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07/21/2010 01:47 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Floyd Mayweather is a Coward? Hmm, I Doubt it!

Sports media is all a buzz with the on-going Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao saga.
  • Will he...won't he?
  • Why won't he call me back?
  • Does he have something to hide?
  • He's a coward.
  • He takes performance enhancing drugs.
  • He's the father of my unborn child!
Ok. I made the last one up but the spin is never ending. Apparently the media must have felt that the story needed a little extra spice since the truth is probably far less enticing.

Floyd Mayweather does not respond well to ultimatums. Bob Arum of Top Rank boxing whom Floyd has had a particularly contentious relationship with in the past is probably the wrong person to unilaterally set deadlines and issue mandates.

It is a funny thing about young men who just earned tens of millions of dollars in less than 3 months ago -- they don't feel pressed. For better or worse, Floyd is going to fight if and when Floyd is damn well ready and not a moment sooner.

Floyd has many traits, some of which are not particularly pleasant, but cowardice certainly does not seem to be one of them.

I don't know. If I were a young, single man with tens of millions of cash in my pocket like Floyd Mayweather, I may be more interested in doing a few other things than rushing into a boxing ring.

Call me crazy.