items valued at less than $2,500.

 

Ms. Harris also requested for a Clark Court Family Court protection order, saying, Mayweather threatened to kill her in a confrontation about 5 a.m. Thursday at a home she says is listed in his name in southwest Las Vegas.

 

She said he was angry about her a relationship with another man.

 

The nine-page request for a protection order alleges Mayweather pulled Harris's hair, punched her in the head and twisted her arm while she screamed for their children, ranging in age from 7 to almost 11, to call 911.

 

"He yelled and screamed that he was going to kill me and my boyfriend," Harris wrote. "Floyd has threatened to have other people do harm to me as well and if (there) is a way I can be protected from that please help me."

 

WILL MAYWEATHER TURN SUICIDAL?

 

M ayweather’s brash with the law reminded me of another undefeated world champion, Edwin Valero, a former lightweight champion in boxing from Venezuela, who hanged himself hours after he was arrested for murdering his wife April this year. Valero was arrested after his 24-year-old wife’s body was found in a hotel in Valencia. The 28-year-old boxer had a 27-0 record, all of his victories knockouts.

 

I have a feeling Mayweather needs some counseling, as in anger management, and a change of scenery, as in replacing his advisers, who could not rein him in.

 

This is what happened to another boxing champion Ricky Hatton, whom both Mayweather and Pacquiao defeated. Mr. Hatton has now been admitted in a drug rehabilitation center after being caught by News of World snorting cocaine.

 

Mayweather started his free fall since he and his father accused Pacquiao of using performance-enhancing drug that prompted the Filipino icon to sue the father-and-son for defamation.

 

According to Mayweather’s lawyers when Mayweather answered a question about Pacquiao by responding, “cause we know the Philippines got the best-enhancing drugs. The statement does not accuse Pacquiao of taking performance-enhancing drugs. It merely provides Mayweather, Jr.’s opinion that the Philippines produces quality performance-enhancing drugs.”

 

If I were the Philippine government, I will join Pacquiao in the defamation suit against Mayweather to teach him a lesson and to let him pay for libeling and slandering the Philippines as producer (sic) of “quality performance-enhancing drugs.”

 

And if the Philippine government agrees, it might as well join Manny Pacquiao in suing an obscure narrowcaster Adam Carolla, who libeled Pacquiao as “illiterate” and the “Philippines has nothing (but) sex stores.” # # #

 

Editor’s Note: To contact the author, please e-mail him at:  (lariosa_jos@sbcglobal.net)

 



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