During the period when Oscar dela Hoya ruled the boxing world, Floyd was pegged to be the best boxer that our generation has seen and he had the potential to become the unanimous box-office king of the sport. Mayweather  and De La Hoya  fought in the Middleweight division and Floyd got away with a close split decision victory.

After generating 2.5million PPV buys, Oscar demanded a rematch however Floyd opted to fight Ricky Hatton instead. Although he then generated good PPV numbers for the Hatton fight, he chose to retire saying that the sport has failed to create excitement and any sort of challenge for him was simply not there. At 30 years old, Mayweather was at the very peak of his career; he could have faced some of the best Welterweights at that time such as Antonio Margarito, Sugar Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, and even Joshua Clottey. Victories over at least two of these welterweights perhaps could have preserved his a legacy that is the apparently very important to him. He is undoubtedly the best boxer of that time, but a lo can change in three years. 

The treatment Floyd Mayweather Jr. is getting from the media is not biased or anti-Mayweather at all. He wanted to be labeled as the undisputed cash cow of boxing, a filthy rich boxer, and the boxer who can get any demand and request because he is the king. He wants to be portrayed as the only reason boxing exists; he wants to be known as the greatest boxer that ever lived. He has all the potential to be the greatest American boxer, the real cash cow; he can demand anything, because just like he and his family said, all roads lead to Floyd Mayweather. Sure, he can be that guy but he is doing it in the wrong way. He could actually do all these things but the problem lies in his recent actions, and worse, it may even get him in jail. - Continue

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