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Boxing Promoter Says There's One Reason Why Floyd Mayweather Refuses To Fight Manny Pacquiao
Business Insider ^ | 12/07/2012 | Tony Manfred

Posted on 12/07/2012 8:29:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum claims that Floyd Mayweather Jr. once turned down a $100-million offer to fight Pacquiao.

Speaking with ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas, Arum said there was a proposal on the table for a $180 million purse — 55% ($100 million) would have gone to Mayweather, and 45% ($80 million) would have gone to Pacquiao.

Why'd he allegedly turn a hundred million dollars down?

Arum claims that Mayweather hates fighting left-handed, unorthodox fighters. His closest fights have been against guys like this, and Arum says Mayweather becomes "completely vulnerable" against them.

Mayweather is undefeated, and the chance to retire unbeaten would be put squarely on the line in a Pacquiao fight. Here's Arum's full quote via Sports Radio Interview:

"Mayweather will not fight him. Now why am I saying that? I'm not saying it to be, I know the guy and I know what his problem is, Mayweather, because we had him for 10 and a half years and his problem was he hated, he never wanted to face a southpaw and a southpaw that can move and punch with his left hand makes Mayweather completely vulnerable."

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


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: boxing; floydmayweather; mayweather; pacquiao

1 posted on 12/07/2012 8:29:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A lesson Apollo Creed learned the hard way ;-)


2 posted on 12/07/2012 8:36:14 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Professional boxing is still out there, huh?

Seriously, I used to follow it on a regular basis, but the heavyweight division got so uninteresting with the flood of 300-pound Russians and overmatched Americans, I haven’t seen a match in years. Not broadcasting championship fights on network TV didn’t help either.


3 posted on 12/07/2012 8:38:24 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: ScottinVA
Professional boxing is still out there, huh?

Bring a lawn chair, a 6 pack, and join me in the front yard in June/July.

The neighbors across the street still do some boxing, until the cops show up and one of them goes to jail. ;)

/johnny

4 posted on 12/07/2012 8:50:17 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mayweather is a punk. I hope he fights and gets his ass handed to him.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 8:54:43 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Mayweather is a punk. I hope he fights and gets his ass handed to him.

He won't. Ever. He is scared as Arum says.

The big problem for Mayweather is that he will not be remembered for retiring undefeated.

He will always be remembered as the coward who ran like a pu$$y from The Pac Man at all costs.

6 posted on 12/07/2012 9:35:49 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
This speaks volumes about Mayweather. He must truly be a racist, prideful, coward. I have to believe he was quite sincere when he made racist comments about Manny and he is so fearful about even the possibility of losing to someone he thinks is an inferior person, that he's willing to pass up such a massive payday. Great athletes live to compete against their greatest opponents. Mayweather has run from his.
7 posted on 12/07/2012 10:04:40 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: bramps
He must truly be a racist, prideful, coward.

That carries the weight of truth. But what would you expect from a rich white Republican...oh...wait.

8 posted on 12/07/2012 10:32:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The neighbors across the street still do some boxing, until the cops show up and one of them goes to jail.

And yet I imagine, somewhere and somehow, Don King gets a piece of the action.

9 posted on 12/07/2012 1:45:30 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

Pac Man walked into one tonight and got knocked out. Time to go back into politics.


10 posted on 12/08/2012 10:03:41 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
That was a brutal knockout.
11 posted on 12/08/2012 10:06:41 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

Maybe a 5th fight? I don’t think so. But this was a crazy fight. No one thought he could get KOd, reminded me of Hagler/Hearns. Hearns basically walked right into the punch. Pacman leading on all the cards before he was stopped and Marquez has a broken jaw. Winner looks like the loser.


12 posted on 12/08/2012 10:25:03 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: Vision

Arum already hyping for a 5th fight. Manny says “why not”.
And after tonight Mayweather might want to fight Manny. I still see Manny beating Mayweather.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/boxing—pacquiao-marquez-iv-live-chat-and-analysis-230015030.html


13 posted on 12/08/2012 10:29:10 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
I don't want to see a fifth fight. Pacquiao should retire, he's an amazing champion and has a bright future ahead of him.

Mayweather will always be a punk at some level for not fighting him at his peak when he was supposed to.

Marquez solidified his status as superstar last night- a classic Mexican boxer.

14 posted on 12/09/2012 7:46:12 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

The greatest “little guy” fighter was Roberto Duran. In his late 30s he was still winning belts. In his heyday as a Lightweight, he was the greatest ever. The early version of Pacquiano reminded me of Duran, but Duran absolutely lived to fight, he had none of the distractions, i.e., singing and political career like the Pacman has. Styles make fights and Marquez had the style to frustrate Manny. I think both fighters should retire. Mayweather has already beaten
Marquez. He’ll never fight him again.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 8:01:00 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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