Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in 2015
By Al S. Mendoza
FLOYD Mayweather Jr. says this thing this very minute and in the next, he says another.
Next, you will hear him say another, if not recall the first one he said.
He is like a seesaw.
He is like a pendulum.
He is like a tire.
Goes up and down, goes swinging to and fro, and goes around in circles.
Example: Floyd will say he is finally ready to fight Manny Pacquiao.
The boxing world will rejoice—but, of course.
The Pacquiao-Mayweather fight has been the one bout every boxing buff wants to see.
No fight has captured the imagination of the beak-busting business the last five years or so more than the projected Pacquiao-Mayweather encounter.
So enamored we all are with this fight that if it should not push through, we would end up hurling mud and flak, if not rocks, at Mayweather till we’ve become too weak to do so.
Why Mayweather only?
Why not Pacquiao, too?
Well, it’s been Mayweather all along who keeps on dodging the fight with Pacquiao.
Pacquiao has always been saying he is ready to face Floyd anytime, anywhere.
And if only to prove he is more than willing to bring it on, Pacquiao has graciously acceded to receiving a lower purse than Mayweather.
At first, Pacquiao had batted for a 50-50 split of the purse in the past.
But when Mayweather couldn’t be restrained in insisting he should get the bigger chunk of the purse pie, Pacquiao relented.
Mayweather is not nicknamed “Money” for nothing.
“OK, you will get more,” said Pacquiao to Mayweather. “Let us sign the contract ASAP!”
But just as everybody is all primed up for the fight to be inked, finally, Mayweather steps forward only to say he doesn’t want to fight Pacquiao.
Each time he balked, Mayweather had a ready alibi.
And while trying to justify his yet crazy act, he’d mix it with invectives flung at Pacquiao—embellishing them with below-the-belt tirades.
Mayweather recently caught the ire of Juan Manuel Marquez when he used Marquez’s 6th-round knockout win over Pacquiao in 2012 to belittle PacMan’s skills.
“Stop using my win over Pacquiao,” Marquez yelled at Mayweather. “If you are really the better fighter, prove it. Fight Pacquiao.”
But boxing has always been like that.
There is so much talk, so much mud-slinging, so much madness.
You will hear a lot of twisted ideas if only to heat up matters.
You will also see a lot of contorted faces if only to make a match being sealed interesting and palatable.
Even if Mayweather is called the “rich coward,” it does not affect him one bit.
He will always be what he wants himself to be: Unpredictable.
But in the end, the bout will materialize.
In the end, all this no-fight talk will result in the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout happening.
I bet my last peso it will happen in 2015.
Merry, merry Christmas!
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