Unbeaten American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. may reportedly come against Filipino politician-boxer Manny Pacquiao in the most-anticipated fight in modern boxing in 2014. Mayweather is halfway through a six-fight deal with Showtime and his recent victory over Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez was the highest grossing fight ever, while the World Boxing Council recently made Pacquiao the number one contender for Mayweather”s WBC welterweight title.
According to The Guardian, a YouTube boxing channel has claimed that the fight would take place in September this year, adding that Mayweather and Pacquiao would both fight in the spring in the build up to the big bout, with the American expected to face Britain”s Amir Khan. The report mentioned that a bout featuring these two legends has long been urged by fans and has come close in the past, but the last time it was seriously mooted the plan acrimoniously fell apart over drug-testing proposals. Pacquiao beat Brandon Rios in Macau in November to re-establish his credentials after a two-fight slump that saw him beaten by Timothy Bradley controversially and by Juan Manuel Marquez, the report added.