By Thomas Hanson: It seems as if the negotiations between Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao are still alive and well. In fact, De La Hoya is expecting to make an announcement about the fight next week, according to SI.com. De La Hoya said that he wants the fight. However, it remains to seen whether he wants it bad enough to change his original purse split offer of 70-30 to something more to Pacquiao’s liking, which has steadfastly remained stuck at 60-40. Last week, Pacquiao walked away from the bargaining process when he saw that De La Hoya wasn’t making any movements on his original 70-30 offer.
However, it may possibly be that Pacquiao is reconsidering taking the offer, because it would still easily give him the biggest payday of his career, maybe as much by 4X. That’s obviously something that has to be on his mind, because it’s not every day that Pacquiao gets a payday which will likely end with him making $15 million. Although it will likely not be quite as much as the $22 million that Mayweather received, it will still come close enough. Mayweather, by the way, also was given a 70-30 purse split by De La Hoya, and had no problems taking it.