World Boxing Council chief Jose Sulaiman still believes that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather should face each other on top of the ring to settle the talks about who the better fighter is, reviving the talks about the long-anticipated mega bout.
Mayweather will make his much-awaited comeback when he goes up against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero for the WBC welterweight title on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
On the other hand, Pacquiao is set to fight later this year, most likely against Juan Manuel Marquez again. And for Sulaiman, a win for both fighters should lead to the fight the world really wants to see.
In his recent edition of his “Hook to the Liver” column, Sulaiman said: “If and only if Floyd Mayweather retains his title against Guerrero, tough fight, on May 4 coming, and Manny also wins his next fight in Macau against any one picked, I invite them to put their egos and stubbornness aside, put on their gloves and jump into the ring to see who is the one that stays in heaven on a higher cloud than the other, as they both already live there.”
Sulaiman downplayed the notion of some experts that Pacquiao’s devastating knockout loss put him out of the picture for a possible bout against the undefeated American champion.
Sulaiman added: “That JM Marquez defeated Manny for the first time in their four encounters – so what? Macho Camacho lost to Greg Haugen, but still fought against Julio Cesar Chavez in a fight after many years of threats among them, in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, packed to the roof, and broke TV records in Mexico and Puerto Rico.”
Mayweather was recently asked about the Pacquiao fight, but the 35-year-ol Grand Rapids native remains cold on the idea of fighting Pacquiao, especially after the eight-division champions devastating loss against Marquez in December last year.