Floyd Mayweather was a guest on Bob Costas’ new show on NBC Sports, “Costas Tonight.” And while a little too much time was devoted to Costas trying to play family therapist and Mayweather telling us how jealous his dad is of his success, they did finally discuss Manny Pacquiao and why there hasn’t yet been a fight between the world’s two best boxers.
Basically it comes down to money. Mayweather wants most of it and admits that he isn’t willing to give Pacquiao a fair share.
In short, Mayweather offered Pacquiao $40 million of what could ultimately be a fight that generates more than $150 million in pay-per-view revenue. But when asked if he was willing to do a 50-50 split or a 45-45 split with the other 10% going to the winner, Mayweather says flatly, “I’m not giving up the split…no, I can’t afford to.”
Here’s the relevant part of the interview…
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