Mike Tyson Believes Floyd Mayweather And Manny Pacquiao Will Fight

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Tuesday March 20th, 2012

Twenty-five years ago, Mike Tyson was on top of the boxing world; now he's spouting opinions about the guys who have taken over that throne. Iron Mike says he believes ultimately we will see a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, according to ESPN.

"I just believe they're going to have a fight at some time," Tyson said. "If they don't fight, that's the question mark of their era. What happened?"

While Mayweather and Pacquiao are the two kings of the sport and everyone wants to see them mano a mano, there have been a number of obstacles. The two have quibbled over everything from drug testing to splits of the purse; some think Mayweather is ducking Pacquiao.

Tyson hopes the two can revolve their issues and get into the ring soon.

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