The Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight will happen: The delay benefits all, except one (maybe)
By Iyer Ramos: The fight likely to break all records in terms of monetary gains, has been in the making for many years now. Some blame Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum for stalling the negotiations, some blame Pacquiao for refusing certain conditions, and many blame Floyd Mayweather Jr for a lot of reasons. No matter what your opinion is, somebody will disagree with your view and probably curse you too, hiding behind pseudonym.
But, who benefits from all this long delay? All three of them are benefiting.
Bob Arum, is benefiting because he keeps making money off Pacquiao, who is still marketable, who is a fighter that excites when he fights, and outside the knock out by Marquez, is a fighter that still dominates the competition. Arum as a savvy businessman must have recognized from long ago, that the longer you keep a winning boxer, the more money you make (no brainer). And the longer a controversy growths, the more people will follow it, and the more money can generate. In other words Arum knows that even now everybody is watching and awaiting, that even when these fighters are in the crepuscular of their careers, this Pacman vs. Floyd fight will sell and will sell well. So, that’s the reason that there has been no rush at all by Bob, to make the fight, until now. Now it is the right time for Bob to go ahead with it. And he will.
Manny Pacquiao, might very well beat Mayweather. As a matter of fact, if there is some one that is likely to do it , is the Pacman. But he follows Bob Arum orders, and what it was said above about Bob, applies to the little Filipino fighter as well. He has been winning all along, both money and fights. He lost to Bradley (robbery!), and he clearly avenge that lost. Pacquiao lost to Marquez (shocker!), in a fight that he was controlling, J.M. Marquez face full of blood, Pacman went in for the kill and Marquez nailed him with a big punch. So is boxing. Now, Manny is older, closer to retiring and rumors of need for cash. This sounds as the perfect time for Manny to take the fight. And he will.
Floyd Mayweather Jr, is the P4P king and the PPV king. He venerates his “0”. And loves his MONEY. But he like you and me, knows that the greatest threat to his “zero” and to his empire, is Manny. So, either his fault or not, either of his making or not. All these delay has helped him to preserve his perfect record and grow his bank account, making Floyd is the Best Paid Athlete in the world. I always believed that Floyd was going to fight Many as the last fight of his contract with Showtime or as the 50th fight of his career, as an extension of that contract. However, pressure is building on Floyd, now that young Canelo has threat to fight on May 2. That could mean a blow to the ego and the pocket of Mayweather Jr.
I will not be surprised if Floyd changes his planes and fight Manny earlier, meaning this May. At the end of the day if he beats Pacquiao, there will be a rematch. And if Floyd is defeated, there will be a rematch. he will still be Mr. Money. Floyd must know that for his legacy and for a fatter pocket he needs to take that fight, and trust me he will.
At the end of the day, they all have benefited with that fight delay. And the 3 of them will still make big money when it is all fought and gone.
Maybe the only ones that have not benefited with this long await are the fans. But hold on, without all this waiting, many of us wouldn’t have had the opportunity to offend, course and abuse each other for so long. And believe me some fans seems to live their lives just to bully those that don’t agree.
Well, from now and until the bell rings for the first round of 24 or less. Peace!