Floyd Mayweather (42-0, 26 KO), Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO). Does any more need to be said.
Both names alone ring out cries of greatness and hopes of a collision.
Both are worlds apart, but they are destined to make bloody good music together.
Mayweather is a defensive genius no fighter has yet to figure out.
Pacquiao is an offensive force too great for most to deal with.
Every time this fight seems about to come through, something new happens to destroy it. Mayweather at first desired to have random blood and urine drug testing of both himself and his future foe Pacquiao.
Pacquiao disagreed, and an argument has developed over whether the testing is necessary, how many days before the fight it should stop and whether a fighter even one as big as Mayweather has the authority to ask such a request.
Since the first negotiations went south, Pacquiao and Mayweather have fought other foes. Mayweather has beaten two foes who have taken the test and Pacquiao claims to have agreed.
But now Pacquiao has looked bad in his previous matchup against Juan Marquez (53-6-1, 39 KO) in a third fight of their highly regarded trilogy.
Though Pacquiao escaped with the victory, he and his promoter Bob Arum want a fourth fight against Marquez when the first three were already obscenely close.
There are those who say there will never be a decisive victor between the two. Then there are those who would entertain the match, but only after he fights Mayweather.
Whether this fight happens or not, the very idea of these two superstars one day facing each other has breathed an amazing new life into the sport of boxing.