Published on Mar 2, 2012
This superfight is long overdue and has probably passed it's expiration date but one can not argue that at one point in time this mega bout between boxing's biggest and best stars would have broken all records and purses for both fighters.
One can only imagine what type of fight this would have produced regardless as both their styles couldn't have been more different as you have Floyd who is a defensive, counter punching maestro and Manny who is just a dynamic volume puncher who is dangerous from all angles.
In the red corner: Manny Pacman Pacquiao (54-4-2 38KO)
In the blue corner: Floyd Money Mayweather (43-0 26KO)
As of now it seems most stumbling blocks preventing this fight from happening are now non existent as Manny has made public numerous times now that blood testing is not a problem and has even agreed to a smaller purse split ratio 55/45 with Floyd getting the greater piece.
One can only imagine how much money will be involved in this fight and expect all records to be broken including PPV buys and fight purses.
Before we can salivate the thought of this megabout, Manny will have to get through his longtime Mexican rival Juan Manuel Dinamita Marquez in December 8 2012 in which it will be their 4th and hopefully final dance.
If Manny were to win convincingly and finally put his rival behind him, then it will give Manny great momentum leading into the Mayweather bout next year.
We all know what Floyd is like, so don't be surprised if another demand is presented and or if he retires from the sport for good.
Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first eight-division world champion,in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the Lineal Championship in four different weight classes.
Since 2001 Has been training under the tutelage of multiple trainer of the year Freddie Roach at the Wildcard Gym located in downtown Hollywood Los Angeles
He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s (decade) by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA "Fighter of the Year," winning the award in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011.
He was long rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by some sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo! Sports, About.com, BoxRec and The Ring. On April 2012, Pacquiao dropped to number two in the rankings, behind Floyd Mayweather, Jr. However on May 7, 2012, The Ring declared the top position vacant and jointly ranked Pacquiao and Mayweather in the number two spot.
Aside from boxing, Pacquiao has participated in acting, music recording and politics. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani.
Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr., (born Floyd Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is an American professional boxer. He is a five-division world champion, where he has won eight world titles, as well as the Lineal Championship in three different weight classes. He is a two-time The Ring "Fighter of the Year," winning the award in 1998 and 2007 also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) "Fighter of the Year" award in 2007 and Best Fighter ESPY Award 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. He is undefeated as a professional boxer.
Currently, Mayweather is the WBC Welterweight Champion, WBA (Super) Light Middleweight Champion and recipient of the WBC Diamond belt.
He is also rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Fox Sports, Yahoo! Sports and About.com Floyd Mayweather topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of 50 of the highest-paid athletes of 2012.
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