Monday, 16 March 2015 21:54

Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather in 2015: The impossible dream?

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A few months ago, Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao seemed impossible for various reasons as both camps blamed the other for slowed negotiations, and fans were left disenchanted with the sport.

An array of problems halted negotiations such as purse splits, broadcast coverage, drug testing, dates and alleged promoter innuendo and egos.

In the months leading up to the official confirmation, fans were constantly bombarded with news reports that the fight was close to being announced only to be disappointed when those days came and went without a peep.

But things soon changed and credible news outlets started to report Pacquiao vs Mayweather was a done deal; And within hours, it was officially announced that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather had agreed to fight on May 2nd.

It was signed, sealed, delivered!

The impossible dream made possible, right?

Not quite.

Just to see Manny and Floyd in the same room was exciting. And to see them at a press conference together would make a bad day better for any fan. The thought of them facing off in a ring is more exciting than Christmas for a child.

I can't wait to see them go to war.

Yet, why do we want them to fight? Have we already missed out on crowning the true Fighter of the Generation.

It's an impossible dream.

 

But, Mayweather vs Pacquiao will answer a few questions:

In 2015, was Mayweather able to deal with the speed of Pacquiao?

Was Pacquiao able to infiltrate the revered defence of Mayweather?

And who was the better of two aging, and declining champions?

This article is exceedingly pessimistic and does not reflect the writer's excitement - But shouldn't fans see it as it is?

Should you order the fight?
Yes.

Will it be worth the money?
Without a shadow of doubt.

But will it have been worth the wait?
Unlikely.

Be grateful that it has been made and enjoy the build-up and press coverage.

... And just remember, this isn't 2010.


This is an editorial written by boxing scribe Mark Havey, and his views may not necessarily reflect those of other FightSaga writers ;)

 

 

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