Aside from the major outlets and boxing sites, something tells me TSS covers this Pacman/Mayweather spectacle more than the norm. For our services, I propose the entire TSS fam be awarded media passes for fight night. Imagine how that would pan out. With all that said, Teef called it. This fight is going to happen by choice or by force. After the threats of lawsuits and the cancellation of the fight altogether, cooler heads are beginning to prevail. Hopefully. Forty-five milli hanging over their heads and camps from both fighters have agreed to “talk it out” with a mediator.
Mediator Daniel Weinstein will preside over the meeting in Santa Monica, Calif. Weinstein, a retired federal judge, also mediated the acrimonious dispute between Top Rank, Pacquiao’s promoter, and Golden Boy, which represents Mayweather, that kept the companies from doing fights together for almost two years.
The hope is that Weinstein can once again help the sides see their way through what has become an increasingly nasty battle in an effort to finalize the bout between welterweight titlist Pacquiao and Mayweather, one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, in a fight many believe will break the pay-per-view record of 2.44 million buys. Mayweather’s 2007 fight with Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya set the record.
Emphasis can’t be placed on how important this fight is to the future landscape of the sport. In a dream scenario, Pacquiao and Mayweather would go punch-for-punch in a 12 round split decision, controversial thriller. This would lead to a rematch and a potential tie breaker basically ensuring both fighters could receive well over $100M when the final jab is thrown. Money talks and best believe all this bullshit is about to walk. Don’t erase that March 13 date just yet. Coincidentally, it is ironic how they have to talk this situation out so they can ultimately fight. Sometimes you just have to sit back, laugh and enjoy this thing called ‘life.’
Now, about those TSS press passes…