Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. is not only the fighter of 2013, but also the greatest prizefighter in his generation. His God-given talents make him superior to the competition in the ring. Floyd boxed with such artistry he is the purest prizefighter I have ever seen. He is quick, fast, and evasive. Floyd’s exceptional defensive skills, counterpunching, and elusiveness remind me of one of my all-time favorite boxers the legendary “Sweet Pea” Pernell Whitaker. I enjoy watching Floyd Mayweather box the same way I loved Mike Tyson knocking boxers out in his heyday. In fact, if I can morph into a prizefighter if would be Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. with Mike Tyson’s punching power.
What I respect the most about Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is he’s an astute businessman and a game changer. Like Oscar Dela Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. controls his own brand, promotes his fights, and is his own boss. Boxing promoters like Don King and Bob Arum controlled boxing for forty years. It is inspiring that a boxer like Floyd Mayweather, Jr. can generate so much revenue for his fights while retaining total control. He does not have to give a promoter a percentage of his money. Floyd is the blueprint of boxing success. Today’s prizefighters should admire and aspire to be like him. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes for 2013. Floyd’s Pay-Per-View numbers makes him the king of box office.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is the most significant figure in the boxing world and I hope he continues to have success inside the ring. I want him to fight all the top prizefighters in his division and win. Like the popular cliché, when all is said and done, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr, would retire as an undefeated world champion with the record of 50-0.
You are the best, Floyd!
By Shamarie Knight