FLOYD Mayweather may be building a case for himself as the ‘greatest’ boxer of all-time.
But sports fans – Golden State Warriors supporters specifically – have made it known to the ‘Money Man’ what they truly felt.
As reported by the Washington Post, the unified welterweight champion of the world was roundly booed by the home crowd inside the Oracle Arena in Oakland when he watched Game Five of the playoff series between the Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).
The appearance came more than a week since the 38-year-old American beat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in a lackluster 12-round title match that nonetheless went down as the richest fight ever in boxing history.
The victory raised the record of the unbeaten Mayweather to 48-0, bolstering his claim to being the greatest boxer to have ever lived.
But apparently, a lot of people in the Bay Area don't agree.
Mayweather and his entourage arrived late for the game which the Warriors won, 98-78. They were seated by the Grizzlies’ bench, near the scorers’ table - four seats for him and his entourage which reportedly cost the flamboyant and outspoken boxer US$36,000.
As soon as his image was shown on the basketball arena’s video board, the home crowd started booing the undefeated fighter who was unable to do anything but smile at the reception.
The unpopularity of Mayweather was also evident online when a post by the Warriors’ official Twitter account welcoming the boxer to the arena was met by more than a hundred direct replies, most of them disapproving of his presence in the game.
By the way, there is a large population of Filipinos in Northern California.