It appears 2012 Cindo De Mayo will be more than just a celebration for Mexican heritage and pride, as Boxing fans may finally get the mega fight we’ve all been waiting for: Mayweather versus Pacquiao.
Mayweather’s advisor Leonard Ellerbe had this to say:
“We’re looking to make the biggest fight possible and everyone knows what that fight is, the little fella.”
Of course, everyone and their mama knows that he is referring to Pac-man. The top two pound-for pound fighters in the world have been on collision course for years. However, the differences in negotiations have gone down hill over a drug testing protocol.
“Floyd made it very clear that he wants to give the fans the biggest fights that are out there. He wants to stay active. We’re going to do everything in our power to make the biggest fight out there for the fans and we all know what the fight is.”
He goes on to say:
“We had a discussion, Floyd, me and Al. Floyd made it very clear to us what he wanted to do. He told us he is looking to make the biggest fight that is out there and to make it in May. I’m very excited that the sport’s biggest pay-per-view star is going to be back on May 5. We have informed the pay-per-view industry and I have the arena on hold. I’m excited to continue my relationship with Floyd and his team. It’s always fun to work with Floyd”.
Hopefully for the sake of their sport, they make this happen. The build up of this fight has been going on to long and appears to be about as believable as Kim Kardashian being married for true love. Most people tend to think Mayweather is scared of Pac-Man, which I don’t believe to be true, as Floyd has good reason to go through Olympic style drug testing measures.
Pacquiao began fighting at 100 pounds, and currently around 150 pounds, which is 50% weight increase. Now it is possible for somebody to gain this much weight, but most fighters lose something when they gain weight of this magnitude. Generally your speed drops off as you are a naturally small guy, but you put on the weight, similar to a football player that puts on mass. In boxing, you are now fighting more naturally bigger and stronger guys, so your knockouts tend to go down as well. None of these have occurred with Pac-Man, as he hasn’t lost his speed at all and is still knocking out boxers like he is a natural 150 pound guy.
Now Manny could just be a flat out freak of nature, but Mayweather has more on the line as he is the fighter that is undefeated, and if he loses, and it’s later found that Mayweather was indeed getting his Barry Bonds on, he would still be the one with a 1 in the loss column if he were to be defeated. Both fighters are going through the same exact testing. You would think someone that is being accused of cheating would want to prove that they aren’t and then try to beat him down in the ring, so Pacquiao seems a little suspect on the matter.
If they do decide to fight, I know it’s the Money Team, but Mayweather needs to make sure he doesn’t invite Ray J and his seven Rolls Royce’s at the home.