Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 | 2:01 a.m.
The road is clear for the much-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2014. Clear, apparently, except to Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather is quite possibly the greatest welterweight fighter of all time. He probably would beat Pacquiao, though narrowly. Mayweather doesn’t seem to agree. If there’s one man “Money Mayweather” seems to think could beat him, it’s Manny Pacquiao.
So Mayweather has done everything in his power to make sure the fight does not happen.
Pacquiao is willing to go through random drug tests. He is willing to receive less money than Money for the fight, but now word is Mayweather has found a condition that Manny Pacquiao cannot legally agree to. And that is the fight must happen without the involvement of Bob Arum. Since Pacquiao is under contract with Arum, how in heaven’s name will the fight happen?
Mayweather probably is not afraid of Pacquiao, but he sure doesn’t want to get into a ring with him. Money has turned into a Hamlet: “To be or not to be.” To do or not to do...