Floyd To Pacquiao: Be Happy With 30 Million, No Back End!

By Michael Marley

We all love a parade but not a charade.

And what Floyd Mayweather Jr. is conducting is a propaganda charade.

Now, for the first time ever, I am firmly convinced that "Money" has no intentions of ever fighting Manny Pacquiao.

No. no, no and never.

Not because Mayweather doesn't view the match as a glorified exhibition, a sparring session which he easily win.

But because the control freak that lives inside Mayweather will not permit him to make a fair economic split with Pacman.

Floyd and Manny are boxing's two super powers but Mayweather's ego will not permit him to ackowledge that by splitting revenue 50-50.

Floyd won't even split Fifty Cent 50-50, he wants his shadow companion all to himself.

I digress, I know, but why else would a guy who is going to jail after his May 5 fight with Miguel Cotto insult an upstanding citizen such as Pacquiao with this comment from Wednesday's Apollo Theater in Harlem press conference"

"Just by speaking to Pacquiao on the phone, I mean, he's not one of the sharpest knives in the drawer," Mayweather said. "He faces Floyd Mayweather, he's not getting 50-50. Not at all. No one is getting 50-50."

After that dubious comment, Mayweather went on to his tiresome feud with and hatred of his ex-promoter, Bob Arum.

"Bob Arum likes to match Top Rank fighters with Top Rank fights. He keeps all the money in house," Mayweather said. "If I offered him $30 million, he should be happy. If I offered him $30 million and I didn't give money on the back end, why should I? He's with Arum right now, and they're having problems. It's obvious he must not be getting money on the back end."

Mayweather is not entirely wrong on Arum's in-house habit but he is doing what the shrinks call "projecting" because he's running the same game.

Mayweather, Golden Boy, and yes, Arum also, do whatever is best for themselves in any given promotional situation.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DeadLikeMe on 03-16-2012

Clicked the article...saw it was Marley...didn't read.

Comment by Subway on 03-16-2012

Let's hope Bradley and cotto KO both of them so this fight can die its death

Comment by Cgarcia on 03-16-2012

[QUOTE=pac2;11894340]Pac is already taking it up the ass from Arum. He better take the biggest payday of his life with Mayweather and fight him. Don't lie to yourself floyd fans want to see the fight more than anybody because we…

Comment by djtmal on 03-16-2012

boxing is pathetic these days...two of the biggest cats each other can make money with, talk themselves out of fighting each other in the biggest fight of their era...different excuse every day...each one blaming the other to reporters, while cherrypicking…

Comment by pac2 on 03-15-2012

Pac is already taking it up the ass from Arum. He better take the biggest payday of his life with Mayweather and fight him. Don't lie to yourself floyd fans want to see the fight more than anybody because we…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (158)
Top Headlines Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin-Jacobs, Kovalev-Ward, Aaron Pryor Long-Reigning Lefties - Pacquiao, Hagler, Martinez, Winky, More Browne Shreds Whyte: You're Euro Level, an Ugly Motherf***er Boxer Tries To Leave The Ring Mid-Count After Being Dropped Roach: Pacquiao Has Been Hurting Me, Expect a Different Manny! Former World Champion Seriously Injured, Attacked With a Sword "Fighting Words" - Breaking Down 2016's Fighter of the Year Race Golovkin's Coach: GGG Beats Kovalev, Ward and Stevenson David Lemieux: I'm Not 100% Satisfied With The Rios Win Klitschko Confirms Title Fight, Won't Confirm The Opponent Sergey Lipinets To Face Lenny Z on Charlo vs. Williams PBC Card Photos: David Lemieux Powers Past Cristian Fabian Rios Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz Could Head To The United States Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Dominik Britsch on December 10 Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera No Longer Rivals - Photo Roy Jones: If No Canelo, Golovkin Must Take a Risk and Move Up! Video: Buboy Fernandez Breaks Down Pacquiao vs. Vargas Bout Video: Manny Pacquiao Discusses Camp, Vargas Fight, More Roy Jones Jr: I'm Addicted To Boxing, No Retirement Right Now Frankie Gavin Rules Out Retirement, Wants Eggington Rematch Parker's Promoter Faces Resistance on Funding For Ruiz Event Frank Warren Details Thoughts on WBA/WBO Heavyweight Belts Jorge Linares Targets Mikey Garcia, Hopes To Face Him in 2017 Judah: Brook Showed Golovkin is Not Invincible, Canelo Can Win Photos: Sam Eggington Drills Frankie Gavin in Birmingham War Photos: Craig Cunningham Shocks Anthony Ogogo By TKO Pacquiao's Co-Trainer Expects Vargas To Fall in Later Rounds Chavez Sr: My Son Will Continue Relationship With Al Haymon De La Hoya: I Knew Pacquiao Would Beat Me Up, I Was a Dead Man Provodnikov, Pirog, Avanesyan, Troyanovsky Part of Reality Show Eduardo Hernandez Blasts Out Victor Terrazas in Two Rounds Luis Nery Closes in on Title Shot at Bantamweight David Lemieux Dominates Cristian Fabian Rios, Wins Decision Steven Butler Crushes Trotter in One, Maduma is Upset Photos: Manny Pacquiao Mobbed as He Arrives in Los Angeles Kevin Lerena Edges Micki Nielsen: Budler, Van Heerden Win Mikey Garcia Aims To Make a Statement With Dejan Zlaticanin Vazquez: I Took 'Worst Deal of My Career' To Get Juanma in There Marquez: I Beat Pacquiao Four Times, No Reason For Fifth Time! Jamie Cox Outpoints Rios in Foul-Fest, Wins WBO Regional Belt

Latest Active Forum Threads