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Floyd Mayweather Must Have the Donut: Manny Pacquiao's Coffee Will Remain Hot

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather in his first open workout since coming out of retirement, as he prepares for his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, at Peacock Gym on May 22, 2009 in London, England.  The fight's due to take place on July 18, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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PrimeTyme KobyContributor INovember 28, 2009

What's a morning without hot coffee and a donut?

The coffee keeps you coming back because of the caffeine.  The caffeine makes you feel alive, and keeps you awake.

Most people can do without the donut, except for one person in particular:

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

As Manny Pacquiao has become the boxing world's version of caffeine, Floyd Mayweather's flawless career has become ever so dependent on that "donut" in the "L" column.

Pacquiao's cult-like following has increased and become stronger, as the fiery Filipino champion keeps providing the slugfest that most boxing fans crave.

The jury is seemingly out on Mayweather's credentials, as Pacquiao fans (or Floyd detractors) call him everything that an undefeated fighter should not be called.

The list of negative feedback that Mayweather receives is endless, as Pacquiao has gained the hearts of the majority of boxing fans across the world.  It is overwhelmingly obvious that Floyd, even when "favored", will be the underdog in any fight for the rest of his career.

When the mega fight is scheduled, one thing is pretty clear:

Pacquiao has no chance of "losing."

The fans appreciate his heart and willingness to brawl so much, that even in a knockout defeat he will still be a hot ticket in boxing.

The same can't be said for Mayweather.

He is in a must win situation in any bout.  Especially against a man in Pacquiao, that will be loved regardless of the outcome.  The situation has become a bit personal in most boxing circles.

Both fighters styles are greatly appreciated on my behalf, but Floyd will have to win convincingly to garner any type of respect from those who despise his antics and way of life.

Pacquiao's string of electrifying victories against Oscar De la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, and Miguel Cotto, has the world calling him the best pound for pound fighter.

Mayweather was the previous pound for pound champion, and he lost that title without suffering a defeat.

The consensus is that his resume isn't impressive, and he ducks the best talent out there. With facts in plain sight, how can any unbiased analyst, writer, or fan come to that conclusion about his resume not being impressive?  But in the same breath say that Pacquiao's resume is stunning.

Pacquiao's first fight that was above anything that Mayweather has accomplished was his last fight against Miguel Cotto.

De La Hoya was beaten by Mayweather a full 18 months before Pacquiao finished him off.

Ricky Hatton was knocked out by Mayweather almost 18 months before Pacquiao did the same to the Englishman.

Juan Manuel Marquez, in some boxing circles was considered the second best pound for pound fighter in the world because of his epic battles with Pacquiao.

Mayweather won a lopsided decision against Marquez, in which he possibly won all twelve rounds.

This all proves that Mayweather has nothing to gain, but the money he covets so much, and lots of it.

So much is dependent on him keeping that "donut", but truth be told, Mayweather to Pacquiao fans is his own variety of coffee. He's just not hot to them.

Mayweather is more like an Iced Latte, or a Frappuccino.

The Hot and Cold saga that is Mayweather-Pacquiao will provide all the "caffeine" any true boxing fan craves.

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