Boxing’s greatest purveyor of the game of hide and seek may have just got his way out of a possible meeting with the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet. Anyone who thought the road back to the ring for Money Mayweather was going to be an easy one is sorely mistaken. Early this month, the unbeaten 34-year-old announced that he would return to the ring later on this year. It was what his adoring legion of fans had been waiting some time for. The fight against WBC World Champion Victor Ortiz may now be in doubt due to an assault charge though.
The charge relates to an incident that took place outside the Palms Hotel-Casino in Vegas. Anthony Cliff claims that on March 27, 2010 he went to take a photo with the star. Cliff’s problems started when he made comments about a potential fight for Mayweather. We’re presuming it was something to do with Pac-Man or Floyd mistook him for talking about the famous 80s arcade classic.
Following the comments, Money gave the Roman gladiatorial thumbs down and his stooges got to work. The suit charges read that it was a, “signal for the bodyguards to attack Cliff, which they then did, striking Cliff in the face, knocking, pulling or pushing Cliff to the ground.”
Mayweather and his heavies are being sued for assault and battery and it’s another excuse that Floyd can use if he wants to duck a fight with Pacquiao. Hopefully he’ll get it sorted so that there’s a fight beyond David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko to look forward at some point early next year. Otherwise the closest Money is likely to get to Pac Man is by putting some well thought out wagers on the Filipino. As we know – Money always gets some dollar.