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Larry Brown Sports:
Many have labeled it the fight that will never happen, and the more time that passes the more likely those people are to be correct. For a number of reasons which we have heard over a period of what feels like a lifetime, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will probably never square off in the boxing ring. One second it’s for financial reasons and the next it has to do with drug testing. It’s getting to the point where it hardly matters, because clearly talking about it isn’t going to get anything done.
However, for those of you who believe it is Mayweather ducking Pacquiao and not the other way around, Floyd had a message for you during an interview with Tim Dahlberg of the Associated Press on Tuesday. In fact, he had several messages.
“You all think I’m scared, I’m a coward? Well guess what? I’m a rich, scared coward. I’m a rich coward,” Mayweather said. “And if that’s the case, why the hell would you want to watch me? I don’t want to watch no coward. I don’t want to watch n
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We’ve got a big fight coming up on Saturday, and I wouldn’t mind watching Floyd Mayweather get knocked out for once. I don’t really know if Miguel Cotto is good enough to do it, but I’m so fed up with Mayweather’s steadfast refusal to fight Manny Pacquiao that I’ve turned on Floyd completely. You want to be the best? Fight the guy who everyone thinks is better than you...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Sorry, boxing fans. This is news you don't want to hear.
Enjoy Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night against Miguel Cotto, if you wish. But understand this: Despite the fervent hope of almost everyone in boxing, Mayweather will not be fighting Manny Pacquiao.
Not later this year. Not ever.
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