The boxing world enjoyed some interesting bouts throughout the year of 2013. Expectations soared high and fighters delivered at all cost. The most notable divisions in all of boxing happen to be where the pound for pound king camps out. The name is Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. He’s been undefeated since becoming pro over 17-years ago. However—the fact still remains the same until he steps into the square circle with Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. His legacy will always have its doubters or as he put it—his haters.
What would this fight mean to boxing, if it should someday become a reality, hopefully sooner than later? Well, let’s take a moment here and think about that. It doesn’t matter who these two fighters step into the ring with next and it doesn't matter how well each performs, or lack thereof. Until they are in the ring face-to-face staring each other down, most boxing fans will never be satisfied.
Most real fans of the sport have come to the realization that Pacquiao is a mere shell of his younger self. There are also those who feel that Mayweather is not the same fighter either. Why hasn’t this fight taken place? Two words—Bob Arum. Mayweather has gone on record saying that he “will never do business with Bob Arum again.”
Arum is the CEO of Top Rank and used to be Mayweather's promoter. Their relationship ended badly. Arum was accused of not marketing Mayweather as a premier fighter, but instead focusing on former champion and now President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, who he also promoted at the time.
Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy, believes the major problem keeping this fight from happening is Arum. Most experts feel that Mayweather, with his unblemished record, has the upper hand and should be awarded the larger purse. Arum has always felt that a 50/50 split is the only way this fight happens—and because of that there's a good chance it won’t.
This is not a new problem. It’s been this attitude on both sides that has built a gigantic wall between this fight.
One thing that is apparent is "old father time" is lurking around both of these fighters. It doesn't matter who, what, when or where the fact remains same, "time waits on no man or woman." Imagine what these two supreme beings could have delivered in the ring during their prime. As much as fight fans all over the world would like to see this event take place, one must not be fooled into blind-optimism, because there is a prominent chance it will never happen.
If you would like to read another one of my article regarding this fight here is the link : Money Talks: The Manny Pacquiao – Floyd Mayweather JR Superfight Complications -- Ringside Report boxingnewsworld.blogspot.com/.../money-talks-manny-pacquiao-floyd.html