@hassun: So it takes 5 years till people see the two top dogs fighting it out? Doesn't boxing have some sort of season / league setting? Or are those two guys from different leagues which prevents them from fighting eachother on a regular basis?
thats not how boxing works (but it should). Boxing is an event more so than a sport. 99% of the time promoters, coach and the boxer themselves need to come to an agreement whether or not this or that fight should happen. Then they sign papers and agree on money splits. Which is why mayweather was/is never a champion in many people's eyes. This guy show a pretty consistent record of picking fights he can win and ONLY ones he can win. Actually he said so as much himself. 5 years ago when pacman have all the fire and ferocity of youth, mayweather turn the offer to fight him down because of obvious reasons. He was too fast and his punch too powerful. 5 years later an in fighter like pacman lost a lot of his fire and his growing age does not help a brawler like him. Compare to Mayweather's defensive style that is possible to be maintain even with growing age. Mayweather sign the deal, again for obvious reasons.
People are saying regardless of his character mayweather is a smart boxer. That is true and also he clearly win this fight but he will NEVER be a true champ in a lot of people's eyes. As a champion you dont dodge fighting tough enemies and pick on ones you can beat then proclaim yourself champion. That is what a villian does. Compare to Mike Tyson (brawler) or Ali (technician) in their youth, same questionable characters but those men fought like champions.