Axl Rose Mounts Twitter Campaign For A Free Mayweather-Pacquiao Rematch

Raucous rocker Axl Rose has a new beef and much to everyone’s surprise, it’s not with his former bandmates, nor with the various and sundry critics he has encountered in his storied career. The metal maven, who has famously engaged in public feuds with the likes of Bob Guccione Jr., Metallica’s James Hetfield, and the entire city of St. Louis, is now taking aim at the world of professional boxing and he is using Twitter as his soapbox.

According to Loudwire, the Guns N’ Roses front man has posted something in the neighborhood of ten tweets expressing his feelings on the May 2 prize fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. As reported by Inquisitr, Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by decision at the end of twelve rounds. The boxing event, which was reportedly the highest-grossing fight of all time according to Sportek, was decidedly disappointing to many industry critics and fans alike, including the outspoken Mr. Rose, whose online posts called upon fans to demand a rematch — for free, no less.

For what it’s worth, Axl Rose effectively capped his Twitter soliloquy with an air-cleaning final comment, suggesting he’s still a fan of the sport and that he’s all good with both boxers.

Rose’s disappointment was shared by boxing great Mike Tyson who said he was “underwhelmed” with the fight once the event was in the books. While Rose might not be the only disgruntled fan calling for a rematch, the prospect seems less likely than ever seeing as how Manny Pacquiao recently went under the knife for a serious shoulder injury. The Guardian reports Pacquiao may be out of action for up to one year.

Boxing enthusiasts might just have found the ideal advocate in the “Sweet Child O’ Mine” singer. After all, if anyone knows a thing or two about fan dissatisfaction, it’s Axl Rose. As Ultimate Classic Rock recalls, Guns N’ Roses fans rioted in Montreal, Canada in August 1992 after the band unexpectedly and inexplicably stopped their show much earlier than anticipated. Earlier the same year, the band didn’t take the stage for a concert until almost four hours after the scheduled start time, prompting a number of fans to ask for their money back.

Indeed, in his many years as the face and voice of a now-legendary rock group, Axl Rose has seen fit to offend innumerable individuals and groups with tirades, insults, and slurs. It could be that he’s finally starting to see the light by standing up for his fellow sports fans. But if he really wants to lead by example, maybe he could start by issuing refunds to everybody who didn’t like Chinese Democracy.

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