Every few months, Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao and Floyd "Money" Mayweather jerk around an increasingly impatient public, and each other, with tantalizing insinuations that a blockbuster fight between the two is finally going to take place - only to blame the other when it doesn't. Depending upon one's opinion, in delaying the fight, the fighters are actually:
(A) Successfully increasing the public's appetite for "The Big Fight" when it does happen;
(B) Harming the sport's already questionable integrity by further disillusioning loyal fans and turning off the casual fan;
(C) Seriously risking the possibility of blowing "The Big Fight" with a loss by one or the other to a less-heralded opponent;
(D) All of the above.
The Hostage Crisis
There is also the often felt, but not always expressed, notion that somehow Pacquiao and Mayweather are "holding the sport hostage" by making everyone wait for them to duke ...