By Edward Chaykovsky
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26KOs) held nothing back when discussing Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.
During recent interviews, Pacquiao has expressed his desire to have a fight with Mayweather in the immediate future. Mayweather believes Pacquiao has no interest in winning a contest, but rather to clean up his widely reported tax troubles. According to reports, Pacquiao owes a combined $68 million dollars to the IRS in the United States and the BIR in the Philippines.
Mayweather also dug some salt in the wound, reminding Pacquiao about their infamous 2012 phone call - where Pacquiao turned down a $40 million dollar offer, and told Mayweather that he wanted a 50-50 split.
"So this guy's got all these problems and he wants Floyd Mayweather to solve them for him, huh? He's got 68 million problems and he wants me to solve them. First he didn't need me; now he needs me. He's willing to do anything now after his career done took a major setback. First he wanted 50/50; now he's like, "Floyd, give me anything. Throw an old, desperate dog a bone." This man got 68 million problems. Now he wants Floyd Mayweather to solve his problems when he was just saying he's on the same level as me," Mayweather told Ben Thompson of Fighthype.com.
"He basically told me, "f*** you! I don't need you. I don't need your $40 million. I'm getting the same type of money you getting." So if you getting the same type of money I'm getting, you don't need me. If you doing the same type of pay-per-view numbers I'm doing, you don't need me. I want to see the pay-per-view numbers. As a matter of fact, ever since he's been fighting on pay-per-view, I want to see his residual checks; the money that comes in on the backend, I want to see those checks. I don't know what their relationship is, but I'm not doing business with Rob Arum."