The pound-for-pound king, Floyd Mayweather junior, who is the current WBC Welterweight Champion, WBA (Super) Light Middleweight Champion and recipient of the WBC Diamond belt holder, has insisted that he doesn’t hold any personal grudge against Manny Pacquiao.
The undefeated American legend, who holds an incredible record of winning all of his 43 professional fights, with 26 of his wins coming by the way of a knockout, recently visited the studious of Hot97 FM to discuss a number of topics.
While speaking on his inclusion, Mayweather said he doesn’t hold anything against the Filipino boxing icon but still he can’t give him a 50-50 split.
The 35-year-old claimed he is biggest draw in the sport and therefore giving an equal amount of money to his opponent is not fair.
Mayweather, who has recently been released from the jail, remarked he is willing to fight anyone upon his return but there must be a fair deal.
“I don’t have any hate towards Manny Pacquiao, you know. I respect him, but I’m just saying, it’s not a crime. I’m also saying I’ma do random blood and urine testing, you know, just so I can be in a clean sport. That’s all I’m asking.”
“Actually, we don’t do the same type of numbers, so how can we split? We don’t draw the same type of money.”
“It’s kind of hard. I mean, Arum wants money, but the thing is, it’s about putting the fighters in a good position. It’s about Pacquiao and Mayweather. It’s about putting both fighters in a good position, and of course I’m going to put myself in a good position.”
“I can’t really say why he won’t do the random blood and urine tests…at this particular time, I don’t know if he wants to do it or not, but
“The only thing I can continue to do is, if I do fight again, I’ll fight whoever they put in front of me.”
Well, all said and done, a mega-fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather is what everyone out there wants. It is in the making for the last three years but every time something or the other happens which brings the fight to halt.
Pacquiao is currently looking forward towards the likes of Miguel Cotto since Mayweather doesn’t have any plans of returning to the ring this year but let’s hope a fight between these two gets made next year.