As the world continues to await on whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. will indeed agree to fight Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao on May 2, Hall of Famer Oscar Dela Hoya believes it won't.
"I want that fight to happen, but I have a feeling that it's not going to happen," De La Hoya said in a post from BoxingScene. "Bob [Arum] and Pacquiao already conceded to everything. They have their deal in place, so now they are waiting on Mayweather. I just don't think Mayweather wants to fight Pacquiao. I don't think it's going to happen."
Despite promoter Bob Arum and Pacquiao agreeing to the terms placed on the table, Dela Hoya believes that everything is simply too complicated to pull through.
Those include rematch clauses who gets what plus the fact that Mayweather has had the knack of changing his mind and coming up with new demands, Dela Hoya believes that a fight of this magnitude will simply have too many obstacles to overcome.
And then there is of course the issue of networks. Mayweather is under Showtime Sports while Pacquiao under HBO. There is no word yet on whether the two sides have already come to an agreement should the fight materialize.
And in all likeliness, Mayweather may opt to face Miguel Cotto instead, someone who he has defeated before. And if that happens, Pacquiao will end up trying to look for another opponent.
Mayweather has been peculiarly silent ever since Pacquiao and company agreed to all the stipulations, reaching a point where even Pacquiao himself is urging Mayweather to sign already.
But knowing Mayweather, he is either weighing his options or thinking of something impossible to make Pacquiao pull out of the fight proper, something he has been notorious for as well.
With Dela Hoya's piece, that is one sensible reason why the fight won't happen even if most people would dread the idea.
But he truth of the matter is that without Mayweather's signature, this fight remains a dream and pretty much up there floating.
And if Mayweather continues to hold out? Word has it that Pacquiao may opt to deal with Amir Khan, a former spar mate of the Filipino boxer.