Mayweather-Pacquiao; Superfight on?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken the initiative recently in trying to secure what would be the richest fight in the history of boxing. Just yesterday be placed a call to his possible foe, Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather provided details on the call in an email to ESPN anchor Stan Verrett stating;

“I called him and asked him about fighting May 5 and giving the World what they want to see. I also let him know we both can make a lot of money. He ask about a 50/50 split and I told him no that can’t happen, but what can happen is you can make more money fighting me then you have made in your career.”

The email continues, but I have to stop there.

I’ve been on Mayweather’s side recently as he called out Manny on Facebook, Twitter, and in various interviews in an attempt to secure the fight. I prayed it would draw out Manny and get him to force his obstinate promoter, Bob Arum, to make the fight.

Hell, it was even starting to work as Arum went from saying no chance to at least admitting to wanting to make the fight in May.

Mayweather had seemingly all the fan support on his side as far as the fight getting made. Then he refuses a 50/50 split? Really? That’s your hang up Floyd?

With all the other shit that has gone on between these two in trying to make this fight over the last 3-4 years, it’s a 50/50 split squabble that could derail all the most recent positive foward progress that’s been made? Not steroids or blood testing or even Bob Arum or Al Haymon, but money.

Money is what the man who refers to himself as “Money” wants to haggle over. Ridiculous. Asinine. Moronic.

The money that this fight is going to generate is going to shot through the stratosphere. The last thing “Money” Mayweather should argue about, money, is exactly where he appears to be standing his ground.

Anyone and everyone associated with boxing will tell you the one thing this fight is going to have in abundance is money. So much so that Pacqiao and Floyd could wipe their asses with hundreds after they get paid.

So Floyd, please, for the of God don’t let this fight slip away again over money. Don’t deprive boxing fans around the world of the fight we so richly deserve over something so insignificant as a 50/50 purse split.

Both yourself and Manny are both widely recognized as the two best alive today. It would be more than a travesty for this fight to not happen.

Make it a 50/50 split, as it should be, and just get it done. Finally.

4 thoughts on “Mayweather-Pacquiao; Superfight on?

  1. It all looks and reads to me like an instance of fighters really having to take things into their own hands to get something happening.

    It’s kind of sad and pretty telling of boxing and especially the dysfunction propagated by promoters.


    1. It’s really on everyone.

      If a fighter doesn’t think he is getting enough money or publicity going against another fighter they just refuse the fight even if it is the best fight or the challenger earned the right. They refuse because there is no incentive for him to take the fight.

      The world of boxing is no different than the Old West. It just so happens that right now Top Rank and Golden Boy are the biggest of the gangs. HBO is the bankroll more times than not. There’s no fucking organization. Everyone for themselves.

      Boxing will never die, but it’s most definitely going to suffer a long and agonizing life unless things are changed.


  2. Money is actually the one thing I’m not surprised the two camps would get hung up on. All the other stuff is B.S. It is PRIZE fighting after all. I’d like to see them take it back to real prize fighting: 50 – 50 split for a decision, 70 – 30 for a knockout.

    I’m trying to ignore all this stuff until I see them across the ring from each other, and the first bell rings.


    1. Normally I wouldn’t be surprised about it either, except for the fact that previously there wasn’t any issue with money. Money was subtly agreed to and the steroids/blood testing was the major issue.

      Now that everything else is seemingly behind them and Floyd is making it seem like he is the one making everything go and pushing the fight forward, yet he’s the one refusing a 50/50 split.

      In the years that this fight has been floating around there’s always been one thing or another that it got hung up on.


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