Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Announcement: Publicity Stunt or Márquez Distraction?

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Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Announcement: Publicity Stunt or Márquez Distraction?

The recent announcement by the camp of Floyd Mayweather that he’s now willing to throw leather with Manny Pacquiao is both a publicity stunt as well as a distraction for Pacquiao’s upcoming fight with Juan Manuel Márquez.

The fight that both the fans and the media have been clamouring for several years will finally come to pass on May. 5.

Well, that’s according to Mayweather’s adviser Leonard Ellerbe when he spoke to ESPN.com.

The general consensus is: Don’t hold your breath until both fighters have signed on the dotted line.

And that’s not a given either.

So why did Money’s camp pick Wednesday night, nine days before Pacquiao’s Nov. 12 clash with Márquez, to make their earth-shattering pronouncement?

The reasons are twofold.

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