Despite the glorification of boxing in the Rocky films (or Scorcese's admittedly very good Raging Bull) and all the rumble in the jungle-type hype it receives, I reckon boxing belongs with hare coursing or dog fighting: in the past.
There are logical reasons as to why both guys can come out on top. Both fighters have been at the top level of their sport for years, but this weekend goes a step further. Saturday night will signify the precipice of a sport, the pinnacle of a boxing generation - a night that will go down in the history books.
'What time does the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight start?' is the question all sport fans should be asking. The historic bout
People continue to speculate about who will win the fight of the century coming up shortly between the two pound-for-pound best boxers on Earth but we just don't know the outcome yet for obvious reasons. But before it is finally contested let's look at what we do know..
As I reflected on this Manny and his small entourage arrived, which meant it was my cue to leave. Driving along Beverly Boulevard ten minutes later, I couldn't get Freddie's words out of my head. "It's for the soul of boxing."
In the run up to Floyd Mayweather Jr's eagerly anticipated fight with Manny Pacquiao, lighting up the billboards of boxing websites, I wanted to find out how Mayweather Jr compares with the great boxing Welterweights of old, why he should embrace his talent, not his treasure and question what the future holds for the sport.
Amir "King?" Khan has stated on a Sky Sports Toe to Toe broadcast that he will not fight World Champion Kell Brook-even though having a World title would make him much more of a legitimate challenge to the winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao-the big money that Khan craves.
Someone should play Floyd Mayweather the old Beatles song, 'Money Can't Buy Me Love' because despite being the highest paid
This is the big one, the defining match of this generation, the one they've been waiting for all of these lean years. It'll be up there with Ali versus Frazier and Sugar Ray Leonard versus Marvin Hagler, and it may very well be the last of its kind.
Everything seems to be all pointing in the right direction to this fawned over potential bout finally happening. Some have said Super Bowl weekend in the coming days could be a perfect time for an announcement, potentially.