Pacquiao vs. Mayweather still impossible-A A +A
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
EVEN if Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao wins impressively in November, a super fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still impossible.
With just a few more fights left for both boxing icons, Mayweather Jr. feels that he has given Pacquiao ample time to make the fight happen.
"That's probably how I was feeling at that particular time," Mayweather Jr. told Mlive.com, referring to his earlier statement of giving Pacquiao a fight if he signs under Mayweather Promotions. "I'm only human. Floyd Mayweather does contradict himself. I'm only human. I'm not perfect. I mean, I think we all do. How are things today? He's not going to get a chance to fight me. I was feeling that way weeks ago.
Now, I'm feeling like I wouldn't even give him a chance. He had a chance, he blew it, so that's what it is."
Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao had negotiated for fight numerous times but both camps never agreed on either’s terms.
Both went their separate ways—Pacquiao is trying to save his career, while Mayweather Jr. is still untouchable.
The 36-year-old Mayweather Jr. is seeing action next month against unbeaten Mexican Saul Alvarez for the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association light middle weight belts on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, while the 34-year-old Pacquiao is facing brawler Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian Resort and Casino in Macau.
Pacquiao dropped back-to-back fights last year. He lost to Timothy Bradley by a controversial split decision and to archrival Juan Manuel Marquez via a shocking sixth round knockout.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 21, 2013.