Kicking a Dead Horse: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Clayton HollowayContributor IIIAugust 20, 2010

How does the old saying go, "youre kicking a dead horse?"

If someone is trying to convince people to do or feel something without any hope of succeeding, they're kicking or beating a dead horse. Most of the time it's used when someone is trying to raise interest in an issue that no-one supports anymore.

The saying can be used in relationship arguments as well.

The problem is people are still very interested in Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, we all are, but it has gotten to the point (especially on this website) where the topic has become so repetitive, the topic and website is getting flooded with trolls and losing valuable and respectable members of the Bleacher Report community.

I for one, want this fight to happen very badly for so many reasons but my contribution to this website has dwindled over these past few months for this very reason.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao doesnt have to get discussed everyday especially when there isn't anything to talk about. We have yet to really hear from Mayweather, as he is continuously travelling and vacationing.

We haven't heard from Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach who is probably the only respectable and credible person in the Pacquiao camp and as history has shown us, anything Bob Arum says or blurts out should be taken with a grain of salt.

Many people claim to be "die-hard" boxing fans yet, they aren't in forums discussing other fights or fighters.

Believe it or not boxing is going strong right now.

The Super-Six Middleweight Tournament is one example.

With undefeated Jr. Welterweight titleholders, Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley and their hopeful potential match-up. Jean Pascal's recent victory over "Bad" Chad Dawson and the hopeful rematch.

Undefeated Canadian sensation, Lucian Bute. A potential Marquez vs Pacquiao III fight. Sergio Martinez and what could be potentially next for him, maybe a rematch with Paul Williams?

And the list can go on and on. All of these fighters and scenerio's can and should be discussed but they are barely being scratched.

As a boxing community, we should embrace and discuss all aspects of professional boxing and those who are getting in the ring on a weekly basis.

Yes, I know, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao arguments are fun, but let's try to keep it within reason.

No one knows if Mayweather (41-0, 25 KO) is scared—I personally know he isn't. He's just confident and arrogant and he'll fight when he wants to. I believe he has earned that right and I think he will eventually fight Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KO).

But the whole "Gayweather is scared" and "Pacroid" or "Pactard" arguments and blah blah have become so tiresome and ridiculous, change the record, please!

While were on the topic, for those who haven't read my past articles or don't know which side I take, I'll let you know right now—I favor Mayweather. I have my many reason's why I favor him in the ring and with this whole fight fall out.

I always love a good debate, but make me want to get into a credible and respectable argument/debate with you and I will. But for those who just use name calling and Pacquiao's "fighter of the year" accolades as their only argument, I won't even entertain the thought.

Boxing isnt dead guys, this topic is.

Until actual, news worthy reports break on these two fighters and their hopeful mega-fight; lets stop kicking the dead horse. 

Besides, football season is here now! Go 49ers!!