They didn't treat Roy Jones like that...other than Larry, he hated Roy. While Roy did get his flack for not f!ghting anybody you couldn't name a guy out there they he didn't beat, so you really couldn't hold it against him. With Floyd and Manny I think they were just pushing to get a great boxing clash. You see f!ghters get pumped up after one big win all the time. Manny had put together like 5 impressive a.ss beatings to some of the best out there. He earned a f!ght with the best, Floyd's resistance to f!ght Manny is what got him the backlash. Even then I don't think it's one(sensible) person walking that doesn't have Floyd #1 you can just remove the a from that 1 now that Manny got KO'd. End of the day Floyd's legacy will forever be tainted because he didn't take Manny out. You know boxing, you gotta have these wars and sh*t to be held to that level. Which is why the Ali era is the "golden" era of boxing. All the great guys were mixing it up.
How the fu*k him not wanting to f!ght a roid-ed up foreigner, who's country doesn't test for steroids, WITH MAD LOSSES, trying to get the SAME BILLING as him justifiable as a reason to hate on PURE talent??? The sport of boxing has been on the decline since mandatory defenses to #1 contenders via the held belt's respective ranking system has given way to promoter's agenda's and every f!ghter jumping weight classes to avoid dangerous up and coming f!ghters! Back in the days, if a f!ghter changed weight classes, they had to f!ght their way up to a belt. Now, If they have a fan following, they get maybe one warm up f!ght and is up next for the belt. That's trash! The best f!ghts usually are up and coming f!ghters running into journeymen with steel jaws and tricky counter punches. They need to get back to the days of the ranking systems being the primary factor in who f!ghts who!!! Ijs!!!