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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.