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BrutUalBK
post May 7 2013, 06:49 AM
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Ok, I've been scanning this situation with Money vs Canelo over and over in my brain and I realized that now it seems Floyd will be staying at 147 since they stripped him of his belt at 154 and everyone seems to want him to go back up and face a bigger Alvarez (who walks around at 170/re-hydrates to the same weight on fight night) and there are those (Haters, mostly) who expects him to make the move back up and not do it at a CW but then those same (Haters, mostly) gave Manny Pac a pass when he took on an Old/way past it/Over-the-hill Oscar at 147 (a weight he hadn't been at in 9 years) for Manny's CW fight with him at WW.

So the questions are: Is there a Double Standard here?? And, if so, why does it exist for Floyd and not for Manny Pacquiao??

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checkleft
post May 9 2013, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 8 2013, 09:36 PM) *
he does this all the time. talking shit is a double edged sword.

if he wants to claim he's the greatest of all time....then he leaves himself open to being compared to all-time greats...some of which happen to have been in his weight class...and have acheived greater feats.

had he took the pacquiao route...and been humble...then people would have been showering him with praise.

anyone remember mike tyson when he first burst onto the scene? he was very humble....and he never talked trash. the public ate that shit up and he became larger than life. cus died...then jim jacobs...and slowly but surely the real mike came out and he was a hood as it gets. by then...he had already captured the publics attention. does anyone think it's coincidence that his rise coincided with the decline of the networks televising boxing. his rise ushered in the ppv era.

on the flip side...let's look at another humble athlete who took the world by storm. michael jordan. didn't talk any blatant shit and instead...did so in very subtle ways. ask anyone who knows him personally and they'll tell u he was never the person portrayed in all those ads....but he got paid and the fans still love the man to this day.

Did you just call mj humble???? Lmao, sorry pro that couldn't be further from the truth.

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- BrutUalBK   FLOYD and PAC   May 7 2013, 06:49 AM
- - sduck   Yeah but that's kind of old...   May 7 2013, 06:59 AM
|- - mitukczuk   QUOTE (sduck @ May 7 2013, 06:59 AM) Yes ...   May 7 2013, 07:13 AM
- - mgrover   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 7 2013, 12:49 PM) ...   May 7 2013, 08:27 AM
- - leonthegee   "They hate seeing a black man with a gang of ...   May 7 2013, 08:30 AM
- - Hotsauce   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 7 2013, 06:49 AM) ...   May 7 2013, 08:40 AM
- - Franchize   Cmon now. We all know Manny Pacquiao can do no wro...   May 7 2013, 09:06 AM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Franchize @ May 7 2013, 10:06 AM) ...   May 7 2013, 09:46 AM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (Franchize @ May 7 2013, 03:06 PM) ...   May 7 2013, 12:00 PM
|- - aTYpicalTYrant   QUOTE (mgrover @ May 7 2013, 01:00 PM) As...   May 7 2013, 12:22 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (aTYpicalTYrant @ May 7 2013, 06:22...   May 7 2013, 01:04 PM
- - daprofessor   there is a double standard because most hold floyd...   May 7 2013, 02:21 PM
|- - The Original MrFactor   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 7 2013, 03:21 PM...   May 7 2013, 07:29 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (The Original MrFactor @ May 7 2013, 08...   May 7 2013, 08:26 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (The Original MrFactor @ May 7 2013, 07...   May 7 2013, 08:52 PM
|- - The Original MrFactor   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 7 2013, 09:52 PM) ...   May 7 2013, 10:46 PM
- - mgrover   I don't get why we still have posts about this...   May 7 2013, 03:45 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mgrover @ May 7 2013, 03:45 PM) I ...   May 7 2013, 05:51 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 7 2013, 11:51 PM) ...   May 8 2013, 01:35 AM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mgrover @ May 8 2013, 01:35 AM) It...   May 8 2013, 03:20 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ May 8 2013, 09:20 PM) ...   May 8 2013, 05:01 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mgrover @ May 8 2013, 05:01 PM) Fa...   May 9 2013, 11:04 AM
- - checkleft   I think the funny part is that people always deman...   May 7 2013, 07:43 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (checkleft @ May 7 2013, 08:43 PM) ...   May 7 2013, 08:33 PM
- - mrchitown   If I was Floyd I would fight Canelo at either a CW...   May 8 2013, 03:19 AM
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|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 9 2013, 07:07 PM...   May 10 2013, 12:18 AM
- - JammyJam   I feel like if he was to fight Canelo next and win...   May 8 2013, 07:09 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (JammyJam @ May 9 2013, 01:09 AM) I...   May 8 2013, 07:34 PM
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- - Dolimite   We talk about how Floyd will be remembered but how...   May 9 2013, 12:45 PM
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- - checkleft   QUOTE (daprofessor @ May 9 2013, 08:11 PM...   May 9 2013, 07:32 PM
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- - neophyte7   [quote name='KOpower' date='May 11 201...   May 11 2013, 11:42 AM
- - Cshel86   What's up with people suggesting that Floyd sh...   May 11 2013, 12:10 PM
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