Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Rumors Are Utterly Ridiculous At This Point

By Justin Patrick
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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather! It will be awesome!

Or not, because at this point I just do not care. It most likely will never happen. To float rumors of this fight happening almost seems irresponsible at this point. Okay, full disclosure, I’m not really a huge boxing fan. I love hand-to-hand combat in movies, but I never really got into boxing. That being said, if the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight had actually happened maybe five or six years ago, I probably would have watched it on PPV.

It was the one fight every boxing fan wanted to see, but at this point I’m reminded of the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Why would anyone believe this fight will actually happen? Rumors of a Pacquiao vs. Mayweather match are constantly floated out to the media, but the fight never happens.

There have been numerous failed talks in the past, mainly due to disagreements with drug testing (Mayweather requested blood testing, probably knowing Pacquiao would refuse) and how the money would be split. Whatever the reasons, this fight has not and probably will not ever happen, yet there are rumors all over the internet all the time.

Just this week on Keith Olbermann‘s ESPN show, Pacquiao said he is still interested in fighting Mayweather. Yeah, we’ve all heard that before, but has the fight actually happened? No. Pacquiao said he believes Mayweather has no intention of ever fighting him. What do I believe? I believe that any rumors of this fight actually happening are just insane at this point, and no one even really cares anymore.

If this match had actually happened a while back, I’d have been rooting for Pacquiao. I have never really liked Mayweather. I don’t even mind some of Mayweather’s brashness; that can come with the territory. I’ve just never found him to be a likable character. But at this point, I don’t like Pacquiao either. I’ve grown tired of both of them and so have a lot of other people, but we keep hearing rumors of this fight happening.

Is Pacquiao bringing up Mayweather so he can hype up his match with Timothy Bradley Jr. (WBO welterweight champion who is 31-0 with 12 KOs) on April 12 at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada? It’s possible and if he is, that’s weak. Mayweather doesn’t have an opponent at this time (he’s having his fans choose his next opponent for him), but he’ll be in the ring against someone on May 3.

Will Mayweather ever be in the ring with Pacquiao? At this point, the only way this fight happens is if it ends being like the movie Grudge Match with Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone.

That reference didn’t do it for you? How about this? What chance is there of a Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight happening? One out of 100? I’d say more like one out of a million. Now try to imagine me doing my best Lloyd Christmas: “so you’re telling me there’s a chance! Yeah!”

Pacquiao, Mayweather and anyone that has to do with either of them — stop putting out rumors! It’s ridiculous at this point. No one really cares anymore and the fight isn’t going to happen, so stop acting like it might. It won’t.

Justin Patrick is a New England Patriots writer for Follow him on Twitter @calling_allfans, like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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