How Does Mayweather Want To Be Remembered?  “As An Honest Person”

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It may have been, absolutely nobody thinks, the wrap-up to the last call, the epilogue to a lengthy career of a most talented, sometimes troubled athlete who has made more money as a “guy you love to hate” than anyone in the sports-world, Floyd Mayweather.

Showtime ran their All Access finale, after the replay of Floyd Mayweathers' sparsely attended, poorly received adios effort, against underdog Andre Berto, who under-delivered and along with Floyd, had most fans feeling unfullfilled after they paid $75 or so to watch a sparring-level tussle.

In the preamble to the documercial special, we saw Floyd say he was born to be a fighter, and has been doing that his whole life, inside and outside the ring. We saw rehash of some quotes, such as how he admits his persona is a deliberate way of being, to market himself.

Then “AA” kicked in, and we saw Money May doing a press hit, and then to the arena. Berto says he is coming for his respect…strange to watch this knowing what we know…

Virgil Hunter his trainer says, “Trust me, it's gonna be a rumble,” because they had some bad blood going on…aaaaannnnd we know how that played out…

Floyd goes through his scrapbook, says “white boy” Larry Shields (his eighth pro foe) was tough, points to a pic of Pacman postfight and says, “You what he's saying to me right here? Can I get another payday?”

Berto does a BBQ, and we hear his gal pal say Mayweather will fight again, because he'll want a rematch after her guy beats him. Er, no..

It's fight day, and then fight night. Floyd watches prefight TV hype…Berto gets dressed, and chats with Jim Gray. He says he will be smart and stick to the gameplan. Justin Bieber and Floyd talk instagram numbers and Floyd asks Biebs to post a plea to buy the PPV. Maybe the sparse numbers are Biebs' fault?

Berto's pop tells him to go to war, and Virgil Hunter tells AB he is one of the best, who belongs with Floyd.

The Berto galpal can't believe the the future is here, the fight will actually happen..

We see action, and Floyd and pop say they love each other….

Don't be scared to lose, quit standing there, strike, strike, yells Hunter…

Berto's kid, age 12, notes his dad shows the same face as when he's mad at the boy…

Floyd looks more loose than he does during sparring…

Hunter threatens to stop things if they don't pick up, before round seven!

Floyd sticks out his tongue at Berto's gal, and she flips him the bird.

Running from me, Berto yells at Floyd, after Virgil again tells his guy to pick it up.

Dad Berto says son has to stop Money…

Then Floyd says his left hand hurts and Virgil yells at Berto for falling for stuff but says it's close…”He's making a mockery of you,” says a salty Virgil.

Floyd before the last round says, “Love you baby,” to pop, and promises to remember all lessons from the get go. Uncle Roger yells in appreciation, wearing a You Don't Know S—T About Boxing shirt, a strange choice, arguably, after we now know the depth of his health issues…

It's over..

MM and Berto hug, after Berto tells Virgil Floyd ran, and then Floyd tells Berto he's tough. Floyd is thanked for the opportunity…I tell you, these outsized pay checks change dynamics…

The Mayweather kids exult.

Jim Gray asks about the hurt hand, before retirement…

In the Berto dressing room, we see Hunter say, “If he had Maidanas' intensity, he would have knocked Floyd out,” to papa Berto, who agrees, says, “definitely.” Delusion and defenses and self salving of egos is in evidence often in such situations. It is a time for coping, at all costs, not clarity.

Gray sits next to Floyd and Jim Gray and asks, “How do you want to be remembered?” Floyd reflects, and says, “As an honest person. As an honest person, I spoke my mind. Am I wrong for saying that…I'm the best? Don't it also show…don't it show?”

Gray asks, does he want to be liked?

Floyd hesitates, answers without answering, then offers this: “It doesn't matter..as long as God loves me, and I'm speaking from the heart, that's what counts.”

Floyd speaks at the post-fight presser, says he's accomplished it all…now he's satisfied, the narrator tells us. Uh huh, OK…

“I changed not just the sport of boxing, but sports period,” are the last words we hear him say, in the last All Access starring Mayweather ever….allegedly.

Allegedly…

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-stormcentre :

Hmm wonder if the Queens are ready for another round; round 5? Way back when she was my hermaphrodite (just joking) cheerleader NosRADAMazz once told me; let's keep it Snoop Doggy Dog Real. C'mon Queens, (after Hauser's pieces and other similarly questionable spin offs) please don't tell me you have no more (that can't be backed up) left. It's only round 5, and I only just have a sweat up. :) Or is it the case that the lights are on but no-one is home?

My opening move is that if we go by what was said preMayPac then Floyd has don't OK with respect to keeping it Snoop Doggy Dog Real. Or should we talk about PEDs and Hauser related material? Love it!!!!
StormCentre :) :)


-brownsugar :

I admit that there was not a hint of the edge of the seat anxiety before or during the fight. It felt like an exhibition. But the fight was fun and made me laugh out loud due to way both fighters were letting their hands go and the way Floyd was able to exploit the quick handed Berto at will. Floyd senior was anxiety free in the corner, his body language suggesting a role in a popular sitcom just before the lead character delivers the punchline. Floyd senior was as care-free as his free swinging gold chain while he posed as if he was on the verge of delivering vital counsel but never got around to it,....... except for the few times the senior Mayweather prodded his son to "spice it up" a little which prompted Floyd to reel off some ridiculous combinations. It was a fun final romp for the p4p king that was probably not necessary but entertaining nonetheless.


-Radam G :

He is going to end up not caring how he is remembered. And he will call all the powers that be who expose him for being on dat syet racists. He will then start verbally attacking da Bobather, Da Manny, the late, great Rocky Marciano and GOAT Ali, as he praises tsAH and go off about people faking believe in religion and using salty seawater for a cure of diz, dat and da third. Lil Floyd's tude from this time on, will definitely illustrate and demonstrate the "theatre of the unexpected." Expect some really bizarre announcements and behaviors coming from him as time goes on. Holla!


-SouthPawFlo :

After watching the Fight Live at the MGM and then watching this All Access it spawned a debate with a few of my boxing buddies via Group Text lastnight: If "Money May" still carried himself like "Pretty Boy Floyd" he may not have made the money he amassed in his career but his career would have been looked at differently... The Guy is CLEARLY leaps and bounds ahead of all of his peers, and Save from maybe Paul Williams, Margarito and Sergio M. He's Beaten everybody who was somebody from 130-154 in the last 15 years, but I think the public disdain for his outside the ring persona has overshadowed his in the ring brilliance to some people... Zab Judah Ricky Hatton (who was a menace and had just basically retired Costa Tsyzu) Arturo Gatti (In basically his hometown) Chico Corrales (Who was the favorite in that fight) JMM (one of the best technicial fighters of this era and a superb counter puncher) barely laid a finger on him after an almost 2 year layoff Oscar (Who faded because he was outta shape, something you've never seen Floyd do) Cotto (Hall of Famer) G. Hernandez (was totally outclassed) Manny P (Totally Outclassed) Canelo Alvarez (Totally Outclassed) Any other fighter who can say they have beaten that aforementioned Group would be looked at differently but the "Money May" outside the ring persona just turned off a lot of fans.


-Radam G :

After watching the Fight Live at the MGM and then watching this All Access it spawned a debate with a few of my boxing buddies via Group Text lastnight: If "Money May" still carried himself like "Pretty Boy Floyd" he may not have made the money he amassed in his career but his career would have been looked at differently... The Guy is CLEARLY leaps and bounds ahead of all of his peers, and Save from maybe Paul Williams, Margarito and Sergio M. He's Beaten everybody who was somebody from 130-154 in the last 15 years, but I think the public disdain for his outside the ring persona has overshadowed his in the ring brilliance to some people... Zab Judah Ricky Hatton (who was a menace and had just basically retired Costa Tsyzu) Arturo Gatti (In basically his hometown) Chico Corrales (Who was the favorite in that fight) JMM (one of the best technicial fighters of this era and a superb counter puncher) barely laid a finger on him after an almost 2 year layoff Oscar (Who faded because he was outta shape, something you've never seen Floyd do) Cotto (Hall of Famer) G. Hernandez (was totally outclassed) Manny P (Totally Outclassed) Canelo Alvarez (Totally Outclassed) Any other fighter who can say they have beaten that aforementioned Group would be looked at differently but the "Money May" outside the ring persona just turned off a lot of fans.
Money May ought to hire you A-S-A-P. He got you hooked. Now he needs to get you booked. Hehehe! I can give you one of heckuva retort. But I'm moving to the new chapter, as Lil Floyd has done. All types of diz, dat and da third are going to come out. WORD! Holla!


-Art :

Don King and Lance Armstrong want to be remembered as "honest person's" as well!!


-stormcentre :

Don King and Lance Armstrong want to be remembered as "honest person's" as well!!
So does Pac. :)


-Radam G :

Don King and Lance Armstrong want to be remembered as "honest person's" as well!!
Hehehe! You got jokes! Holla!


-stormcentre :

Hehehe! You got jokes! Holla!
Here's some more for ya . . .
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?22532-Hauser-Fires-At-USADA-and-Floyd-USADA-Then-Floyd-Respond&p=88073&viewfull=1#post88073 Enjoy. :) :)


-Froggy :

Don King and Lance Armstrong want to be remembered as "honest person's" as well!!
Very well said, short and right on !


-SouthPawFlo :

Now that he's done: (supposedly) I wanna see how things play out in the careers of: Andre Ward Gary Russell Jr. Terrance Crawford Adrien Broner Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Mikey Garcia Roman Gonzalez Delontay Wilder Leo Santa Cruz Gennady Golovkin There isn't gonna be a box office ticket and PPV seller like Mayweather for a while, but it some good fighters and some good fights to be made in boxing going forward


-stormcentre :

Now that he's done: (supposedly) I wanna see how things play out in the careers of: Andre Ward Gary Russell Jr. Terrance Crawford Adrien Broner Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Mikey Garcia Roman Gonzalez Delontay Wilder Leo Santa Cruz Gennady Golovkin There isn't gonna be a box office ticket and PPV seller like Mayweather for a while, but it some good fighters and some good fights to be made in boxing going forward
Agreed. However, what about Rigondeaux? Should put that cool cat on the list; mad skills. Especially if LSC is on there. Also, Kovalev, and Beterbeiv might deserve a look in too. :)


-SouthPawFlo :

I don't think RIGO is gonna get many fights because his style and lack of the ability to speak English is gonna hold him back.. Santa Cruz just excites me with his all action Mexican style and it's still a lot of big fights for him.. I think the Kovalev Train ends after he goes to war with Stevenson (a fight which he should win) then gets outclassed by Ward.. I think Ward is gonna be the Mayweather of the 168-175 divisions for the 3 years


-Radam G :

I don't think RIGO is gonna get many fights because his style and lack of the ability to speak English is gonna hold him back.. Santa Cruz just excites me with his all action Mexican style and it's still a lot of big fights for him.. I think the Kovalev Train ends after he goes to war with Stevenson (a fight which he should win) then gets outclassed by Ward.. I think Ward is gonna be the Mayweather of the 168-175 divisions for the 3 years
Don't forget Cuba Willie Rigo's age either. He may be being a Cuba 34 or 35 moons, but I'll bet the house that he is at least 40 in Gregorian years. Holla!


-stormcentre :

I don't think RIGO is gonna get many fights because his style and lack of the ability to speak English is gonna hold him back.. Santa Cruz just excites me with his all action Mexican style and it's still a lot of big fights for him..
I think the Kovalev Train ends after he goes to war with Stevenson (a fight which he should win) then gets outclassed by Ward.. I think Ward is gonna be the Mayweather of the 168-175 divisions for the 3 years
Yep know where you're going there with Rigo. And I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you - more holding out on Rigondeaux because he is easily the best skilled boxer that I have seen for a long time. Bold words/prediction about Kovalev. Which is good. I like it when people state a claim but reveal the substance they have to it. The way Sergey fights now he makes a few mistakes, but usually gets away with it due to his strength, stamina, and ability to think and remain composed. I think Ward would struggle against Kovalev right now. But when/if Ward gets back to "Andre V Ward Chad Dawson and/or Carl Froch" type fitness, then Kovalev may have something to think about. I actually think Beterbiev could also give Sergey some real problems. I mean, have you seen how well timed, smoothly, and balanced Beterbiev throws punches; of any force? :) :)


-leon30001 :

An honest person? You couldn't make this stuff up. My only question is, who read the complete works of Machiavelli to Floyd for his bedtime stories? Was it Roger? Or was it Floyd Sr.?


-stormcentre :

Well Leon, (and good short, to the point post by the way :) ) it was probably Roger that - if it happened at all - read the complete works of Machiavelli to Floyd; since Floyd Sr. was "away" for a lot of the time. But then Roger has been diagnosed and confirmed - by our resident NostRADAMass - to have not fed his brains with the right secret foods, vitamins and minerals; so . . . . . . As the song goes; no-one is ever to blame. Unless, of course, it's anyone but Pac. Poor Roger and Floyd, I guess all they can do is wait for NostRADAMass to cure them. On a more serious note; I do agree with you. You simply could not make up something as outrageous as releasing and/or manufacturing as many rash/unfulfilled claims as both NostRADAMass and PacRoach did beforehand, and then - after committing another act of NSAC Fraud - (Pac) being sued by so many people afterwards. And then, if that's not enough; A) Pac's injection requiring (secret) shoulder injury all of a sudden needs no rehabilitation, as all it needs is Jesus and salt water. B) After it all Hauser wades in and redefines selective/subjective reporting, and - rather than his work being greeted with the kind of reception it deserves and one that's regularly dished out for far less "truth-infringements" - instead, it all gets swallowed up so easy and quickly, that it makes - even all the post/preMayPac claims and bumbling - look sedate. C) Many, still, even now, wont avail themselves of all the available facts and information; for reasons that (given how may times it happens) one can only assumes relates to justifying continuing to treat the "Honesty/Hasuer" issue(s) in a Floyd only context - despite how this circular ""judge someone on the basis of trust, but then completely ignore that very same "honesty/trust" rule when considering all the information that's stepped over to . . . {you guessed it} . . . . judge someone on the basis of trust"" approach is as flawed with hypocrisy as it smells of cherry juice. The benefit of the doubt that was given to Pac all those catch-weight and seemingly PED frenzied years has certainly not been afforded to Floyd - that's for sure. But then why should it? After all, we have enough experts right here that, have not before and, would never jump to conclusions; that have already spoken. Floyd is dishonest. And, Pac, of course, is a SaltWaterJesus saint. Love it!!!!. :) :)