By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Move on, boxing fans… they have.
Sometime around midnight ET on Saturday, the prolonged tease of a slow dance between Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao and anyone who’d had an interest in them ever sharing a ring together ended instead with an ass-out hug and an exchange of fake numbers.
They’re not going home with us. They’re not spending the night.
And there won’t be an awkward walk of shame while we’re secretly posting about them on Twitter.
But as really into them as we all once were, don’t worry.
It’s nothing to get too sad about.
Because not long after they slinked out the door concocting excuses they’ll make for the next desperate suitor, someone a lot hotter walked in with better hair, tighter abs and slicker dance moves.
And within just a few cross-room glances, we’d already forgotten ol’ whatstheirname.
In fact, just 72 hours later, the new “gotta have it” fight for 2013 is obvious:
Brandon Rios and Adrien Broner.
For the 140-pound championship of anyone that gives a damn.
OK, I know that Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson and even Zab Judah might have more legitimacy when it comes to actually being the preeminent entity at junior welterweight.
But when it comes to a real-world litmus test – read: who’s compelling enough with the gloves off to make you have to watch them with the gloves on – there’s no better twosome out there than “Bam Bam” and “The Problem.” [Click Here To Read More