Manny Pacquiao: Why He Must Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. Next To Stay Popular

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Manny Pacquiao: Why He Must Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. Next To Stay Popular
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Pacquiao-Margarito is not the fight that boxing fans wanted see. They were hoping to see Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. That is what they wanted.

However, the two sides couldn't come to an agreement, which led to a change from Mayweather to Antonio Margarito. It's not that this fight isn't going to be a good one for the WBC, or the fans for that matter. It's just not the one that a lot of us wanted to see.

This was supposed to be a time where Pacquiao and Mayweather could prove just how good they were as fights. It was to prove, once and for all, who was the best pound-for-pound fighter in the industry.

While Margarito is something, Pacquiao needs a fight with Mayweather to make sure he stays in the forefront of boxing. He needs to be able to make this fight happen to make sure he stays relevant.

One time, one match, one winner. It has to happen or we'll just see boring fight after boring fight. The two best fighters need to face off, and soon.

Here are 10 reasons Manny Pacquiao needs a fight with Floyd Mayweather to stay popular.

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