Floyd Mayweather Turned Down A Chance At A $100 Million Payday

Mayweather Pacquiao BoxingWill Pacquiao v. Mayweather ever happen?

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Who turns down a $50 million guarantee that could be turn out to be more than $100 million? Floyd Mayweather Jr., that’s who.According to ESPN.com, Manny Pacquiao’s camp approached Mayweather with their latest offer for the much anticipated fight between the world’s two best boxers. Pacquiao’s offer includes a split of the Pay-Per-View (PPV) revenue with the winner taking home 70%. 

With the fight estimated to draw $150 million in PPV revenue, that would means more than $100 million to the winner and about $50 million for the loser. And that doesn’t include revenue from a potential rematch which could be even bigger.

But that’s not good enough for Mayweather, who recently told Bob Costas that he wants all of the PPV revenue and that he “can’t afford” to give up a split.

In the end, the fight over whether or not these two will fight will probably end up being more entertaining than the fight ever would have.

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