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Pacquiao vs Mayweather Fight 2014: Boxing Legend ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler Says Floyd is Scared of Manny & Amir Khan

First Posted: Mar 26, 2014 11:01 AM EDT
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Fight fans have long been waiting for a match between Many Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. But due to various reasons, the highly anticipated fight never materialized.

"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, the boxing legend who held the Undisputed World Middleweight Champion title for seven straight years, thinks that Mayweather may be deliberately avoiding a bout with Pacquiao, the Daily Mail reported.

Hagler's statements seem to coincide with what Amir Khan said last month about Floyd "cherry-picking" fighters "to make himself look good."

Hagler said, "I think Mayweather in a couple more fights might even retire because there is no one else out there."

He added, "Pacquiao would have been an excellent fight but I think that has gone out the window because it won't have the interest it had. That might have been the biggest fight in boxing history. Maybe they would have pulled in $100 million."

He continued, "'He [Mayweather] is at the right time because there isn't really anyone else out there. He can make all this money and probably walk away from the game. We have seen what has happened with that [Kha]. Even this guy Maidana that Khan beat [in 2010] who he has given this fight next, this is all crazy stuff."

 "I believe the best way is to fight the top and the way my career led me was fighting the best so this way you feel good about yourself when you have finished because you know you did not duck anyone," Hagler said. "You gave everyone an opportunity"

The boxing legend added, "With Mayweather we have got to see if he retires and he hasn't given Pacquiao a shot or given Khan a shot. There will be a conversation that maybe he was afraid of them."

Hagler believes that after Manny suffered losses to both Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight now will not carry the same hype as it did a few years ago. So, the next best thing that Mayweather can do is to agree to fight Khan, according to BoxingNewsOnline.

He commented, "But what the British people would love to see is Mayweather taking the big step and coming here and fighting Khan on his turf and showing the world really if he is a true champion, instead of fighting in his own backyard in Vegas. You need to expose yourself. Everyone knows you're a champion. Well then, you have nothing to hide if your talent and your skill is good"

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