Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Appeal Of Mayweather-Pacquiao

All eyes are on Vegas this weekend, 

I've said it before and I'll say it again - the main draw of boxing is that it answers the question of who can beat who. The primary reason boxing has been so in decline recently is, in fact, because that question hasn't been answered due to promotional politics. Or, worse yet, because it was being answered unsatisfactorily by ringside judges.

Now, however, the world is tuned in once again to the fight game. Why? Because the Mayweather -Pacquiao bout is going to answer the biggest question in all of sports: Which superstar is best, Manny or Floyd? It's a question people have been asking for years. Even those who aren't fans of the sweet science have been curious.

Of course everyone's going to weigh in with an opinion now that the fight is mere days away. The truth, though, is that no one knows how Saturday is going to shake out. That's why the world is paying attention to this one. Floyd is favored, sure, but Manny is so good - so unorthodox and aggressive - that it's almost impossible to write him off.

Let's hope boxing offers more answers to intriguing questions of who's best (and in an effective way) after May 2nd. The sport needs the positive attention, after all.

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