In controversial fashion, “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather knocked “Vicious” Victor Ortiz onto Queer Street to capture the WBC welterweight title two weeks ago at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following Mayweather’s decisive, and legally launched, cheap-shots, British bookmaker William Hill installed “Pretty Boy” as an 8/11 favorite to trump iconic prizefighter Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao should the two ever throw fists.
WBC and WBO super welterweight world champion Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs) is slated to battle WBA, WBO and The Ring lightweight king “Dinamita” Juan Manuel Marquez for a third time November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“Pac-Man” told BoxingScene.com last month he will fight Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) sometime in 2012.
“I will fight Mayweather next year,” said Pacquiao, 32, the first pugilist in history to win 10 world crowns in eight separate weight divisions.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum recently tweeted that obstacles no longer remain for cementing a bout that would finally pit the two iconic pugilists against each other.
“There are no issues,” tweeted Arum, who noted both the finances and drug testing procedures for the fight have been agreed to.
Despite an estimated purse that could pay both scrappers in excess of $50 million apiece, the absolute disdain between Pacquiao and Mayweather has long jeopardized the chances of such a match from ever occurring.
Mayweather, a spectacular talent who has captured nine world titles in five different boxing weight classes, proved against Ortiz that his ring skills have not eroded despite scrapping only five times since 2006.
Roger “Pit” Perron is a respected boxing trainer from Brockton who is confident that Mayweather will ultimately refuse to face Pacquiao.
“Go away Floyd,” said Perron, 75, who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training. “You don’t want to fight.”
Unfortunately for fans of “The Sweet Science,” William Hill’s odds are undoubtedly moot.
This is the corrupt and agonizing sport of boxing and somehow, or someway, Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather will never materialize.
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