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Say Goodbye To Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao? Floyd Senior Says No

By James Slater - For every person that is currently moaning and groaning about the controversial split decision win Tim Bradley was last night awarded over Manny Pacquiao, there is another person complaining over how the mega-fight that was Floyd Mayweather-Pacquiao will never happen now.

It certainly does look even more doubtful now that that fight, at one time the biggest and most exciting match-up in all of boxing, will ever get made.. Tim Bradley beat Mayweather to it and - officially at least - defeated the great Pac-Man. The return fight is being looked at for November, and if Pacquiao wins (as millions of people had him doing last night) maybe we will see a rubber-match. This scenario would prevent Mayweather and Pacquiao from getting it on for another nine or ten months; and by then Pac-Man will be 34, and “Money” will be 36.

The fight that could have been so huge had it taken place in 2009 or 2010 will not be anywhere near as special now, if it does still happen. A tarnished super-fight is still better than nothing, but those fans who gave up a long time ago on Floyd and Manny ever fighting will feel no need to get excited about the fight’s chances of happening now.

But Floyd Mayweather Senior, in talking to ESPN.com, said he thinks the fight will happen and that it will still be “the biggest ever.”

“When [Mayweather and Pacquiao] are getting ready to fight, it’s going to be as big as ever anyway,” Mayweather Senior said. “When they fight, it’s going to be the biggest ever. I say when, because there is a good possibility that fight will take place.”

It would be very interesting to hear what Mayweather Junior has to say on the matter; as it would be interesting to see what he thought of last night’s controversial decision in favour of Bradley - if Floyd actually saw the fight in prison, that is (his dad had Pacquiao winning). Will Mayweather now be in a position to be able to offer Pacquiao the less than fifty-fifty share of the purse he always wanted to? Or will Mayweather take aim at Bradley upon his release from prison instead?

To many fans, the boat has sailed on Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao and it’s totally the fault of the two fighters and their teams who, between them, postured, argued and squabbled away a potential $200 or $300 in revenue.

Article posted on 10.06.2012



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