The dust has just settled on Manny Pacquiao's destruction of Antonio Margarito, and the world is again clamoring for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to agree to fight Pacman as soon as possible.
But a lot of people do not believe that will happen. Many boxing experts do not believe it will ever happen.
Here are 10 reasons why they could be correct.
Last night Max Kellerman once again showed why Larry Merchant was so great all those years handling post-fight interviews and analysis.
Max got all excited talking about how Floyd would now come to the table because Manny looked slower in the later rounds than he had in the early rounds. He posited the theory that when Money saw those later rounds he would think it's the right time to fight Manny and therefore the fight will now happen.
But more likely, Money will see the opening rounds where Manny was so fast that Margarito could not find his opponent and got his face carved up. The fact is, Tony did get to Manny in the middle rounds by getting him against the ropes and using his superior size.
But Money May is only 5'8" and he doesn't lean on other fighters against the ropes, meaning Max's theories were pointless.
If Mayweather fights Manny, he will get hit. Maybe not as much as Margarito, de la Hoya and Cotto before him, but he will get hit. And he will get hit in the face.
Look at poor Tony after his fight. He's not nearly as Pretty Boy Floyd, but he never looked like this before.
One thing that has been lost in all the back-and-forth between Team Mayweather and Team Pacquiao is that Floyd Jr. and Freddie Roach actually admire each other. They admire each other a lot.
During Money May's stint on Dancing With the Stars, he had his own key to Roach's Wild Card Gym and trained there almost every night.
With all of his family turmoil the last couple of years, Floyd has basically been training himself, but he knows he will need a good strategy against Manny and Freddie.
There were over 40,000 fans Pacmanned into Cowboys Stadium last night in Dallas. I expect the PPV sales to be hearty as well.
In the last negotiations Mayweather had the upper hand because of the Mosley fight and now that advantage will most likely disappear.
It may seem strange for a man to refuse 50-plus million dollars over a few minor details, but Mayweather is a competitive guy and will be trying to get the upper hand even in contract negotiations.
That's just how he rolls.
This might be Money's biggest mistake. He did big PPV numbers against Shane Mosley, who was perceived as a threat.
But he only agreed to that fight after looking at Matthew Hatton. Mayweather was told that the PPV numbers for a Matthew Hatton fight would not be good—and they wouldn't have been.
Money and his hard-core fans believe that people will watch any fight with Money May, but they will not. He needs Manny to make the kind of money he wants. But he may still think he doesn't need Pacman.
I've always believed Floyd has thought of Manny as just another fighter in terms of outlook. He doesn't understand Pacquiao's political aspirations, so he doesn't believe them.
But last night was a tough fight for Manny because of Margarito's size and now he has nothing else to prove. Money needs to understand that to make the deal.
Floyd Jr. has been going through money like water recently, and it's rumored there is a lot less money than there was last spring.
Whether he will admit it or not, he was in trouble with the IRS prior to the Marquez fight. Manny is the fight that he needs, but his pride may be blinding him to his actual situation.
Mayweather is a proud guy and he does keep score.
Seeing Manny on 60 Minutes and seeing him named the most popular athlete in the world by a recent poll annoys Money, whether he'll admit it or not.
He may refuse the fight just to prove he's still the man.
The one thing you never want to do in Las Vegas is get on the wrong side of the cops. They will drive a high roller home and tuck him in if it is in the best interest of the city, but they don't put up with any crap.
They also have a long memory. Just ask O.J. Simpson.
Money got away with having his bodyguard shoot up a roller rink, but when he roughed up the mother of his child last summer he may have crossed the line.
As far as I know they haven't filed final paperwork on the case yet, but Money still has legal troubles hanging over him. And this isn't Grand Rapids.
It's been said about Manny Pacquiao that he can be hit or that he isn't really big enough to be a legit junior middleweight. Whatever.
What we do know is this:
He's cleaned up the welterweight division. He beats people up. And he's going to come like a buzz saw.
All of those things are a threat to Mayweather and he knows it. He's always been about his "O" and that still might be the reason he won't fight.