I'm in shock and awe at a lot of people (not necessarily in this forum) just in general who think Mayweather would demolish Pacquiao. Especially after yesterday's fight.
Let's just count it down already. 7 months and counting until Mayweather Pacquiao.
I read somewhere that DLH is lobbying for the Marquez/Mayweather fight to be at 143 instead of 147 which would make sense considering JMM has never fought above 135. Exciting time for boxing that I haven't seen in YEARS.
This just in:
Manny won't wait for Floyd
The article brings up good points:
"I'm very comfortable at 140 pounds [63.5 kilograms]. You could see it in my performance," Pacquiao said. "I want to stay there."
That's the weighty matter that might delay a showdown with Mayweather, who would not say at what weight he will fight the smaller Marquez because talks are still ongoing between 143 and 144 pounds.
Roach said Mayweather feared facing Pacquiao at a similar catchweight.
"Mayweather, he just had to wait one day and he could have fought Manny
. I think he's afraid of Manny," Roach said. "He made the fight maybe not happen. We're not going to wait for him. There are other great fighters out there."
US veteran Shane Mosley and Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto, two fighters who have tried in vain to make a deal to fight Mayweather, were mentioned by Roach as possible next foes for Pacquiao. Asked to predict how Pacquiao-Mayweather would end, Roach said: "We win on points."
I'm not sure how I feel about Pacquiao not waiting to fight Mayweather. He can easily wait until Nov/Dec to set the most anticipated fight up. Fighting Moseley/Cotto would leave him a lot less to gain and a whole helluva lot to lose. Moseley/Cotto will not be easy opponents for Pac, even at a catchweight.
[ Edited by phiLthyphiL on May 3, 2009 at 10:16 PM ]