Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2015: Fight in jeopardy

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In the minds of most avid fight fans, a meeting between the two biggest names in boxing has become a moral imperative for the health of the sport.

Since Manny’s impressive victory over Chris Algieri in November, demand for the historic match-up has reached its natural apex, and the boxing community has seemingly formed a consensus eliminating any rational excuse or reason why a Mayweather vs Pacquiao super fight shouldn’t take place next year.

To the real bosses of boxing, the ardent supporters and paying customers, it’s the least both men should do for the faction that has made them incredibly wealthy.

Time is unquestionably of the essence, concerning the proposed super fight, Mayweather vs Pacquiao. 

Manny’s promoter, Bob Arum, stated recently that Top Rank will be forced to make other plans for the eight division world champion if a fight with Mayweather doesn’t materialize within the next few weeks.

Because it takes several months to promote and market a Pacquiao PPV event, Arum and company will have no choice but to execute a contingency plan that includes an April fight date with a much less scintillating match-up if negotiations don't yield more fruitful results.

According to Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week” Chargin, the sands of measure and tolerance are indeed running low.

“The Mayweather/Pacquiao match-up has reached the height of its popularity,” claims the six decade fight proponent. “If they don’t put this fight together and announce it within the next month or so, it will never happen.”

“You can’t keep doing this to the paying customers and expect them to be okay with it. Everyone involved needs to realize that the fight fans have been emotionally invested in this rivalry for the past several years, so they expect and deserve to witness the historic conclusion.”

“Anything less will be unacceptable and eventually be viewed as one of the biggest tragedies in the history of the sport.”

Although “The Don” of boxing believes that both superstar fighter’s respective careers will ultimately suffer if “Pacquiao vs. Mayweather” doesn't materialize, the knowledgeable matchmaker and promoter has been in the industry long enough to realize that the sport will persevere with or without the clamored mega-fight.

“Obviously it’s not good for boxing if the fans demand a fight and it doesn’t happen, but the fans will move on and look to the other talented fighters of the sport. We’ve got some really great fights coming up on the boxing calendar.”

“We have the first Heavyweight fight in years that has actually created some excitement here in America taking place on January 17th. We could see the next big star of boxing emerge from that fight, if the outcome captures the imagination of the fans.”

“Also Canelo Alvarez versus Miguel Cotto is one of the best fights that can be made in boxing. Hopefully that fight will be announced very soon. There are many great fighters in every division who are just one outstanding performance away from becoming a major star and a marquee attraction if they're matched up correctly.”

“With or without “Mayweather vs. Pacqauiao“, the sport of boxing will land on its feet…it always has and always will.”


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