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Floyd Mayweather Turned Down A Chance At A $100 Million Payday (Still won't fight Manny Pacquiao)
Business Insider ^ | 03/09/2012 | Cork Gaines

Posted on 03/09/2012 8:54:12 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Mayweather Pacquiao Boxing

Will Pacquiao v. Mayweather ever happen?

Who turns down a $50 million guarantee that could be turn out to be more than $100 million? Floyd Mayweather Jr., that's who.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxing; floydmayweather; mannypacquaio

1 posted on 03/09/2012 8:54:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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”.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 8:56:47 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SeekAndFind
that he "can't afford" to give up a split.

If he doesn't fight, he gets nothing, but if he fights, he gets $50 to 100 million? He must be studying that Obamanomics.

3 posted on 03/09/2012 9:00:16 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t....quite....put my finger on it, but the word “idiot” keeps coming to mind.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 9:03:28 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Jonty30

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.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 9:06:40 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: RightOnline

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.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 9:07:06 AM PST by fellowgeek (To geek or not to geek.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 9:07:39 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: SeekAndFind

Boxing....meh!


8 posted on 03/09/2012 9:07:56 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

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.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 9:08:54 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; fellowgeek

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...


10 posted on 03/09/2012 9:14:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 9:18:54 AM PST by varmintman
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


12 posted on 03/09/2012 9:34:32 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Just my guess...

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!!!

13 posted on 03/09/2012 9:44:25 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution always but never to a political party!)
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To: SeekAndFind
F U F M
Are the first brother to be scared of a pinoy? lol
14 posted on 03/09/2012 9:47:08 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not about the money. Mayweather has tremendous talent and ZERO character. No way he’d risk losing or getting (his ego) hurt.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 9:52:10 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: SeekAndFind

16 posted on 03/09/2012 10:03:15 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
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.

After watching Pacquiao struggle to get past Marquez, I'm not so sure that's it. But Mayweather does throw up a lot of objections to a fight he claims to want.
17 posted on 03/09/2012 10:20:41 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: pogo101
Oh. I like that. Too funny.
18 posted on 03/09/2012 10:24:03 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: kosciusko51

“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.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 10:24:43 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: varmintman

Isn’t Pacquaio a politician and singer in the Phillipines?


20 posted on 03/09/2012 10:33:18 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“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...

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=5580784

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=5580784


21 posted on 03/09/2012 10:40:19 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry...

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=5580784

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077376/Floyd-Mayweather-Jr-sentenced-90-days-jail-punching-ex-girlfriend.html


22 posted on 03/09/2012 10:42:57 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


23 posted on 03/09/2012 10:52:47 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mayweather is a loud mouthed punk that is scared spitless of getting it on with Manny.

If you won't fight for the crack at $100,000,000 with a $50,000,000 minimum you are a pussy.

24 posted on 03/09/2012 11:02:01 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why take the risk?

These guys get 20 million for fighting bums.

25 posted on 03/09/2012 11:17:37 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: SeekAndFind

Going undefeated won’t help his legacy if he didn’t fight his biggest competition.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 11:18:58 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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.


27 posted on 03/09/2012 8:41:17 PM PST by varmintman
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To: RayChuang88
Is he really that scared of Pacquiao revealing that Mayweather really has a glass jaw?

Yes. Exactly.

28 posted on 03/10/2012 6:48:46 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The reason I find this to be even more bizarre — and I preface this by saying that along with Tommy Hearns and Bernard Hopkins, Manny is one of my all-time favs (and I would be rooting like hell for him against Mayweather) — Floyd and his people had to have watched the Marquez fight like the rest of us did.

Manny looked very beatable in defeating Marquez — a fighter that Mayweather dispatched with ease. That fight must have suggested to Floyd and his people that they have a significant chance for victory against Manny.

It is bizarre to me that Mayweather continues to duck Manny given 1) the payday and 2) results of Marquez II suggesting that Manny may be more vulnerable than in the past, particularly with a fighter with Floyd’s style.

I hope it happens and I hope Manny knocks his ass out. But if it isn’t happening NOW given all of the above, it may not be possible.

Unless Floyd is holding out until nursing home status?


29 posted on 03/10/2012 7:13:03 AM PST by wolf24
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To: SeekAndFind

Also, this illustrates why UFC has replaced boxing. The one fight that everyone wants in boxing is not getting done for BS reasons. This does not happen in UFC.


30 posted on 03/10/2012 7:22:08 AM PST by wolf24
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To: wolf24
I hope it happens and I hope Manny knocks his ass out.

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."

31 posted on 03/10/2012 7:56:37 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I think you must be right. He has Floyd spooked.

Looking at it objectively, I would think Floyd would have to be favored in that fight and even as a fan of Manny I would not put money on him winning it.

Just strange.


32 posted on 03/10/2012 4:33:37 PM PST by wolf24
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