Floyd Mayweather recently announced that he will be a part of the upcoming Wrestlemania 29. This comes after comments by Mayweather as to the difficulty a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao has faced.
Mayweather claims that the purse split, location and other details of the fight are not what have been holding it up. According to Mayweather it is Pacquiao’s refusal of pre-fight random drug testing that has stalled what would undoubtedly be the most watched fight in years and what has certainly been the most anticipated. It seems Mayweather, at least, is fed up with waiting.
Always the savvy businessman, Mayweather has probably come to the realization that he has fought all the big fights and that, right now, Manny Pacquiao is the only person worth fighting for him. That added with the admitted toll that his recent prison stint took on the fighter and it is not hard to understand why he would go for a much easier pay day in the WWE.
This is not the first time Mayweather has entered the wrestling ring either. Mayweather was reportedly paid $20 million to face WWE’s Big Show in Wrestlemania 24. Since the match Money May has made comments as to the reality of professional wrestling. So real it is that he claimed to have broken his opponent’s nose with a combination during the match.
No matter the impact that a wrestling match might have on a man there is no way it matches what a boxing match leaves behind. Floyd Mayweather is 35 years old and is regarded by many as the pound-for-pound best boxer in the game. Why should he put in the effort to set up a bout, train for months and fight his heart out for twelve rounds just to beat someone everyone expected him to, or even worse, lose? There is really nothing in it for him unless its Pacquiao in the other corner and as he stated, that seems like an unlikely possibility.