Originally Posted by The Weebler II
Hardly chump change though is it? Cotto is a pretty big draw.
I think Mayweather looks at a Pacquiao fight as one he could (but not necessarily will) lose so wants to maximise every possible financial advantage there is, without those guarantees the risk isn't worth it to him.
Regarding legacy, every fighter fights for money, legacy is incidental to most if not all.
Well it's just a way of saying the cotto fight cannot be compared to how big the Benjamins Floyd and Pac are both getting in this super fight. We all know this fight will break records. Heck everyone in the world wants to see this fight happening. This is a major block buster fight.
But I get your point Floyd has calculated the risk to success ratio and he feels the risk is too high if he fights pac. When he can actually just get an easy fight with Cotto for an easy pay day.
As I've mentioned in my post. Floyd just fights for low risk high earning fights.