Instead of once again going into deep detail about the fact everyone already knows, let’s get it out of the way right now.
Yes, Floyd Mayweather is ducking Manny Pacquiao.
That statement is no longer speculation, it’s a cold-hearted fact. Money May is clearly scared of Pacman and he’s doing everything possible to avoid facing him in the ring.
However, while Mayweather may be a scared fighter, he’s also a very smart fighter. That’s why he’ll likely end up fighting the young and inexperienced Amir Kahn instead of Pacquiao.
“You have Mayweather who wants to fight,” Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya said. “Amir wants to fight Mayweather. He wants to fight the very best, but obviously right now it’s vacation time.”
In the grand scheme of things a victory over Khan would mean absolutely nothing for Mayweather. But in Money May’s own little mind he’d somehow justify it into a reason for not fighting Pacquiao.
Love him or hate him, Mayweather is a great self-promoter. You can bet your butt that he would spend every second leading up to a fight against Khan trying to convince everyone in the world that Khan is similar to Manny Pacquiao in nearly everything they do.
While that couldn’t be further from the truth, Mayweather fans always buy his lies.
Freddie Roach, who trains both Khan and Pacquiao, has always claimed he has the recipe to beating Mayweather. In Money May’s own little world a victory over Khan would prove Roach wrong.
Unfortunately, Roach may have the recipe but he needs the right ingredients too. Khan would get burnt to a crisp against Mayweather.
Rumors claim Mayweather would love to get in the ring against Khan as early as this coming Spring. Even the biggest Khan worshipers would surely admit their fighter wouldn’t stand a chance without more experience under his belt.
As boxing fans, all we can really hope for is a Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown in 2011. While that doesn’t seem likely to happen, maybe Floyd Mayweather’s New Years resolution will be to finally face his fears.