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Floyd Mayweather Wants 100 Million Dollars to Fight Manny Pacquiao?

by Robert Littal | Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I don’t think Mayweather is scared of Manny Pacquiao.

I think Mayweather is scared of losing his undefeated record.

Here is the reality, that the media won’t tell you.  While everyone is saying that losing to Manny Pacquiao won’t hurt Mayweather’s legacy, the truth of the matter is it would.

Mayweather has three options.

  1. Beat Pacquiao and then no one can tell him nothing.
  2. Lose to Pacquiao and have all the media and fans who hate his guts always hold that over his head.
  3. Don’t fight Pacquiao, making everyone mad, but protecting his undefeated record.

It appears he is going for option number three.

“We went through negotiations with Mayweather, nobody really knew about it,” Bob Arum was quoted as saying during his session with the reporters. “Some group came in and they wanted to put [the fight] on in a particular country [widely believed to be South Africa], and Mayweather asked for a number that was so high, it indicated that he didn’t want to fight.

“Take a guess at the number that he asked for, for himself? One-hundred. That’s right, $100 million. F—-, I mean, who’s going to pay him $100 million? I mean, unless Manny Pacquiao fights for nothing, how can you do the fight? [Mayweather] can’t say no, he doesn’t want the fight, so you price yourself out.”

Before you jump on Mayweather, just remember Bob Arum lies as easily as we breath air, so take his comment with a grain a salt.

I find it hard to believe that Mayweather would ask for 100 million dollars. Did he ask for an unreasonable amount? Probably, but 100 million I believe is a bit hyperbole.  Mayweather’s team probably floated the number out there, just to be silly and Arum ran with it.

I wouldn’t hold my breath about this fight ever happening or if it does it will be at a point when both fighters are past their prime.

That is sad, but that is the reality.

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  2. calicuzn says:

    Let the O go!

    Yeah he may like being undefeated, but theres something else I bet he likes even more otherwise it wouldn't be his nickname, "Money"

    He's stupid cause he stands to make more money if he fights.

    Say a 60-40 split, there's a second fight no matter what happens, and if he does loose one then theres a third. when it's all said and done he's made well over $100M. but he makes nothing if he's worried about loosing the zero on his record.

  3. Romoo de Lara says:

    $100 million for Mayweather to fight Pacquiao? This is insanity! It shows how greedy is Mayweather. And since no one will take this proposition… it shows also cowardice. How about a $100M winner take all instead. Pacquiao may consider this but not Mayweather because he knows his hit and run tactic will never work out against Pacquiao.

  4. Latasha says:

    IF the statement is true, it disheartens me as a Boxing fan to see that Boxing really has lost its art. If professional boxers, especially the Champion are motivated more by money than the art of the Sport then Boxing has no value. The truth of the matter is that i could really care less about this fight or any others as Boxing just isn't what it was a few years ago. these fighters (like Mayweather)do not have their hearts in the game, just their wallets. I haven't seen a good fight in years. i am so tired of seeing fixed fights where people dance around the ring buying time instead of exchanges-which is what they should be doing. dont' be scared to get hit or hit. I'll just put it out there, i was a HUGE Oscar De La Hoya fan, but that last fight was ridiculous. he wouldnt even throw a punch. I always thought of him as a proud Boxer who fought well for his fans and then he went out like a Coward, just like everyone else. He allowed himself to become a paid man. I watch more of the HBO and local amateur Boxing matches moreso than the Professional. it's refreshing to see the "fight" in those guys- their passion and love for Boxing and the heart that they put into it. Mayweather, if you asked for $100 million, then you're a fool. you have to earn it, fight someone worth fighting or earn a reputation like the some of the legends actually Boxing and then, maybe then will you be worth $100 million. say what you want about Evander Holifield, George Foreman, Mike Tyson—-but at least they got in the ring and fought their buts off and weren't afraid to take an ass woopen if they had to. I miss watching Mike Tyson knock people out in .05 seconds, even though people were angry, it was more entertaining than watching Boxers dance around the ring and hug for 12 rounds!

  5. Mrtoso36 says:

    Floydiots blaming Arum for Floyd cowardice behavior is totally

    On denial

  6. john says:

    It's not about the money. He knows he's not getting $100M, they won't split $100M between the two. The $100M is an unreasonable number to avoid the fight.

  7. Damian says:

    It is pretty obvious that most of you DID NOT read the article. The writer clearly stated that he doubts Floyd asked for $100 Million and that Arum is known for lying..yet you guys assume Arum is telling the truth. Apparently most of you pay very little attention to the business of boxing and have been sucked in by Arum’s ability to spin a story.

  8. Ken Potier says:

    This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

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