Advertisement
Advertisement

Mayweather: Pacquiao Wants Help To Get Out of Debt!

By Gerald Imray

Floyd Mayweather says it has been a dream of his to fight in South Africa.

The American superstar arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday wearing a T-shirt with a bright yellow map of Africa on the front.

Below it, his TMT logo – it stands for The Money Team – was in the colors of the South African flag.

Mayweather knows his audience. He told the fans he had arrived in the "motherland." He said he might fight here one day. Mayweather swooped into Johannesburg for the start of a four-city visit to South Africa; his first trip to the African continent.

He was hustled straight through a packed airport terminal and into a Rolls-Royce. He sped off with no more than a few words, delivered on the run, to hundreds who had gathered to greet him.

It didn't seem to disappoint any of them.

Later, Mayweather was more generous with his time, speaking to reporters for around an hour about his future fight plans and this trip.

Well, part of the audience was reporters. Many of those fans had somehow infiltrated the news conference, beefy security men and all, meaning there were fewer questions and more statements of Mayweather's general greatness.

"So, as far as my fight with Canelo, they said Floyd Mayweather's record could never be broken without the Pacquiao fight and as you have seen what we did, the fight done crazy numbers."

Mayweather also suggested Pacquiao's renewed desire to make their mega fight happen came out of desperation after the Filipino's back-to-back losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, and his tax problems.

"I offered Manny Pacquiao the fight before," Mayweather said. "We didn't see eye to eye on terms. Years later we come back and I try and make the fight happen again. I offer him $40 million. He said he wanted 50-50. So we didn't make the fight happen.

"All of a sudden, he loses to Timothy Bradley, he loses to Marquez ... he has tax problems now. So, two losses and tax problems later, now he all of a sudden wants to say: 'You know what? I'd do anything to make the fight happen,' when he's really saying: 'Floyd, can you help me solve my tax problems, get me out of debt?'"

Instead, Mayweather named Britain's Amir Khan and Argentina's Marcos Maidana as contenders to be his next opponent on May 3 in Las Vegas. Mayweather said nothing was finalized but they would know who it was within a week.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 88derrick88 on 01-19-2014

this is big!!! SMH how will floyd respond to this?? fight for charity.. BINGO!!!! sports.inquirer.net/140591/pacquiao-to-mayweather-lets-fight-for-charity

Comment by DoubleLeftH00k on 01-17-2014

Is this the new reason why he won't fight manny? Because he doesnt want manny get out of debt? Weak

Comment by Rok4 on 01-17-2014

Bob arum didn't want the fight that is clear (probably still doesn't want it). Mayweather doesn't want the fight (probably would have fought during that time before he went to jail). From a financial standpoint it makes sense but from…

Comment by Evol on 01-17-2014

for someone who gets asked about pac all the time and if he's ever gonna fight pac. man if that was me i would have got in the ring and whoop manny's butt already. floyd likes to clown and talk…

Comment by Evol on 01-17-2014

[QUOTE=YOU WILL LOSE;14142413]imagine if a random dude grabbed your girls ass,and before you decide to smash his face you to stop to ask to see his bank receipts!!!!!!![/QUOTE] hold up mutha facka, thats my lady u grabbing on, ima whoop…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (164)
Top Headlines Video: Chisora vs. Pulev Heated Confrontation at Presser Video: Amir Khan on Floyd Mayweather's Comeback, Canelo Photos: Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu Press Conference Photos: Chisora, Pulev Erupts With Near Brawl at Presser IBF Formally Orders Wake vs. Guzman 122-Pound Title Fight Barroso's Promoter: I'm Supremely Confident Crolla Will Be KO'd DeGale Wants Jack Fight in U.K., But Open to Las Vegas Shannon Briggs To Face Dimitrenko On 'Haye Day' Bill Shawn Porter: 'Wouldn’t Be Surprised' If Khan Upsets Canelo Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Post-Fight Report Card John Fury: Tyson Knocks Wladimir Klitschko Out By Round 10 Canelo vs. Khan - British Trade People Predict The Fight George Foreman Warns: If Canelo Overconfident, Khan Can Win Trainer: Tyson Fury Will NOT Retire, Likely Targets Joshua Next Khan Would Reject Mayweather: I'll Mess With Him Like He Did Me Sanchez: I'm Confident Golovkin KO's 'Diva' Canelo in 8 or 9 Luis Ortiz Back on Track After Greg Cohen Withdraws Lawsuit Flint-born Dirrell Brothers Fighting Through Anger, Frustration Bob Arum: It's Obvious Floyd Mayweather is Coming Back De La Hoya: Golovkin Didn't Want Lara - And Canelo Beat Him! Gilberto Ramirez-Dominik Britsch on Crawford-Postol HBO PPV De La Hoya: I Thought Pacquiao Would Be Easy, Canelo in Tough! Gassiev Warns Povetkin: Wilder Punches Harder Than Klitschko Verdejo Not Worried About Critics, Intends To Fulfill Expectations Freddie Roach Says Frankie Gomez in 'Best Shape' For Herrera Amir Khan Stands To Pocket 13 Million in Canelo Showdown Brown on PBC: We're Giving Fans What They Want and Expect Examining the Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Scorecards Anthony Joshua-Zhang Zhilei Eyed For The Future in China? Glen Tapia Ready For David Lemieux, Feels A lot Stronger at 160 Bute Wants the Winner of DeGale-Jack Unification Fight Photos: Anthony Crolla vs. Ismael Barroso Open Workouts Examining the James DeGale-Porky Medina Scorecards Hearn Wants Joshua to Become Pay-Per-View Star in America ALA Promotions Prez: Magsayo Will Never Be Another Pacquiao De La Hoya Breaks Down Speed vs. Power Fights of The Past Curtis Stevens on The Trainer Switch To John David Jackson Team Verdejo Bring in Nutrionists, Sports Psychologists For 6/11 DeGale: I Showed Medina Levels, He Doesn't Deserve Rematch Garcia: If Golovkin Will Face Floyd at 154, Then Face Canelo at 155
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement