Mayweather Jr vs. Pacquiao: A Junior Middleweight Pillow Fight?

Oliver SuarezContributor IIDecember 5, 2009

Don’t forget to pack your pillows and blankets because come March 13, 2010, the most anticipated slumber party is about to happen and don’t reserve your rooms yet since they might provide free airbeds for the first 100 people.
Floyd Jr. finally gets his dream fight.  A fight with a much smaller man with a 2” height and 5” reach disadvantage, but who can provide him tons of money and enhance his legacy if he defeats him.

Still, Mayweather Jr. should be given full credit if he comes out victorious on March 13, 2010 since his opponent Manny Pacquiao, has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the Welterweight Division.
But when you think he’s finally making all the right decisions; he provides another weapon for his critics to lash at him.  As reported by Mark Vester in , Roach apparently mentioned in an interview with Sky Sport News that the Mayweather Jr. wants the fight at 154 lbs. using 10oz pillows.
It’s probably a negotiation tactic or another way to hype up the fight.  But decisions like this is why Mayweather often finds himself in a ‘lose lose’ situation and it’s the main reason that he hasn’t fully attained the greatness that many expected from him.
I thought Manny Pacquiao was a one-dimensional fighter who can’t provide Mayweather Jr. a competitive fight.   I guess Paul Williams might not be too big for Mayweather Jr after all.  There are no excuses for him not to fight Paul Williams anymore. 
Manny Pacquiao should call the bluff and agree to fight at 154 lbs using 10 oz pillows.  It will validate all the criticisms of Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao will find himself in a "win win" situation with a chance to make history once again.  Better yet, move on and fight Yuri Foreman for the WBA Junior Middleweight title.

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