Manny Pacquiao Makes Official Statement, Agrees to Fight on May 5th for 50/50 Split
These are Manny’s words.
“To all of my fans…Mayweather just needs to agree to and accept a 50 percent split, and if he does, then the fight will go through. He’s the one who needs to agree,”
“He’s the one who has to say yes. The reason is because he talks to a lot of people. He has a lot of representatives. If he takes the fight, he can make $50-to-60 million. That’s how much he can make.”
“I want to fight him. This is the fight the world wants. Mayweather wants a guaranteed purse, so what he has to do is get a promoter who can give him the guarantee,” said Pacquiao.
“I don’t have problems getting a guarantee because I have a promoter who will give me my guaranteed purse. If he gets a guarantee, then we are going to share the revenue on a 50-50 basis.”
Agreeing to fight and actually signing a contract are two different things.
Right now we have two fighters who say they want to fight, who have a date when they can fight and an agreement on the money.
So what is the hold up?
Should be easy fight to make, so we will see and if the fight doesn’t happen it will be clear whose fault it is because someone will have to say “no”.