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Manny Pacquiao Does Not Think Floyd Mayweather Jr. Wants to Fight

Manny Pacquiao said on Tuesday what anyone who follows boxing could have already told you: Floyd Mayweather Jr. does not want to fight him. Pac Man is preparing for his Saturday bout on Showtime against Shane Mosley while Floyd hasn’t fought in just over a year. Incidentally, his last opponent was also Mosley.

Speaking with a few media members at the MGM Grand, Pacquiao was asked about Floyd. He tried to deflect the questions saying “I don’t want to talk about Mayweather’s issues. I’m the kind of person where I don’t want to talk about him behind his back.”

When asked about whether it’s better for the sport for the two to fight, Manny said that was the case “but I don’t think he really wants to fight.”

Originally I blamed Pacquiao for not submitting to the drug testing Floyd proposed believing that Manny should follow through if he didn’t have anything to hide. I still believe that’s the case. However, I’ve been convinced by Floyd’s lack of action that he really is not interest in fighting Pac Man. There’s no other way around it. The only good news is that Floyd may be returning to the ring this summer. When that happens we can finally discuss the potential dream fight again.

Roger Mayweather: Floyd Will Probably Fight by End of Summer

While Manny Pacquiao is fighting Shane Mosley next weekend and already making plans to fight Juan Manuel Marquez, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has remained retired. Floyd however was present ringside for the Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto fight suggesting he was doing some scouting. Making it sound even more likely that Floyd will be returning to the ring is what his uncle Roger Mayweather said in an interview with Da Truth Boxing.

In the interview, which takes place in a casual setting on the couch, Mayweather (who also serves as Floyd’s trainer) says his nephew will likely fight by the end of the summer. He didn’t mention opponents but suggested it would be a matter of money (no surprise for Floyd, of course). Roger said that Floyd plays basketball and is an athlete, so getting into shape shouldn’t be a problem. He also discussed the Mosley-Pacquiao fight and repeated the notion that Mosley should be drug tested like he was for his bout with Floyd. He also questioned Manny Pacquiao being scared of needles by pointing out all the tattoos he has.

The interview features a ton of NSFW language and Roger is less intelligible than Brad Pitt in Snatch, so I won’t bother posting it. If you want to check out the video, head over to our friends at Black Sports Online who brought the video to our attention.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Hit with $3.35 Million IRS Tax Bill

Floyd Mayweather Jr. finds himself in trouble once again, but luckily his funds should be able to bail him out. The Detroit News reported Friday that Mayweather owes the IRS $3.35 million from income taxes in 2009.

Yes, it’s 2011 now, but he owes money from 2009.

What’s sad is that this is the second time Mayweather has been faced with unpaid taxes. In 2007, he agreed to a payment plan for $5.6 million owed to the IRS. You think with the type of money he has he would be able to afford to pay his taxes, and that he’d have a few accountants reminding him to do so.

Even though this should be remedied quickly especially for a guy with as much money as Mayweather tells us he has (just look at this for evidence), it’s sad he’s getting his name in the news for the wrong reasons once again. In case you don’t know what we mean, just read this, this, and this.

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Floyd Mayweather’s Birthday Cake of Money Stacks Is Quite Fitting

We already knew Floyd Mayweather was one of the most egotistical, frivolous characters around, so his birthday cake probably shouldn’t surprise you. Remember, this is the same guy with a $50,000 diamond encrusted iPod (picture here), and the same guy who makes it rain at clubs with $100 bills. Nevertheless, it’s still definitely worth a post here at LBS. Pic via Floyd’s twitter:

So, how do you think it compares to LeBron’s bday cake? Or should I say, who’s the bigger egomaniac?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Sued by His Las Vegas Homeowners Association

Do you know what this is called? All the posts about the negative actions and run-ins involving Floyd Mayweather Jr. lately? It’s called Karma. It’s Karma because this doofus won’t fight Manny Pacquiao and instead is getting into trouble at every turn. The rundown includes a domestic violence charge, and a misdemeanor battery charge. Oh yeah, how can we forget this incident with a security guard at his gated community?

It’s actually occurrences like the run-in with the security guards that has him in trouble with his homeowners association. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Mayweather’s HOA is suing him for more than $10,000 and asking “a district judge to order the 33-year-old to abide by the community vehicular and parking rules and to stop threatening and harassing security guards.” In addition to his defiant actions towards security, the HOA is upset with Mayweather for violating “association vehicular and parking regulations, including entering the community via an exit gate, not equipping his car with a required transponder and not putting association decals on his vehicles.”

In short, Mayweather is being sued for being a jerk who thinks he doesn’t have to follow the rules everyone else plays by. $10,000 is nothing for Floyd, so unfortunately the hassle might cause him to be more of a jerk than anything else. I wish the guy would be a more sensible human being and just get into the ring to fight Pacquiao already.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Heckled by Manny Pacquiao Fans While Shopping

Looks like Floyd Mayweather Jr. can’t go anywhere without some trouble these days. When he’s not causing problems like this and this, things seem to find him. Based on this video uploaded at YouTube and seen at Dog House Boxing, Mayweather was shopping at a high-class store inside the new Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas recently. The store was essentially shut down for him to walk around, and you could see his enormous traveling entourage. He needs all the protection with all the hate towards him. When he walked out of the store, all the people around were chanting Manny, for Manny Pacquiao (watch the cuss word at the beginning):

Hopefully that’s what Floyd encounters every step he takes and every corner he turns. He needs to fight Manny Pacquiao and fight him now. Why should sports fans have to put up with a Shane Mosley-Manny Pacquiao fight when Floyd is available? This has gone on far too long.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is a Major Jerk, Flips Out on Security Guard (Video)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been getting into so much trouble lately you would think Manny Pacquiao’s people are setting him up to make him look bad. First there was this nonsense, and most recently it was this ridiculous incident. And now we have video confirmation of the jerk Mayweather can be so we don’t have to rely on hearsay. Check out this video from a security camera at Mayweather’s gated community:

Thanks to Andy Gray, who’s been doing a great job filling in for Jimmy Traina at SI Hot Clicks, for the video link. Floyd may have received the benefit of the doubt the first few stories because he’s a public target. Now that we’ve actually seen video, we know first hand that he’s a jackass.