Monday, November 30, 2009

Pacquiao-Mayweather may have to wait...

The biggest fight in boxing may be put on hold because of negotiation issues, who didn't think that was going to happen? It seems that Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants to fight Manny Pacquiao in May but Pacquiao doesn't want to wait until then, he wants the fight in March.

So the newest rumor is that Pacquiao is going to move up in weight to 154 pounds to fight Yuri Foreman for his new world title thus making Pacquiao the first boxer in history to win eight world titles in eight different weight classes. I think he's trying to beat Michael Phelps record.

With that fight happening, Mayweather would then go to England to fight Ricky Hatton's younger brother Matthew Hatton.

Obviously, this is a step down in competition for both fighters but both have them have only been fighting super fights. Maybe they both need this to shine a little more, although both fighters have no problems doing that against elite competition either after their dominating victories of Miguel Cotto and Juan Manuel Marquez. But this obviously looks better for Pacquiao because he would be winning another world title against someone who he should be able to beat semi-easily. For Mayweather, however, Matthew Hatton isn't the greatest fight based on the fact that he is not an elite fighter nor will he have drawing power in the U.S. so Mayweather will be taking a big dive in terms of how much money he makes.

When I heard of this news, I heard it from an interview with Bernard Hopkins on BoxingScene but he said that Mayweather would most likely fight Mosley, but I didn't believe it. Then I had heard Pacquaio's trainer Freddie Roach talking about this and I started believing.

We'll see what happens. Right now if this comes off, the biggest fight in boxing will take place at the end of 2010. I'd rather see the fight sooner.


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