Floyd Mayweather certainly knows how to get what he wants. He is the highest paid athlete in the world, and as such, he deserves a certain amount of respect.
But not too much respect. Floyd Mayweather is a fraud according to some people, and it would be hard not to agree with them after his latest comments.
You see, being the highest paid athlete in sport is not just about the way you perform on the field or in the ring, in Floyd Mayweather's case. Getting to the top of the pile is as much about the way you sell your brand and style. This is something that Mayweather is extremely good at.
But his latest comments have uncovered a dirty tactic that he uses to ramp up excitement for his fights. What's his dirty little secret I hear you ask? Well, it's simply the fact that he is boxing's biggest liar.
In the lead up to Mayweather's eagerly awaited rematch with Marcos Maidana this month, Floyd took part in an elaborate reality TV series that highlighted his hard work and told stories of his preparation for the big fight. The aim was to woo up interest again for another blockbuster fight, and it worked for Mayweather.
But now it has been revealed that the reality TV series was actually a farce and something packed with lies. Mayweather admitted as much this week when he faced a boxing panel.
"I don't want to just sell a fight," Mayweather explained this week, according to reports. "I want to sell a lifestyle. "It wasn't real marijuana. It's all about entertainment.
So it turns out his 'all access' piece wasn't so real after all. And despite lying to the public and his fans, Mayweather only cares about one thing. Money.
"It's a new generation, a young generation," Mayweather added. "We believe in going outside boxing and doing something different. Because we did something different we got better pay-per-views this time around."
Maidana failed in the ring
Mayweather claimed yet another routine victory in the fight which failed to live up to the expectations of Marcos Maidana fans.
Maidana fans were left disappointed after he was never really able to put a sustained attack together and didn’t ever pressure Mayweather. That is partly because of Mayweather’s change of tactics but also due to a less effective performance from Maidana himself.
In the final rounds, Maidanah should have gone for it and thrown everything at Mayweather, but he didn’t and was left to rue his mistakes for the second straight fight.