Friday, January 25, 2008

Nice Boy Floyd? (Larry Merchant quotes about Floyd Mayweather, Junior)

JD's quotes:


Okay...I warned you I'd likely do it again with my quoting Larry Merchant. As a matter of fact, I'd like Say what? to be known as the #1 and best Larry Merchant quotes site. So, people are always wondering about why Larry and Floyd Mayweather Jr. aka Pretty Boy Floyd are at odds so often. Well, here are two examples of statements that may've damaged their relationship:

1. While the fighters were still making their way to the ring just before the Oscar De La Hoya VS Floyd Mayweather Jr. match-up, Larry starts in on Floyd like he does (I had to listen to it several times to hear what he was saying over my own laughter):

''Why is Oscar De La Hoya a Box Office superstar, . . . while Floyd Mayweather is a boxing star? Because Oscar won a gold and Floyd won a bronze? Because Oscar was a handsome man and Floyd was a nice looking man? Because Oscar has a crowd-pleasing style and Floyd does not?''

2. Before this, after Floyd had defeated Carlos Baldomir to win the welterweight championship, Larry and Jim Lampley had this conversation:

Lampley: So, Larry, Floyd Mayweather wins the welterweight championship with a flawless display of self defense, then breaks into tears at the news conference saying that he's under appreciated and vows that he's only going to fight one more time. What's goin' on?

Merchant: I think he bored himself to tears Jim.

Believe me, the fact that Larry wasn't present during the Jones VS Trinidad fight infuriates me to no end. If only Larry were there to say something about Roy's Rooster dance moves, I'd have gotten another quote out of him for you. Don't let this happen again, petition HBO on behalf of Larry Merchant!...Please! For the sake of sports humor and all that is holy! Alright, I'll shut up.