I was one of those people who thought Conor McGregor would knock out Floyd Mayweather. I’ll just wait a second to give the chance to laugh at me, feel free. I bought the hype, what’s more I actually stayed up to watch the fight. However let’s cut the crap now, people saying Floyd let Conor hit him and win rounds are ridiculous. Nobody in their right mind is going to let somebody hit them. But anyhow, congratulations to Floyd on hitting 50-0 and breaking Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0 in the process. Congrats but I have to say the belt that was made for the fight is absolutely hideous. I wouldn’t choose that thing as a prize if I won hook a duck at the bloody fair. I have what could politely be described as “questionable” fashion sense and even I would turn my nose up at that thing. Apparently it cost a million dollars though so maybe I’d sell it on Amazon or Ebay.
In other boxing news Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin are set to square off in two weeks. I’m super excited for this fight because I have no idea who’s going to win this fight. On one hand I think Canelo has some of the worst footwork among elite boxers today and GGG has some of the best which he uses to cut off the ring and trap his opponents, so I think Golovkin might break Canelo down and stop him in the championship rounds. However Golovkin is thirty-five now and Canelo is twenty seven and we’ve seen fighters get old over night. Canelo could wear Golovkin down with body shots and overpower the older man. So many unanswered questions…
Speaking of unanswered questions, what’s going on at Arsenal? I mean I’m a Liverpool fan as you all know but I felt sorry for Gooners fans watching that game. This is the worst Arsenal have looked in my lifetime. Stan Kroenke (the owner) seems to value club profits over results on the pitch because Arsene Wenger has been financially savvy and because of this Arsenal are one of the few football clubs who actually make a profit. I hope either Wenger gets it together or finally moves on.
I suppose we should take a look at the news then, there is one thing that’s particularly caught my eye. The current workers strikes going on with McDonald’s employees has struck a cord with me and I’ll tell you why. Firstly I’d just like to say to hell with zero-hour contracts. I’ve been on the receiving end of the zero-hour choke hold but I was one of the lucky ones as I had a good boss. Some of the horror stories I’ve heard from people who work in other places however. I don’t think anyone who’s never been in that position should criticise the strikers because it’s a horrible feeling. You don’t know how many hours you’ll have from one week to the next so you don’t know if you’ll be able to pay your rent. And God help you if you upset your boss because a lot of workers right don’t seem to apply to you if you’re on zero hours. For example, if your boss wants to get rid of you he doesn’t have to fire you. However you could suddenly find that on your next rota you have little or no hours. I’ve had people tell me that they had their hours cut after calling in sick. There’s also the matter of wages paid on zero-hours, how can you pay rent on in some cases £6.80 an hour depending on your age? You can see why the government loves this method though. Low unemployment figures you see, but why not offer companies incentives for taking on people with good contracts on an hourly rate you could live on? I’m sure a company would take somebody on for a thirty hour contract if they got a mini tax break for doing so. Who knows?
So in summary, here’s my updated manifesto for how to save the world:
1. End zero-hour contracts
2. Give Trump an Xbox to keep him occupied before he kills us all
3. Arsene Wenger must give Stan Kroenke a left hook and resign.
See you next week
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