A Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch might happen in 2016 after Manny Pacquiao recovers from his shoulder surgery, as announced by Floyd Mayweather himself. This shoulder injury was believed to be the major reason why the Filipino boxing champion was not able to fight Mayweather the way spectators want to see.
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According to a report by ESPN, Mayweather sent a text message to ESPN commentator Steve A. Smith saying “I will fight him in a year after his surgery.” No terms have been announced yet, not even where the fight will be held and how much it will be worth. Manny Pacquiao will undergo the surgery in Los Angeles later this week.
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It was known that many boxing fans want to see Pacquiao vs Mayweather 2, but that was when Pacquiao’s shoulder injury has not yet been much talked about. But now, it appears that no one is excited to watch it anymore. Here are 5 great reasons why:
Both Pacquiao and Mayweather are not the same fighters 5 years ago
As predicted months ago before the fight, both Pacquiao and Mayweather are now in their retiring forms. True enough, we saw their slow motions during their fight. Although Mayweather is known for his ‘running away’ tactics, the world saw he avoided Pacquiao more often than not. Manny said after the fight that his right shoulder is injured. But because we know that he is southpaw (left-handed), it should not be an excuse.
Majority of people who watched Pacquiao-Mayweather fight were disappointed
Obviously, majority of people who watched the fight were disappointed, especially that it was declared as the “Fight of the Century.” Considering the fight ticket prices went to as much as $40,000, a lot of spectators said the fight was not worth spending that much. In fact, even Cambodian Prime Minister said he’s not going to pay his $5-million bet because he feels that the judges’ decision is unfair and that it should be a draw.
Boxing fans believe that Manny Pacquiao will not perfectly recover after the surgery
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache says Manny’s right shoulder has a significant tear in his rotator cuff, which was developed before his fight against Mayweather. The rehabilitation and recovery is set to last from 9-12 months, the doctor said. Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s business adviser says Pacquiao is now doing OK. But still, we know that a person who went into surgery will not be able to recover one hundred percent.
Manny Pacquiao has lost his credibility to attract fans
Manny Pacquiao is now facing a lawsuit from two American boxing fans for not disclosing his shoulder injury before the fight. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) said they will conduct a deeper investigation on this matter. But although Top Rank Promotion has already denied the allegations, it has left a negative mark on the people’s mind. No matter what Pacquiao says, this case has made him lost his credibility to attract fans.
Many people believe that Pacquiao vs Mayweather 2 is another robbery
Yes, many boxing fans believe that the fight has robbed them and they will not allow themselves to be robbed again. The world waited for more than five years just to see them fight, and people have learned a good lesson. For them, Pacquiao vs Mayweather 2 is another robbery and they won’t allow Mayweather to run away to the bank with another $100-million check. And yes, he will receive more that than in the next few days.
Agree or disagree?
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