Ariza: Mayweather Was Concerned, Pacquiao Shorted on Money

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza, who worked with Manny Pacquiao for six years and was later recruited by unbeaten pound for pound No.1 Floyd Mayweather Jr., claims Pacquiao was short-changed in his  “Fight of the Century” against Mayweather on May 2, 2015.

In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview, which aired on Viva Sports “The Main Event” on Pinoy Box Office (PBO) on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and replayed yesterday (Sunday) at 10:30 a.m., Ariza revealed that Mayweather “was concerned about how much money Manny Pacquiao got. There were things that didn’t add up to Floyd and Manny should have made much more than he got.”

Ariza alleged that Mayweather “was shocked at what he (Pacquiao) got.”

While various amounts have been mentioned in the media, nobody has really confirmed how much Pacquiao ultimately received.

Ariza said “that’s another reason that Floyd says Manny is in the upper echelons and should become independent so he gets what he deserves” although Mayweather pointed out that “Manny is a man and can speak for himself.”

The strength and conditioning coach revealed that Mayweather made almost half-a-billion  dollars and would like  to give something back to the Philippines by setting up a TBE (The Best Ever) rehabilitation, recuperation and wellness center for all athletes.

Ariza said Mayweather has a  great deal of respect for Pacquiao and the Philippines and believes Manny is a good fighter and has some fight left in him.

Mayweather retired last September after winning a twelve round unanimous decision over Andre Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao plans to have his final career fight at the same venue on April 9th, when he faces Timothy Bradley for a third time.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 01-12-2016

Not surprised

Comment by Lester Tutor on 01-12-2016

Fanatic Pac fans and the naive thinking Top Rank has always been kosher... it's fckn Bob Arum, there is no theory about him cashing out like a's fact. That's his trademark. Pac wishes he could've been like Floyd in…

Comment by Bandman on 01-12-2016


Comment by aboutfkntime on 01-12-2016

[QUOTE=trainhard_187;16385091][B]Advanced him to lock him into the contract.[/B]. Like when American athletes get their guaranteed.. Arum giving him that 2mil dont mean Pac is broke.. Like I said, the dollar goes far in the Philippines and top off the fact…

Comment by trainhard_187 on 01-12-2016

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;16383105]Hope so, considering Arum advanced him $2 million for the Bradley fight.[/QUOTE] Advanced him to lock him into the contract.. Like when American athletes get their guaranteed.. Arum giving him that 2mil dont mean Pac is broke.. Like I said,…

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