Couple of thoughts on the general thread. I don't think Mayweather ever was scared of Pacquiao. As fans, we all reckon Pacquiao is an underdog so you have to think Mayweather certainly would too. Mayweather just likes to be the boss before fights, that's why he was talking to Pacquiao directly a few months ago as opposed to talking to Arum. He wanted to undercut Arum and make Pacquiao say "I don't care about promotion, I want this fight". So yeah, it was Mayweather's fault that the fight didn't happen a while ago, but not because he was scared, he's just a dick.
I HATE people acting like these guys are past their prime. Mayweather is STILL defeating opponents easily. I reckon Maidana's style might always be a difficult style for Mayweather, but Mayweather's outclassing guys like Cotto, Alvarez, Guerrero etc., all of which are still top ranked guys. People say Pacquiao is past his prime; how me a prime Pacquiao that dominated JMM? Imo, the fight he got knocked out is by a LANDSLIDE the first time Pacquiao ever even looked good against him. Since then, he shutout Bradley who the judges stupidly made beat Pac previously, he easily kicked Rios' ass, in a bad fight he still showed the skill difference against Algieri by knocking him down at least legitimately 4 times. Pacquiao looked as good as ever against Rios and he finally showed the knowledge to deal with a fighter running away from him against Algieri (for example, struggling to land on a running Mosely).
These are still the top two fighters in the world today, they are both looking solid against top guys. People saying this fight shouldnt happen now or bullshit just don't seem to want to enjoy things. This fight imo is the biggest sporting event of all time. I can't fucking wait.