|Someone's getting tired of waiting.|
For years people have been waiting for Manny Pacquiao to fight Floyd Mayweather for the unofficial title of "World's Greatest Boxer." Sadly, that fight hasn't happened...at least not yet. The truth, however, is that things have been in motion since a few weeks before Christmas.
Yup - Manny and Floyd have been negotiating in order to make this potential superfight happen. At least their respective camps have been. And that's a good thing. Scratch that, it's a great thing. What it's not, however, is something to keep people up at night in eager anticipation.
The world has seen this scenario before, after all, only to have nothing come of it. What makes things different this time is that even the media now appears unable to contain its excitement. It seems like every week or so a major and respectable publication announces that a deal has been made, only for the world to find out (sometimes within minutes) that the report in question is false.
There's no reason to get overly flustered, though. For I - an official and professional boxing analyst - will now give you the truth. And the truth is this:
I have no idea what's going on with the negotiations.
What's more, virtually no one else does, either - and that includes people within the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps.
In the end, I suspect that even Manny himself isn't sure what's going on. Nope. In my professional opinion, only Floyd and a handful of others are privy to developments - and the entire rest of the world is in the dark.
That's not all. The entire rest of the world will remain in the dark until Floyd - who's all about control - is good and ready to enlighten it. The bottom line is this - if Floyd doesn't make a personal announcement, via Twitter or Shots, that the fight has been made, then all bets remain off.
Here's even more good news - the fight may never happen. Believe it. Don't get me wrong, the bout is close to happening, but it could still fall apart, if it hasn't already. Many will blame Floyd if he doesn't meet Manny in the ring, and they may be right to feel that way.
Again, though, it will probably all be conjecture.
Depressed? Imagine how it feels writing about this sport.
Still, there's some good fights are there besides Pacquiao-Mayweather. Allow me to rephrase that, there's some REALLY good fights out there besides Pacquiao-Mayweather. And many will be aired on free TV.
Yup, CBS, NBC, and Spike will all be airing live, top level fights in the coming months. Check them out. You may find out you don't even need Manny or Floyd to be a fan.