Pacquiao vs Mayweather: What Impact Would There Be If Manny Pacquiao Lost?

Micah ChenAnalyst IIIJuly 10, 2011

Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather would quite possibly be the most anticipated fight of any kind EVER. Hollywood could not have drawn up a better fight than this.

In one corner is the arrogant, flashy, but undefeated Floyd "money" Mayweather, and in the other corner is the golden boy of boxing, Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao. 

Something's got to give!

It's not a matter of if this fight will happen—it's when. There is simply too much money on the table for this fight not to happen. 

The build-up for this match has been going on for quite a few years now. From the "ridiculous" demands that Mayweather has set for this match, many fans have agreed that Mayweather does not want to fight and that he is a coward.

As a result, Manny Pacquiao seems like the favorite when it does happen. 

In reality, though, Mayweather was the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world at one point but was taken off the list due to semi-retirement. 

Manny Pacquiao then took his place at No. 1.

I am not saying that I think Pacquiao will win, nor am I saying that Mayweather will win. What this is about is the impact on the world of boxing and what it would mean if golden boy Manny Pacquiao lost to Mayweather.

If Floyd Mayweather were to win, he would basically be out of worthy opponents and would retire with a perfect 42-0 record. 

We, as boxing fans, would be forced to consider him in the conversation of best boxer ever. Of course, he would make sure of that.

The impact this would have on Manny Pacquiao would be extremely dramatic if he lost. Really, Pacquiao's career isn't complete either without a win over Mayweather. 

It would be very hard to take him seriously in a fight ever again, considering all the work he put in for this fight, only to lose.

I'm sure nobody would lose any respect for him, but his credibility would take a hard dent.

For Mayweather's career, this would likely be his last fight, win or lose. If he won, then it would be the perfect nail in the coffin to end his illustrious career. If he lost, he would be the laughingstock of the boxing world and retire in the shadows. 

For both boxers, this is their whole life built into one night. Both people will be remembered for this fight for the rest of their lives. The credibility of their careers is on the line.

Like I said, Hollywood could not have come up with anything more perfect.