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Why Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. May Never Happen

LAS VEGAS - MAY 02:  Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates after knocking out Ricky Hatton of England in the second round of their junior welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Joel Jonathan CameroCorrespondent IMay 16, 2009

Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. That's the fight for which every boxing fan is eagerly waiting. 

The last two boxers who wore the coveted pound-for-pound crown should meet finally in the ring and not in the trash-talking arena. 
The camps of Pacquiao and Mayweather are each claiming to be the "numero uno," but who's the real King?
As if no one knows that the Pacman rules the square ring right now. Li'l Floyd's issue of claiming what's originally his, well, if you keep on believing in the Mayweathers, you're probably insane.
We are talking of right now, not yesteryears, not one year or two years ago; we are living now in P.E.G: Pacman Era of Greatness. 
So why are boxing fans excited about this fight when the issue of P4P had already been resolve? Simple. We want Pacquiao to punish and kill this trash-talking loser in the ring. We all wanted to see the bloodied, disfigured Floyd Jr. being carried in the nearest Vegas hospital with his family, specially senior crying in shock. 
We want to celebrate with every Filipino people and boxing fans worldwide for finally getting rid of the whole clan of Mayweathers in boxing history. 
This fight will break all records in guaranteed pay, gate attendance and Pay Per View revenues. It will attract the biggest celebrities in any other fields. But sad to say this fight may never happen...
The following are the scenarios for the postponement of this much awaited bout.

1. Juan Manuel Marquez will beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their July 18, 2009 match. This will definitely pave the way for Pacquiao-Marquez 3.

2. Mayweather vs. Mama-Marquez turns out to be the most boring fight of the year. This will bring down the value of Li'l Floyd from top PPV moneyman to just another boxer fighting in late night TV special. Certainly Pacman would want to fight for the biggest draws available.

3. Miguel Cotto winning by Pacman-like devastation in his June bout. The possibility of a fight between Pacquiao and Cotto is always there, remember they're both fighting with Bob Arum's Top Rank. 

4. Shane Mosley will agree to fight Pacquiao in 80-20 share revenue in favor of Pacman. It is a possibility because Manny is a certified box office draw. Pacquiao may even exceed his income with a Mayweather fight with his 80 percent share for this fight and Mosley's 20 percent is a better payday than fighting any other boxer.

How about the question of Li'l Floyd avoiding the biggest competition there is? Well, in fairness to Junior, he did fight and won over Dela Hoya and Hatton. Off course you cannot fight everybody especially if there's little money involve.
It's not in the hands of Mayweather if the battle with Pacquiao will push through or not it's all in the hands of the king of boxing, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.

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