Manny Pacquiao would take less money to fight Floyd Mayweather

September 21, 2012 – 1:29 am by Ryan Phillips

On Thursday Manny Pacquiao landed a flush shot to the gut of the notion that he is avoiding a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. In two interviews with ESPN Pacquiao claimed that he would take a smaller cut of the profits from any fight with Mayweather to make it happen. For those who don’t know what that means, it’s a really big deal.

Pacquiao claims he would give Mayweather a 55-45 advantage on a financial split between the two just to make a fight happen. Mayweather has consistently refused to give the Filipino fighter an even split of the profits, despite the fact that a 50-50 deal is customary when two popular champions fight.

Over the past few years, Mayweather has additionally claimed that Pacquiao hasn’t agreed to Olympic-style drug testing, which, as we should all know by now is completely false. Pacquiao has agreed to full random testing for well over a year now, so Mayweather is lying about Pac-man not wanting to take tests.

Pacquiao has agreed not only to tests, but to take less money, and now the onus is squarely on Mayweather to make a fight happen. Both of the impediments that have supposedly kept “Money May” from taking what would be the biggest fight in boxing history have now been removed. At this point it’s up to Mayweather to make a fight happen.

Now we’ll hear the real truth. If Mayweather balks at taking a fight with Pacquiao now, we know he has been ducking the Filipino champion and has no intention to fight him.

As a boxing fan I appreciate that Pacquiao is willing to take a smaller cut of the fight – something he shouldn’t have to do at this point in his career – just to make the fight everyone wants to see happen.

Now it’s on Mayweather to make it happen.

Pacquiao is currently preparing to face Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time on December 8.

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  1. 53 Responses to “Manny Pacquiao would take less money to fight Floyd Mayweather”

  2. ChickenWeather will never fight PAcman as long as Pacman has skills. he will wait till they are both long and faded and “broke” before he fights him, even then he still may not cause time slows all fighters..but their power is still there.. Pacman will always be able to punch and this is Chickenweathers fight no time soon…i say boycott all future ChickenWeather fights until he fights someone reputable or challengeable. and stop fighting pacmans leftovers..

    By tajblack on Sep 27, 2012

  3. I’ll tell you what, both of these fighters screwed themselves royally by posturing and blaming everyobdy else for not making this fight happen when it was most relevent. I will not pay a dime to see either fight as both fighters are guilty of thier own stupidity and IMO lost thier dominant appeal. Mayweather should have fought him and already had a rematch working on a megafight trilogy.
    Bob Arum has steered Pacman every way but to the biggest payday he’s ever had and Pac let him do it.
    Millions have been lost and they should both be ashamed of each others stupidity.
    I know many fight fans that feel the same way which means you guys already lost our $59.99 or whatever u planned on charging. Stu-PID !

    By Ben on Sep 28, 2012

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