Boxing

Manny Pacquiao Will Be Distracted vs. Marquez Due to Floyd Mayweather

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  (L-R) Manny Pacquiao's adviser Michael Konez, Pacquiao’s lawyer Franklin Gacal, trainer Freddie Roach, Professional Boxer Manny Pacquiao, boxing promoter Bob Arum (speaking), Professional Boxer Juan Manuel Marquez, trainer Ignacio Beristain and HBO's Sr. V.P. of Sports Operation and Pay-Per-View Mark Taffet attend the press conference for their World Welterweight Championship Fight at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on September 6, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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Kyle SkovCorrespondent IINovember 5, 2011

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is the pairing that everyone wants to see in an upcoming fight.

Reports this week appear to be pointing to it being closer than most people could ever imagine. May 5 is the next date that Floyd Mayweather will be fighting.

Mayweather’s adviser Leonard Ellerbe said, “We're looking to make the biggest fight possible and everyone knows what that fight is, the little fella.”

The little fella is obviously Manny Pacquiao. This is something that will be distracting for Pacman in his upcoming fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Marquez has put on weight and looks like a much different opponent than the one that Pacquiao faced in 2004.

The idea of a fight that could possibly draw the highest boxing ratings in the past five years is something that will surely be distracting to Pacman.

Mayweather is more than likely blowing smoke but if the fight comes to fruition it will be something that will mark the legacy of both boxers.

The thought of a Pacquiao Mayweather fight has been distracting fans for a long time and it is something that may never happen. But it is something that is well debated and something that people have been anxious to see for a long time.

Manny Pacquiao is a rigorous trainer who puts his all into his preparations for his fight.

The fact that he has not slowed down his preparation prior to getting ready for the Marquez fight more than likely is not signaling that he is looking at the May 5 date, but it does show that his focus is a bit off of the upcoming battle with Marquez.

Will May 5 come true? Probably not, but if it does the Pay Per View prices will be more than likely 70 dollars to watch it. The price will be well worth it for one of the most anticipated fights in recent history.

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