Larry Merchant on Mayweather-Pacquiao: ‘It’s a reflection of the fight that transcends boxing’

The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao buzz continues to grow (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Whether or not we will ever see Floyd Mayweather face off with Manny Pacquiao inside of a prize ring remains to be seen, but there is no questioning just how much the boxing community and general public worldwide wants to see this fight.

After Mayweather and Pacquiao came face to face with one another on Tuesday night in Miami, followed by an hour-long meeting to discuss particulars, there is again a new sense of hope of this dream match coming off.

Speaking with longtime boxing analyst Larry Merchant, he still seems unsure what to think of all of the talk.

“I did hear about it,” Merchant told recently. “Can’t be a bad thing but I don’t know if it’s a good thing.”

What Merchant does know for sure is just how groundbreaking of an event we will be seeing if Mayweather-Pacquiao does come to fruition.

“Again, it’s a reflection of the fight that transcends boxing and the fight that people want to see,” Merchant stated. “I don’ think they know or understand all of the factors that have delayed the fight or that go into the equation of trying to make it happen.”

*** Check below for the full audio interview from Larry Merchant plus bonus updates from the boxing world…

800 by 800 II

Larry Merchant talks Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Andre Ward says it’s hard to get excited about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

SNAC_banner_560x125 (2)

Joel Diaz favors Mayweather over Pacquiao

RivalGear_Banner_560x125_Animated (1)

Robert Garcia would love to see Manny Pacquiao vs. Chino Maidana

P28Foods_Banner_560x125 (2)

Sharif Bogere says the world wants to see Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

MapleAve_Banner_560x125 (2)

Fernando Vargas doesn’t think anybody can beat Floyd Mayweather

Killa Boxing Banner Ad (Hustle Boss) (3)

Roger Mayweather’s bold prediction on Manny Pacquiao vs. Amir Khan

CUTMAN4HIRE_banner (2)

Ismayl Sillakh breaks down Sergey Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal

HS_BoxingLife_banner (3)

David Lemieux says he would beat Gennady Golovkin

WarTape_Banner_560x125 (2)

Chris Robinson can be reached at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *