The Floyd Mayweather-Ronda Rousey saga continues but this time the Money Team general is speaking for the entire sport of boxing. Ring Magazine has rewarded Ronda Rousey with the cover and Floyd doesn’t think it looks good on the sport.
“Well, you know, congratulations, but you know the sport is starting to look bad when a female fighter from a whole other sport is on the cover of a boxing book”
Cathy “Cat” Davis was the first and only female on the cover back in 1978 but she was boxer and Floyd says the fact that Rousey is on the cover shows that his old nemesis Oscar De La Hoya is not doing well with Golden Boy Promotions.
“You gotta realize this, we all know Oscar De La Hoya owns the Ring Magazine. That shows you; he has no fighters but Canelo. Basically, it’s like he’s trying to steal her from Dana White. Richard Shaefer, he built Golden Boy from the ground up, helped them make tons and tons of money, and what did this guy do? This is real talk, how can Canelo or any fighter hold their head up high and say, ‘You know what? I’m proud for Oscar, a guy that dressed in drag and been on coke.’ I mean, the world knows this. How can you hold your head up high and say, ‘You know what? I’m proud for this person to be my promoter’,” Mayweather explained during a recent conversation with FightHype.com. “A guy that’s going to promote me as a fighter, I want them to care about my well-being when it’s all said and done. The promoter should be able to make money, but when it’s all said and done, the talent should win, and not just having their hand raised after the fight. Financially, the fighter should win.”
Those are some pretty strong words from Mayweather and we know from the open letter De La Hoya published today, there is no love between the two. Maybe now that Floyd is retired, he os no longer interested in being politically correct and this was a good occasion for him to kill two birds with one stone by handling both Rousey and De La Hoya but there was some truth in his statement. Floyd brought some buzz to boxing whether you like him or not and the new challenge is to find the sport next superstar, he just doesn’t think it starts with Rousey on the cover of Ring Magazine.