Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Will Hart/HBO.
Floyd Mayweather Jr, watch yourself.
It’s not MMA, but combat sports’ biggest fight of the weekend took place in the world of boxing on Saturday in Las Vegas, where Manny Pacquiao needed just two rounds before putting Ricky Hatton down for the count in front of 16,262 at the MGM Garden Arena. Video of the KO can be found online if you know where to look…
With Mayweather Jr officially ending his temporary retirement by scheduling a July 18 fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao’s status at the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter is debatable, but a future fight between he and Floyd isn’t.
If Mayweather can get past Marquez this summer, an end-of-the-year showdown between him and Pacquiao would be one of the biggest fights in boxing’s storied history. It would also be the first real chance at someone being able to give Mayweather the first blemish on his record, no offense to Marquez. The only bad thing is that it might be the only huge bout that boxing will be able to hold for the near future. Talk about a lack of star power.
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