Manny Pacquiao Video: Watch Pac-Man Agree to Fight Mayweather on Jimmy Kimmel

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistNovember 4, 2011

Although Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao is set to face Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12, the fight that is truly on everybody's mind is Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather. There is no guarantee it will happen, even if Pacquiao beats Marquez, but it is clear that Pac-Man in willing.

While on Jimmy Kimmel Live as a guest, Kimmel inevitably brought up the prospect of a Pacquiao/Mayweather superfight. Pacquiao expressed a desire to go toe-to-toe with Mayweather, and Kimmel brought up an interesting, albeit unrealistic, idea.

Since money would seem to be the main sticking point that is preventing a bout between Pacquiao and Mayweather, Kimmel suggested that they should both put their money where their mouth is and make it a winner-takes-all prize fight.

The intrigue would be incredible if that were to happen, but it simply wouldn't happen in a million years. Pacquiao (rightfully) expressed doubt that Mayweather would agree to such a stipulation, but he said that he himself would.

Pacquiao can say pretty much whatever he wants and people will eat it up, since he has a more likable personality than Mayweather, but there is no chance Pac-Man would agree to that in actuality. I think both men realize how big of a money-maker this fight would be, and they certainly wouldn't risk their share of the purse in order to look like a tough guy ahead of the fight.

Mayweather is made out to be the scapegoat by most as to why the fight hasn't happened yet. While he is a contributing factor, I think Pacquiao is equally guilty. Mayweather asking for Olympic-style drug testing is seen as cowardly by some, but if Pac-Man has nothing to hide, he should accept.

I do ultimately think the fight will happen, because both boxers know that this is as big as it gets in boxing today. The money situation still needs to be sorted out, and while Kimmel's winner-take-all suggestion is good in theory, it simply isn't realistic.