After Cotto and Margarito, Is Mayweather Avoiding Pacquiao?

Carlo Miguel NarbonetaContributor INovember 30, 2009

LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 18:  Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses during the official weigh-in for his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 18, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will fight at the MGM on September 19.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Boxing fans around the world are looking forward to next year’s most anticipated fight, one that can be billed as the fight of the century.

But chances are, it will not actually take place next year.

News has come out from the internet that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is looking at a tune up bout in England next year against Matthew Hatton, Ricky Hatton’s brother.

Mayweather feels he must still work off ring rust that he accumulated over 21 months of semi-retirement.

Pacquiao has been undefeated in the last four years against Erik Morales, Jorge Solis, David Diaz, Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, and Miguel Cotto, all supposedly physically bigger and stronger than Pacquiao until they met in the ring.

Mayweather has beaten all 40 boxers matched up against him, but has never faced a southpaw that has more speed, more power, excellent footwork, and heart bigger than the whole Vegas strip.

Maybe that prompted his decision to have a tune-up fight before they get it on, if they ever do.

Jeff Mayweather was quoted as saying that Floyd has the intention of having a fight in England and is training at the moment but was not focused on facing Pacquiao for his next bout.

What the heck??????!!!!!!!!!

This is the fight that everybody in the world wants to see!

Imagine, two of the world’s best fighters, in their primes, slugging it out for the biggest paying event in sports history.

And he’s turning away from it.

This is the right time to make this fight happen.

No more risks of getting injured or defeated in tune-up bouts or training camp freak accidents.

I’ll say this again, strike whilst the iron is hot Floyd.

Money Mayweather called out Pacquiao on national TV, broadcasting to the world that he’s way better than the Pacman, then all of sudden when he was answered on a local LA TV segment, he turns away.

What was he thinking?

It’s a pretentious way of proclaiming that he’s the best yet he won’t fight the best possible opponent.

Mayweather just wants to be the bully at the negotiating table to get what he wants. He chooses opponents with sub-par skills compared to him so he can push them around and look good in the ring.

Where’s the credibility?