Originally Posted by GoldSugar
Good for boxing? Boxing will move on without Pacquiao, without Martinez, without Mayweather, etc.
Mayweather/Delahoya was the fight to save boxing, remember that? Nothing changed.
I never meant it would save boxing by any means, but I do think it is a compelling fight that could be marketed well. Floyd is already a great and his legacy could go a bit higher if he fights Martinez depending on the circumstances. Martinez' legacy could also be bolstered as well depending on the circumstances for him. I still think 154 is ok, but I know you disagree.
It is also good when the best fight the best and whether it was Mayweather's fault or not it does reflect poorly on the sport that he and Pacquiao never met in the ring before one of them showed signs of serious decline.
I certainly think it could be a fitting retirement fight for both. I also believe Martinez deserves a shot at Floyd over Canelo who looks to be on course to fight Floyd later this year. I would still rather see Martinez test the waters at 154 against Floyd than see him fight someone like Alexander if Floyd continues to fight into 2014.