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.