Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mayweather: I'm the A-side, I make the offer


source: abs-cbnnews.com

MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants to dictate the terms of a possible superfight against Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather claims he should have his way because he is the bigger draw compared to Pacquiao.

"We tell you what we're going to give you, and you can take it or you don't have to. We're the A-side,” Mayweather said in Boxingscene.com.

Pacquiao confirmed on Thursday that negotiations are ongoing with the camp of Mayweather for a possible mega-fight.

He said Mayweather may have decided to stop eluding him after seeing the Juan Manuel Marquez fight.


"Nakita n'ya [Mayweather] na, 'Pwede ko na labanan si Manny, dahil medyo nahirapan s'ya si Marquez, e si Marquez, binugbog ko [Mayweather] lang'," Pacquiao said.

(Mayweather may be thinking, I can fight Pacquiao now because he had trouble against Marquez, and I was able to beat up Marquez).

Mayweather, however, said he’ll make sure that he gets the bigger share of revenues should the superfight push through.

“If Floyd Mayweather tell you he's going to make 50 million, he's probably going to make 70 million. After a fight, there is no telling on how much I really make. Am I going to be the highest paid athlete at the end of the year? Most likely," he said.