Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight Might Stage in Dubai

By Alon Calinao Dy: Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr, two of the hottest superstars in the world of boxing, have been subjected to many criticisms by fight fans, who are desperate to see them in the ring together, because that is the only bout that matters now for them after the thriller in Manila between boxing legends Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1975.

It is sad to say that boxing legend Frazier is not going to see the possible mega-fight between the undefeated Mayweather and eight-division world champion Pacquiao in one of the most developed regions in the Middle East, which is Dubai.

Last week, Promoter Prince Amir Shafipour stated his interest to stage the biggest fight of the century in Dubai. Well, I don’t mind where it will be held just as long as it is coming into reality. If Prince Amir can make it, why not? At least, the influential Prince can stage this biggest event for the love of boxing. Also, there would be no reasons why both parties would not accept Shafipour’s offer, since money and venue are no longer the problems for both parties.

Prince Shafipour is so serious about making this super fight, to the extent that he proudly announced to the world last week that he can do it. He is over confident that he has the capability to pull this off – Mayweather-Pacquiao duel. And for the rich country of Dubai, in case this bout happens, this would certainly enhance more tourism in the region aside from being written in the book of history due to Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown.

Therefore, money is no longer the issue from both promoters and fighters. The only job for these pound-for-pound boxers in the world is to face each other in the ring with no excuses. They can earn more than millions of Dollars in Dubai than they can earn in Las Vegas or Texas. Dubai is a tax-free country. I am sure that both boxers will happily earn millions of Dirhams if they put a terrific show in Dubai.