Floyd Mayweather's perfection was sustained against Robert Guerrero on May 4, and his dominance must now call for Manny Pacquiao.
On Saturday, "Money May's" unanimous decision over "The Ghost" extended his record to a prestine 44-0.
The 36-year-old fighter simply worked every facet of the match, displaying an exceptional combination of precision, power and reaction to pull away as the bout progressed.
Boxing Scene sums up Mayweather's ability in a nutshell:
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In short, Mayweather's talent was too much for Guerrero, whereas a boxer like Pacquiao is more capable.
His quickness and footwork is there to match Mayweather, as well as his solid marksmanship when attacking. At the same time, Pacquiao has enjoyed 38 knockouts in 54 of his victories. That's a 70.3 knockout percentage.
Factor in Money's dense power behind his punches and this bout would feature incredible hits. Mayweather's consistent defense would receive a major challenge against Pac-Man's offensive onslaught.
On the contrary, Pacquiao would have to be careful not to become too overly aggressive, as Mayweather's instincts to defend and counterattack with great efficiency make for one underlying chess-match.
Also, Pacquiao's advisor, Michael Koncz, remains open to Pac-Man facing Mayweather in the ring, as reported by ESPN:
"We're open to that fight, we've always wanted that fight," Koncz told iFilm London.
"We're willing to do the blood tests whenever and any kind of testing as long as Floyd does the same and we're willing to give him 60% and we'll take 40%."
Despite Pacquiao having lost two fights in a row, the loss to Timothy Bradley was controversial and Juan Manuel Marquez knows him better than anyone. So, it wasn't surprising to see Marquez enter his fourth bout against Pac-Man with increased preparation.
Mayweather on the other hand, is uncharted territory for Pacquiao and vice versa.
Although the two aren't in the prime of their respective careers anymore, Mayweather and Pacquiao remain among the best in the sport, as well as the most popular; boxing and its fans will definitely benefit should these two duke it out.
Pitting two of the biggest and most exciting names in the sport against one another would simply draw immense attention. Considering the strategy that would go into pre-fight preparation and the likelihood of plenty of in-fight adjustments, a matchup between Mayweather and Pacquiao would be a historic event.