Mayweather-Pacquiao: Why can’t they work this out?
By Chris Williams: With each of these huge stars capable of making $40 million each for their March 13th fight in Las Vegas, it seems mind boggling to the average boxing fan how Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao can’t work out their differences with the random blood testing and make their fight happen. Maybe it doesn’t matter once you’re rich to the point where money like that doesn’t get you in gear like it would for an average person.
However, it seems confusing that the two of them can’t work this out so that they can get this fight to take place. Mayweather wants random blood testing. However, he never asked for this until now, and is sticking to this request even though it’s something that Pacquiao doesn’t want to do.
Why doesn’t Mayweather just stick with the three blood tests that Pacquiao is willing to give, as well as the unlimited urine testing. It seems pretty cut and dried when you think about. On the other hand, it’s hard for some boxing fans to see Pacquiao and wonder how he could walk away from $40 million over the matter of having small amounts of blood taken from him.
I know for me, I would gladly let them take blood from me if I knew I was going to get $40 million. Most people would die for that kind of money. I respect Pacquiao for standing by his principles and not giving in to Mayweather about this issue, but it’s hard for me to understand any of this from where I come from. That’s just too much money for me to walk away from based on blood testing.
I just don’t see how this can’t be corrected one way or another. Perhaps the two of them should meet down the middle, and have blood testing stop at a couple weeks before the fight. Or if they can have an outside arbitrator come in, and maybe they can be the one that makes the final decision. It just seems like neither of these two fighters are going to five in about this unless someone from outside the group makes the call on this. If they left up to me, I’d take away the blood tests entirely and just go with the urine tests. That’s what is normally done, and it should be enough for this fight.
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