Monday, August 16, 2010
In the recent years, Pacquiao (51W-3L-2D) and Mayweather (41W-0L-0D) have been considered as two of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. But the question is, who is the better boxer between them? And this question can only be answered by a boxing match featuring these two boxers.
A Pacquiao v.s. Mayweather match is the number one item in every boxing fan’s wishlist today. All boxing aficionados have been rooting to see Pacquiao and Mayweather battle each other inside the boxing ring. But until today, this dream match between Pacquiao and Mayweather is still a dream people wish to come true.
Both camps of Pacquiao and Mayweather have tried to negotiate with each other to set up a match made in heaven for these two great boxers. Unfortunately, there are things that their camps cannot settle.
First is the financial thing. Mayweather wants to have a bigger money share over Pacquiao. But Pacquiao's camp believes that both boxers are in the same level, therefore they must have a 50-50 share on the earnings of the match. This thing has been the biggest problem both camps encountered when they first tried to talk with each other. But after few weeks of continous negotiation, both camps have agreed to have a 55-45 (I'm not sure with this figure. Kindly correct me if this is wrong.) share in favor of Mayweather. Fans were so excited when they heard this news. The dream match between Pacquiao and Mayweather is one step closer to reality.
But this excitement didn't last long as the camps of Pacquiao and Mayweather have encountered another disagreement. Mayweather requested for the match to have an Olympics standard drug test. This kind of drug test will examine the urine and blood of the athlete before and after the fight. Pacquiao didn't agree with this proposal. According to his camp, Pacquiao freaks out when his blood is being taken and it makes him feel very weak. It is ok for them to have a blood test after the fight. But a blood test one day before the fight, never...
When this news came out, fans felt very upset. They can't believe that a simple blood test will hinder the development of this dream match.
Some people say that Pacquiao uses performance enhancement drug that's why he didn't want to undergo a drug/blood test before the fight. While some are saying that Mayweather is just harassing Pacquiao.
No matter what the truth is, it's still a sad news for boxing fans. Until now, fans are still hopeful that someday this dream match will came true.
As a Filipino, I really want to see how Pacquiao's speedy-hard punches will fair against Mayweather's excellent defense. I believe that, Pacquiao is the only boxer that can beat Mayweather today. According to Juan Manuel Marquez, a Mexican boxer who fought against Pacquiao and Mayweather, Pacquiao's punches are harder and stronger than those of Mayweather's. This statement of Marquez made me more excited about the possible match up of Pacquiao and Mayweather. I'm really hoping that this match will happen soon!