Like Lazarus himself, chatter about a possible Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight continues to rise from the dead.
Even after four years of failed negotiations, inflammatory dialogue, endless posturing, derogatory comments, name-calling, steroid accusations, lawsuits and a devastating knockout loss by one of the combatants, talk of the potential fight just does not go away.
This week, Twitter was afire with Mayweather-Pacquiao talk even before Pacquiao’s unanimous decision victory over Brandon Rios was announced. It’s a showdown that seemingly has never-ending appeal. And for good reason. It may well be the Ali-Frazier of this era.
Both Top Rank boss Bob Arum and Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza have mentioned the possibility of a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight this week in the wake of "Pac-Man's" first victory in two fights. The debate as to who is the better fighter is as hot as ever.
You can check out Pacquiao for yourself tonight when HBO shows a replay of his decision over Rios at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.