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 Last update:  2/20/2012       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Pacquiao: Mayweather Doesn't Want The Fight, I Want It
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By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao doesn't believe Floyd Mayweather Jr. was ever serious about fighting. After years of failed negotiations, Mayweather actually spoke to Pacquiao on the telephone last month - and offered the Filipino boxer a flat fee of $40 million dollars - with Mayweather keeping 100% of the pay-per-view revenue. Pacquiao shot the offer down, and had his adviser, Michael Koncz, present a counter-offer of a $50 million dollar guarantee, with 45-45 split - and the winner would grab the final 10% .

Mayweather held firm on his position of a $40 million dollar flat fee and eventually moved forward to finalize a fight against WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto, scheduled for May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao reached an agreement to fight unbeaten Timothy Bradley on June 9, also at the MGM Grand.  

“He talks, he says all this, but you know what: He doesn’t want the fight. I want the fight. I’m the one who has wanted this fight all along. He offered me $40 million, and no pay-per-view [money],” Pacquiao told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. 

“No pay-per-view. Can you believe that? Would you do that? Come on. What would he say if I offered him $50 million – not $40 million, $50 million – and said ‘No pay-per-view. Take this money and be happy, but no pay-per-view.’ He wouldn’t do it, either.”

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Mayweather-Pacquiao , Mayweather vs Pacquiao


 

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comment by hugh grant, on 02-27-2012
Pac obviously badly wants it, and Floyd also kind of wants it due to pressure IMO. But as usual with Floyd, he dont want it ENOUGH. Hes not willing to do what it takes to get it, and is continuing his casual approach where he left off before his layoff. But who can blame floyd, he is fans don...

comment by Walt Liquor, on 02-27-2012
Neither of them wants it as proven by their actions-fact. All these words mean jack shi t. If eItuer of them really wanted it, it would have happened, easily. Floyd, drop ost and over 50% purse demands, and manny could have taken the test. Ill say it myself./thread.

comment by Spoon23, on 02-27-2012
[QUOTE=I'm so sorry]Spoon I think you may be obsessed with Floyd Mayweather. I think you hate him so much that you've developed some sort of attraction to him. It's kinda odd but the inferiority complex you're dealing with is likely to be very unhealthy.[/QUOTE] Huh I'm tired of this troll...

comment by thuggery, on 02-27-2012
Spoon I think you may be obsessed with Floyd Mayweather. I think you hate him so much that you've developed some sort of attraction to him. It's kinda odd but the inferiority complex you're dealing with is likely to be very unhealthy.

comment by Spoon23, on 02-27-2012
[QUOTE=eklok]floyd has been ducking pac since the first negotiations , its so funny how he's still getting away with it , this flomo's will suck floyds balls til its blue and dry , they love their idol so much that they cant accept the truth[/QUOTE] lol that is spot on bro. Couldn't have said ...

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