For those who desire to see Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight each other in the ring, the wait may soon be over. A source reported that, during a conversation, Floyd Mayweather, Sr. said the fight may be in the works. The topic briefly came up while other issues were being discussed.
However, the elder Mayweather has made some strange remarks in the past, and this could turn out to be a bit of false hope. However, Mayweather, Jr.’s father is his trainer and a close advisor, so Mayweather, Sr.’s statement could be the truth.
Mayweather, Sr. said this fight between his son and Pacquiao would take place sometime in May of 2015. Over the past few years, terms for a fight have been negotiated only to have the plans cancelled. There was a fight between the two boxers scheduled to take place in 2010, but the two sides were unable to agree on terms which cancelled the matchup.
If the two sides can come to an agreement this time around, then the fight in May might come to fruition.
Things may become tricky in scheduling the fight because of Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter. Arum once worked with Mayweather, Jr. during his career. Now, Mayweather has stated that he will not do business with Arum. Hopefully Mayweather can see past his own problems with Arum for the sake of the fans.
Mayweather, Jr. and Pacquiao are arguably the two best boxers in the world. Mayweather holds an undefeated record of 46-0 with 26 knockouts total. Pacquiao has recorded 56 wins in 63 fights. He also has five losses and two draws.
If the two do fight, it would be one of the biggest events in the history of the sport. A contest would finally prove which boxer is better. It would also be significant if the fight does not occur. Questions of why the top two boxers never faced each other would be on everyone’s mind for years.
Once again, Mayweather, Sr.’s words about the potential fight might not be 100 percent true. Yet, the news will excite fans nonetheless.