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Mayweather Explains Why 'He Can't' Give Pacquiao 50-50

By Osman Rodriguez

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has explained, in further detail, why he refuses to give Manny Pacquiao an even 50-50 revenue split to finalize the biggest fight in the sport of boxing. Mayweather, who appeared for a live interview on "Costas Tonight," discussed his reasons for not agreeing to a 50-50 split with Pacquiao. Mayweather also detailed why he offered Pacquiao a flat guarantee of $40 million dollars - with 0% of the pay-per-view revenue. Mayweather also refuses to accept Pacquiao's counter-offer, which is a 45-45 split with the winner receiving the remaining 10%.

"I got on the phone directly with Manny. I done my homework and saw what he was making for big fights. The offer that I made him, I offered him $40 million and told him that I would wire him $20 [million] in 72 hours. The manager said that he would get back to me, a guy by the name of Michael Koncz flew to Las Vegas to talk to me because he said that he was in control. I met with him a couple of times and tried to make the fight and then they said they were going another route," Mayweather said.

"How my deal is structured at this particular time in the sport of boxing, I keep 100% of the [pay-per-view] revenue, so why would I even give a guy 50-50. At this particular time, I'm not just the highest paid guy in the sport of boxing, I'm the highest paid athlete.  Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but I come first...self preservation. I put myself first and worry about my family. If the fight happens it do. Do I want it to happen? Absolutely! If it don't, so be it. Because when my career is over, I can't come to Bob [Arum] and say 'I need you to pay my bills.'"

"I'm not giving up the split. I'm not. I can't. I can't afford to. No I'm not. I gave this sport my whole life. I've been dominating in this sport. I have record breaking numbers that I've done. He has no record breaking numbers. With or without Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather is okay. Floyd Mayweather fights for Floyd Mayweather. At the end of the day, Floyd Mayweather has to be happy."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Teri on 03-14-2012

[QUOTE=junior gong;11868348]I completely agree with this. This is a brilliant site and my favourite boxing website/forum, but I gotta admit that I find myself scratching my head a lot when Floyd's fans cant or wont or just plain refuse to…

Comment by Spoon23 on 03-13-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;11885651]Floyd just doesnt want to fight him. Rather than see it as a chance to test himself I think Floyd would be happier if Pacquiao did not exist, it would make his life so much easier.[/QUOTE] FLowmo logic…

Comment by Weebler I on 03-13-2012

[QUOTE=pasawayako;11885445]Lol. Laugh all u want but ask yourself [B]why floyd is doing every possible roadblock for this fight[/B]. Only *****s support the 100-0 split of floyd. :Lol1:[/QUOTE] Floyd just doesnt want to fight him. Rather than see it as a…

Comment by Cgarcia on 03-13-2012

[QUOTE=Fetta;11845286]What if Bradley pulls an upset? Are we going to care about this fight anymore or will it go away just like that?[/QUOTE] If Bradley beats Pac, this May/Pac should never be mentioned at all. It should be over. Floyd…

Comment by pasawayako on 03-13-2012

[QUOTE=Brother Jay;11885374]Hahahaha ... further proof that the paqtards are clueless. I'm not even sure that Manny wouldn't be the favorite going in against JMM in a 4th fight. Get real.[/QUOTE] Lol. Laugh all u want but ask yourself why floyd…

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