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Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather: Money May, You're Next

LAS VEGAS - MAY 01:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on from his corner against Shane Mosley during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. defeated Mosley by unanimous decison.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Troy SparksColumnistNovember 14, 2010

I have one question to ask Floyd Mayweather: Where were you during the Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito fight?

Did you see the Pac Man operate on Margarito like a surgeon? I think you should pay attention.

So, now is the time to step up with Don King, your father, Floyd Sr., Oscar De La Hoya, or whoever you trust to put together the fight that everyone is waiting for.

Let's put it this way: It's time to either put up or shut up.

You might say that you didn't see the fight, but I'd think you were lying. And if you didn't see it, somebody gave you a play-by-play of the action.

Manny still had the hand speed, and he showed it throughout the fight with Margarito. That fight was over by the sixth round.

Truth be told, Floyd, you don't want any of Manny Pacquiao right now.

You can either walk away undefeated, or you can step up, put the undefeated streak on the line and prove that you are the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and define your legacy in boxing.

The money and the fame means nothing when you chicken out from Pacquiao. Remember, he's waiting on you to make up your mind.

Here's some advice from me to you: Gather your team in a huddle and come up with a game plan to get Bob Arum and King on board right now. You have to catch Pacquiao before he does something crazy like retire. He really doesn't need you to define his legacy.

If you saw Pacquiao work on Margarito like a human punching bag, then you should wonder if that will happen to you.

That is, if you're not a coward.

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