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Mayweather is a loser

April 30, 2015

 

JARED KING
Sports Editor

 

Saturday night’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is a monumental matchup between two of boxing’s biggest superstars. Both fighters have impressive records — Mayweather is 47-0 in professional fights while Pacquiao is 57-5-2.

 

Many fans want to see Mayweather finish his professional career undefeated and cement himself among boxing’s elite.

 

And yet I want to see Mayweather get beat.

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I do not want Pacquiao to just beat Mayweather, I want him to make him crawl back to his corner crying.

 

You see, Mayweather may be a winner in the ring but he is one of the biggest losers of alltime.

 

Mayweather is a misogynist, a batterer and a serial batterer at that. Mayweather does not discriminate against gender when he fights; he is good at beating up men, and women.

 

Mayweather’s history of domestic abuse dates back more than 14 years and includes at least seven separate physical assaults.

 

Mayweather first showed his tendency for battering women when he and Melissa Brim got into an argument over child support in 2002. According to police reports, Mayweather struck Brim in the face with a car door, pushed her into the car, and then proceeded to repeatedly punch her.

 

In 2003, Mayweather was accused of battering the mother of three of his children, Josie Harris, punching her and kicking her before dragging her out of his Bentley by her hair. Mayweather was arrested and charged with felony battery, but by the time of his trial, Harris had changed her story and said she lied to police about the assault.

 

The most violent and scariest incident of all occurred in 2010 when Mayweather was charged with attacking Harris inside her home. He punched her repeatedly in the back of the head, pulled her off of her couch by her hair and twisted her arm. Mayweather threatened to kill Harris in front their three children who witnessed the entire event. A doctor’s report found bruises, contusions and a concussion from the blows she sustained from Mayweather’s prize fighting hands.

 

Mayweather faced enough charges to land him 34 years in prison yet he was able to cop a plea and received a 90-day jail sentence.

 

I am not asking you to boycott the fight — you wouldn’t anyway — but I am asking you to see Mayweather for who he really is: a misogynist and a bigot who fights men in the ring and women in the streets.

 

Jared King is a senior journalism major from Jena who serves as sports editor for the Tech Talk. Email comments to jki008@latech.edu.

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