Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Floyd “Money” Mayweather went 12 rounds in the ring this Saturday, but before Mayweather was even able to land his first jab, boxing once again showed us how far it has fallen since elite fighters like Muhammad Ali and George Foreman graced the ring.
While the fight was entertaining for the most part, boxing certainly did a disservice to itself by allowing Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber to accompany Floyd Mayweather to his corner. Lil Wayne walked this walk for the second time in as many years, rapping a six-year-old song (“A Milli”) with a confused-looking Bieber walking beside them.
For reasons unbeknownst to boxing, you’ll never see LeBron James run out of the locker room with Drake prior to a Miami Heat game or see Alex Morgan run onto the pitch with Lady Gaga before a Portland Thorns soccer match. It takes away from the sport, and boxing is in no position to allow it.