May Day – May Day — Earth to bOtches. Pretty boy Floyd wins again! And the crowd goes — BOOING?!
Floyd Mayweather won his 48th match on Saturday, May 2nd 2015, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, beating his opponent Manny Pacquiao — the people’s champion. This makes Mayweather 48 and 0. A pretty big deal in my book of knowledge. So what the problem is? Why is the general consensus not impressed, or happy with his winnings? People saying things like “he’s the worst human being in the world” and “he doesn’t deserve any thing! ” Well, yes, okay… So he has five separate accounts of assault and battery against him from his ex spouses and their girl friends. I understand that part… But his personal life has nothing to do with him as an athlete, and that’s the only thing being critiqued in the ring, not his criminal record.
I was watching the press conference afterwards with a big group of friends, both guys, and girls. They were yelling at the TV after each sentence he spoke. “Oh, cool product placement, FLOYD”, “Ugh he’s not even answering the questions”, and “Manny definitely won.” My favorite moment tho, was when they got super upset with Floyd Mayweather admitting boxing is a job for him, and he’s not passionate about it anymore. He went on to explain his strategic, business, mindset. He said he was the better man tonight, because he’s calculated, and always one step ahead of his opponent… My friends were livid. “He made $200 million dollars and he doesn’t even LIKE the sport?! Is he serious?! HE ONLY CARES ABOUT MONEY.” I interrupted with, “I think his point he’s making is that this comes natural to him…” This did not sit well with them, but let me explain…
What you’re born to do has nothing to do with what you “want” to do. I want to be an actress. From the outside in, it looks like you have people fawn all over you, while doing nothing but showing up and saying your lines. But from the inside out, a very talented actor has no sense of self, and can become other characters easily, because they’re not attached to who they are. Well, that sounds like a harder life than I thought… Like most of the world, I’m the opposite. To an extreme. I want to be an actress though — I don’t want to be a writer! But the trajectory of my life and history, moment by moment, produced who I am, and years and years of practicing the same habits, thoughts, and patterns, manifested into expressing myself through writing. Writers feel like they can’t speak their truth, over analyzing, and living in their head — so they write instead… Well that also sounds like a shitty price to pay internally, to be great externally, no? Every perfected profession has a reason greater than your wishes, as to why you’ve gravitated towards that field. Mayweather is saying just that, in my humble opinion…
I don’t know the psyche behind a child who becomes one of the worlds greatest boxers, but I do know it has a lot to do with proving himself. If you’ve watched enough documentaries on him like I have, you see he’s always talking about how his dad never stopped pushing him. Even at this press conference, Floyd spoke about his dad telling him to step his game up, try harder, but that Mayweather knew in his heart he was winning the whole time.
I’m sorry, but you really believe he does this for money? You really think, for the last 20 years of his existence, he’s trained, boxed, and spent more time in a ring, than with his family or friends, because of money? Ladies and gentlemen, that formula doesn’t make sense. Everyone is fighting a bigger battle. He’s been proving his worth to his father since day one, and the way his body expresses it, is through boxing. Through his fists. Some channel their secrets through dance, some through perfecting yoga, and others through raising children — I don’t know!
When Floyd Mayweather said boxing is not his passion, and he wanted more money, and on top of that, he won (so suck it) — makes perfect sense. It’s not boxing in a ring he loves, it’s proving his worth, his driving force in life (we all have one), it’s the winner-mentality, the over-achiever, the alpha, the champion. It comes out through this particular sport.
Every heads has a tail. Every thing that makes you brilliant, brings out your kryptonite on the flip side. Floyd’s deep seeded issues has him a king in the ring, and a tyrant in the real world. It’s the price we pay as human beings.
Pretty boy, you are very Hollywood Positive. What demon’s are you battling and how do you express yourself?
A very morbid and depressing version of my self,