If you're having thoughts about a potential superfight between boxing stars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. happening in 2011, you're nuts. If you think it might happen in 2012, you might as well be. Mayweather, who already is facing several misdemeanor and felony charges, has been arrested again. This time the charge is misdemeanor harassment for threatening security guards over parking tickets.
According to the criminal complaint, it all happened back in October [when] two security guards cited a couple of Mayweather's cars parked outside his 12,000-foot mansion ... and Floyd flipped.
Mayweather allegedly threatened the guards -- who patrol the boxer's upscale housing community -- after he noticed the citations, claiming, "My homies have guns. If you want me to call them, they'd come over here and take care of you."
According to the complaint, Floyd added, "These are my f**king cars. Don't touch my f**king cars."
Words fail me. If there is a greater king of self-ownage, we've yet to meet him. Scott Christ explains the depths of Mayweather's charges:
Mayweather, 34, has not fought since May 1, 2010, and currently has two trials semi-underway, continually being postponed. One is a misdemeanor charge stemming from poking a security guard in the face, while the other has eight counts (felonies and misdemeanors) from a domestic violence charge, and carries serious jail time if he is convicted.
Between the inactivity and the attention Mayweather will have to devote to defeating these charges, any desire to fight Pacquiao, who has remained active while Mayweather has racked up charges, must be dying on a rapid half-life cycle. He'll want to compete to help battle court costs as well as what he owes the IRS, but not against Pacquiao. It's a big purse with too big a risk. Maybe Victor Ortiz. Maybe Andre Berto. Maybe others, but no Pacquiao. Not in 2011 and probably not ever.