Pacquiao vs Mayweather: Boxers Should Stop Being Selfish and Fight for the Fans

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 04:  Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will challenge Cotto for his title on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2012

It's time for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao to set aside their differences and give boxing fans what they deserve.

Unfortunately, this doesn't appear likely, which is incredibly devastating. Considering Pretty Boy Floyd and Pac-Man are the best boxers in the world right now, it's only right that they fight each other. 

After years of debating who would win and settling to watch both fight other boxers, they need to stop acting so crazy and make this fight happen. 

The wait for the battle between Mayweather and Pacquiao has gone on too long now, and it's very frustrating. 

Boxing fans have been so loyal to these two fighters. They've patiently and anxiously waited for a bout to be scheduled, but neither party can work things out. 

The hope is that one day soon, Mayweather and Pacquiao realize they have to fight, and then they will finally make it happen. 

Of course, there is no guarantee that it does, but fans can certainly dream. They've been doing that for awhile now, which is exactly why both boxers must make this fight happen. 

Not only do the fans deserve it, Money Mayweather and Pac-Man need this fight for their legacies. The last thing they should want to happen when they retire is for people to constantly talk about how they never fought each other. 

Both boxers have had illustrious careers, but all of it will be tainted if they never fight each other. 

The fans have a right to see the top two boxers go head-to-head. All of their selfish ways need to cease. Somehow, this fight needs to be scheduled soon, because everyone is growing weary of their back-and-forth banter since they've yet to settle the score in the ring. 

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