Analysts say Mayweather sending a message through 'silence'
Milan Ordoñez on Mar 12, 2015 04:47 PM
Photo credit: Floyd Mayweather Official Facebook fan page
MANILA - According to pundits, Floyd Mayweather's newfound cordial demeanor is a prelude to something bigger.
Indeed, the reigning pound-for-pound boxing king has adapted a more soft-spoken approach in his pre-fight promotion efforts. During the kick-off press conference held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, "Money May" had it in full display.
"Our gameplan is just to be smart and take one fight at a time. Like all 47 fights."
In every success story, there is a method to the madness, as an old saying goes. And for some of the country's local analysts, Mayweather is trying to get his message across in a more subliminal manner.
"Floyd is sending his real message in a non verbal way, like that alleged KO vs a sparring partner," Inquire Sports' Recah Trinidad told ABS-CBN. "Yun palang may pinaparamdam na sya sa kampo ni Manny (that alone is a statement made for Manny and his camp)."
Meanwhile, veteran boxing analyst Ronnie Nathanielsz thinks the addition of former Team Pacquiao strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza into "The Money Team" is another sly tactic from the Mayweather camp.
"The fact that Ariza is there tells you something," said Nathanielsz. "He will surely help Floyd get in the best shape is his life and he knows exactly what Manny will try to do to prepare as well."
But for Mayweather, the five-year build up that led to the May 2nd encounter be billed as the "Fight of the Century" is enough reason to let its mega bout status do the talking.
My last fight is in September. We don't have to sell this fight. This fight is going to sell itself," Mayweather said in a separate interview with FightHype.com. "Someone just told me he was doing a lot of media. I prefer for him to do it. I just want to train."
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