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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Floyd Mayweather’s brilliance

Like every other boxing fan on Earth, I would love to see Floyd "Money" Mayweather fight Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao. Whether the bout could live up to its hype or be as entertaining as Mayweather's unanimous decision Saturday against Miguel Cotto is questionable. But there's no doubt that the highly anticipated match would be the richest fight in boxing history.

(R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to the head of Miguel Cotto during their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Al Bello - GETTY IMAGES)
Unfortunately, the money might not be enough to entice Mayweather. His $32 million guarantee Saturday was a Nevada record, topping the $30 million that Mike Tyson was guaranteed for his 1997 rematch against Evander Holyfield. In his last three fights, Mayweather has been guaranteed a total of $79.5 million, which doesn't include his considerable take from pay-per-view sales, concessions and other revenue.

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