Mayweather Doesn’t Have To Duck Pacquiao Anymore
Over the years Floyd Mayweather Jr. has used every excuse in the world to avoid fighting Manny Pacquiao for the title of “pound for pound best fighter in the world.” The Super Fight was supposed to take place many times over the last few years, but Mayweather has always found a way to back out. At first, Manny Pacquiao demanded and even split of the money, but later said “I would except a 45% split.” Now Mayweather wanted the Filipino champion to take a flat rate of $40 million, which would leave Mayweather hundreds of millions of dollars.
Floyd Mayweather has never lost a professional bout in his career, while admitting there are severe dangers in fighting Pacquiao. In an interview with Bob Costas he said that he was afraid of the pounding he would take in a fight with Pacquiao. He claimed that “I am in the game to win, not just inside the ring, but outside the ring.” He confessed that “my health is more important than anything.”
Many former stars, which include Michael Irvin, Stephen A. Smith and former buddy 50 Cent, have shamed Mayweather for refusing to get near a ring with Manny Pacquiao. He has been called out repeatedly and has still made no effort in agreeing to terms with his biggest rival. After Pacquiao’s defeat last night, he won’t have to worry about ducking him anymore.
The Super Fight that never was. Floyd Mayweather will never get the payday and recognition he would have gotten for beating Manny Pacquiao, but that doesn’t matter now. Pacquiao’s star is declining rapidly, which happens to every boxer over time. The Filipino great never backed down from a fight against anybody, which is more than you can say for Floyd Mayweather.
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