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Fight of the century?

A super-bout between Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather could be on the cards, and almost certainly will be if Pacquaio’s management have anything to do with it. The fight is being touted after Pacquaio won a world title in a seventh different weight, and it looks like a battle to decide who the greatest boxer of this century, and maybe of all time, will be.

‘I want Mayweather,’ said his trainer Freddie Roach while the crowd in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas chanted the same thing. The American’s financial problems could be a deciding factor in whether the fight happens or not, with negotiations starting place today. The smart money is on the fight taking place in the first half of next year in Las Vegas. Although York Hall would probably take the fight as well.

‘Mayweather's people know who to call. They've got my number,’ said promoter Bob Arum, before making it plain that he thinks the Filipino is quite good. ‘I would go on record as saying that Manny is the greatest ever, better than Ali, Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard.’

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