WBO world welterweight champion Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao stated he will begin looking for an alternate opponent because undefeated "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather inexplicably didn't respond to a deadline for a contract proposal this past weekend.
"Floyd, for whatever reason—and I'm sure he has some valid reason—didn't want to commit," said Pacquiao's weasel of a promoter, Bob Arum.
Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) and Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs) have long wrangled over drug testing protocols and finances for the potential bout that could earn both combatants $40 million.
Mayweather, a five-time titlist in five different weight classes, justifiably wouldn't budge until Pacquiao agreed to undergo Olympic-style drug testing.
Pacquiao's reluctance to accept the needle was curious and it made the Filipino icon appear seedy.
However, Pacquiao, the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, who has captured a record seven world titles in seven different weight divisions, finally relented and said he would permit extensive drug testing to allow the matchup to occur.
Mayweather, who won a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and is considered one of the greatest boxers ever, simply has zero reason at this juncture to refuse a fight against Pacquiao.
Arum and other onlookers publicly speculated Roger "Black Mamba" Mayweather's legal woes may have made the "Pretty Boy" hesitant to scrap Pacquiao.
"Black Mamba" is Floyd Mayweather's trainer, and there is no doubt he has helped hone his nephew's tremendous skills in the ring.
Roger Mayweather is scheduled to go on trial next month for viciously assaulting a woman in Las Vegas.
Nevertheless, one issue or another constantly arises for "Pretty Boy" and it seems evident now he is flatly avoiding Pacquiao.
Mayweather has an unhealthy obsession with his unblemished mark and he is apparently willing to sacrifice $40 million to maintain it.
Sadly, Mayweather is more than talented enough to hand Pacquiao his first loss since Erik Morales trumped him by unanimous decision in March 2005.
Ironically, despite all his overwhelming swagger and confidence, Mayweather is actually unsure of his abilities and even more unconvinced that he can emerge victorious over Pacquiao.
“Pretty Boy” wants to retire undefeated.
Floyd Mayweather is afraid to lose and, because he won’t meet Pacquiao, he will eventually depart the sport of boxing unconquered as the ultimate loser.