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Seven assault convictions, yet a 'champion' in the ring -- Floyd Mayweather

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posted on May, 4 2015 @ 10:56 AM
a reply to: Metallicus

I don't think Mayweather has spent much time in jail for all his boxing with women..he has too much I doubt he has paid on any real level
I love what Mike Tyson said before the fight when asked about Mayscum comparing himself to Ali.

"He's very delusional," Tyson told Undisputed Champion Network. "He can't listen. If he was anywhere near that realm of greatness with Ali, he'd be able to take his children to school by himself. He can't take his children to school by himself and you're talking about he's great? Greatness is not guarding himself from the people. Greatness is being accepted by the people.

"He's a little scared man. He's a very small, scared man."

Mike is no winner at times but he sometimes appears more cognitive than I expect

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 11:13 AM
Don't blame the player blame the game.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 11:19 AM
a reply to: woodwardjnr


posted on May, 4 2015 @ 11:24 AM
This along with exorbitant salaries and ticket prices are why I stopped watching all professional sports.
When Mike Tyson bit off part of his opponents ear I felt he should have been banned for life but he's back and all sins forgiven, a celebrity.
So why is it that the guy who owned the basketball team was forced to sell it?
Because he said something in private that people took offense to? Not a crime but something taken as racism.
Society seems to have the ability to punish and reward indiscriminately whoever they want.
My sense is there is no fairness to the process or results.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 11:29 AM
a reply to: Asktheanimals

I thought it rather ironic but still amusing to hear Mike on Floyd..your quite right.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 11:37 AM
a reply to: Vasa Croe

That's not going to happen, especially when he fights guys who might as well be named Tom A. Tocan.

I didn't buy the fight, for the very reason the OP is, rightfully so IMHO, outraged. Wasn't about to put my money into the pocket of a misogynistic man shaped bully.

Now does this reflect on society in general? No. People are able to compartmentalize to a very large degree. We do it all the time.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 11:38 AM
a reply to: vonclod

Not a big fan of Tyson but he nailed it there.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 11:48 AM
a reply to: DYepes
I don't really watch much TV period. I got to admit, once in a great while I will download a UFC PPV if I catch mightymouse name while scrolling through torrents. That guy is superhuman lol, mightymouse is an apt nickname.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 12:04 PM
Mayweather hangs out with Beiber. Enough said. No warrior would ever do that.

Mayweather you may have won the match the other night but you're forever a looser in my book.

Manny may have lost the match but his heart won the people. SO Manny is the real champ in my book.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 12:56 PM
Youd think with is background americans would think mayweather a THUG lol, but i guess hes a sports idol right.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 02:06 PM
Nah, everyone watched because they wanted to see Manny put that woman beater in his place. nobody likes Floyd. It's just too bad that Manny couldn't do it. Everyone wanted Manny to win.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 02:37 PM
what amazes me is the amount of money people spent on this, when it's going to be re-broadcast on HBO for free in just a few days. 2 boxers far from their prime, plus, an enormous purse for both of them might have conspired them to take it a little easier on each other.....why would I say that? get a little wiser as you get older, and I'm sure both of them wanted to have the cognitive ability to enjoy their riches....just a theory

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 02:49 PM

originally posted by: MagmaCumsLoudly
What does it say about society that the literal criminal, arguable misogynist and proven recidivist woman beater could not only draw such crowds to a boxing match, but that he was permitted to continue in the sport after such a dubious societal track record? Are females really held in such low regard in today's world?

I think the issue is you're talking about a sport that has a history of fixing, drugs, abuse of competitors, and involvement in organized crime and then using that to construct a narrative about society. Furthermore you really need to look at the actions of other sports ...

If someone were to assault people based on race - punching everyone they saw who they did not like base purely on their racial derivation - would they be allowed to continue in a vocation where they're clearly a role model for impressionable youth? If someone clobbered the elderly because they were ageist, would they be accepted as influential members of society?

I'm not sure about the ageist part, but racist statements and assault charges (although this is slowly changing) are still plentiful enough in many sports that I'm almost certain you can't make this claim. The Nasty Boys almost killed Ken Shamrock (wrestling) and I don't believe they were charged. Melvin Costa has Nazi tattoos and fights for King of the Cage. This person campaigns for white heritage month. Tito Ortiz was charged for battery with serious bodily injury in 1998. Paul Gascoigne has been arrested piles of times (soccer). Brock Lesnar is a known to be against homosexuality, and so is Manny Pacquiao for that matter. Alexander Gustafsson was imprisoned for assault, but has an active career. Scott Hall actually killed someone. Yes, killed. MVP did 9 years for kidnapping and robbery. I can go on and on. Fact is being good at a sport, especially a fight sport, doesn't necessarily make you a well rounded human being with in depth political opinions and why should it?

On the other hand many sports have banned competitors for life due to horrible crimes they've committed. The UFC have refused people like Benjamin Brinsa due to Neo Nazi ties. The UFC recently (2014) included provisions to investigate people's criminal history before hiring them. Some American footballers have been banned for life due to crimes. Blah blah ... I don't even follow sports.

I could go on and list all these incidents one by one, but you can look all this up. Given the UFC only just changed their hiring procedures and most other fight sports haven't I don't think its anything to do with gender in particular. If anything male on male violence and assault claims are overlooked in these sports as are several other crimes such as drink driving. For example, no one in the main stream press cares about Alexander Gustafsson or the near death of Ken Shamrock. There isn't a pile of articles demanding boycotting of Kevin Nash who was arrested for assaulting his son. Scott Hall was at wrestlemania 31. Who cared? But how many people know that 'War Machine' went on the run from police after beating expartner pornstar Christy Mack? More it seems.

In conclusion, there are hundreds if not thousands of racist, sexist, violent, egotistical sports (and sports entertainment) stars with all of the intelligence of a brightly colored brick sitting in a sand pit. Gendered violence and racism are starting to be paid attention to in this space as we've seen by some recent changes and articles such as this one. However, by and large these sports will attempt to ignore vast criminal histories if it means a significant pay day. It's really nothing to do with the value of women in society but the value of money and the cultural meaning of crime within each sport. In many sports sexual and gendered assault is one of the few things that can cause a speed bump in someone's career. If Scott Hall had murdered a woman I don't think the person would have had a several decade long career.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 02:53 PM
I honestly love when people take anything, absolutely ANYTHING, and make it about sexism.

Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao? SMASH THE PATRIARCHY.

Dear all 3rd wave feminists,

Go home. You're not helping. Stop crying, not everything is a man's fault. Take some responsibility, and stop being a little bitch about everything.


A Female.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 02:59 PM

originally posted by: jimmyx
I'm sure both of them wanted to have the cognitive ability to enjoy their riches....just a theory

I agree with this.

I noticed that a few of the ex-champions the various networks interviewed couldn't put together a complete sentence without stammering or getting stuck on basic vocabulary. They weren't always that way.
Sugar Ray, Evander,Bernard Hopkins...all had trouble.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 03:03 PM

originally posted by: BASSPLYR
Mayweather hangs out with Beiber. Enough said.

behind every man is a good woman Bass

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 03:32 PM
a reply to: the owlbear

Did Adrian Peterson also "pay his debt to society" leaving scars across his child's back, legs, and genitals from repeated lashings with a stick? He has his probation for what an average person would have been jailed for felony assault on a minor.

I didn't realize this thread was about Adrian Peterson. I was commenting on the topic and Floyd Mayweather in particular.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 03:46 PM
a reply to: howmuch4another

Good Point.

Excellent Avatar BTW.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 04:22 PM
a reply to: MagmaCumsLoudly

It never ceases to amaze me that people will support celebrities that act this way. Sickening, really. Any that do are as bad as the celeb, in my opinion. Bad reflection on the sports as well. S&F.

posted on May, 4 2015 @ 04:40 PM
a reply to: MagmaCumsLoudly

In American people will pay anything and do anything and doesn't care who is who when it comes to sports, watching the beating of two human beings for profits is what is important, recreational beatings pays off.

Sadly the fight was nothing like what people were expecting and it wasn't even worth it.

I guess for some., professionals In the profession of contact sports, violence becomes profitable, sadly like in this case Floyd Mayweather can not stop the violence once he exit the ring, once he stop fighting and his popularity is replaced, no matter how much money he have, his felony record will catch with eventually.

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