The question is not what’s not to like, but what is to like about Floyd Mayweather ? The 44-year-old, who will go down as one of the greatest boxers of all-time , has spent the last chunk of his career fighting for cash, lining his bank account and laughing the whole time as viewers cannot seem to pull away from his aggravating shtick. He’s never been much liked as a boxer due to his frustratingly boring defensive strategy, nor as a person given that he has shown throughout his career that he is out for himself and couldn’t care much about anything else. There is good reason why his nickname is simply “Money”. After retaining the World Boxing Association title against Andre Berto in 2015, Mayweather then fought UFC superstar Conor McGregor in what was a great trash-talking promotional escapade. This made their boring, slow-moving fight even more anticlimactic, as Mayweather simply held guard until McGregor got tired, and that was that. Then there was Japanese kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa, the cash grab of all cash grabs. Some of this late career money-grubbing would be understandable if Mayweather wasn’t already stinking rich and posting photos of his uber expensive watches on Instagram on a daily basis. What makes Mayweather the most legitimately loathed boxer is his transgressions outside the ring, which include domestic violence against women. A boxer hitting anyone outside the ring is a violation of the sport’s ethics, and plain disgusting. Mayweather, in most people’s minds, is unredeemable. He is, and always will be, a villain through and through. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather earns almost half a million per punch during uneventful eight-round exhibition bout We all know his game, his sleight of hand. He’s turned a career of great fights, now years and even decades ago – against other greats like Oscar de la Hoya and Arturo Gatti – into one of the most extended swan songs in sport. Mayweather has retired multiple times – more than any other major athlete, but whenever he comes out of his McMansion to fight, we cannot help but watch and are always worse off for it. Let us not forget his absolute sleeper of a tilt against Manny Pacquiao in 2015, which was hyped as the biggest boxing match of all time and was almost impossible to watch after a few rounds given it was so stupefyingly bland. Canelo Alvarez mocks Mayweather-Paul fight, Jake Paul responds, KSI claims to be ‘best boxer in world’ Celebrity boxing, having its moment in the sun, is about as cringe as cringe can get for fans of the actual sport. The Paul brothers have elevated it to mainstream attention, and now fight fans are hoping actual fighters can help disperse with this circus act and send it to the archives of modern history. This was not the case on Sunday in Miami, because a draw means Paul can somehow spin this as a win, and “I lasted eight rounds with the greatest boxer of all-time” is all we are going to hear for months on end until he books another fight. There isn’t much point in recapping the fight, because for an average viewer, watching an elderly person complete a puzzle would be more entertaining. It was lacklustre, and barely held the attention even during its best moments. Before the fight, Mayweather said that he may have retired from fighting, but he hasn’t retired from entertainment and from making money. That surely is true for the latter, but there was nothing even remotely entertaining when it came to the action in the ring. As Paul said if he won, his “kids’ kids” would be talking about the fight. Thankfully, no one will be talking about this fight in about three or four days and we can all try to get the few hours of our lives back that we lost. Fight fans now wish for nothing more than to never hear from Mayweather or Paul again, but this is sadly not the end of either of them. Hopefully, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley can throw one nail in the coffin in August against younger, louder, somehow even more annoying brother Jake. Maybe then this foray into celebrity boxing, where social media stars are elevated momentarily into the mainstream, can finally starts its descent back into obscurity.