I am fed up with boxing.
Why it cannot deliver Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is beyond me. Hell why one seems to take turns in running from the other is beyond me.
That fight would be the biggest money-maker the sport will ever see. Both fighters would be guaranteed at least $50 million. Don’t you think Floyd would love to get his hands on that green?
I mean, one minute Mayweather imposes tests upon tests on Manny to make sure he is not taking any performance enhancers. The next minute Floyd balks at the money distribution.
Now Floyd has taken to Twitter for calling out Manny, telling him to fight on May 5th while calling him a “punk” in the process. And guess what, now Manny’s camp is balking at the date. His promoter Bob Arum is making Manny appeared scared of Floyd by shunning the proposed May 5th date.
This is why boxing is dying a slow death. Desirable matchups are hard to be made because of greedy, stupid-ass promoters getting in the way. Boxers also hide behind such barriers if they want to avoid certain fighters.
Now if this was MMA – namely Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) – this fight would have happened a long time ago. UFC boss Dana White matches up fighters to give the fans what they want – and maximize Pay-Per-View $$$. He doesn’t give a damn what those fighters say, and that’s the way it should be.
As for boxing, well it is what it is. Just expect the sport to be irrelevant within 10 years.