Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez tonight is boxing’s biggest fight in years, and there’s no telling when the next one will be. So relish it! Vegas will be jumping. Naturally, this has led to immense coverage of the fight, down to this story about – wait for it – Floyd Mayweather’s beefy security detail.
Money Mayweather, who keeps all of his money in one bank account, is 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds and perhaps has the quickest fists on the planet. But he needs giant men to protect him from the perils of fame. Also, foot massages. From Greg Bishop’s hilarious piece in the Times:
"Two nights earlier, Mayweather had summoned his security team at 6 a.m. He wanted a foot massage. The men drank coffee and Red Bull and wiped sleep from their eyes as they left their families and went to work."
Three and four hundred pound men giving a boxer a foot massage? I can’t …
"The fourth rule of Mayweather security is that Mayweather rarely discusses Mayweather security. The topic seemed to make him uncomfortable last month. He said his large companions were there to “secure the premises” and “alleviate all problems.” He said President Obama did not discuss the Secret Service. He was serious."
I’ll take Mayweather in a 12-round decision.