Pacquiao: Mayweather Doesn't Want The Fight, I Want It

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.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

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…

Comment by Spoon23 on 02-27-2012

[QUOTE=I'm so sorry;11828650]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…

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…

Comment by Spoon23 on 02-27-2012

[QUOTE=eklok;11820404]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…

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