After Miguel Cotto drew blood, is Floyd Mayweather slipping?
Is Floyd Mayweather bleeding? In the boxing world there was no bigger question that rained down upon Saturday night. At 35, to watch the money-man bleed was perhaps a sign.
During the waning rounds of the fight against Miguel Cotto, Floyd had the chance to put him away, he just didn’t.
After the fight was over as he talked to HBO, he gave Cotto his due, but he also discussed giving the fans their money’s worth.
Was he playing off the fact that he was one bad flurry of punches away from potentially getting knocked out against the ropes?
That’s a better question as the blood that trickled down from his nose was a symbolic gesture from his body.
As we saw when he walked to the ring with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, 50 Cent and wrestling attraction Triple H in tow, Floyd Mayweather has it all.
His collection of championship belts is so deep you want to question why he’s still doing it.
Last night he won confidently by decision but two years ago he would have easily knocked out Cotto somewhere around the fourth.
He screams he wants Manny Pacquiao. Fine go get him. The problem is that what will he do after that fight?
If he wins, will he retire as an undefeated professional boxer with the world around his waist? Or will he fight on until eventually somebody strips it all away from him?
If Pacquiao can defeat him, how many rematches will it take for him to feel satisfied enough to step out of the ring for good?
Blood. It’s a common sight in boxing. When your entire marketing plan is based on an air of invisibility and you are an aging prize fighter, it should be hard to ignore the signs.