Pacquiao vs Mayweather | Mayweather vs Pacquiao | Pacman vs Pretty Boy | Manny vs Floyd
Updated 05/04/2009 - It was already confirmed that Floyd Mayweather Junior is coming back to fight the current Pound for Pound and Best Boxing Fighter in the world Manny Pacman Pacquiao. Pacquiao have defeated Ricky The Hitman Hatton in their May 2 fight. Pacman was able to knock down Ricky Hatton twice in the first round and closed the curtain when he knocked out Ricky Hatton in the last 30 seconds of the second round. Everybody was awed by Manny Pacquiao and Shocked in the condition of Ricky Hatton. Now, the only fighter left for Manny Pacquiao to fight is Floyd Mayweather Junior, the undefeated and former pound for pound champ. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be having a tune-up fight with Juan Manuel Marquez possibly this coming September 2009 maybe in preparation to fight Manny Pacquiao. The Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight will surely be a hit so watch out for more updates with regards to this matter.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao – Going by the statements of trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., the father of one potential Manny Pacquiao foe and the trainer of another, the Filipino ring icon should be in for a very busy 2009.
Mayweather said his son, Floyd Jr., has sent feelers to the family that he wants to challenge Pacquiao in a fight that could be a battle for the mythical pound-for-pound title.
And that loquacious trainer also added that he is ready to prepare beer-guzzling Ricky Hatton for a Pacquiao dismantling.
“My niece said my son told her he wanted to fight Pacquiao next, and that he wants me to train him for the fight,” Mayweather Sr. said.
Floyd Mayweather Sr., who has been estranged from his son for the last eight years, also revealed to the boxing website that “Pretty Boy” had left a “cryptic message” on his phone that hinted on a possible mending of bridges in a bid to bring down Manny Pacquiao.
But Mayweather said that he is also open to training Ricky Hatton, with whom he is currently linked with, in a possible clash with the reigning pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao.
“We will dismantle Pacquiao,” Floyd Sr. said.
“If they want Rick, they’re going to get Rick and it won’t be pretty for them. I love this fight for Rick,” said Floyd Sr. who trained Hatton when he crushed Paulie Malignaggi by TKO in the 11th round last month.
Pacquiao, on the other hand, says he has no preference among the two big names linked to him.
“My job is to prepare for a fight and train as hard as I can,” he said. “It’s the job of my promoter to negotiate for my next opponent.”
Meanwhile, Top Rank chief Bob Arum said the “Dream Match” where Manny Pacquiao totally crushed Oscar De La Hoya into virtual retirement is well on its way to becoming the second best grossing non-heavyweight fight in terms of pay-per-view purchases.
The top grosser still belongs to the Mayweather-De La Hoya fight last year, which Floyd Jr. won by decision.
De La Hoya’s loss to Manny Pacquiao marked the second time that the Golden Boy was beaten by a holder of the pound-for-pound title, unofficially awarded by Ring Magazine to the best fighter in all weight classes.
But Floyd Sr. said De La Hoya was not to blame for the defeat.
“There was a lot of stuff in that camp that was counter productive to Oscar’s training,” the elder Mayweather told mlive.com, citing sources who kept him up-to-date with De La Hoya’s progress at Big Bear Camp in California.
“The trainers never really came up with a strategy. They had nothing and you could see that during the fight. “
Bernice Mayweather told the mlive.com reporter, David Mayo, that she was not surprised to hear five-division champion Floyd Jr. (39-0)–whose fight against De La Hoya Dec. 8 last year was his last—wants to fight Manny Pacquiao.
“I always said he was going to fight again,” she told Mayo. “It was just a matter of time. He was waiting until the time is right. And the time is right. I knew he was going to come out of retirement—he did it before, didn’t he?”
Mayweather Sr. split with his son in 2001 after several disagreements, leaving the flashy boxer under the tutelage of his brother, Roger, who guided Floyd Jr. to become mythical pound-for-pound king.