Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Boxing Fans Have Spoken For Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight


By Alon Calinao Dy: We all want Mayweather-Pacquiao fight to happen anytime soon. We really want this bout that we often have arguments who is the best fighter between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Boxing fans are clamoring for this biggest fight for many years now, and even boxing legend Muhammad Ali called out Mayweather Jr. to accept the challenge from Pacquiao’s camp.

Yes, both undefeated Mayweather and eight-division world champion Pacquiao have the abilities to bring boxing back into a leading sport among others if they step to the ring. As boxing fans, we hope to see these two most exciting pugulists in the same ring together.

According to one boxing fan “The fact is that this fight should have happened four years ago.” Another fan blamed Pacquiao for fight not happening. He pointed out that “Manny only wants to fight Floyd when he is set to fight someone else.” However, still another fan quickly defended Pacquiao by saying “Can we stop with the Floyd excuses? I saw exactly why Floyd Mayweather keeps running from Manny Pacquiao because he kept running from Maidana during his last bout.” Yet another fan said “They should put their differences aside and put on the fight that all boxing fans want to see…”

There you go, we have heard fight fans about their desires to make this bout happen. As well all know, Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao have fought the best of the best in the boxing world over the years. They have completely dominated the competition that fans from around the world want to see them fight each other. Also, boxing analysts believe that these two boxing icons are too quick and too strong that none of the rising boxing superstars can compete with them at the highest level.

Now, the person stopping this fight to happen is NO ONE. I believe we cannot put all the blame to Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao alone. The blame is on us. Let’s admit, everyone wants this fight but not all are happy about it. If fight fans should come together and BOYCOTT their boxing shows if they announce to fight different opponents, well, I guess we are forcing them to step into the ring and face each other.

In boxing, there are so many speculations why the super boxing match is not happening. But, have we asked ourselves if we are really helping a bad situation? I think the only way to do this is to be true with our intentions. As I mentioned, if we want the fight so badly, let’s snub pay-per-view (PPV) boxing events of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. In this way, they will be able to know how serious we are.