False news reports abound in media these days.
Certain scribes are obviously enemies of boxing. Their goal in writing is to shot down all hopes for “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao” and some media outlets (Yahoo in particular) are willing partners to them to mislead the public by picking up assorted “news bits” and posting them prominently on their sites.
Look at this crazy stroke that went wild on the net, running for several days on Yahoo Sports last week until yesterday, a tabloid headline that contained news substance diametrically opposed to its “banner story”: “Mayweather dampens hopes for Pacquiao fight.” Aptly they should have titled it, “We dampen hopes for Pacquiao fight.”
Today Yahoo banners again the same “scoop” but this time with a new name and from a different source, Blackamericaweb.com. The article concludes, “The Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight that you thought was on is NOT on… Mayweather shot down any hope that fight fans may have mustered up by posting on Instagram that you’ve been lied to.” But guess what? The Instagram post was simply and merely Mayweather’s casual way to tell his side of a story and had no indication whatsoever that the “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao” will not happen or that Floyd “shot down all hopes.”
This is to debunk garbage roaming around the world.
Talk about internet and report sensationalism and daily they have a cup of coffee for all of us, blended with frenzy, half-truths and malicious intents. It is the media that should be castigated. Pacquiao didn’t tell a lie. Two weeks ago he signed the “contract” that awaits the “signature” of Mayweather until now.
The “Pacquiao-Mayweather” contract we are talking about may be a literal piece of paper or figure of speech that bears major components needed for a contract to be typewritten literally on a sheet of paper. It may not be a contract drafted by wily Bob Arum or dizzy Stephen Espinoza, but it’s a “contract” drafted in thinking minds and that has the approval of the people.
Mayweather need no pen at this point to affix his signature on any document. His loud “yes” to the “contract” would be sufficient enough a Mayweather signature above the dotted line for people to be assured that the fight will ultimately get materialized, whatever network issues still need to be hammered out in the ongoing talks.
For the enlightenment of confused souls, you don’t have to literally hold your kid’s book in front of him before you tell him to study his lessons. The book or the terms and conditions have been set in “black and white” and they’re the most ideal and sensible thus far. And that’s the contract Floyd has to sign.
Mayweather is a certified actor and his front act in the Miami Heat game was both a media hit and heat that set the world to delirium, courtesy of “responsible reporting” and intelligent “opinionating.”
Don’t you worry, fans and people, the Super Fight between your beloved ring superstars “will be officially announced in a matter of days or longer,” I was told by a fairly good source from each camp, but “no details please.” And I said it exactly how it was relayed to me, without sensationalism and ill will. And without being a jerk.
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are coming to themselves.