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The No. 1 reason why Manny Pacquiao fighting Floyd Mayweather would be a horrible idea is that it will be an extremely boring fight.
In a previous article I wrote ("Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Will Be More Boring Than Pacquiao-Mosley"), I went into detail explaining why if you thought Pacquiao-Mosley was a complete waste of time and found it utterly boring then you will feel the same way to the 10th power when Manny and Floyd finally do get in that ring together.
Pacquiao never looked good against a great, fast, pure, intelligent boxer. He either gets schooled or he finds himself so frustrated that he simply just gives up.
Whether you want to admit it or not, Floyd Mayweather is the best pure, intelligent boxer in the game right now and could quite possibly be the greatest to ever lace up a pair of gloves.
If a 40-year-old Shane Mosley was able to run away and evade big damage by Manny by doing something he never did his whole entire career, imagine what the greatest defensive, counter-puncher in the sport would be able to do Manny.
Will Floyd school Manny? Given both of their history of fights and dealing with these contrasting style match-ups, history would indicate that yes, Floyd would school Manny should they finally fight, but he will do it in the utmost boring fashion that only the most wise intelligent boxing fans would appreciate the brilliance that a master boxer like Floyd can administer to his opponents.
Still not sold? Watch Pacquiao vs Barrera II, Pacquiao vs Clottey, and yes, if you dare, watch Pacquiao vs Mosley again and see for yourself how Manny either gives up chasing his opponents around the ring or he gets so frustrated that he gets hit out of being so bored with his opponent not wanting to open up and trade with him.
Mayweather is on a different level in terms of skill and most of all defense than all those pugilists combined.
But what is the most common characteristic of all those three fights? The answer is that those were probably the three most boring Pacquiao fights ever.