Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight needs to be made
By Dean Gsell: Despite Manny Pacquiao’s recent loss, I know everyone thinks their tired of hearing the on and off possibility of a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao fight, but yet it makes a boxing headline almost every day. If you keyword boxing you find Mayweather vs. Pacquiao somewhere.
For boxing fans understanding how boxing matchups work is like trying to figure out the government. I know everyone involved in a good match has to make no less than $10 million, but we the people are the pay per view fans. With that said the following article may sound like a fictional joke to promoters but common sense to the fans.
Since the beginning of boxing there have only been a few blockbuster matchups that panned out to the hype. So often two great fighters meet and don’t come as warriors but as businessmen trying to secure financial future, which makes for less than entertainment.
Fights like Ali-Frazier or Leonard-Hearns are solidified in history because they gave it everything, and to this day the individual fighters are better remembered.
Some of the greatest fights of all time have been fought between two complete no names and only a handful of fans even remember them. But two great entities like Mayweather and Pacquiao meeting in the ring and giving the absolute best performance of their life could be the best AND the most profitable fight in history. Everyone knows Mayweather and Pacquiao worldwide even people who are not boxing fans recognize them.
Even diehard MMA fans would switch sports for the night and pay to see it. The media says there is squabbling over the pay split. So here’s a perfect world plan. If properly managed money will come and keep coming for years to come.
Let’s just say both parties agree to put large amounts toward charity, this would not only pull massive worldwide media attention but more PPV and catapult endorsements for both fighters long after the fight is over. If done right this could be the Olympic world’s fair of boxing.
Books movies pictures apparel the list goes on and on. THE MONEY IS GOING TO BE THERE and the legacy will never die. Being undefeated the split should go to Floyd that’s fair. However, promoting is only half of it. For God’s sake if you to get in the ring fight survive and entertain until there’s nothing left and the names Mayweather and Pacquiao will be in text books as the biggest fight ever.
Oscar De La Hoya, you’re still my all-time favorite, so maybe you can make this happen. If everyone involved thought of this fight as a long term investment instead of another quick payday it could happen, we all win. And one last word to Floyd and Manny; if you both come to fight as two almighty gods no matter who wins or how WE THE PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET.
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