With an ice cold beer and some bag of chips I was leisurely enjoying my weekend when the news came out that Floyd Mayweather Jr. decided that he will retire for two years before he decides to fight again. It was in a TV interview during the “Make a wish foundation” charity affair when one reporter jokingly asks Floyd when will he fight Pacquiao and he answered “I will take a couple of years off and concentrate on my boxing gym….” so basically the fight between Manny Pacquiao is in great jeopardy.
Top rank is still in negotiations with Mayweather’s camp but Floyd’s statement change the direction to where it is headed. Manny will retire after his November fight with or without Floyd as his dancing partner so that means the fight we always wanted will never happen.
Bob Arum has slowly found solutions to issues regarding blood testing when Manny accepted the 14 day window for the testing knowing Floyd and Shane Mosley’s fight ended their testing 18 days before the fight. The issue about who gets the bigger pie is still an ongoing process Floyd demands to get the 60-40 while Manny’s camp is keen on the 50-50 purse split. But suddenly all the negotiations and drama had suddenly come into a full stop with Floyd’s recent statement.
It is still premature to tell that the fight is really over but this is another blow in boxing. Both boxers are pound per pound great so the question that lingers in every boxing fan is who is better? We all have our reasons and opinions but nothing can really duplicate what happens inside the ring. If this is true then this is a sad day for boxing… really sad…
Oh well at least I still have my ice cold beer and a bag of chips with me… I guess my day was not actually ruined.