Originally Posted by goodtimes
The Pacman/Mayweather fight was much different, because those 2 guys are about the same size. They fight all the same people. I feel like asking GSP to fight Silva or Silva to fight Jones would be like asking either Mayweather or Pacquiao to fight Bernard Hopkins a year or two back, ya it would sell but it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense.
Honestly though, I think the odds of seeing the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight now is much higher since Pacquiao lost a few. Mayweather will get more money like he wanted, and he'll have plenty of film to exploit. If Mayweather loses his next fight or so (which I think is definitely possible since he really struggled with Cotto), can almost guarantee this fight will happen.
Slight disagreement here from me.
Mayweather is 5ft 8" with a 72" reach, Pacquiao is 5ft 6" with a 67" inch reach
While this may not seem much, when your only weapon in the ring is your fists, reach is extremely important, mayweather has 5" advantage here.
Mayweather is orthodox, Pacman is southpaw, usually should make a pretty good fight?
In this case, you had arguably the best offensive boxer in Pacquaio and unquestionably the best defensive boxer in the world (perhaps of all time) in Mayweather.
Here is how i seen that fight going down:
Pacman comes lunging in, Mayweather with the jab, repeat several times, Mayweather gets lazy, Pacquaio hits him, Mayweather puts him down, Mayweather back to defensive boxing again, uses his reach to outbox and outclass him for the remaining rounds.
While reach is important in MMA, you con combat a long reach by utilising the clinch, taking your opponent down or working for submissions, in boxing, these options are just not there and if you don't have a speed ior power advantage over your opponent then its going to be a long night for you