Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Will It Ever Happen? Talk Is Starting to Get Boring

Martin SaltCorrespondent IJanuary 30, 2012

The closest these two will ever get to each other - in a photoshopped picture...
The closest these two will ever get to each other - in a photoshopped picture...

Everywhere you look in boxing circles on the Internet—be it here on Bleacher Report, ESPN and boxing blogs—the main topic of discussion is always Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Personally, I have desperately tried to avoid reading too much on the matter because everyone seems to cover all angles of every ultimate question relating to the potential super-fight.

For the most part, most of the articles, blogs and comments on the subject are well thought out, and it is pleasing to see that there is an intelligent, large and enthusiastic boxing fanbase still alive and kicking.

But I am starting to get bored and fed up with the constant speculation and mixed messages apparently coming from the camps of both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

Both camps seem to spend most of their time calling each other out and throwing around blame for the failure to arrange the contest.

Public interest in the fight is probably right now at an all-time high. And the two fighters definitely know it. As many of my esteemed writing colleagues on this site have pointed out, whilst the two fighters can milk of the name of the other, they will most likely avoid fighting each other until absolutely necessary.

When they fight each other, the gravy train comes to a dead stop for everyone involved in both camps.

However, if boxing fans begin to look at other big-name fighters and try to distance themselves from self-promoting the proposed super fight, then it's likely the interest will drop. Maybe it will force Mayweather and Pacquiao to be reasonable and come to a deal before the boxing world begins to care less.

So hopefully if news, articles and blog entries on this subject begin to diminish, then perhaps the egos dominating both camps maybe be bruised enough that the fight is made before no one cares.

Before I become bombarded with hate mail, I do appreciate the irony that I am writing an article on the subject with an eye-catching title in order to try and tell people that it may be a good idea to stop flooding the boxing net with Mayweather and Pacquiao news.

Wall-to-wall media coverage is what makes both camps aware of how massive the fight can be. It is a big shame that there are no other potential fights that can be made on a frequent basis to the point where no one would care if Mayweather vs. Pacquiao ever happened.

Like everyone else I am praying nightly to my Mayweather/Pacquiao boxing shrine in the hope that they can negotiate a deal. But the problem is that so long as the constant rumble of mass coverage continues, the less likely it is to happen.