Mayweather offering Pacquiao 60-40 deal but Pacquiao still insisting on 50-50
By Chris Williams: Undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. reportedly has given Manny Pacquiao an offer of 60-40 with Pacquiao getting the small end of the revenue for a May 5th fight, according to fightnews.
However, Pacquiao is still insisting that he’s worth getting a 50-50 deal and this could jeopardize the fight from being made.
Pacquiao told fightnews.com “I still believe I am being reasonable in asking for 50-50.”
Here’s my take on this: Pacquiao just struggled to beat Juan Manuel Marquez by a 12 round decision that many people in the world saw Pacquiao losing that fight. Mayweather already beat a younger Marquez by an easy 12 round decision.
Pacquiao has fought all those catchweight fights in the past few years and has won two world titles using catchweights handicaps. Pacquiao has fought a bunch of Top Rank guys that have seen their best days long ago in the rearview mirror, and heat a couple of them – Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto – using the old catchweight handicap.
Pacquiao beat Joshua Clottey in 2010, a fighter who came into the Pacquiao bout having lost his last fight against Cotto. Pacquiao beat weight drained Ricky Hatto, Cotto, Margarito and Oscar De La Hoya. Pacquiao’s win over 40-year-old Shane Mosley was pretty much meaningless because Mosley hadn’t won a fight in over two years at the time he fought Pacquiao. So you see what I’m talking about here? Pacquiao has winning fights but look at the guys that he’s been beating and the conditions that he’s beating them in.
Do you really think Pacquiao deserves a 50-50 deal with that kind of opposition and with those kinds of catchweights? I think Mayweather is being more than fair offering Pacquiao a 60-40 deal. That’s a great deal for someone that arguably should have lost his last fight against Marquez and the fight before that against Marquez.