During the presser to pump up his upcoming bout against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather said he borrowed a WWE tactic by reinventing his character from Pretty Boy Floyd to Money Mayweather. But Mayweather might actually be reading from Rocky Balboa's playbook. Consider:
- Boxer Vs. Wrestler
- In Rocky III, the Italian Stallion matches up against wrestling champ Thunderlips (aka, The Ultimate Male, portrayed by Hulk Hogan).
- At WrestleMania XXIV, Mayweather faces off against The Big Show (aka, Paul Wight, former Wichita State basketball player).
- Chopping Wood
- In Rocky IV, Balboa prepares to face Soviet machine Ivan Drago by setting up camp in the Siberian wilderness and adopting an old-school, cross-training regimen.
- Mayweather posts an Instagram video that shows himself breaking down logs with an ax.
For his next video, maybe Mayweather can pull a sled with Justin Bieber aboard the way Rocky did with Paulie.