5 Reasons No One Cares About Potential Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Fight Anymore

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: 5 Reasons No One Cares About it Anymore

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It has been years now that the boxing world has been hoping for a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. The two camps have gone back and forth in negotiations since 2009, and still nothing has happened. The Mayweather-Pacquiao soap-opera has gone on for so long now that, quite frankly, the world has lost interest in the bout.

In their prime, Mayweather and Pacquiao were the two greatest fighters in recent history. Mayweather moved around the ring in a way that made him seemingly impossible to hit; his undefeated record is a testament to this. He would move in for a strike and be gone before the opposing fighter could react. It was truly incredible to watch.

However, Pacquiao had the combination of quickness and power that Mayweather had never seen before. If there was anybody who could tarnish that undefeated record, it was Manny. Pacquiao seemed to have all the tangibles as well as the intangibles to go with it. This could have been the fight of the century.

Instead, here we are five years later still discussing what could happen and what the fight would be like. Each camp denies that they are the reason the fight won’t happen. Pacquiao’s people say Mayweather wants too much money. Mayweather’s people say Pacquiao won’t take a blood test. The bickering is never ending. Yet with each exchange, the fight is looking increasingly less likely to happen.

At this point, the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is mere speculation. Mayweather is still going strong, but he's only going to be around for another year or so before he retires for good. Pacquiao is also contemplating retirement but for different reasons. The Filipino star has lost two of his last three fights and looks like a shell of the dominant boxer he once was.

Here is a list of reasons why no one really cares at this point if the Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown ever happens at all.

Alex Chitty is a New York Yankee’s writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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5. Manny Pacquiao's Diminishing Ability

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Pacquiao has lost two of his last three fights. Although the outcome of the Timothy Bradley fight was controversial, that fight wouldn’t have even been close if Manny was in his prime. He is still a good fighter but nowhere near the superstar that he was a few years ago.

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4. Both Fighters are Too Old Now

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Mayweather is 36-years-old and Pacquiao is 35. Mayweather has yet to be defeated, but he doesn’t have the ability that he once possessed. On the other hand, Pacquiao is stumbling to the finish line of his career. If this fight were to happen it wouldn’t be the fight that the world once hoped to see.

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3. The Mystique is Gone

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People wanted to see this fight when it was first being negotiated after Pacquiao had first burst onto the international scene and Mayweather came out of retirement to face him. Now that both fighters are nearing the end of their careers, this fight doesn’t hold the mystique it once did.

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2. Back and Forth Bickering Gets Old

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At the beginning, the constant back and forth between the camps was entertaining. It made us feel as if the fighters really hated each other and couldn’t wait to take it out in the ring. Now it just seems like whining and stalling. If the two really want to fight, stop talking and make it happen.

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1. It's Time to Focus on the Future

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Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

It seems so evident that this match is never going to happen that boxing fans have turned their attention to the future of boxing. Instead of focusing on great boxers of the past (Mayweather and Pacquiao), the world is now turning their attention to future stars like Tyson Fury and Javier Fortuna.

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: 5 Reasons No One Cares About it Anymore

mayweather
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It has been years now that the boxing world has been hoping for a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. The two camps have gone back and forth in negotiations since 2009, and still nothing has happened. The Mayweather-Pacquiao soap-opera has gone on for so long now that, quite frankly, the world has lost interest in the bout.

In their prime, Mayweather and Pacquiao were the two greatest fighters in recent history. Mayweather moved around the ring in a way that made him seemingly impossible to hit; his undefeated record is a testament to this. He would move in for a strike and be gone before the opposing fighter could react. It was truly incredible to watch.

However, Pacquiao had the combination of quickness and power that Mayweather had never seen before. If there was anybody who could tarnish that undefeated record, it was Manny. Pacquiao seemed to have all the tangibles as well as the intangibles to go with it. This could have been the fight of the century.

Instead, here we are five years later still discussing what could happen and what the fight would be like. Each camp denies that they are the reason the fight won’t happen. Pacquiao’s people say Mayweather wants too much money. Mayweather’s people say Pacquiao won’t take a blood test. The bickering is never ending. Yet with each exchange, the fight is looking increasingly less likely to happen.

At this point, the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is mere speculation. Mayweather is still going strong, but he's only going to be around for another year or so before he retires for good. Pacquiao is also contemplating retirement but for different reasons. The Filipino star has lost two of his last three fights and looks like a shell of the dominant boxer he once was.

Here is a list of reasons why no one really cares at this point if the Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown ever happens at all.

Alex Chitty is a New York Yankee’s writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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5. Manny Pacquiao's Diminishing Ability

pacman
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Pacquiao has lost two of his last three fights. Although the outcome of the Timothy Bradley fight was controversial, that fight wouldn’t have even been close if Manny was in his prime. He is still a good fighter but nowhere near the superstar that he was a few years ago.

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4. Both Fighters are Too Old Now

old
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mayweather is 36-years-old and Pacquiao is 35. Mayweather has yet to be defeated, but he doesn’t have the ability that he once possessed. On the other hand, Pacquiao is stumbling to the finish line of his career. If this fight were to happen it wouldn’t be the fight that the world once hoped to see.

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3. The Mystique is Gone

gone
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

People wanted to see this fight when it was first being negotiated after Pacquiao had first burst onto the international scene and Mayweather came out of retirement to face him. Now that both fighters are nearing the end of their careers, this fight doesn’t hold the mystique it once did.

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2. Back and Forth Bickering Gets Old

old
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

At the beginning, the constant back and forth between the camps was entertaining. It made us feel as if the fighters really hated each other and couldn’t wait to take it out in the ring. Now it just seems like whining and stalling. If the two really want to fight, stop talking and make it happen.

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1. It's Time to Focus on the Future

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Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

It seems so evident that this match is never going to happen that boxing fans have turned their attention to the future of boxing. Instead of focusing on great boxers of the past (Mayweather and Pacquiao), the world is now turning their attention to future stars like Tyson Fury and Javier Fortuna.


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  • Alvien Deriquito

    the number 2 reason in your list is the now the only reason why people are still hoping to see this fight. But who started and who is still starting it bickering, trash talking, finger pointing????? Its Floyd. Floyd is in the position now to make this happen or not happen!!!! This is not about Floyd not giving in what Pacquiao wants anymore but its about Floyd giving into to the FANS really wanted (or still want). So, to Floyd, do not be too greedy and give the people what they want or retire because your just trying to CON people to watch your fights by always drumming up interest by including the PAC in most of your tweets and interviews…. If you don’t want to fight the guy, don’t start anything and respect your fellow boxing legend and just retire. You atleast owe THAT to the FANS.

    • henry ignacio

      Said it right . Floyd is really scared not just greedy

  • pogi2

    Big reason ? Scared ..

  • Felix Asoque Garay

    Floyd as a money maker and really scared of Pacman, never intends to fight him and the mega fight fans are waiting will never truly happen. He (Floyd) doesn’t want to gamble his future having an untarnished championship wins with the fury of the Pacman. Only Manny could counter his style and he’s scared to the bones of seeing his defeat if he fights Manny. That’s it, he better retires for good.

  • Jason Silva

    Not sure you can blame Pacquiao, Manny wants the fight because the world wants to see it. Fraud keeps coming up with excuse after excuse after……..Excuse! Bradley is not a bad fight, much better than fighting Khan or Maidana, at least he wants to fight Manny……Less can be said about Fraud……..if we all boycott Frauds fights then maybe he will be forced to fight, he has 4 more fights with Showtime that he is obligated to do……so retirement is out of the question

  • bulletgaze

    …that’s a big lie, if nobody cares about Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight, all boxing matches happened and future fights are nonsense…what a stupid observation from a mediocre writer…

  • Jojie Zapata

    Shitty article from Mr. Chitty. Where have you been livin, under a rock? Have you seen the discussion across the interest about why this fight didn’t happen, whose fault it is why it stii doesn’t happen, what should be done for it to happen, ad naseum? If nobody really cared about this fight, then why are people talking about it anyways?