When Mayweather and Pacquiao act like they don't need one another because their legacies are already complete, it really upsets me. These guys have made huge fortunes off the fans' hard-earned cash. But when the fans demand just one fight, they both scoff and say they don't need (or want) the fight?
Where would Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran be if they didn't fight one another? How about Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward, Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, and Israel Vasquez and Rafael Marquez, just to name a few. Almost every decade in boxing has a great rivalry, and sadly it looks like the one between Pacquiao and Mayweather may never come to fruition.
Honestly, as fans, we should be insulted when they say they don't need one another. It's utterly ridiculous. It's totally, absolutely pathetic. I wish someone of much greater stature than myself could get them in a room together and tell them that they both do need each other.
Because in 100 years, people will look back at all the great rivalries and Mayweather vs. Pacquiao won't be included. If they can't come to terms, boxing as a sport will be resigned to a further state of disrepair.
Just make the fight happen. That's it, there's nothing left to say.
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