We’ve been waiting to see Mayweather and Pacquiao fight for years. Just when boxing fans may have given up the hope of seeing what many tout would be the biggest fight ever, rumors resurface that a deal is in the making that would bring these two together in the ring next year.
Roger Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather’s eccentrically entertaining uncle and head trainer, revealed to On the Rope Radio that he and Floyd met with Bob Arnum for a couple of hours a few months ago, to discuss Floyd fighting Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao.
“Floyd’s gonna fight em, why wouldn’t he fight them? Anytime you are getting that type of money, how the hell are you not going to fight them. He has to fight Pacquiao cause that’s the fight people want to see and people talk about. If he wouldn’t fight Pacquiao he would go down in history as a scared ******* champion, wouldn’t he? If he didn’t fight Pacquiao, OK then. My Nephew ain’t scared of no Pacquiao.”
I’ve gotten my hopes up about seeing this fight before only to be disappointed, so I’m taking this with a grain of salt. I would love for them to make this fight happen, but it needs to be sooner than later. With both fighters at or in their mid thirties, if it doesn’t happen within the next year I believe both of them will be too old to give us the competitive bout we deserve.