Floyd Mayweather Jr. Rejects 50-50 Split On Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight

By on Jan 22, 2012 in Boxing, Sports Comments
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. rejected the 50-50 sharing scheme proposed to him by Manny Pacquiao for a “super fight” in May, several boxing news sites reported on Saturday, January 21, 2012.

According to reports, Mayweather told ESPN SportsCenter via email that he is not accepting the 50-50 split for a fight in Las Vegas.

“He asked about a 50-50 split and I told him no, that can’t happen, but what can happen is you can make more money fighting me than you have made in your career. I also let him know I’m in control of my side but he needs to get on the same page as his promoter so we can make this fight happen,” Mayweather reportedly told ESPN.

ESPN‘s report was confirmed by Mayweather on his Twitter account saying: “A month ago, Pacquiao said he would take a cut to fight me. Now that I called him out, he wants a big piece?” He then links to a story on Bleacher Report in which Pacquiao was quoted as saying: “I will take less money than Mayweather gets because the important thing is making the fight happen.”

If a Mayweather match will not push through, Pacquiao‘s rematch with Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto on June 9 is being considered as a backup plan, reports said.

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