Floyd Mayweather: Desperate Manny Pacquiao won’t be next opponent
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said that he has been trying for years to fight Manny Pacquiao, but says that he will not be his next opponent.
Mayweather’s next fight will be May 3, but he hasn’t announced an opponent although he did name Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana as possible opponents.
His last fight was a majority decision victory against Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 14 that earned him at least $41.5 million in guaranteed money.
“I offered Manny Pacquiao the fight before,” Mayweather said, via the Associated Press. “We didn’t see eye to eye on terms. Years later we come back and I try and make the fight happen again. I offer him $40 million. He said he wanted 50-50. So we didn’t make the fight happen.
Mayweather, (45-0, 26 knockouts), a five-division world champion, made the comments while visiting South Africa. He says that Pacquiao’s performances in the ring lately proves he doesn’t belong in the ring with him.
“All of a sudden, he loses to Timothy Bradley, he loses to Marquez … he has tax problems now. So, two losses and tax problems later, now he all of a sudden want to say: `You know what? I’d do anything to make the fight happen,’ when he’s really saying: `Floyd, can you help me solve my tax problems, get me out of debt?’”