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Old 01-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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The Twitter and Facebook meltdown continues.

I think I know what he's trying to do: He seems to be trying to make sure Arum and Pac are blamed when Pac-PBF doesn't happen on May 5, 2012.

Sad to say, that doesn't matter. Pac-Cotto, if that is the fight that takes place next for Pacquiao, will almost certainly draw well. Pac almost certainly will become the first person to have a 1M+ PPV in six straight years (4?) or whatever the number is, to pass Tyson.

Floyd, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have a dance partner for May 5. Which means he could face either going back on what he told the Nevada judge (bringing in $100M or whatever to Vegas) or else a possible Ortiz-like dud vs Canelo, Guerrero or some other Plan D.

It might seem like Floyd is "winning" now, but he's not. Just as he didn't win with the post-Pac/Cotto I "A-side meth," PED nonsense.

Here is what desperation might look like:

* Tweeting that you're donating to cancer, so everyone knows you are, really, a "good guy." Will it work, or is it too obvious, even for Floyd fans?

* Appearing to pander to your African-American followers and friends (that is, the people who buy your PPVs) by invoking MLK and Ali. Possibly trying to get transference from those two legends to yourself, to get viewers for your May 5 fight

* Continuing to take to Twitter and Facebook and seemingly "negotiate" through the public (which is a questionable strategy)

I understand that Floyd probably doesn't want to be in the position of providing his own PPV numbers again (as was done after Floyd-Ortiz) to potentially try to keep his image as a draw alive after 5/5/12. But this is becoming sad, almost tragic, the apparent desperation here.

If I'm Floyd, I pay Canelo what he wants and then work like crazy to make May 5, 2012 successful. Maybe you even throw in some extra PPV "buys" from another agency or from yourself, as I think was done recently for tickets to a Mayweather fight, so it would look like a sellout. If you have to artificially inflate the numbers (again?), then that might be the route Mayweather wants to take.

The truth is that what I'm seeing here appears to be the decline of a once-proud figure. I know it happens to all of the greats, but there is something kind of unfortunate in watching it apparently happen in real-time, and via social media and favored outlets.

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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You should save your feeling bad for yourself you sad ****.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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You should save your feeling bad for yourself you sad ****.
I have nothing to feel sorry about, for myself.

But watching Floyd fade-out and lose publicly, in my opinion, that is sad. You don't want to see the greats go out like that.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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I feel bad for you. You work for Arum and it must be hard trying to spin things now
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:13 PM   #5
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I have nothing to feel sorry about, for myself.

But watching Floyd fade-out and lose publicly, in my opinion, that is sad. You don't want to see the greats go out like that.
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I feel bad for you. You work for Arum and it must be hard trying to spin things now
To repeat:

I DO NOT, AND HAVE NEVER, WORKED FOR NOR VOLUNTEERED FOR:

* Bob Arum
* Manny Pacquiao
* Anyone directly tied to Pacquiao or Arum

I wish I were getting paid for this. I'm not.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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TS is a joke.
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I DO NOT, AND HAVE NEVER, WORKED FOR NOR VOLUNTEERED FOR:

* Bob Arum
* Manny Pacquiao
* Anyone directly tied to Pacquiao or Arum

I wish I were getting paid for this. I'm not.
And you say that like it's a good thing.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:15 PM   #9
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I'm just calling it like I see it, man.

You'll see. Just give it time.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #10
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And you say that like it's a good thing.
No, it isn't. I want some Arum $$$, believe me!

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The Twitter and Facebook meltdown continues.

I think I know what he's trying to do: He seems to be trying to make sure Arum and Pac are blamed when Pac-PBF doesn't happen on May 5, 2012.

Sad to say, that doesn't matter. Pac-Cotto, if that is the fight that takes place next for Pacquiao, will almost certainly draw well. Pac almost certainly will become the first person to have a 1M+ PPV in six straight years (4?) or whatever the number is, to pass Tyson.

Floyd, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have a dance partner for May 5. Which means he could face either going back on what he told the Nevada judge (bringing in $100M or whatever to Vegas) or else a possible Ortiz-like dud vs Canelo, Guerrero or some other Plan D.

It might seem like Floyd is "winning" now, but he's not. Just as he didn't win with the post-Pac/Cotto I "A-side meth," PED nonsense.

Here is what desperation might look like:

* Tweeting that you're donating to cancer, so everyone knows you are, really, a "good guy." Will it work, or is it too obvious, even for Floyd fans?

* Appearing to pander to your African-American followers and friends (that is, the people who buy your PPVs) by invoking MLK and Ali. Possibly trying to get transference from those two legends to yourself, to get viewers for your May 5 fight

* Continuing to take to Twitter and Facebook and seeningly "negotiate" through the public (which is a questionable strategy)

I understand that Floyd probably doesn't want to be in the position of providing his own PPV numbers again (as was done after Floyd-Ortiz) to potentially try to keep his image as a draw alive after 5/5/12. But this is becoming sad, almost tragic, the apparent desperation here.

If I'm Floyd, I pay Canelo what he wants and then work like crazy to make May 5, 2012 successful. Maybe you even throw in some extra PPV "buys" from another agency or from yourself, as I think was done recently for tickets to a Mayweather fight, so it would look like a sellout. If you have to artificially inflate the numbers (again?), then that might be the route Mayweather wants to take.

The truth is that what I'm seeing here appears to be the decline of a once-proud figure. I know it happens to all of the greats, but there is something kind of unfortunate in watching it apparently happen in real-time, and via social media and favored outlets.
Unfortunately truth is relative, at least in the eyes of one who is followed by such a delusional rabid many. It is more convenient for Flomo nation to believe that Pac is "ducking".
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #12
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To repeat:

I DO NOT, AND HAVE NEVER, WORKED FOR NOR VOLUNTEERED FOR:

* Bob Arum
* Manny Pacquiao
* Anyone directly tied to Pacquiao or Arum

I wish I were getting paid for this. I'm not.



Someone's having nightmares about May 5th - Pacquaio ass whooping day!

Floyd is the pound for pound number 1 fighter in the world, hardly a fading force. He's gonna tax that ass, and go out at the top of the game.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #13
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #14
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Yeah, Floyd should just remain quiet like he had in the past, so the only stories getting out are what ever Bob Arum tells everybody.
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I wish someone could feel sad for me and pay me $20M to get beat up by Pacquaio.
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