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Manny Pacquiao Responds to Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather recently attempted to back Manny Pacquiao into the ropes by calling him a punk via twitter, but in true fighter’s fashion, “Pac Man” did not back down. He held his ground and recently landed a couple verbal shots of his own. When questioned about the possibility of fighting, “Pretty Boy,” “Pac Man” recently stated, “I want to fight him. This is the fight the world wants.”
It sounds great and you think that it would mean that the two great boxing warriors would be in the ring on May 5th or at the very least sometime before June when Mayweather’s heads to jail. However, that is never how the boxing world works with so much money on the line.
Pacquiao took things a step further by criticizing Mayweather as the main reason that the fight may not occur — at the same press conference — he stated, “ Mayweather wants a guaranteed purse so what he has to do is get a promoter who can give him the guarantee. I don’t have problems getting a guarantee because I have a promoter who will give me my guaranteed purse. Mayweather needs somebody on his side that’s going to guarantee his purse. Mayweather has nobody on his side and GBP (Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions) is not going to guarantee his purse.”
Nothing in life is supposed to be guaranteed, so it is not going to sit well with boxing fans if Mayweather lets a couple of dollars or couple of percentage points of a purse split stand in the way of getting this fight done. Furthermore, we all know that both fighters will certainly make enough money when they get in the ring and face one another. The business of boxing is very complex and this is not what fight fans want to see. With reported estimates that both fighter’s should make between $100 to $150 million dollars to get in the squared circle and go to war.
Enough is enough already, this fight is long overdue and losing some of its luster with both men moving closer to the age of 40 each day. Verbal shots from both camps and fighters will soon fall on deaf ears because there has never been a fight that boxing fans wanted to see more that hasn’t occurred in the history of the sport. In the meantime, since Pacquiao fired back at Mayweather for calling him out via Twitter, I guess it is time for another painless verbal response or shot from Floyd Mayweather.