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A fight for the ages. Evander Holyfield again Mike Tyson in 1997.
A fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. would be bigger than the two themselves. Not only do they need the fight for personal reasons, but also the entire sport of boxing needs them to fight.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) has become increasingly popular, especially around a younger age group, turning boxing into a sport for old people like horse racing.
As I mentioned at the beginning, the reason why boxing used to be great was because of matchups like Louis vs. Schmeling, Ali vs. Frazier and Holyfield vs. Tyson. People are still talking about those fights.
Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Jr. could become even bigger because of what is at stake for the whole boxing industry.
I cannot wait for Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Jr. II and III.