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Manny Pacquiao: Why Fighting Floyd Mayweather Would Be a Horrible Idea

(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
HJ MaiCorrespondent IIAugust 25, 2011

Boxing fans around the world are aching to see the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Both have established themselves currently as the best fighters in the world, and along the lines of “to be the best you have to beat the best” this fight has to happen, right?

Unfortunately no, especially not if your name is Manny Pacquiao, then you have no reason to fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. In fact, it might be a horrible idea to even consider it.

At age 32, it appears that Manny Pacquiao’s performances become weaker and weaker from fight to fight. Gone are the days of Pacquiao destroying his opponents.

His last three fights went the distance, and with all his endeavors outside of the ring, he seems to have lost his killer instinct. So why would he fight Mayweather if there might be the possibility of losing?

People argue that if Pacquiao does not fight Mayweather before he retires he cannot be called the greatest boxer of the decade. I ask you, why not?

Pacquiao has accomplished true greatness in his career; he is the first and only eight-division world champion in history, winning 10 world titles in the process. This means even if a Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight never happens, he still will go down as the greater and more accomplished fighter.

And last but not least, Pacquiao does not need to fight against Mayweather because he has a second career as a politician.

Unlike many other boxing greats, Pacquiao has already established how his future after retiring from professional boxing will look.

When people are still debating about who would have won the bout, Pacquiao most likely would have moved on to become the next president of the Philippines.

Boxing fans and experts might be anxiously waiting for this fight to happen, but if Manny Pacquiao is not a 100 percent sure that he can win this fight than he really has no reason to agree to it. Except prestige, he has nothing to gain.

The person who needs this fight is Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

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