When Floyd “Money” Mayweather took a brief retirement to concentrate on promoting, we all knew the reason. He saw how much money Oscar De La Hoya made off the 2007 super fight, and wanted in on the action.
Mayweather looked out across the boxing landscape and, after delivering a TKO to Ricky Hatton, didn’t feel that there was anyone who could offer him a real challenge. Four years later and that challenge arrived; and his name is Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather reclaimed his WBC and Ring Welterweight belts after dismantling Juan Manual Marquez in September and soon after the fight, rumors about a Pacquiao-Mayweather brawl began to hum like a parked car.
After Pacquiao’s utter decimation of Miguel Cotto two weeks ago, the boxing community stood up on its feet and demanded the super fight. We’re mere days away from the official announcement, and it certainly could not have come at a better time.
Though boxing isn’t as often in the limelight as it once was, it doesn’t take much for guys to cram into bars to watch people punch each other in the face. The lingering truth about boxing is that there simply is...
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