December 11th, 2013 By Pedro FernandezTIME FOR FLOYD TO “MAN UP”
San Francisco, CA- The relationship between the World Boxing Council and Floyd Mayweather is a bit involved. First up, Mayweather claims to pay no “sanctioning fees” to the Mexico City based group while other WBC titleholders forgo either 2% of their purse or a number stipulated for them to don the green belt. That is something I can understand and yet don’t. If the WBC gives Floyd a “free” belt, why shouldn’t every other champ be afforded a the same?
REAL WBC STANCE ON FLOYD-PAC?
Alright, I can see this ship sailing in different directions. Will Floyd end up telling the WBC to take their belt and shove it? Not just yet as the WBC clarified things in a press release. “The new ratings have been released with Pacquiao at number one, but the welterweight division is now in a voluntary stage and the topic of the mandatory will not be addressed for a few months by the WBC board of governors.”
MANNY #1 BUT FIRST FLOYD GETS “EASY” FIGHT
With Manny Pacquiao slated to fight in March, supposedly in the United States, there is no way he would be ready to go with “Money” who fights in May. And I just don’t think the match up is “right” for right now. What I mean is with Pacquiao notching another impressive victory in early 2014, and Floyd winning in May, September or early November, the table would be fully set and the timing perfect.
MIKE WEAVER-JOHN TATE ENDING ALWAYS POSSIBLE
The only thing that scares me about pushing Mayweather-Pacquiao one more fight down the road is that either man could lose.
The late WBA heavyweight champ John Tate was schooling Mike Weaver until he was KO’d late in round 15. That’s one example. Another is Riddick Bowe losing before fighting Lennox Lewis, that after Bowe dropped the WBC title belt in a London trashcan as Mayweather might be inclined to now that Pac is ranked #1.
NOT FIGHTING MANNY WOULD SPEAK VOLUMES ABOUT FLOYD
Should both superstars win in March and May, and Mayweather were then to decide to not fight Manny Pacquiao, historians will look at him and say he was a loud mouth coward. There is no ifs, ans or buts to that. In closing, if Floyd does not face Pacquiao late in 2014, he will have kicked the sport of boxing and every fan whoever spent a dime watching him fight in their genitals, period!