Floyd Mayweather Will Take On Manny Pacquiao After All!

Everyone even remotely interested in boxing already knows that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao meeting in the ring and for once, letting their fists talk to each other rather than their mouths, would be one of the most interesting events in the sport. Pacquiao has gone on record several times saying his ultimate wish is to fight Mayweather while the American never really committed himself to it. Well, all that has changed now. Floyd Mayweather has come out in the open and challenged Manny Pacquiao to a fight. The man has set a date too – May 2nd, 2015.
 

Everyone knows that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are two of the greatest showmen pacing the boxing world right now and to see them go against each other would surely be a treat. Pacquiao has of course been shouting his lungs out for a bout recently saying, “Mayweather has reached a dead end. He has nowhere to run but to fight me.” When his opponent of choice had leveled allegations of Pacquiao being desperate for money, the Filipino even offered to fight for charity! “This fight is about legacy, this is about making the fans happy and, above all, this is for the good of boxing,” he had said. Mayweather, on the other hand, the shrewd moneymaker that he is, has thought business all along and finally seems to have decided that it is the right time to go ahead and cash in on an amazing opportunity.
 
In an interview with Showtime, Mayweather minced no words when he said he wanted to take on Pacquiao, and how it was Pacquiao and Bob Arum who had been ducking and dodging. He even set a date, May 2nd, while saying he wanted to do it for fans and also because he wanted to go out with a bang.
 
The only impediment to the showdown now seems to be Bob Arum and Mayweather’s unpleasant past experiences with Arum’s promotional company Top Rank. Pacquiao now fights under the Top Rank banner and Mayweather feels Arum would never make a business deal that would benefit everyone involved in a fair manner. “Bob Arum is in the way of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight,” he says, claiming how the promoter is yet to pay up for Mayweather’s fights against Arturo Gatti and Zab Judah in 2005 and 2006. “It was hard doing business with Bob Arum when I was signed to his company, so if I’m not signed to his company, you know it’s going to be even harder because he’s going to be trying to do whatever he can do. Me knowing Bob Arum for 18 years, in my opinion, Bob Arum only cares about Bob Arum. That’s the feeling that I felt forever.”
 
Well except for this minor issue, which we are sure be sorted out – after all, there are millions waiting to be made here – the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could very well be one of the main sporting highlights of 2015. Now, we only need to wait and watch if Amir Khan could squeeze in a fight with one of them before that, and if that fight changes this equation in any way. We’ll keep you posted!
 
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  • Ozz rhoads

    Floyd Mayweather pls. don’t forget to bring your soft pillow inside the ring so you will have a better sleep.

  • SouthOhioGipper

    This fight should have happened years ago.. both these fighters are past their prime.

  • EducatedRon

    They are past their prime, but still the best right now. Did you see Pac man’s 6 knockdowns last fight. Floyd’s defensive boring style hasn’t slowed down. Yes it should of happened years ago, but still in mid-thirties. This fight may not be exiting. I have Pac by decision in 12. He’ll get into an early lead by points, Floyd’s nature is not to be agressive and only counter, then will lose on points.

    • sifufor

      I don’t trust the judges in Vegas. Pacquiao will have to knock him out.

      • EducatedRon

        If judges are an issue it favors pack. No one, including me wants floyd to win. His only popularity is people paying to see him hopefully GTF knocked out.

        • sifufor

          Yes, he is the #1 moneymaker only because people want to see him get his butt kicked to Hell! I said what I said because of how the first Pac-Brad fight ended. The judges were not that blind in the first Pacquiao-Bradley fight. Somebody, I think, bought them. I thought Mayweather lost both to De La Hoya and Maidana in the first fight. I don’t think Mayweather will fight Manny. He himself tweeted to the effect that his name is “Coward Floyd” but so what, he said, I got all the money.

  • Cirric Fylenco

    Talk talk talk. Mayweather isn’t going to fight him, grow up. How many times you going to let a guy lead you by the nose before you learn.

  • sulu

    He’s fighting Pacquaio not Arum so anything he says other than fighting Manny is just an excuse to avoid fighting with Manny!

  • MrDoctorMr

    Who cares about this fight? Manny has lost a few now. No one should buy tickets or PPV to prove to them that they can’t just do whatever they want and still get millions.
    If they want millions they should’ve fought when both were in prime and had the Legend status around them. Now you’ve got one ducking Legend vs a good but slowed down Pac.