Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns gives his opinion on the current Mayweather and Pacquiao situation. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Tommy Hearns was part of one of the greatest modern triumvirates in boxing. Hearns, Marvin Hagler, and Sugar Ray Leonard were all great fighters and most notably, they all fought each other. Even though the fights were considerably risky for each fighter, they took them. Therefore it should not be surprising to hear that Hearns is calling for Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather to get it on, according to an AP report.
Hearns goes on to say that he thinks Floyd and Manny will overcome the current hurdles and come to an agreement. He further went on to give his own perspective on potential big fights.
"We believed in taking on all comers," Hearns said. "Every fight wasn't necessarily a good fight, but to us we knew we had to take the fight in order to move on. If we didn't take a fight, we couldn't move ahead.
"We knew we had to perform because if we didn't do that, another man would get up on us. We never wanted anybody to have the upper hand over us. You wanted to have the upper hand."
"If not, just think how fights would have been different," he said. "You wouldn't have had the chance to see all the fights you saw. You wouldn't have had a chance to have all the thrills from seeing us fight, me and Ray Leonard and Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran. You would have never seen that."
We all want the Floyd and Manny fight to happen, but everyone is getting sick of the excuses coming from both sides. They should just agree to a 49-49 split with the winner getting the extra 2 percent. I know that putting millions of dollars in the hands of the judges is a bad idea, but neither side is going to let the other side get more than 50%. If Floyd wants to get more than Manny, he can get it if he proves himself in the ring. What do you guys think of this idea?