Marquez didn't have a problem with Floyd's drug testing request in 2009. Then Floyd preceded to stomp him into a mud-hole. Pacman won two close fights with Marquez, had one draw and got KNOCKED OUT COLD in the 4th fight. This was his 5th loss; he is just not on Floyd's level. Full Stop.
OT: Pacquiao Marquez 4
Yes, because Wikipedia is always 100% correct.
Manny agreed to a blood test 14 days before the fight:
Also, there's this SI article that says it was a blood test, to a money split, but ultimately a pride issue with co-promoting a fight with Arum:
"For years, the issue of random blood testing held up Mayweather-Pacquiao. Now it's the purse split. The real issue is pride.
Bob Arum promotes Pacquiao. Mayweather is his own boss, contracting Golden Boy for promotional duties on a fight-by-fight basis. Arum used to promote Mayweather before Floyd left acrimoniously in 2006. Mayweather would rather pass on the richest prizefight in history than co-promote it with Arum."
So, let's look at the facts:
1 - Blood testing. Floyd would get tested the day of the fight, Manny would OK testing 14 days before the fight. Who looks better? Floyd.
2 - Purse. "He faces Floyd Mayweather, he's not getting 50-50," Mayweather said of Pacquiao. "Not at all. No one is getting 50-50." Floyd offered Manny $40 million with no PPV cut, while Floyd would be taking 100+ million in the PPV buys. Pacquaio's advisor made a counter offer of $50 million each, a 45/45 split of the PPV gate, and the winner getting the remaining 10%. Floyd rejected it. Who looks better? Manny.
3 - If Floyd really didn't want to co-promote the fight with his former promotor Arum, then obviously Floyd is the loser in this situation too.
Hate Pacquaio all you want, but stop denying the facts. The random blood testing was an issue two years ago. Recently, it was a money issue. Maybe they were just ducking each other the whole time.
I wasn't "denying the facts" as you put it. I simply replied to tater with a post showing that they were, in fact, both dodging each other. Because he made the assertion that it was all Mayweather. I didn't see any "hate" for Pacman in my previous post at all. Like I said, I just provided evidence to show that Tater is wrong.
Thanks for playing.
Clearly, you odn't know what you're talking about.
Pac-Man never had a shot of beating Mayweather.
Are you serious?
In 2009 Mayweather absolutely destoyed Juan Manuel Marquez...same guy who fought Pacquiao 4x...same guy who drew him (and arguably won decisons in fights 2 and 3) before knocking his head off last night.
The 2009 JMM was a better fighter, younger, faster etc.
Mayweather didn't duck that fighter.
You ever hear of something called a rematch?
A gigantic portion of Floyd's drawing power is dependent upon his being undefeated (in addition to being a villain). If Floyd loses, the rematch will necessarily lose a whole lot of its luster.
If Floyd wins he won't fight Pac again, guaranteed.
You're assuming that no matter the outcome, whichever side wins isn't going to flee for the hills and "Nana nana boo boo!" the other side until the end of eternity.
I will never understand boxing. Throw these guys in the cage and see who is the most tallented fighter.
UFC > Boxing
You've hit one of the primary reasons that UFC has supplanted boxing in the eyes of millions of younger fight fans all over the world.
I prefer to watch boxing myself, but UFC is doing now what boxing used to do all the way up until the late 80s: make sure that fights between the elite fighters in each weight division happen with regularity. That's the exception rather than the rule now in boxing, especially in the heavyweight division. The proliferation of different boxing organizations and their title belts in combination with crooks like Bob Arum and Don King have made the sport a shadow of what it used to be.
The thing that MMA has going is that the UFC is controlled by one guy and what he says, goes. You hear it all the time from guys in UFC. If Dana says they will fight so and so, they will fight them. Boxing doesn't have that control. This is not to mention that Dana also does a nice job with some catch weight stuff that people want to see. I still think we will see a GSP/Silva fight in the future because that's what people want to see and Dana understands that.
and he will probably get it. Not too many other fights I'd rather see. Boxing definitely could use a good American heavyweight to drum up the ratings...
Boxing needs a whole lot more than a good American heavyweight. Right now I don't see a dominant fighter between Mayweather (mainly at 147) and the Klitchko brothers (240+), weight-wise.