Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather: 5 Reasons the Fight Will Finally Happen

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather: 5 Reasons the Fight Will Finally Happen
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A date with Mayweather may be on the herizon

As Floyd Mayweather Jr. prepares to make his much-anticipated return to boxing against Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO's) on September 17th, it is his potential match-up with Manny Pacquiao that is always in the back of everyone's mind-including Mayweather's.Both fighters are scheduled to enter the ring in 2011, with both fights being hailed as the premier boxing events of the year. Pacquiao is set to rematch long-time rival Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12th, in what would be the third meeting between the two popular fighters.

Although Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KO’s) is a formidable opponent who Pacquiao should not take lightly, a win over the future Hall-of-Famer is likely considering Pacquiao’s edge in  speed, power, age and new-found ability to move out of harm’s way-something he did not possess in their last two encounters.

If Mayweather scores a victory against up-and-comer Ortiz, and Pacquiao takes care of business as usual against Marquez, the dream fight the world has been waiting for will finally come to fruition for a few compelling reasons.

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