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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Márquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
By: ian mcwilliams
I know, I know. You have heard this before. But after Manny Pacquiao defeated Chris Algieri he went on to say yet again that he wants Mayweather for his next fight. And everyone else who follows the sport is also asking for the same thing. We have been promised this fight for some time now. And without fail, a technicality forcing the hold always presents itself. With both fighters experiencing less and less pay per view viewers, this could be a great time to make it happen. Although, if it had happened months and months ago it would have been better.
After Mayweather heard what Pacquiao had said, he quickly came out with a statement urging to let this fight finally happen. I see his statement as more of an ego trip than anything though. I believe that Floyd believes this could be the fight he won't win.
Both fighters win or lose stand to make multi-million dollar paychecks off of the bout. Which is a huge bait and hook for Mayweather. Considering what he seems to love more than fame is money. Not to say he doesn't have more money than that of any other athlete in the world, because that would be wildly untrue.
The word is Bob Arum's plan is to sell the fight on PPV for 5 dollars a view in China, all the way up to (the ridiculous) 95 dollars in the U.S.. With an expected 3 million views in the states and the rest estimated around the world, that would round it out to be the highest paid for fight in history. I would love to rant about how irritated that price makes me but I shouldn't. But let me say I tried to watch a hockey game a few days ago and TW told me it was an extra 150 dollars a month to add the hockey channels. I was shocked.
Anyway, what are the odds? Who do you think will take the win? I have my money on Pacquiao. Not just because I dislike Mayweather. I genuinely think he is a better fighter.
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Next man up.
1034 days ago
Pacquaio is a better fighter, pound for pound. But I think Mayweather would destroy Manny, just based on shear power differential. Floyd is just a bigger, more powerful dude.