The Mayweather Pacquio match isn't just the most important fight in boxing - it is the ONLY boxing match I know of where the #1 pound for pound will fight the #2 pound-for-pound for pound-for-pound supremacy. The mythic dimensions of this fight, at this point in the careers of the combatants, is something that may never be repeated in history. It is the kind of fight that could propel boxing back into its glory days, to the time when guys like Dempsey could pack 100,000 boxing fans onto a dirt field. Make no mistake: boxing, while still a major sport, is on the decline. MMA, while still a niche sport, is rising fast. Of the top 10 all-time pay-per-views, there are 4 PPVs from the last decade. Of those PPVs, only one belongs to boxing. The other three belong to MMA. Boxing needs this fight. And yet Mayweather's cowardice is holding up the whole thing. It's sickening.