Finally the wait is over and next spring the fight will finally happen. It will be Manny Pacquiao taking on Floyd Mayweather Jr. for Mayweather’s Welterweight Title. This fight has been a long time in the making and it’s the fight everyone wants to see. Boxing hasn’t provided very much excitement during this decade but this fight will go down as the best fight in this decade. De La Hoya-Mayweather was great but people are more behind Pacquiao then they were Oscar at this point. Many people believe Manny is the only one who put Floyd to the ground. Mayweather is 40-0 with 25 KO’s and Pacquiao is 50-3-2 with 38 KO’s. Pacquiao’s three losses came against Érik Morales, Medgoen Singsurat, and Rustico Torrecampo. He avenged his lose against Morales by beating Morales twice. The fight is scheduled for March 13th 2010 so hopefully no one puts anything on against it because it would be a ratings killer for sure.
Pacquiao and Mayweather have a chance to put boxing back where it once was. Back in 2007 boxing had a glimpse of glory when Mayweather and De La Hoya fought. It was the highest grossing PPV of the year and I am sure Pacquiao-Mayweather will surpass that. In some way’s this could be boxing’s last stand because after this what other dream matches do people want to see. This is the fight of all fights in boxing. Where do you go after that? Who is left to fight each other? I am not saying boxing is going to be totally dead but who are the fans going to get excited about. The only scenario I can come up with is Pacquiao defeating Mayweather and then fans always tuning to see who challenges Pacquiao to see if they can go toe to toe with him. If Mayweather wins then no one is really going to care and people will just blow it off like every other Mayweather fight there has ever been.
If you ask who I want to win, I will definitely say Manny Pacquiao because Pacquiao wants to shut up Pretty Boy Floyd once and for all. Pacquiao and Mayweather both have had historical careers but this fight will determine which one of them the fans will remember them more. Next Spring prepare for a war because this fight will be a war. I for one cannot wait for it and I know millions cannot wait for it either. Stay tuned for more on the fight because I am sure they’ll be more details within the coming weeks.