WHAT! No Mayweather/Pacquiao…It’s Mayweather & Who???
You read it right; the fight of the century is not going to happen between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Instead Mayweather will be going up against junior middleweight titleholder Miguel Cotto on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
After the announcement Mayweather went to twitter, tweeting, “I’m fighting Miguel Cotto on May 5th because Miss Pac Man is ducking me.”
“Miguel Cotto is a world-class fighter who can never be taken for granted and continues to prove he is one of the best in boxing,” said Mayweather, whose long-discussed match with Manny Pacquiao has been put off yet again. “It will be a challenge for me to compete with him at this weight, but this is the type of test I thrive on and gives me the motivation to train even harder. I have no doubt in my mind that my title belt collection will increase once again and Cotto’s reign as champion will come to an end on May 5.”
Mayweather faces an 87-day jail sentence at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas after a plea deal on domestic violence charges related to a September 2010 incident with his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris, who is also the mother of three of his children.
As of right now there is no word if the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight will ever happen. It was said that the fight would have brought in hundreds of millions of dollars, so in my opinion who’s going to miss out on that type of payday.