“I came out and my dad was hitting my mum. It happened at 4:00am in the morning… when all this started my mum was a sleep [sic] on the couch,” wrote Koraun Mayweather, Floyd’s son, after the brutal assault of Josie Harris.
In a tremendous loss for women everywhere, Floyd “Money in spite of his horrible abuses against his partners” Mayweather has beaten Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on points in a fight that has been dubbed The Battle of the Century.
Neither of the men who are literally paid to beat one another senseless managed to score a knockout in the forty-five minute grapple and, ultimately, the one whose son had to write an appalling testimony to the police detailing how his father mercilessly beat his mother defeated Manny Pacquiao in 12 rounds by unanimous decision, 118-110, 116-112, 116-112, remaining undefeated.
The victorious perpetrator of several domestic assaults is said to have made more than US $120 million from a theatrical piece of violence that is expected to gross more than $300 million internationally, and that was watched by more than three million American households.
Fans paid at least $5000 to see live the man who routinely physically abuses women go toe to toe with Pacquiao, with some tickets allegedly going for more than $250000 which is nearly five times more than the average household income in America. Photos have emerged of Las Vegas airport before the fight, congested almost to the point of immobility with private jets.
“There are a lot of people who will try and tell you that boxing is awful,” says Darren Cantor, who saw the fight live with his two sons and considers that appropriate apparently, “They say that it’s a violent game that begets violence. But I don’t see that in the ring. I see two men scoring points for hitting one another as hard as they can, hoping to hit the other concussively enough to knock them out entirely.”
Many fans of the sport were quick to express their grief that the winner of the fight was not the stridently anti-abortion Filipino.
“I just couldn’t back someone who was so explicitly violent against women. Someone who’s only implicitly violent, though? It makes him a real good man, and a good practitioner of a real good sport.”