No Better Time For Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao Than Now
Saturday night’s knockout of Victor Ortiz took the “evil” Floyd Mayweather to new heights of disdain amongst those who have never, ever liked the 34-year-old undefeated fighter. (Do you think Mayweather took a cheap shot at Ortiz?) Regardless of how you feel, Mayweather is now 42-0 and scored a knockout just as he promised. This takes the prospect of a Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight to another level.
As we all know, Manny Pacquiao is the epitome of a nice guy in the brutal sport of boxing. Meanwhile, Mayweather is the pinnacle of evil with a cocky attitude that makes most pay their hard earned money just to see him lose. What better time to put these two in the ring than now? Just as you thought that the public interest in the mega fight had waned, something like what happened on Saturday night takes place and reinvigorates the fire all over again. Pacquiao’s team has been quoted as saying what Mayweather did when he dropped Ortiz with two power shots after Ortiz hugged him was “unsportsmanlike.” That will surely draw the ire of Mayweather when he decides to speak on the issue.
To make it even more enticing, Mayweather has gone on record saying he will fight Pacquiao as long as he takes the USDA Olympic-style drug tests to ensure that he is not using any banned substances. “If you the best, take the test,” Mayweather has barked time and time again. With Pacquiao facing Juan Manuel Marquez for a third time in November, a victory will set the stage for the biggest fight in recent memory. Both fighters will have had just enough time off to prepare for a possible May fight in Las Vegas (trust and believe that the fight will take place there) and with all the money that there is to make for both fighters ($50 million or more), this is the best fight for both of them.
The “Good vs. Evil” storyline simply adds icing on the cake. Can you imagine the pre-fight hype heading into this one? If you were interested in HBO 24/7 before, this will take that experience up several notches. Both fighters are in their 30s and both are inching closer to retirement. Obviously, neither fighter wants to wait three more years for this fight to happen. There’s no time better than now to begin negotiating to make it happen.
The only question left will be who you are picking to win.