Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: What Is Preventing Their Fight?

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: What Is Preventing Their Fight?
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With Pacquiao vs. Marquez III fight coming up on November 12, 2011, the name that everyone is tired of hearing yet escaping it is impossible, Floyd Mayweather Jr., is making its way to the headlines. One of the main questions that people ask nowadays is not who will win in the Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight or anything that relates to their upcoming bout, but whether Manny Pacquiao’s win will finally lead to Mayweather Jr.?

Do all roads really lead to Mayweather Jr.? Maybe. The expression ‘All roads lead to Rome’ makes sense because Rome was an empire, an ever changing self challenging and expanding body. Mayweather Jr. is not an athlete who likes to test the waters and jump in not knowing the temperature. There is no fighter out there right now that can beat Mayweather Jr. except for Pacquiao, and vice versa. The two are the only boxers left capable of challenging each other. Despite the fact that there are numerous benefits to the fans, the history of the sport of boxing, and even themselves, negotiations don’t seem to be gaining any ground.   

Some of the reasons for this are obvious and some are not too clear. Please take a look at my view of what is preventing the fight from coming to fruition. 

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