All the fans of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquaio who have been waiting for Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight, are in for a disappointment. The proposed face-off between the two fighters is unlikely to take place. Though HBO and public pressure was hoped to make Mayweather to sign the contract, it is unexpected that the fighter will change his tune.
Some experts believe that fear of being knocked out by Pacquiao is the reason behind Mayweather’s unwillingness to sign on the dotted line for the much awaited Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.
Experts say the reason behind this conclusion is Paul Williams’s promoter Dan Goossen’s attempts to arrange for a Williams vs. Pacquiao fight, if Mayweather vs Pacquiao fails to take place. According to experts, Goossen has inside information that Mayweather won’t sign the contract as he and Al Haymon, who advises Mayweather and Williams, have been associates for years.
Experts believe that the strategy employed by Goossen and Haymon is to put pressure on Pacquiao to fight Paul Williams next so as to avoid or deflect any criticism pointed at Mayweather for his alleged dodging of Pacquiao.
Though laymen would be unable to unmask the shrewd tactics, which will save Mayweather from any charges, experts or game loyalists will be able to question the logic of Williams vs. Pacquiao fight or Goossen reluctance to attempt for a Williams-Mayweather, when it is widely believed a fight against Mayweather is the ultimate. Moreover, experts say Goossen is possibly acting on orders from Haymon and Team Mayweather, to cover up the mess of shirking or ducking the biggest fight in boxing history.