I remember one episode of the Ultimate fighter reality show wherein a fighter has to drain 20 pounds in order to make the weight limit in just two days. The result was a disappointment because when he went from 190 to 175 a 5lb overweight in the weight limit he just gives up. He would have made 170 but he just simply quit.
The recent buzz among Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya was the fight was stalled because of the recent conflict of the 70-30 revenue split. Oscar initially made the deal at 80-20 but decided to give in as well as fighting in the 150lb weight limit. Oscar has to fight at a welter weight at 147lbs. and have to agree on fighting using an 8ounce gloves.
He has give-in on two demands to Pacquiao and a 70-30 take it or leave it is all what Oscar wants. Manny wanted a 60-40 deal but Oscar was firm in his decision. There won’t be any Dec.6 showdown with both pugilists if neither one of them gives-in.
Manny would have earned an estimate of 15-20$ million a purse he can get by fighting 4 to 5 times with different opponents. He would have made history and win or loose his legacy will be intact. Freddie Roach would not insist in fighting De La Hoya if he doesn’t see Manny winning the fight.
The fighter in the Ultimate reality fighter show and Manny has a common denominator… Opportunity comes only once… We would never know if it happens again. Maybe Oscar and Manny’s fight is bound to happen or maybe both of them call it quits and move on.