Floyd Mayweather: THE BEST THERE IS, WAS, AND EVER WILL BE
by Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com
August 31, 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y. – “We all know that God made only one thing perfect: and that’s my boxing record.” – Floyd Mayweather
The list of words can and will go on in history to describe the greatest of careers in the sport of boxing and entertainment. The historic career and legacy that Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) has given fight fans and the entire world, continues to prove the very one thing that we all know: he’s THE BEST EVER!!!
Possessing unbelievable talent, guided by supreme wisdom, and the intellect to perfect all avenues of sports and entertainment, Mayweather has shown and given his counterparts “THE BLUEPRINT” on how to take your career to the next level, while also showing others the importance of staying focused, committed, and dedicated to achieving supreme greatness.
Mayweather’s greatness and success cannot and should not be compared to any other great boxer that has come before him and for any boxer who will come after.
- WBC Super Featherweight Champion
- WBC Lightweight Champion
- WBC Super Lightweight Champion
- IBF Welterweight Champion
- WBC Welterweight Champion (2x)
- WBC Super Welterweight Champion (2x)
- WBA (Super) Welterweight Champion
- WBO Welterweight Champion
- Ring Lightweight Champion
- Ring Welterweight Champion (2x)
- Ring Junior Middleweight Champion
“Can I lIve?” – JAY-Z
Mayweather has given and shown us the “The Blueprint” on how to become successful in your own right, just like many other icons (Jay Z, Nas, Diddy, 50 Cent) have shown us. Will boxing fans, MMA fans, and the media respect what he and his team has done? I for one would hope so. When it’s all said and done he is unblemished. Yes, a few punches landed by many great opponents that chipped away against his armor; but like a human, combined with all attributes of the healing factor and the “Presence of Mind”, he has out-boxed, out-smarted, and simply put – defeated all the naysayers from being shot at while being held in his father’s hands.
“YOU EITHER DIE A HERO – OR LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE YOURSELF BECOME THE VILLIAN”
With all that has taken place in his personal life and with all that he has given us throughout the years in his professional career, will he or can we now allow him to rest?
McGregor, who deserves and was given much respect, landed a strong left uppercut, under the lead-straight-right-hand of Mayweather, early in the first round. I immediately took notice, and became enraged.
I became angered that one the best fighters I have listed in my top five, was getting touched. I then regathered myself, and realized how much I missed his dominance in the years prior (of which he has taken off), and all the win I scored playing his character in a video game. I then, as always, realized “THIS ISN’T A GAME! THIS IS REAL LIFE!”
“I Did It My Way” – Frank Sinatra
Mayweather, “the man, the myth, the legend”, has transcended the sport of boxing in every way – shape or form. With his ten-round TKO stoppage of UFC’s two-division champion Conor McGregor, he has once again taken the “Art of Making Money” to a level that others wish to experience. In watching him fight against McGregor, yes, you can see that “Father Time” has caught up to his fast reflexes and slowed his leg movement. But then you ask yourself the question: was it Father Time or Mayweather controlling the clock himself?
No one can deny that McGregor fought his heart out. In the first round, he landed a counter left uppercut, under the lead straight right-hand that Mayweather has dominated opponent after opponent with throughout his career. The hard punch landed gave not just myself a brief worry, but also many others in attendance watching the fight. What took place after was a similar, yet undeniable equal version of Mayweather stalking his opponent, applying pressure in the sense of walking and stalking his opponent.
Mayweather may have taken punches leading up to the knockout victory but what he did and has always done throughout his career is “rise to the level of the lights; rise to the level of the eyes set upon, during his greatest hour, the hour of victory.” What many people dislike or are in disbelief of is how great he truly his. His ring attributes which include the many belts he’s won and opponents he’s defeated is only a facet of the domination he gas given the world throughout his career. What separates “MR. TBE” from others is his intelligence, inside and outside of the ring. When the heat is on you can either stand with it or fall against it. Mayweather has shown time and time again that he defies the heat; in fact, he welcomes it and pushes his opponents (mind set) to another level.
“As I Grow Yearly, I Can See Things More Clearly, That’s Why They Fear Me.” – NAS (Hero)
When you sit back and think about it, and I mean truly think about it, Floyd Mayweather has once again changed the landscape of sports and entertainment. He is the only man within boxing and mixed-martial arts (combat sports) to become a billionaire. He has surpassed the famous “Forbes List” and equaled other sports athletes/icons such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods in money earned. The fact that he has taken punishment (equally inside and outside of the ring) is what defines his greatness.
His legacy inside the ring is undoubtedly incomparable and what lays next for him in the future will again transcend his “ICON STATURE” to another level.
“GO HEAD, GET GULLY.” – 50 CENT
I, for one, am thankful for Floyd Mayweather. From playing all the video games (N64 – Knockout Kings to Fight Night PlayStation), to my childhood friends and I always asking the question how he would fare against Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosely, Zab Judah in real boxing match (all fighters he’s faced in his professional career); to not only to see a man, whose career I’ve followed for over twenty years, achieve greatness and success for himself, family, and friends, but to also see and witness him make history, that is the reason why I love boxing.
“When I was young I did things that I shouldn’t have done. I’m not perfect. No one is perfect. Every day we strive to be perfectionist, but no one is perfect. I’ve made mistakes, but we live and we learn, and that’s a part of growing.”
“I always had a dream and my dream was to be the best. At 4:30 in the morning, when my opponent is sleeping, I’m working. And when he’s up working at 2:00 or 3:00, I’m working. I’m always going places, mentally, that no other fighter can go. You know why? Because they’re focused on other things that’s not important. I keep my eyes on the prize. I never focus on things outside of the ring. My focus is on the guy that’s in front of me. You get to where you’re trying to get to by staying focused, staying on a parallel path.”
“I train for every fighter the same way: I push myself!!!”
Thank you Floyd Mayweather…..