01-16-15. By JP Scarano, Exclusively for TheFightWorld.Com
This past weekend I read a great story about an upcoming boxing match that has been talked about for years. Yes, I am talking about Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Both of these men are on top of their game and want this fight more and more. Hell, I think fight fans and all other fighters want this fight to happen more than anyone else does.
I have wanted a boxing superfight to happen for a long time now and this is the one! We all knew that it could and should happen but if it wasn’t one thing with these guys, it was another. This time things are different. Pacquiao is now willing to take all the drug tests that Mayweather wants him to take and to have the fight take place in Las Vegas, NV. I think if a fighter is willing to meet the demands of this event then, by God, let’s see this fight happen!
Both of these fighters have an impressive boxing record. Mayweather is spectacularly undefeated at 47-0-0. He has proven time and time again that you cannot doubt that he is one of the best fighters, pound-for-pound.
Pacquiao is 57-5-2 and he one of those fighters that bounces back when he loses and is ready to fight again in order to show why he is one of the best.
Both of these men are almost done with boxing but before they leave the ring this could be the fight that makes them boxing legends. This the fight we have been waiting to see for a long time. The only thing still standing in the way is an agreement between two bitter Pay-Per-View rivals, HBO and Showtime.
Pacquiao is under an exclusive contract to fight only on HBO. Mayweather is in the middle of a six-fight deal with Showtime. That means the two networks must reach an agreement to manage the Pay-Per-View broadcast and share both the costs and the revenues that are generated by the event. Once that is done, let the fight begin!
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