Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fighting Miguel Cotto Because Manny Pacquiao is Ducking Him

Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to talk trash to Manny Pacquiao, even though the two won’t be fighting in the near future. Mayweather announced Wednesday he will face Miguel Cotto on May 5th instead of Manny Pacquiao as many were hoping. Money couldn’t resist taking a jab at Pac Man, writing on Twitter:

Even though it was Floyd who was thought to be doing all the ducking in the past, he’s now turning the tables. Just because he’s been pushing to face Pac Man recently doesn’t make him a tough guy, but I like him calling out Pacquiao. If Manny is going to let promoter Bob Arum block the megafight everyone wants to see, then he deserves the criticism.

Step up Manny and make this happen.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Calls Manny Pacquiao, Won’t Allow 50-50 Purse Split

The negotiations between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao about a potential fight are just becoming comical now. Floyd began baiting Manny over Twitter last week and he’s so desperate for the fight to take place before he goes to jail, he even called the Filipino bruiser this week.

“I called him and asked him about us fighting May 5 and giving the World what they want to see,” Floyd said in an email to ESPN. “I also let him know we both can make a lot of money. He ask about a 50/50 split and I told him no that can’t happen, but what can happen is you can make more money fighting me then you have made in your career. I also let him know I’m in control on my side but he needs to get on the same page with his promoter so we can make this fight happen.”

The message continued: “I told him to tell his promoter that he only wants to fight Mayweather and that this fight will be the biggest fight in history. His manger came to my boxing gym a few months ago and we spoke about getting the defamation of character lawsuit dropped against me and about both fighters taking the random blood and urine test. I spoke to his manager again last night about the same thing. The call last night lasted 15 or 20 minutes. I mainly spoke to his manager he got on and off the phone real quick.”

It’s no surprise that Floyd won’t allow a 50-50 split. He was the champion and bigger draw before Manny’s popularity exploded, and he is undefeated. He’s also cocky and arrogant whereas Manny is more of a generous humanitarian.

This shouldn’t be an issue because Manny reportedly said in December that he was willing to take less than Floyd. The next matter is for Manny to take control of his future and tell Bob Arum what to do, just like Floyd said. But let’s not forget: seeing this fight happen is still a dream. There are many more obstacles than there should be.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: May 5th is Manny Pacquiao Ass Whooping Day

Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows that his fight with Manny Pacquiao won’t happen before he goes to jail, so he’s talking as much crap as possible to make himself look like a badass. Witness the tweet Mayweather sent Tuesday saying May 5th is Manny Pacquiao ass whooping day:

With strong statements like that, is there any wonder why his fans love him? Just one question for you, Floyd: If you felt this confident all along, then why were you ducking Pac Man for so long?

Mayweather also tweeted Tuesday “I’m ready to fight Pacquiao 5/5/12 Bob Arum know the date can’t change I have my guarantee call Schaefer & Al and stop lying to the public.”

It’s nice and all, but we all know that won’t change anything. Bob Arum is coming up with every excuse possible to keep this fight from happening before Floyd goes to jail.

Floyd Mayweather Baits Manny Pacquiao with Picture of His Title Belt

Floyd Mayweather Jr. must be really confident that he can beat Manny Pacquiao. After all, anyone who follows boxing knows that Floyd only makes fights he knows he can win.

Floyd has been baiting Pac Man through social media all week. On Tuesday, he issued a call out of Pacquiao. On Wednesday, it was more of the same.

“I’m ready to put my belt up. What about you Manny Pacquiao? Let’s make history,” he tweeted, with the picture above accompanying the message.

Like I said, Money must have seen something in Pacquiao’s latest fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, because he wouldn’t be pursuing this fight so vigorously otherwise.

Manny Pacquiao Reportedly Willing to Take Less Money than Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiao says he is willing to take less money than Floyd Mayweather Jr. if the two are to fight, the Manila Bulletin reports.

Speaking to the Filipino newspaper from General Santos City, Pac Man said in Tagalog that making the fight happen is more important than the money.

Pacquiao’s manager, Michael Koncz, stopped by Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s gym in Las Vegas recently, signifying that the two parties could be in negotiations. Floyd’s trainer and uncle, Roger Mayweather, also said last week that he expects the two to fight on May 5th — the date Mayweather has reserved at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Floyd could still find a reason to back out, and promoter Bob Arum could find a reason to postpone the fight, but it sure appears that Manny wants it to happen. Both he and trainer Freddie Roach have said they want Floyd next. Manny reportedly is willing to take drug tests without a cutoff date, so we’re running out of excuses for keeping the fight from happening.

Here is a full history of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. negotiations.

Roger Mayweather Thinks Floyd and Manny Pacquiao Will Fight May 5th

While the fake Roger Mayweather was making noise through his phony Twitter account Tuesday, the real Roger Mayweather made some news by saying he thinks the potential Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will happen.

“I think it’s going to happen,” Roger (Floyd’s uncle and trainer) told Boxing Scene. “Any time you have $100 million involved, a fight is going to happen. There are no other opponents. Pacquiao is running out of opponents. I think everyone wants the fight. Pacquiao says he’s going to take a test, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t happen.”

We hadn’t heard much on the progress of the potential fight, so this is a positive sign. The last word was when we suspected Bob Arum was trying to arrange the fight without Golden Boy Promotions being involved.

Floyd has the MGM Grand booked for May 5th, so it makes sense for him to face Manny Pacquiao on that date. Many people think Pacquiao’s poor showing against Juan Manuel Marquez is a strong sign that Floyd will win a fight between the two. While Pacquiao’s struggles against Marquez have no impact on a fight with Floyd, I have felt all along that Mayweather should be favored.

Roger Mayweather also said that one reason Amir Khan lost to Lamont Peterson Saturday is because he wasn’t on the same stuff he usually is. Mayweather says Khan is usually on the same stuff Pacquiao takes.

Here is a full history of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. negotiations.

Is Bob Arum Trying to Promote Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Solo?

As soon as Manny Pacquiao won his decision against Juan Manuel Marquez earlier this month, promoter Bob Arum began talking about a fourth fight between the men. One could call it a leverage play by Arum, who may have been upset that Floyd Mayweather Jr. was trying to control negotiations by booking the MGM on May 5th. Floyd called out Manny Pacquiao, making it seem like the perfect lead-in to the megafight. The only problem is Arum seemed to be reluctant to negotiate it.

That’s a serious problem because both Manny Pacquiao and his trainer, Freddie Roach, want Floyd Mayweather. The only person who seemed to not want the fight was Bob Arum. Even one of Manny’s coaches, Alex Ariza, said that. But does Arum not want Manny to fight Floyd, or is he just trying to control the promotion of the fight? Either case could be possible.

The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Pacquiao’s agent, Michael Koncz, stopped by Mayweather’s gym in Las Vegas. Arum confirmed the meeting. Arum also says he’s been negotiating with investors regarding the potential mega-fight.

So what is Arum’s motivation — assuming that he genuinely is trying to arrange this fight? He probably wants to promote the bout solo to keep Golden Boy Promotions, which has been contracted to promote Floyd’s last few fights, out of the picture.

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