Manny Pacquiao: Why Won’t He Fight Mayweather?By: Aleyia Dixon - December 23, 2013
It seems as if everyone wants to see a match-up between Pacman and Money except for the two people actually risking their faces if they did.
For years now, we’ve watched Pacquiao win countless victories in rising weight classes with moves that put living rooms and bars across the country in an uproar. At the age of 35, he is the first and only eight-division champion of the world.
Manny Pacquiao is so good at boxing that even when he does lose, he does it epically. We all remember his precise execution as he laid perfectly flat on the canvas like a once fussing baby finally put to rest with the best and warmest milk– even that faceplant looked like it probably took intense training.
So, if Pacquiao is so great (at this point, he is a legend) why hasn’t he fought the only boxer of this time who would likely give him a run for his money (see what we did there)? It’s obvious that they do not like each other, which could be gathered from Mayweather’s Christmas card sent to Pacquiao today via twitter:
This is my Christmas card to the world… Happy Sleepy Holidays zzzzzzzzzzzz pic.twitter.com/ynxAJiJmyS
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) December 23, 2013
How Nice. Mayweather recently chimed in some more on the subject via Fighthype.com:
I’m gonna give you two reasons the Pacquiao fight is not going to happen. Like I said before, I will never do business with (promoter) Bob Arum in life, but I don’t wish him nothing bad, and Pacquiao is Bob Arum’s fighter … And I want to see Manny Pacquiao’s real pay-per-view numbers
In actuality though, it may be Manny Pacquiao’s fault. A fight was staged between him and Mayweather in 2010, but was called off due to Pacquiao refusing to submit to Team Mayweather’s drug testing terms. Earlier this year, however, Yahoo Sports told us that Pacquiao finally agreed to accept the same type of testing for another opponent, albiet three years later. So there may be hope for a Pacquiao-Mayweather match after all. If the taunts and potential earnings don’t persuade Pacquiao, maybe the fact that his legacy will be indisputedly sealed if he defeated the one dominating (and talkative) stone left unturned in his boxing career.
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