Manny Pacquiao Turned Down Floyd Mayweathers $40 Million Offer In 2012 — And Was Smart To Do So


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It all started back in 2010.

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather were two of the best fighters, pound-for-pound, in the whole world.

Their matchup would’ve been an epic one, but peaceful negotiations quickly turned into a war of hateful words.

Cut to two years later…

In 2012, Floyd offered Manny his “last chance” to fight him. Mayweather said:

I got on the phone with Manny. I done my homework, and seen what he was used to making in big fights. So the offer that I gave him. I offered him $40 million, and said that I would wire him $20 million within 72 hours.

Manny still turned it down, instead asking for a 50-50 revenue split, to which Mayweather replied:

I’m not giving up the split. I’m not. I can’t. I can’t afford to.

Now, in 2015, the fight is on.

Mayweather is ahead in the split for their big fight this Saturday, at 60-40 but Manny will still be getting a cut of the total revenue.

That means he’ll easily be making $80-$120 million. Which is quite a bit more than $40 mil.

Feels like Manny will be okay with that.


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Manny Pacquiao Turned Down Floyd Mayweathers $40 Million Offer In 2012 — And Was Smart To Do So

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