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Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather: Pac-Man can’t win, Floyd unimpressed with Vargas fight

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Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Floyd Mayweather, Rachel Donaire
Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire feud, Floyd Mayweather, Rachel Donaire

Manny Pacquiao managed to look impressive when he fought Jessie Vargas on November 5th, but it was a step below the legendary Pac-Man we know, performance-wise. The good news is that may just lead us to a rematch between Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather next.

A large fraction of boxing fans would rather see Manny Pacquiao face Terence Crawford next, but the Floyd Mayweather fight could actually end many questions that have been bugging us before and after they first met in the Fight of The Century.

Could Manny Pacquiao have beaten Floyd Mayweather without the alleged shoulder injury?

Would a rematch finally settle the score between fighting styles of a pure boxer versus a boxer-puncher/ brawler?

Just to name two, but the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather rematch still makes sense for a couple more reasons, as suggested by Forbes.

Boxing promoter Frank Warren believes, if that fight happens, it’d be a match the Pac-Man can’t win.

“I am quite sure the fight will happen and there will be a huge appetite for that sort of income. It would be a hard sell and the question is whether the American fight public would pay $100 for it?”

“The one thing that won’t change is the style of the fight. Unless Pacquiao changes his style and tactics he won’t win, whereas Floyd Mayweather would do what he always does.” Frank Warren wrote for BoxingScene.

Pac-Man’s promoter Bob Arum declared the match has a 75% chance of happening. And knowing Floyd Mayweather ‘s predilection not to take a fight he isn’t sure he can win, it seems Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather is indeed closer to happening than we think.

Perhaps the Pac-Man will fight one more time, quite possibly in April or May, in preparation for the real fight that’s to come. Experts feel he could have done much more to impress during the later rounds of his last fight, and he could improve on a couple more aspects in his next match.

“Not bad.” Floyd Mayweather said when asked to comment on Manny Pacquiao ‘s performance against Jessie Vargas, according to a report by PhilStar.

Now, is that a good thing or what?

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