Mayweather in his sh## kicking boots at this years All-Star Game in NYC...Photo by W. McCray III
After riding the coat tails of Kobe and MJ for years reporter Jim Gray has had a pretty hot week, scoring interviews with the New England Patriots All-American Cheater, QB Tom Brady and the undefeated beloved woman beater the 48-0 Lil Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.
Mayweather will be featured in an exclusive interview Saturday, May 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME week after he won a star studded Jamie Foxx national anthem singing 12-round unanimous decision victory over Manny 'PacMan' Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Mayweathers backyard of Las Vegas, Nevada.
"I'm not going to buy into the bull### and I don't want the public to buy into the bull###. He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all this," said Mayweather on Tuesday of Pacquiao.
Stephen A. Smith of ESPN's First Take who has a love/hate relationship with Mayweather, love when he's speaking fondly of the Lil Dude, hate when he's speaking about his out of the ring bully character. Smith stated this week that Mayweather texted him that he would give PacMan a rematch, however he has now changed him mind.
"Did I text Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yea, but I change my mind." "At this particular time, no because he's a sore loser and he's a coward..If you lost, accept the loss and say, 'Mayweather, you were the better fighter.'"
You served two months of a three month sentence for laying hands on the mother of your three kids and you're calling another man a coward?
Pacquiao has admitted in recent days to a shoulder injury he sustained several months ago which suspects he wasn't at his full fighting potential but he lost fair and square. Pacquiao should take solace in knowing he has the biggest prize and that would be one of a man with an honorable character.
The interview is a backhanded consulation prize for the many fight fans who spent outrageous Pay Per View and ring fees to attend the fight.
Nevertheless the interview will be aired immediatelly following the SHOWTIME premiere of the welterweight world championship unification fight that lined both fighters pockets for many generations to come.