these same people never had anything negative to say about Muhammad Ali when he did almost the same (the "hugging") when he fought George Foreman (except Ali was able to KO Foreman after gassing him out)?
As boring as Mayweather is to watch, I do find it irritating how all of the self-proclaimed "boxing experts" have absolutely nothing positive to say about Mayweather as a boxer. They even bring up his personal life problems (domestic violence) to justify their bias towards Mayweather as a boxer.
I'm not even Mayweather fan to the slightest bit but at least I can still acknowledge that he has superb technical defense skills, unlike the self-proclaimed "experts", who most likely have never stepped inside a boxing ring before.
This is not to take anything away from the great Muhammad Ali but just saying that he's did similar things in the ring and no one had a negative thing to say to him about it.
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I appreciate Floyd Mayweather, truly an elite, once in a lifetime fighter and athlete.
You gotta understand man, that success breeds hatred. To be honest, Muhammad Ali had a lot of haters in his prime and so did Tyson. The only reason it's not known is largely due to lack of technology. Someone like Ali would received a TREMENDOUS amount of social backlash in today's media for simply being muslim and anti-war.
Secondly, anybody that calls what Mayweather's does as "running" has no real idea or done any combat sports ever. When Anderson Silva was champion in the UFC he wasn't "running", he full blown out counter punching and knocking and submitting dudes left and right and you STILL had many people who wished to see him lose.
When it comes to boxing, Floyd Mayweather is a true MASTER of the art. Ten years down the line you'll start to see how people will appreciate the fact that they were able to witness one of the greatest to ever do it.
P. S. I'm not a Mayweather fan by the way, I just call it how I see it.0