Hey, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Make the Thrilla in Manila II!

Joe OneillCorrespondent IIMay 11, 2010

We all know about Manny and Floyd's past transgressions, what with the blood doping requirements and back and forth allegations. I think I speak for all boxing fan's when I say we just want to see the two of them fight.

In celebration of Manny's recent win of a congressional seat, may I suggest a solution to the problem.

Make the "Thrilla in Manila Part II."

That's right, hold a follow up to the Ali-Frazier fight that many consider to be one of the greatest fights in history.

It's just crazy enough that it could work.

Manny, give into Floyd's demands for a 14 day blood test.

Floyd, agree to fight Manny in Manila, Philippines.

It would also propel the fight into the stratosphere, in terms of interest and promotions.

Manny could, and should, donate 50 percent, or even 100 percent, of his purse to the Filipino people.

In the event he loses, he's still a national hero—not only for bringing great publicity to his native land, but for generating millions of dollars to help the poor people of the Philippines.

It's the perfect segue into his career of politics, and perhaps a great way to enter retirement.

Floyd would need guarantees on the judges, obviously. He'd want veteran judges from the States who wouldn't necessarily be swayed by the pro-Pacquiao crowd.

It's a "win" for Floyd all the way around.

If he wins the fight, he can prove once and for all that he should be considered one of the greatest boxers in history. Defeating a great fighter on his home turf is not something that any other fighter (Leonard, Ali, Robinson can claim.

It will also repair some of his damaged reputation by fighting Manny in his homeland and generating millions of dollars for the poor.

In the event he loses, he can say it was hometown partisanship.

Either way, he's assured of the biggest payday of his career.

Everyone wins.

Yes, it's crazy, but so is turning down $30 million over 10 days of a blood doping test.

 

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