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What Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could do

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This is not likely to happen given the large throngs of people that surround them. But here’s an option that eight-time world champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. could do to get that fight we all want to see happen.

Since Pacquiao announced in the postfight press conference—after he masterfully out boxed Timothy Bradley—that his phone line is open 24/7, Mayweather makes the call and sets up a meeting.

Manny and Floyd agree to meet in a quiet, undisclosed restaurant of their choice.

Their loyal retinues are nowhere in sight because Pacquiao and Mayweather decide to go to the venue alone.

There’s no press in sight, no traditional media or online wordsmiths, and unless the meeting’s details leak out, the paparazzi doesn’t pick up the scent.

It’s almost like in the movie Heat when Robert De Niro and Al Pacino’s characters meet in a restaurant and discuss how Pacino the cop would bring down De Niro, the thief.

It’s a crowded eatery but it’s still a great movie moment because before that the two icons were together separately in Godfather II.

De Niro played the young Vito Corleone, while Pacino was Michael, his son who became the Godfather.

It’s about time, the fighters talk to each other as the doors of a private suite are shut.

Mayweather and Pacquiao order nothing because they’ve been at odds outside the ring for too long that for now, no amount of food will improve their relationship.

Pacquiao may share a meal with the Mexican greats he has beaten and who have trounced him as well like Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera.

Too much has been said in and out of context that food will just be a nuisance in this meeting.

Mayweather is not his usual cantankerous public persona but takes on a more business-like mien for the usually laid-back Filipino champion.

He lays out his demands, both the astronomical and the realistic regarding prize money, promotions and pay-per-view sharing.

Even sharing TV income won’t be an easy topic given the two fighters’ different cable alliances. As expected, Bob Arum is discussed but Pacquiao says nothing to undercut the veteran promoter.

Pacquiao gives his terms and, having learned a thing or two about political maneuvering as a congressman, agrees on a few of Mayweather’s demands but remains unfazed about issues he firmly believes must be settled in his favor before they get into the ring.

The two greatest fighters of their generation agree, shake hands nonchalantly and concur to inform their respective management teams on how to punch out the details.

The boxing world finds out on what they agreed on and is in shock.

Both sides’ management squads can’t believe what the two decided but the fight is scheduled and later announced.

Boxing fans rejoice. Hard to believe, right? Punching out this piece on a fine Easter morning makes one hopeful.

There might be too much baggage for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight to really happen (even the billing will be a bone of contention for sure) but again, why not? Come on, Floyd. Make the call.

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  • RANDO PANGASINAN

    u have a lot of excuses mayweather…just say that u are afraid to pacman..u dont like to banish ur record ma……fuck you gayweather…same like ur family name weather..sumtyms colds sumtyms hot……hahahahahahahaha….fuck u….u already beyond the lifeline of pacman…u face him if are a guy not a gay…..don’t talk too much against pacman…u have a lot of allyby…..u said u rae afraid…face him if u r tough fighter…
    rando

  • neverwint3r

    since both are confident of winning, let the winner take 60% and the loser, 40% of earnings. case solved.

  • Timothy

    Then we all wake up, the writer of this article is committed, Pacquiao goes on boxing, meanwhile burning a hole is pocket due to the excessive rates of keeping a 1-800 number open 24/7 while nobody calls…

  • Lemuel Vargas

    The fight that everybody wants to see ain’t gonna happen until the golden zero of Mayweather has been erased.

  • TagaMarikina

    fantasy story telling?

  • Louie Kulla

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I AM DONE DEFENDING MAYWEATHER.!!
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    Mayweather used to have the boxing world in the palm of his hand.. he became spoiled, he became hard to deal with. he became a Diva. THEN, Manny Pacquiao Came to the picture Stole his Thunder… Became Better than him and messed up his place in boxing history…Hence, the immediate anger of Floyd against Pacquiao… Hence, all the bad mouthing , all the discrediting , all the downplaying of Pacquiao’s achievements.

    Floyd’s reaction to Pacquiao’s Success was Envy. His damage control solution is to discredit Pacquiao as much as possible while avoiding to fight him as well.
    ( hence, the sudden racist rants. hence, the childish tantrums, all negative about Pacquiao) and people have take notice of that.

    Floyd’s Hates the attention Pacquiao gets in America… Floyd Hates he is overshadowed by a foreigner in his own country.

    American Boxing icons, experts and legends who confirms Mayweather is scared of Manny Pacquiao.
    1) Mike Tyson
    2) Roy jones jr
    3) Larry Holmes
    4) Marvin hagler
    5) Bert sugar – greatest boxing historian
    6) Michael Wilbon – espn
    7) sugar Ray Leonard
    8) Tim Bradley
    9) Oscar dela Hoya
    10) 50 cent – Boxing Promoter and best friend
    11) Max Ledermann
    12) Larry Merchant
    13) Stephen A Smith -Converted Die hard Fan.
    16) Evander Holyfield
    17) Skip Bayless
    18) so much more….

    Now, show me anyone. or any list of boxing experts more credible than this. saying Floyd is NOT afraid to face the Greatest……America is known to be the home of the brave.. Then this coward Mayweather came along and spoiled it for everyone..

  • PALABOKBOY

    Slow day huh? Piece of taae crap journalism

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