By William Trillo
Photo-Chop: Bret “The Threat”
Bait advertising defined:
Bait advertising is an alluring but insincere offer to sell a product or service which the advertiser in truth does not intend or want to sell.
I am not sure when Twitter became a form of journalism but considering how many boxing websites ran with the Floyd Mayweather Jr. tweet yesterday…well you get the picture. Furthermore I want to say that any ape that just copied the Mayweather Tweet and pasted it on their front page…well you should be ashamed of yourselves.
Look, if anyone thinks there is one ounce of sincerity in Floyd all of a sudden calling out Manny to fight on May 5th only days after “Pretty Boy” was given a reprieve on his 90 day jail sentence, you are gravely mistaken.
With the announcement pending that Mayweather will most likely be fighting Robert Guerrero on May 5th, (and this apparently has been in the works for a while), calling out Manny, who made it clear he will not fight until June at the earliest is nothing more than Mayweather setting the bait for the soon to be disgruntled boxing fans.
When the fans shout that it should be Pacquiao on that May 5th date, Mayweather can point to his Tweet and say, “I called him out and the chump don’t want to fight. What more can I do?”
After umteen months of haggling with no progress whatsoever in “Thee Super Fight” talks, suddenly the fight should get made in just a few days?
As ridiculous as that is, all fingers of blame should not get pointed in Mayweather’s direction as Manny along with Top Rank are doing their own version of the bait and switch with the likes of Lamont Peterson being proposed as Pac’s June opponent.
As I wrote a few days ago, this circus is now off the charts and it’s time to put an end to it.
I am appalled at everyone who has bought into this Mayweather Tweet!
Have you been paying attention to this real life soap opera star?
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