On March 13, 2010 one of the most anticipated fights in a considerable amount of time will go down between Floyd Mayweather Jr; the one boxing fans love to hate, and Manny Pacquiao, who is coming off a gut-wrenching beat-down of Miguel Cotto.
Floyd Mayweather, who is never one to hold back his words, recently stated on Joe Buck Live that, "I don't want anyone to be surprised about what happens. Nobody's beat me, and Pacquiao's been knocked out before."
After Joe Buck questioned if it would be a knockout, Floyd Mayweather responded, "I will be victorious."
What Can This Fight Do For The Sport?
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are both considered the best pound-for-pound fighters in the boxing world, and the world hasn't seen a fight of this caliber in a very long time.
With the dominating and captivating heavyweight class of Ali, Frazier, Holmes, Tyson, and Lewis diminished, fans haven't been interested in the lower weight classes.
With many alternative-style fighting sports emerging, especially the UFC, this fight has to prove to the fans that boxing can dominate again. It is already a given that this fight will destroy any pay-per-view the UFC has produced, due to the publicity "Money" Mayweather gives himself and the recent affection we are giving the lovable Pacquaio. This fight may be the beginning of a boxing resurgence.
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