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Just stop with the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rumors

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Every day, a new story is popping up about the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. The same Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight that’s 5 years too late. The same fight which legitimately could have been the most important clash in the sport for decades, and then was flushed down the toilet by greed, stubbornness and stupidity.

The same fight, which in all unbiased analysis, has little intrigue remaining from a competitive standpoint. Take away the names of the combatants, and this is another fight in which most fans would imagine Mayweather cruising through without much difficulty.

Apparently, ESPN has even figured out that Mayweather is a huge draw for page views and ratings, and that anything related to a potential fight against Pacquiao has even larger appeal. So they’re churning out story after story, with absolutely zero information which has legitimate or sincere value.

So Floyd Mayweather Sr. is running his mouth again? Exactly what does that mean, and why do we care about that? Has Floyd Mayweather Sr. ever had anything to actually report on in terms of his son or his career plans? He’s pretty newly integrated back into Mayweather’s camp, and either way, has never been a credible or meaningful source of anything beyond boisterousness and bluster.

Mayweather fired back, at his own father, in his latest interview with his pet-website, Fight Hype. (The Mayweather Sr. interview stemmed from the same site). Here’s an excerpt of what he had to say there:

“Well my father is totally wrong. Like I said before, we have people constantly being removed from the Mayweather Promotions team [Editor’s note: Wha happened, Leonard Ellerbe?], Team Mayweather, and we also have people being removed from The Money Team.

“I want my dad to be with my team, but if he continues to go out there and speak on things that he has no knowledge about without communicating with me, then I must get a new trainer.”

Meanwhile, Mayweather has been taking shots at Pacquiao, Pacquiao has been responding back with talk of Mayweather’s need for god and education and respect and who knows what else… and we are no closer to actually having the fight happen.

This fight has been “promised” or “guaranteed” several dozen times over in the past half decade. Ever hear the definition of insanity? Something like, doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results? You’d have to be insane to think any of the latest guarantees, promises, chatter or rumors are worth a damn in regards to having Mayweather vs. Pacquiao actually happening.