Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr.: The Epitome of a Real Dream Match
This past weekend boxing enthusiast were once again treated with another stellar showing from pound for pound king and now five-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao, the crafty Filipino phenom displayed what was perhaps the best boxing of his illustrious career against the dangerous Ricky Hatton.
Nobody expected the fight to end in an instant, as Pacquiao probably reinvented the word "dominance" and inserted the phrase "second round technical knockout" as it's new Merriam-Webster dictionary meaning.
Conversely, on that same day formerly retired pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his comeback fight set for July 18 against tough Mexican catalyst Juan Manuel Marquez.
Well, it could be coincidence, but one thing's for sure Mayweather wants to reclaim the throne he once vacated while Pacquiao wants to expand his immovable dynasty.
I guess there's only one way to please this two boxing pugilists... pit them against each other.
Both camps had already expressed interest in a possible "fight of the century" and assuming that Mayweather Jr. gets pass Marquez in an impressive fashion.
Our eyes might feast on something classical yet scarce as Halley's Comet in this era of boxing.
Indeed, Pacquiao-Mayweather, once thought to be a mythical matchup is now a distinct possibility.
The master of offensive repertoire against the champion of defensive brilliance.
It won't be another overhyped match-up because it'll surely live up to expectations. Forget about Hagler-Hearns, Forget about Pryor-Arguello. A showdown between the two is one for the ages.
Mayweather although already considered by many as an all-time great has yet to fight someone who has pushed him to his limits.
We are yet to see the full potential of the pretty boy as he almost always shoulder-rolled on to easy victories.
On the other hand, Pacquiao seemingly looks invincible as of late. Simply outclassing each and every foe that comes his way.
Boxing critics and purists often munch on humble pie after each and every Pacquiao triumph.
It's going to be a tough call as both warriors bring so much on the table.
Pacquiao, well equipped with a brutal left hand and an equally destructive right hand that could easily send any mortal down on his knees.
Similarly, Mayweather has so many weapons in his arsenal.
He plays smooth and controlled but he can also play rough and dirty depending on the situation. He has the tendency to operate with surgeon-like precision, displaying accurate technique in dismantling his unlucky victim.
If this fight comes into fruition. The boxing world will witness a duel that will surely be remembered for decades to come.
Technical expertise, systematic aggression plus the glitz, the glamour and all the sideshows.
Finally, the term "Dream Match" is given a most fitting description.
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