Manny Pacquiao would love to fight Floyd Mayweather, but I doubt he would do it for free. Even if he wanted to do it for free I am sure his promoter Bob Arum would never allow that to happen.
But, Manny is saying all the right things to try to push Mayweather into a fight.
“I am ready to submit myself to any kind of stringent drug testing. Above all, I challenge him to include in our fight contract that both of us will not receive anything out of this fight. We will donate all the proceeds of the fight – guaranteed prize, should there be any, gate receipts, pay-per-view and endorsements – to charities around the world,” Pacquiao said.
Mayweather claims it is Manny’s tax problems that is causing him to publicly ask for the fight, but Manny says that isn’t the case.
“As to my tax problem, my lawyers are fixing it already. I’m paying my taxes religiously. It is just a matter of reconciling our records with the tax agencies both here and abroad. Should there be any discrepancy, rest assured, I will settle it. I’m a lawmaker and I’m a law-abiding citizen,” Pacquiao said.
The fight isn’t going to happen until Mayweather wants the fight to happen. He can be criticized for that, but he holds all the leverage at the moment.
It definitely won’t happen for free.