Skip to comments.Floyd Mayweather Turned Down A Chance At A $100 Million Payday (Still won't fight Manny Pacquiao)
Posted on 03/09/2012 8:54:12 AM PST by SeekAndFind
According to ESPN.com, Manny Pacquiao's camp approached Mayweather with their latest offer for the much anticipated fight between the world's two best boxers. Pacquiao's offer includes a split of the Pay-Per-View (PPV) revenue with the winner taking home 70%.
With the fight estimated to draw $150 million in PPV revenue, that would means more than $100 million to the winner and about $50 million for the loser. And that doesn't include revenue from a potential rematch which could be even bigger.
But that's not good enough for Mayweather, who recently told Bob Costas that he wants all of the PPV revenue and that he "can't afford" to give up a split.
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I can understand turning down a minor fight, rather than risk a career. But if you’re turning down a possible 100 million dollar payout, if you win and a still significant amount, regardless of the outcome, I have only one word, “chicken”.
If he doesn't fight, he gets nothing, but if he fights, he gets $50 to 100 million? He must be studying that Obamanomics.
Can’t....quite....put my finger on it, but the word “idiot” keeps coming to mind.
Exactly. Mayweather has been dodging the Pac Man for years now. He’ll never fight him. Because he knows the Pac man will destroy him.
Mayweather is a coward and the cheap shot he took against Victor Ortiz last year was a very un-professional display of how childish he is.
He’s a coward and that is a fact.
Maybe Don King enterprises is involved and the boxer wants nothing to do with it, where 50 million might end up being just 100 or 200 grand after the promoters, managers, and trainers take their cut.
I’m not a big fan of boxing, but I never heard of Manny until a coupld of years ago.
But I’d say you’re correct on your assessment.
Mayweather is one of a handful of boxers who are still UNDEFEATED.
Maybe he wants to go down in history as being undefeated rather than risk a possible lose (even if it’s worth relinquishing $100 Million ). After all, he’s rich enough already...
Just my guess...
Something like thirty professional fights without serious damage is normally a pretty good career in boxing. Manny Pacquaio is another case like Duran of a guy whose gotten to double that and basically scared everybody close to his own size into the woodwork. Mayweather would have no chance in a fight with Pacquaio and he knows it.
Hey, for 50 mil, I’d let* Manny beat my butt to a pulp!
But the only payper viewers interested would be liberals who know my political proclivities...
*I’d try of course, but not much chance of looking like a real fighter!
You're guess is spot on. Mayweather's ego couldn't tolerate a defeat and he's turning down a min. of $50 mil to prove it.
In his own mind he's already a loser!!!
It’s not about the money. Mayweather has tremendous talent and ZERO character. No way he’d risk losing or getting (his ego) hurt.
“If he doesn’t fight, he gets nothing, but if he fights, he gets $50 to 100 million? He must be studying that Obamanomics.”
With that kind of analysis, no doubt Mayweather is in line to replace Timmy Geitner or Ben Bernyakme.
Isn’t Pacquaio a politician and singer in the Phillipines?
“But that’s not good enough for Mayweather, who recently told Bob Costas that he wants all of the PPV revenue and that he “can’t afford” to give up a split.”
He’d much rather stay home and smatch his bitch around...
I can’t believe that Mayweather would turn down a potential payday that would be the biggest in boxing history. Is he really that scared of Pacquiao revealing that Mayweather really has a glass jaw?
If you won't fight for the crack at $100,000,000 with a $50,000,000 minimum you are a pussy.
These guys get 20 million for fighting bums.
Going undefeated won’t help his legacy if he didn’t fight his biggest competition.
Packquaio is something like a senator in the Phillipines and could end up as president some day. He doesn’t seem to have anything quite comparable to Duran’s defensive skills and I don’t picture him taking Duran at lightweight or welter, but Duran’s about the ONLY guy I’ve seen that size who I can’t picture him taking.
I do too.
However...and this may be over simplistic...I think that the simplest explanation is the most likely. Floyd is unnerved by Manny for some reason. Otherwise his huge ego would not have kept him out of the ring for this fight.
Like they say, "When you hear hoofbeats, expect horses, not zebras."
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