In stunning fight related news, these incredibly talented fighters squared off in the ring and brought to us one of the greatest fights in recent history… Or maybe not!
This fight, which has been billed as one of the “greats” hasn’t even found dry ink on the contracts yet, as both sides continue to “fight” over profits and billing. A fight that many had hoped would rejuvinate the stagnating pool of professional boxing has stalled amidst contract negotiations, showing once again how atheletes are being manipulated by their egos and paychecks.
This fight (schedule for a February 2015 date) is less than two weeks from its new proposed date at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and with an estimated $72 million in revenue the tickets still have yet to be issued. Of course both sides of the camp are blaming each other for the delays, but we all know this only further hurts the integrity of the sport and the fans.
I can understand getting the contracts in order, as it seems Mayweather is commanding the lion’s share of the profits in a 60/40 split, but it does get monotonous to the fans of boxing to watch two respected fighters squabble over minute details.
There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel though, as Top Rank Promotions (Pacquiao’s promoter) has finally received the ticket manifest.
Even De La Hoya got in on the act by tweeting; “Send me a pic. Of your MayPac ticket and I’ll send you to the #CaneloKirkland fight for free. You have 24hrs.” taunting fans about their non-existent tickets.
All I have to say about this is; “Hey Floyd and Manny, tell your peeps it’s time to either pony up and do the deal, or put your panties back on and take a day at the spa.”