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The fight of the century between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has been the most talked about in the recent past, but the bout is yet to see the green light.

Despite not being finalised, there are a number of experts and former boxers alike who have given their verdict on the bout.

Former boxer, Oscar De La Hoya, nicknamed 'The Golden Boy' has stated that Mayweather will not fight Pacquiao, for the American wants to keep his unbeaten streak.

Mayweather has been one of the best boxers of modern times, where he has not lost a single bout in his professional career. He has an impressive 100 percent win record in his 47 bouts, where he has won 26 of them by knockouts.

"Mayweather will not fight, because he thinks that if leaves the sport undefeated [he will be considered the best ever], but he won't be because people will respect you more when you face the toughest, the strongest, the most dangerous," De La Hoya said in an interview with ESPN Deportes.

Pacquiao might not possess a better record than Mayweather, but the Filipino has been up for the challenge, where he has even stated that the American is afraid of fighting him on May 2.

Pacquiao has won 57 of his 64 bouts and 38 of those have come via knockouts.

De La Hoya fails to understand as to what the main reason is for the fight not being agreed. Both the boxers are said to have agreed to personal deals, but the fight remains unsigned.

"I can not understand why this [fight] has not been done. I cannot understand why, because in my day, during Chavez's time, we saw the best fight with the best," De La Hoya said.

"I have that pride. I wanted to fight with the best, win or lose, but it was against the best. I cannot understand these things."

De La Hoya knows both the boxers, as he has faced them in the ring, but finished second best on both instances in 2007 against Mayweather and Pacquiao in 2008.

"It doesn't matter who, all of the biggest names lost --  Sugar Ray Robinson, [Muhammad] Ali, Pacquiao. What matters is the legacy we're leaving behind."

Both the boxers have earned enough of fame and respect and no one would judge either of the pugilists with the performance they put on May 2.

They have entertained fans in the past with their boxing skills, but fans around the world want to be entertained for one last time with both the boxers throwing punches in the same ring.

The question on everybody's lip remains – will the fight ever happen?