Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 5/11/13
Take away Floyd Mayweather’s gambling, his penchant for being obnoxious at times, and his flair for being arrogant, and what you have is essentially a boxing genius. People sometimes can’t see that because they get caught up in other things Floyd.  Other athletes are aware of that though, and usually always pay homage. After Floyd put on a clinical boxing session against Robert Guerrero last weekend, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant sent out a tweet calling Mayweather Jr., ”Bobby Fischer with gloves,” a genuine reference to the former 1970′s chess champion that many considered a genius. Mayweather and Bryant are one in the same in some ways, and if you study them long enough, you see some similarities.  Lakers forward Metta World Peace can see those similarities, and told Yahoo Sports, that “Bryant and Money Mayweather have a lot in common.” “They have a lot in common,” World Peace told Yahoo! Sports. “When you get great athletes and look at them you see these similarities in the way their ...
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