Sunday 24th September 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Manny Pacquiao Vs. Floyd Mayweather: Will the Super-Fight Finally Happen?

An exuberant Floyd Mayweather Jr. was shown on HBO 24/7 working hard at 1 am in the morning. Then someone said that “while everybody is sleeping, we are working.” However, right across the Pacific, right along the small city in the islands of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao has just started his day working out, doing his usual routine.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are two different individuals but have been bonded by one common thing and one common trait… greatness.

They are the two best fighters in the world and the two biggest names in boxing. In a perfect world, we would love to watch the two fighters fight and square it all off in the ring. However, beyond the realms of the four cornered ring, there are repercussions in making this super fight. Both fighters got their demands and both fighters ego and pride needs to be met. It has been almost two years since the initial talks started and for the most part, it all ended with both parties in disagreement. This is seemingly normal with the fight this magnitude it needs enough time and some sacrifices for this to work. The world has been patiently waiting, lurking and anticipating. This has become the nurtured plant that is slowly growing its first fruit.

This needs to happen, boxing needs it and the people’s uproar is becoming to be deafening. Both fighter’s legacies depend on it.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. unceremoniously knocked Victor Ortiz out when Victor became too friendly and failed to protect himself on their fight last Saturday. It was a legit punch, but it shows Floyd’s true nature—he wants to win, and he will do anything to protect his immaculate record.

There is a big contrast on how Manny Pacquiao could have done if he were in Floyd’s shoes—there is always a room for an apologetic person.

Floyd and Manny are two very different persons. Floyd comes to the ring with bravado while Manny goes directly into a corner and pray. However, they have similarities when it comes to charisma and showmanship. They are connected with the same destiny… and if for some instance, this super fight won’t happen then each fighter leaves a stain on their legacy.

Amidst, all the talk about 2012 as the end of the world we anticipate the clash between the two best fighters in our generation. The winner takes it all, but the loser will still remain a legend.

As Floyd took care of Victor Ortiz, now Manny will have to take care of Juan Manuel Marquez this November. One good performance against another… like the day welcoming the night… both are connected and yet so different. This fight will happen… at least if the Mayans believed next year would be the end of the world, we die happy.

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