Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4: Why 2013 Will Finally See Pac-Man Fight Floyd Mayweather

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Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4: Why 2013 Will Finally See Pac-Man Fight Floyd Mayweather
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You're probably sick of it by now, but Manny Pacquiao's knockout via Juan Manuel Marquez has boxing fans wishing it was a different opponent: Floyd Mayweather.

As these two fighters continue to disagree on the terms of the fight, the hunger for this match to take place will only continue to growl until it finally does happen, which isn't necessarily out of the question for 2013.

Now that Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV is through, we can focus all of our attention to a superfight between Pac-Man and Money, but like usual, negotiations aren't going smoothly.

According to Pacquiao, it's not the drug testing issue that's holding things up; it's the money. As Pacquiao told ESPN's Dan Rafael

"I'm waiting for that fight to happen," said Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion. "I don't know what's the reason why that fight has not happened. ... It's OK for me if he gets a higher percentage than me... I spoke to Floyd ... and he offered me an amount," Pacquiao said. "He didn't talk about the pay-per-views here and that's it. I can't agree with that. I told him I agree with 55 and 45 (split)."

As you'll see in this video courtesy of Bleacher Report Productions, Pacquiao is more than down with the fight—it's apparently Mayweather who's holding up the process.

Surely a guy with the nickname "Money" can settle on a figure to make this superfight possible, right?

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In the back of my mind, I still think this fight has some stock to it. Both of these guys are closer to the end of their careers than the beginning and still have a chance to be a part of the most relevant boxing match in decades.

This fight could easily boast the highest purse in the history of boxing and you're telling me Mayweather isn't down for that? I'm not buying it.

Eventually, I think Money will come to his senses and realize that he has an opportunity to make an enormous chunk of change from one single match that made boxing more relevant before it even took place, especially after seeing Pacquiao get KO'd by the Dinamita.

And hey, if all else fails, there's always a chance that Mayweather takes a big loss on a bet and agrees to fight Pacquiao to make his money back.

 

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