There is never a concern in the major pro team sports that the best teams will fail to face each other, as there is in boxing. The best teams meet on an almost weekly basis in the team sports, but it's cause for great celebration when it occurs in boxing.
And that probably explains the delirium over the fact that a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., almost universally regarded as the world's finest boxers, is tentatively set to be held on March 13.
There is little that could be better for the health of the sport than for a pair of elite superstars in their primes to meet. Mayweather and Pacquiao deserve much credit for so quickly and easily coming to an apparent deal.
Their fight will showcase the best boxing has to offer and will expose today's sport to fans who had long ago given up on it because of its myriad problems or to those who hadn't been fans before.
It might be the biggest fight since the rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield in 1997 or evenRead More »from Fearless Klitschko takes on all comers