Boxing Boycott ! ! !

jose valderazContributor IAugust 2, 2010

There's really no point in stating the obvious, being that its been done so repeatedly. This entire fiasco has overstayed its welcome and I for one am no longer looking forward to it any longer. For those of you who've not the slightest clue as to what being referred to here, continue reading.

As far as we know the "fighter of the decade" Pacman is apparently set to fight Margarito for his scheduled fight date on Nov.13. Why? B/c the  Mayweather negotiations failed? B/c Mayweather doesn't want to fight this year? B/c Mayweather made too much this year? B/c Roger Mayweather court case is pending? B/c Arum wants to keep the money in house? Or maybe b/c Margarito is the only suitable opponent? 

I know, I know...that's a little far fetched.

So why this particular fight that nobody is demanding or looking forward to. Nobody for that matter other than Harold Lederman who was quoted saying, "he’s a great fighter and I would love to see him fight Manny Pacquiao. Manny Pacquiao of course is a little guy who beats up big guys. Antonio is a much bigger guy but I think he would give him a very good fight. I’m very anxious to see it. It’s a tremendous shot in the arm for boxing. It’s exciting; I think it will be great fight.”

Like many I agree, this fight is nothing more than a quick money maker for Top Rank and Pacquiao. It's as appealing as the Pacquiao/Clottey clash. Very disappointing might I add. It was like watching a sparring session, no like Manny opening up on a punching bag with 700,00 PPV buys. 

Anyway, back to the point. Surely, many of you are angry, frustrated and down right furious over all the hype and failed negotiations that continue to prevent the said match of the century from occurring. Yet to I wonder, how many of you are going to purchase this Nov. 13 pay per view event? ? ?

With all Mayweather's personal woes all out thanks to Internet sources, how many of you are going to pay to view his next fight, against not Manny Pacquiao?

As you read this your probably saying to yourself, "psssh, I'm not paying for it, but that's not gonna stop me from watching it."

In closing, the way I see it, we fans have been let down, twice in the last year. Our hopes have been risen and just when things start looking promising, everything shatters completely. There's really no sense in paying for any event involving either Pacquiao or Mayweather unless there names are side by side with an official date and catchy slogan above or below. This fight wouldn't need any promotion. Am I wrong?

Don't buy the PPV! Let's show Top Rank we're not willing to settle for anything other than what the boxing world's demanding. Remember, we've been here already once and it appears we're here once again.