Over the last couple of years I have seen Mayweather pull some of the cheapest tactics ever to win fights (worse than Richard Steele calling a knockout with a few seconds left in a championship fight) and has let money get in the way with fighting Pacquiao. I have been watching boxing since Ali came back to fight Jerry Quarry and Pacquiao is probably the fiercest fighter I have every seen.
Someone like Mayweather, who is nearing retiriement with a perfect record, who doesn't need a big pay day has good reason to avoid a fight where he can be knocked silly. He really struggled against Miguel Cotto and I think Pacquiao would give him a really bad beating to send him into retirement. He is a bully who will pull out all the cheap tactics to win. A Joe Frazier he certainly isn't. Frazier would let his fists do the talking and had no fear against anyone (witness how he never gave up while being demolished by George Foreman).
I for one cannot see this fight ever coming off. This is the only fight that could bring back interest in boxing (along with a Klitchko vs. Klitchko fight that would never happen either as both brothers said such a fight would kill their mother). It is a shame as many fans have left boxing for Mixed Martial Arts and other sports. This could have been the thing to put boxing at the lead of the sports pages one last time.
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