Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Why Superfight Would Only Disappoint

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IJune 9, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 05:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. reacts after the end of the 12th round against Miguel Cotto during their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather might be the most anticipated fight in boxing history. Unfortunately, it’s nothing more than a pipe dream right now and may never be more than that.

In the unlikely case that it does come to fruition, it will surely never live up to the immense hype that has surrounded the hypothetical bout as both fighters came to prominence over the past decade.

There has just been too much time that has passed and too much back and forth between these two men that anything less than the most incredible fight in history would be a disappointment.

It would take both pugilists landing incredible punches, playing insane defense, getting knocked down, crawling back up and a last-second KO in Round 12 for the bout to be worth all the years of anticipation.

Unfortunately, if the match even happens, it will be a snooze fest. Both men would realize that their entire career is on the line and would be hesitant to move, let alone throw a punch.

Anytime either fighter tried to make an offensive assault, it would just be answered with a quick counter-punch.

Who wants to see that?

No one, which is exactly why the fight would be a giant letdown for all the viewers shelling out God knows how much for the PPV package.

Pacquiao and Mayweather should have already fought back when both fighters were unquestionably in their prime and had less to lose. It will just be a joke if they end up agreeing to a match at this point in time. 

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