The negotiations for a great fight between boxing's current pound for pound best, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd "Money" Mayweather have begun. According to the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, the two sides have started to negotiate a deal for a fight in early 2010.
Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, was in Las Vegas Nevada's MGM Grand to see if he could strike a deal with Pacquiao's promoter. Mayweather has said that he is very serious about fighting Pacquiao and hopes it can happen in the near future.
Just imagine all the business and revenue records that this fight can break because of the presence of these two boxing stars in the same ring. The biggest fight of 2009 was the recent Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Coot fight. In that fight, the Philippine sensation was able to knock-out Puerto Rico's finest in 12 rounds. Because of that fight,Pacquiao has been able to set a record of being able to win seven titles in seven weight divisions.
The Pacquiao and Cotto fight brought in more than $70 million in pay-per-view revenue. There were approximately 1.25 The all-time record stands at 2.44 million buys of the Pay-Per-View fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya.
Mayweather has only fought once since having a short Brett Favre-like retirement. In that one bout, he was easily able to beat Juan Manuel Marquez with a unanimous decision.
The fight would be a big one if Schaefer can pull it off.
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. would enter with an undefeated record of 40-0 with 25 KOs. Manny Pacquiao might not have an undefeated record but recently he has been the best and on fire. If the fight were to happen, Pacquiao would enter with a record of 50-3-2 with 38 KOs.
It is definitely must see television if this were to happen and hopefully it will. Mayweather puts his undefeated record on the line against of one best right now, while Pacquiao is out to prove that everything said about him is not just hype.