Michael Koncz, the advisor of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, believes the undefeated American legend Floyd Mayweather doesn’t want to fight his man and is simply making excuses in front of the media.
Mayweather, the WBC Welterweight Champion, WBA (Super) Light Middleweight Champion and recipient of the WBC Diamond belt, doesn’t want to give 50-50 split to the Filipino boxing icon as he thinks he is the biggest draw in the sport. However, Koncz has informed BoxingScene.com that Pacquiao is willing to take less money in order to finalize the super-fight.
According to Koncz, Pacquiao is willing to accept 55-45 split in favour of Mayweather and he is also willing for a random drug testing protocol. Koncz said Pacquiao is willing to allow Mayweather to receive top billing in their promotion (posters, ring walks, etc) as well.
“Manny is of the position now he don’t care. If that’s what its going to take to get Floyd in the ring – he would do 55-45 regardless of who wins,” Koncz told BoxingScene.com.
Mayweather’s adviser, Leonard Ellerbe, not too long stated that Pacquiao is no one to dictate terms to Mayweather and based on Ellerbe’s recent response, and other factors, Koncz feels the American pugilist is simply not interested to take on Pac-Man.
“I don’t think Floyd wants to fight Manny to be honest with you. I’m not criticizing him one way or the other, whether he should or shouldn’t. My opinion is – I don’t believe he wants to get in the ring with Manny,” Koncz said.
“I don’t believe it’s going to happen. And the the longer it takes to happen it loses some luster with each week that passes by.”
Manny Pacquiao is currently set to take on Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time on December 8 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Well, all said and done, let’s wait and watch how Mayweather responds to the situation.