Monday, January 11, 2010

Pacquaio vs. Mayweather fight continues

The super fight every boxing fans dreamed of between Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather on March 13 continues. This time not in the boxing ring but in pay-per-view buys.

Previously, both fighters did not come out to a compromise which prompted Top Rank's Bob Arum, Pacquaio's promoter, to schedule a fight for Pacquaio with Joshua Clottey on March 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Two days after Team Pacquaio's announcement, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer also issued a press release via that Mayweather will fight also on the same date against an undisclosed fighter. Some of the potential names to fight Mayweather include former junior welterweight titlist Paulie Malignaggi, former lightweight titlist Nate Campbell, former welterweight titlist Kermit Cintron and junior welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr. The fight will be staged at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the original venue of supposedly Pacquiao-Mayweather bout.

With both of the world's best fighters fighting on different bouts, the real winner will be determined in the pay-per-views sales of respective fights. This is a really difficult time for boxing fans.


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