Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight in Jeopardy

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scared of Manny Pacquiao. That’s how I see it as terms in negotiations are starting to get really ugly and could jeopardize this potential superfight between two prime fighters.

First, Mayweather asked Pacquiao to fight him on March 13. Considering Pac’s political ambitions as well as some time to heal his busted eardrum he got from his brawl with Cotto, the date is so soon. But hey, Pacquiao accepted, so the ultimatum did not work.

Next, you got Mayweather demanding Pac to fight him at the junior middleweight limit of 154 lbs and use 10oz gloves. That did not work also as they were very ridiculous to begin with.

Now, here is where the shit (forgive the language) hits the ceiling. I have been saying long before that the Mayweather camp will use the steroids issue as a way out of the fight. And perhaps this time, their plan might succeed.

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has been insisting that Pacquiao should undergo strict drug testing, blood screens and random urine sampling. First off, the steroids accusations are baseless. Second, Pacquiao has passed all the necessary tests before and after the fights. Third, he is just an anomaly which is why it’s hard to explain how he rose through the weights without losing his speed and power.

If Floyd Mayweather does not fight Pacquiao, then we all know who to call chicken.


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