The time has arrived for the biggest event in boxing history to be staged: Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather.
Never in the history of the sport has there been two more contrasting personalities, styles and characters as Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. One is the beloved global icon, the other is the arrogant, flamboyant detested villain.
One is the epitome of speed, power, ruthless, relentless, exciting attacking offense. The other is patient, smart, a defensive, counter-punching master.
Both are at the final stage of their athletic primes, and the timing has worked out so that now is THE TIME.
Manny Pacquiao tried for four years to fight Mayweather, to give the world the only superfight it clamors to see. Mayweather artfully avoided the fight with an inventory of excuses and duck moves.
It has become clear that Mayweather's act, skills and drawing powers are now in decline, because inside information indicates his most recent performance on May 5th attracted disappointing pay-per-view totals which were considerably less than what the Showtime network needed to break even. This means Mayweather is a money loser, unless he is matched against a bonafide superstar, which there are not an abundance of today in boxing, for a myraid of reasons.
There is only one surefire superstar that Mayweather can be matched with now that can generate gargantuan revenues - Manny "The Filippino Destroyer" Pacquiao.
Though Mayweather has hinted that he may retire again rather than be forced to face Pacquiao, it's unlikely Showtime network's investors will allow that threat to happen. Showtime has invested a lot of money in Mayweather and they surely want to see a return for their risk.
Money rules the sport of boxing and the time has finally come to sacrifice Floyd Mayweather into a superfight with the Filippino super phenomenon Manny Pacquiao.
There is absolutely no logical, conceivable, possible, plausible way Mayweather's protectors Al Haymon, Richard Schaefer and Stephen Espinoza can perpetuate or justify the Mayweather Reality Show Fraud any longer. It's over. After over four long years, it's finally OVER.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather must be made now. Even Muhammad Ali is pressuring Mayweather to shut up and "rumble" with Manny Pacquiao.
If Haymon, Schaefer and Espinoza try anything, any action, scheme or manipulation to block this superfight of all superfights from happening now, they must be evicted from the sport permanently.
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