Juan Manuel Marquez got a lot of praise for his sixth round knockout of Manny Pacquiao, and rightfully so. It was tremendous. But the reality is that a lot of people played a role in his well-timed punch. Fernando Beltran, Angel "Memo" Heredia, and every other member of the 39-year-old’s team who helped him get a fourth shot at his rival and then prepared enough to beat him all deserve to bask in the limelight for at least a little bit.
One person who deserves no credit for Marquez’s victory, though? Floyd Mayweather Sr.
The 60-year-old father of the top pound-for-pounder on the planet played absolutely no role in Dec. 8’s showdown ending the way it did. None. And yet, for whatever reason, he seems weirdly giddy about how things turned out.
Mind you, not even Jr. cared this much about Pacquiao’s knockout loss. He made a few passing comments about it and moved on. Floyd Mayweather Sr., however, really seems to be reveling in what transpired.
During a recent interview with Elie Seckbach of ESN News, Mayweather was asked for some thoughts on Pacquiao’s recent defeat.
"Tit for Tat, I got you back!"
What that means is anyone’s guess.
At the end of the day, nothing in this world can be said to be certain except for these three things: death, taxes and Floyd Mayweather Sr. being the most irritating human being on the planet.