Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao is arguably the greatest boxing match that has never been, but Floyd Mayweather Sr. doesn’t expect that label to last for much longer.
According to Ben Thompson of FightHype.com, “Money” Mayweather’s father and former trainer believes a clash between the two biggest stars in boxing is inevitable:
Man, I’m pretty sure that if don’t nothing else happen, I’m pretty sure he’s gonna get Pacquiao … it’s gonna happen. That fight’s gonna happen. Trust me. That fight’s definitely gonna happen. It’s a fight for the world, man, right there. It’s the biggest fight that has ever been in life, so like I said man, that fight’s gonna happen. I’m gonna tell you right now, (Mayweather Jr.) never told me the fight’s gonna happen, but I’m gonna tell you, the fight’s gonna happen.
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao may be the one true superfight capable of boosting boxing’s popularity in a significant way. The future Hall of Famers have seemingly been on the verge of agreeing to a fight on several occasions, but it has never come to fruition.
Much of that likely has to do with Mayweather’s disdain for Bob Arum, who represents Pacquiao through Top Rank Promotions.
Even with so many obstacles standing in the way, Floyd Sr. seems supremely confident that it is now a matter of when rather than if a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight will occur