The Conspiracy that is Mayweather-Pacquiao!


Unless you have been living under a rock, everyone in the world knows that the boxing match billed “The Fight of the Century” takes place Saturday night. Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) takes on Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This fight has been the dream matchup for many casual and die-hard boxing fans pitting the two best fighters of our time against each other. Six years in the making, this fight promises to deliver one of the best welterweight match-ups we have seen with some “experts” comparing its demand to Hagler-Hearns and Ali-Frazier.

With both fighters standing to make their biggest paydays to date with Floyd rumored to make close to 200 million dollars, this fight is sure to be the highest grossing fight in the history of boxing.

Just like every other boxing fan, I was ecstatic when this fight was announced. There are many scenarios being predicted by numerous media outlets—some whom have never covered boxing before. With that being said, I think it’s only fitting for me to throw my in my 2 cents.

My prediction for this fight: A controversial ending warranting a rematch!

There is a lot of money, fan fare and price gauging surrounding this fight for there not to be a part two.

Here are my possible scenarios:

Scenario 1: Floyd wins by unanimous or split decision with scores being 115-113 for Pacquiao and 115-113 twice for Mayweather. Fans, Bob Arum and Pacquaio’s camp will scream robbery and demand a rematch.

Scenario 2: Draw! After fans boo, cuss and throw beer bottles into the ring, everybody on earth will demand for a rematch.

Scenario 3: Pacquiao wins by majority decision with scores being 114-114 and 115-113 twice. Floyd, Al Haymon and TMT will cry bloody murder and demand a rematch.

Whatever scenario you choose, there is no doubt in my mind that there will be a rematch in September. There is simply too much money being made for this fight. Why not earn these gargantuan paydays twice?

Call me a pessimist, a conspiracy theorist or downright crazy; however, you will call me right after Saturday night’s fight.

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Tanya Hill

Tanya Hill

Senior Boxing Writer for Inside the Ropes since March 2013.

Alongside her father and brother, Tanya Hill has been watching boxing since she was a kid. This self proclaimed “boxing diva” has no amateur fights; no professional fights; just a pure unadulterated love for the sport. Highly acclaimed language teacher by day, boxing fanatic by night, Tanya wants to share her passion for boxing through shining more light on female boxing and providing the boxing scoop whenever possible.