Manny Pacquiao: Why Won’t He Fight Mayweather?

    December 23, 2013
    Aleyia Dixon
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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:

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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  • Splat

    This writer is an idiot that does not know what is really going on. The real reason Pacquaio isn’t fighting Mayweather is because Mayweather is asking for too much. Did anyone remember when Pacquaio agreed to not only the drug testing, but also agreed to a 40-60 purse split in favor of Mayweather? When Mayweather turned it down, he countered with a 50-50 split, but wanted all of the cut of the PPV, worth tens of millions. Who would agree to that? Mayweather does get more PPV on each fight, but at least Pacquaio can have some dignity instead of fighting for pennies.

    Mayweather don’t care about his fans, he would fight anyone besides the top P4P fighters that would help his PPV and give him more money. He offers a few million to his fighters while he keeps five times as much. He fought nobody’s with the exception of Alvarez and Cotto. Mayweather ruined his legacy by not fighting Pacquaio because of his greed.

    Change the title to why Mayweather won’t fight Pacquaio.

  • Hell Boy

    The beef with Arum is a legit problem, May and DLH left him because of his old school ways of the money they were promised and never came through. They got tired of questioning the promised amount only to get a percentage and a bill for services they never used from Arum. Another issue was the fact that Pac has been using PEDs for about 4 years. They knew it would be an issues, that’s why he stopped and hasn’t been able to knock anyone out for quite a while. They figured he could fight clean as long as they fought smaller guys or catch weights. It stung him in the a ss when he fought Bradley not being able to finish him even though everyone, including me thinks Pac won the fight. When Marquez knocked him out I saw everything go out the window. The 40mil once offered to any bargaining strength. The bottom line is that Pac is still under a partial contract with DLH, he has to leave Arum, he has no bargaining power so he will have to take a 30/70 split or nothing and will have to be subjected to Olympic style drug testing only to probably be schooled or knocked out. This is all Arums fault, his business practices have bit him in the a ss and he doesn’t like it. If he really cares about bringing the best fights to the fans then he should step aside.

  • Perry

    Why is it on Manny to accept the fight? Now that Manny has agreed to the blood testing Floyd has changed his reasons for why he won’t fight Manny. Seems to me someone else keeps changing the rules to avoid the fight

    • Mark

      It is on Manny because Manny has only shown that he is a C level fighter. Dude can’t even break 400,000 ppv buys against Brandon Rios. He’s about to be fighting on Espn Friday night fights with the other bums and journeymen. Truth hurts.

      • Santosonly

        You probably forget that in this generation PAC is the highest selling PPV fighter next to Floyd and his opponents. The reason why I say Floyd and his opponents is without a big name opponent Floyd’s PPV performs poorly. Don’t believe me, just ask Robert G. It was the dismal performance of that fight that caused Showtime to force Mayweather to fight a big name: Canelo. And wala! Once Canelo stepped in, the PPV broke records.

  • The Riddler

    LMAO! Obviously Aleyia Dixon doesn’t know nothing about the Manny Floyd saga. xD Collect all your facts together before you write, it makes you look un-credible. Oh and by the way, Manny was assigned the num. contender on Floyd’s belt days ago. Floyd’s reply? I can give him the belt, it doesn’t make me. lol

    • Aleyia Dixon

      The comment section under each article is the perfect place to correct any misstated facts written in the article. Feel free to correct any incorrect Pacquiao facts here. Thanks for your input in advance!

  • Mark

    Manny Pacquiao is an irrelevant fighter, who is the possible boxing fraud of the

  • Mark

    past century. Stop writing articles about that clown. He’s got a looooong ways to go before deserving a shot against Mayweather. 95% chance pacquiao will be KO’d again before even getting a shot at Floyd. Accept it and move on, retards.

    • Santosonly

      Hey Mark: Is your real name Floyd Mayweather Jr?

  • Mark

    Robert Guerrero would probably beat Manny Pacquiao. Bob Arum is desperate as HELL at this point.

  • Tim

    Guerrero would beat Pacquiao? Lol! Guerrero has the exact same style as Rios, and you saw how well it worked out for him. Canelo is very similar as well. Styles make fights, and Pacquiao’s style is difficult for anyone to deal with. That is why this fight has not happened.

    As an objective boxing observer, I think Mayweather would be the favorite in this ficticious fight. However, Floyd does not want to risk losing the zero on his record. If they do not fight, which seems likely, Floyd is not Sugar Ray Leonard, who took on the best of his era and beat them. Floyd should seize this opportunity to shut up his detractors, instead of running from it.

  • Santosonly

    This goes to show that you can put whatever you want on the internet regardless of the facts. I am going to give this writer the benefit of the doubt and conclude that he is extremely out of touch with the facts and current events but even that kind gesture calls onto question the value of this article.