The possibility of a fight between two of the most well known and well respected fighters in boxing history could be set to take place next year after the latest breaking news.
It seems that Floyd Mayweather may finally go toe to toe with Manny Pacquiao next year in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of this century. We have had so many nearly moments with the possibility of this blockbuster fight, but on Monday boxing fans were given the biggest hint yet that the fight may finally go ahead.
One of the biggest sticking points with any possible fight between the two has been their rival promotion companies and the dislike between those personnel. But on Monday, Mayweather's Golden Boy Promotion President Oscar De La Hoya finally revealed his willingness to work Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum, who is the man responsible for Pacquiao.
Mayweather revealed last week that he wants to fight Pacquiao on May 2 next year, and De La Hoya added these interesting quotes on Monday.
"I would love to work with Bob and promote that event, absolutely," De La Hoya explained on Monday. It's something to think about."
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Amir Khan could face the winner
It's not just Pacquiao that is expected to finally get a shot at Mayweather next year, it's also widely expected in Boxing circles that British boxer Amir Khan will get a chance to dethrone the pound for pound king sooner rather than later.
And the possibility of that fight was also given a boost, with De La Hoya saying, "I don't see any reason why the fight between Floyd and Amir shouldn't happen at some point."