Both our P4P best fighters in the world have hurt their legacy in the long run imo as one has continuously ducked the big fights and the other has had questionable ones & has also made demands that have disadvantaged his opponents in his big fights.
Mayweather has already left it way too late as he has hurt his career a lot by ducking that many fights, even if he was to take them now they would not have the same relevance as they once should have.
Pacquaio’s career post lightweight on the other hand has gotten totally out of hand as it really isn’t as great as it looks on paper. Pac beats Cotto and people start throwing “top 20 of all time", "top 5 of all time"...some even comparing him to Robinson???
Pac has taken big fights but many point to steroids for Manny’s performances against top fighters but I point to great matchmaking as he picks his opponents at the right time. (ie. Margarito being next on the list).
Fans will see “MAYWEATHER-PACQUAIO SIGNED!!!” to see both fans be all shocked & impressed to then give each fighter props for stepping in the ring as if they have done something so courageous! Tsss.. so these dudes should be fucking fighting each other!! I mean this is meant to be boxing right? And these guys happened to be considered the biggest & best in the world not to mention they happen to be fighting in the same fucking division! Please. Neither would deserve the sack swingin' attention & praise that would come after the fight not to mention the money they would be rewarded with.
Both have had some solid wins in recent fights but other than possibly Hatton, which fresh or primed fighter has either guy step into the ring with since leaving Lightweight?
Mayweather would whip Manny but If I had to pick who’s had the greater career though I’d have to give it to Pac as his wins over Morales & Barrera are better than Mayweather’s wins over Castillo & Corales.
Unless the fight is a total flop, by no means do I somehow think this fight is bad for boxing. I just don’t understand how many a relying on this fight to save boxing which if is the case we are pretty fucked once the fight is over then. Boxing doesn’t NEED this fight to save the sport when we have so many great fights to be made in future with boxers that are actually willing to fight!
To be honest I wouldn't be that moved if the fight was never made. I’m much more pumped to see the following fights below:
The Super Middleweight division
Now if only the fights above could get promoted the shit out of like the other 2’s fights have, then we could have something to really be proud of. Boxing has all of a sudden taken a big u-turn the second half of the year as it’s looking pretty damn impressive at this point in time.