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    Pacquiao v. Mayweather - March 2010

    Mods....Move if in the improper forum, but I though it was important enough for here....
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    Lets see what Mayweather will do to complicate things....

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009...h-date-likely/

    The super fight is on.

    According to ESPN.com reports, Manny Pacquiao (50-3-2, 38 KO) has agreed to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. (40-0, 25 KO). Top Rank CEO Bob Arum flew to meet with Pacquiao on Tuesday on the mega-fight and it appears the Filipino has accepted the terms of the deal. Mayweather has already previously agreed to the deal according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.

    Although the final contract requires a few more details, both fighters have agreed to basic terms, including the likely date of March 13.

    In an interview with GMA television, Pacquiao said, "March 13 is OK."

    The deal consists of a welterweight bout that would be contested at 147 pounds, the maximum for that weight division.

    Pacquiao’s most recent fight, a 12th round TKO win over Miguel Cotto on Nov. 14, was fought at a catch-weight of 145 pounds. Mayweather’s latest fight, a unanimous decision over Juan Manuel Marquez on Sept. 19, was also at a catch-weight of 144 pounds, although Mayweather weighed in at 146.

    The location of the fight still remains in question, although it is known that leading candidates still include the new Dallas Cowboys stadium, the Superdome in New Orleans and the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. There have also been talks of erecting a temporary 30,000-seat venue in the area located across the strip from the Wynn Casino and Hotel.

    The two fighters are considered the top pound-for-pound competitors in the sport and many believe the fight will be the richest in boxing history, eclipsing the 2.44 million pay-per-view buys set by Mayweather's split decision win over Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.

    Anticipation for the fight reached new peaks after Pacquiao defeated Miguel Cotto by 12th-round TKO on Nov. 14, making him the first boxer in the sports history to win a world title in seven different weight divisions. Mayweather's last fight was a unanimous decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez on Sept. 19.

    President of HBO Sports Ross Greenburg called the potential matchup "one of the biggest matchups in boxing history" the night of the Pacquiao fight and vowed the fight would be made.

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    Hell yeah!

    Floyd is going to prove that he's just way too fast, strong, quick, and elusive for Manny; who's also great fighter himself.

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    This is spectacular. I'm suprised it's so soon as I expected June or July but I can see why they would want to capitalize on the excitement after last months fight. I can't wait to see Mayweather eating a steady flow of left hooks.

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    Boxing is starting to die here in America, I'm not sure why anyone would root against one of our very own all time greats in Floyd Mayweather...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefenseWinsChampionships2 View Post
    Boxing is starting to die here in America, I'm not sure why anyone would root against one of our very own all time greats in Floyd Mayweather...
    because he's a money hungry, self centered, bragadocious punk. It's like Kerry Rhodes with boxing gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pac2566 View Post
    because he's a money hungry, self centered, bragadocious punk. It's like Kerry Rhodes with boxing gloves.
    Well, Defense also Wins Championships in Boxing, and Floyd has some of the best Defense I've ever seen...He's winning this fight.

    How can Manny hit something, that he cant even see?

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    nice. my money is on Manny

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    Wow! Didn't expect these two best pound-for-pounders to agree so soon. Both are in their prime. So this one should be a War

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefenseWinsChampionships2 View Post
    Well, Defense also Wins Championships in Boxing, and Floyd has some of the best Defense I've ever seen...He's winning this fight.

    How can Manny hit something, that he cant even see?
    do you watch boxing, of just play fight night? maybe if you tweak the sliders a bit, you'll see how fast manny's hands are. go ahead, try it.

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    Can’t wait for this fight. A real clash of styles...Biggest boxing match since Tyson-Holyfield I? Can’t believe how badly the Pac Man abused Cotto… Cotto is an excellent fighter… this is going to be epic.

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    Will Floyd finially get the respect that he's been due for years now, with a W over Manny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefenseWinsChampionships2 View Post
    Will Floyd finially get the respect that he's been due for years now, with a W over Manny?
    dude what the hell are you talking about? for 5 years he's been lauded as the best pound for pound fighter alive. He isn't on a mission for respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pac2566 View Post
    dude what the hell are you talking about? for 5 years he's been lauded as the best pound for pund fighter alive. He isn't on a mission for respect.
    I know that, I'm just saying...Alot of boxing fans love to talk about how Floyd "Doesn't fight talented opponents", or..."Floyd backs down from tough fights"...Thats what I meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefenseWinsChampionships2 View Post
    I know that, I'm just saying...Alot of boxing fans love to talk about how Floyd "Doesn't fight talented opponents", or..."Floyd backs down from tough fights"...Thats what I meant.
    There was some of that going around awhile back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefenseWinsChampionships2 View Post
    Will Floyd finially get the respect that he's been due for years now, with a W over Manny?
    fine, i'll bite.

    i don't know exactly what you mean by "respect that he's been due for years" considering he was the #1 pound-for-pound fighter from the summer of 2005 until he retired. no one would ever deny the talent mayweather has, but if wins would he be as popular as manny is? i'd say no. pacquaio is one of the most polarizing fighters we've seen in years-- he used to sell cigarettes on the streets as a kid so he would be able to eat. and yet, celebrity hasn't seem to went to his head. he takes care of his friends and family, does an incredible amount of philanthropy work for the philippines, and is smiling every second of the day. top that off with his scary knock-out ability. floyd is all about floyd-- i have no issue with that, but he'll never be as loved as manny is.

    if floyd wins, it'll cement his legacy as one of the greatest welterweights of all time. no one would be able to deny that. but he'll never be as popular across the globe as pacman is right now. virtually impossible.

    this is the most important fight for boxing in well over a decade. the outcome will greatly shape the way we follow it. i'll be pulling for manny, but i don't think he's necessarily the favorite. all i want to see is a good fight, and something that peaks my interest again for the next

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefenseWinsChampionships2 View Post
    ...Alot of boxing fans love to talk about how Floyd "Doesn't fight talented opponents", or..."Floyd backs down from tough fights"...
    Let's just say Floyd tries to tip the odds in his favor when choosing his opponents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pac2566 View Post
    There was some of that going around awhile back.
    years ago, though. no one was saying that after the de la hoya, hatton, or marquez fights. manny just recently proved that he might be the only person alive that's half as talented as floyd is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narra View Post
    years ago, though. no one was saying that after the de la hoya, hatton, or marquez fights. manny just recently proved that he might be the only person alive that's half as talented as floyd is.
    Yes - I was being nice...

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    Hell yeah... I've been waiting for this fight. I thought Floyd would duck him for sure. From what I hear the only thing left to negotiate is venue (Cowboy Staidum v. MGM) and glove weight (8 oz. v. 10 oz.).

    Can't wait for Manny to prove he is the pound-for-pound best in 7 different weightclasses !! My money will be on him, literally.

    Can't wait to go to Vegas for this one. As soon as they finalize the deal and pick the venue, I'm booking my flight !!

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    This is an interesting matchup...
    I gotta say I like Manny's chances.
    He's better conditioned, more powerful and just as quick.

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