Floyd Mayweather is fast running out of credible opponents, and despite the fact that the fight is well past its true "must-have" days, a fight with Manny Pacquiao is back in full demand, it seems, as boxing fans have clearly grown a bit tired of paying pay-per-view money to see either man against anyone but each other.
So despite Floyd's claims that he wants to make the fights that the fans want to see, the unbeaten 37-year-old superstar has returned to his attempts to discredit the validity of the matchup, posting this yesterday on Instagram:
Mayweather's accompanying comment was:
"My new boxing DVD is coming soon and is called "3 Ways to Sleep". Back, Face and Butt and I'm Falling & I Can't Get Up. Miss Pac Man is broke and desperate for a pay day. Your Pay-Per-View numbers are a joke."
Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO) has two fights left on his deal with Showtime, and has said he plans to retire after a pair of bouts in 2015. Of course, he's planned to retire and has announced retirements several times in the past, only to fight on. Between he and Pacquiao, he's certainly the A-side at this point, and I don't think anyone rational would dispute that. There's really no question that he should get the lion's share of any potential deal, and that he should be advertised as the top dog, and that he's earned all of that.
But it's also pretty clear that Mayweather really has no intention of discussing this fight. That's nothing new, but considering he just twice fought a guy who was once blown out of the ring by Devon Alexander and has losses to Amir Khan and Andriy Kotelnik on his record, too, and is nowhere near the star that even a declined Pacquiao is, it's a bit preposterous that he's given a pass for writing this fight off. Everyone knows the political aspects of it all, but nobody has to accept that.
Surely, though, a fight with Khan -- who has been knocked out by Breidis Prescott and Danny Garcia -- makes sense and is what The Fans want for 2015. Considering that may be the clubhouse leader for Mayweather's next fight, think twice before deciding that Pacquiao "doesn't deserve" a fight with Mayweather.