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DiBella: Mayweather Can Get 80-20 Split, 150 for Martinez

By Bill Emes

Lou DiBella, promoter of middleweight king Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28KOs), is willing to go above and beyond to secure a fight with five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs). DiBella is confident that Mayweather will defeat WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. DiBella told BoxingScene.com that Martinez is willing to accept a financial split of 80-20 for a Mayweather fight, and Martinez would drop down to a catch-weight of 150-pounds.

"We would fight Floyd at 151. We would fight Floyd at 150 and [Martinez] would have to kill himself to make 150 and Floyd would be favored [to win] at 150. Cotto is a dead man at 154. Cotto is a half-shot. He's a great fighter, but he gets hit by everything. He incented Cotto to make a big money fight. It's very smart business. If he wants to handicap Sergio, we'll fight him as low as 150. And we'll give him 80% of the money. Mayweather can have 80% of the money and we'll fight him as low as 150. Let's do the fight, after he beats up Cotto," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HazeAnatomy on 03-19-2012

LOL Everybody wants the KING. I hear Mayweather coming out of the Mouth of Pacquiao,Sergio,Amir Khan,Bradley,Kell Brook...LMFAO! Settle Down Kids. He can only do 1 Beat Down at a time.LOL...

Comment by HazeAnatomy on 03-19-2012

LOL. Manny,Freddie, and Bob Arum want no part of Sergio or Floyd. Stop it.

Comment by HazeAnatomy on 03-19-2012

LMFAO! Just remember Sergio was Behind on The Score Cards after Round 8 In The Macklin and was Tied on the Scorecards after 8 with Kelly Pavlik. Thats 2 Fighters that gave him problems that dont have Half the Skill…

Comment by PAC-BOY on 03-19-2012

[QUOTE=Larryx2011;11905694]so manny will step in and fight sergio at 150 then right?[/QUOTE] probably not. Then again... Hell if Floyd dont take the fight with Serg....Manny @ 150...they might do that! Thats IF Manny gets by Bradley!

Comment by HMICHMIC on 03-19-2012

Myweather a scared fighter. He will never take this fight. and he will hide behind the biggest dumbest demographic in the world, that has know become known as *****s. Becuse the *****s will say why dont martinez go to 168…

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