The much-anticipated bout between stand-out scrappers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may not have materialized yet it appears the outspoken “Money” Mayweather isn’t done throwing verbal jabs at the Filipino. Mayweather, who recently labeled Pacquiao as a “yellow chump”, was back at it again this week during a press conference promoting his May 5 match-up with Miguel Cotto.
“Just by speaking to Pacquiao on the phone, I mean, he’s not one of the sharpest knives in the drawer. He faces Floyd Mayweather, he’s not getting 50-50. Not at all. No one is getting 50-50,” said Mayweather to media in attendance.
Mayweather Jr. went on to explain Pacquiao should be happy to receive the $30 million he was expected to get rather than a 50-50 cut of the allotted PPV revenue, expected to be perhaps the biggest in the sport’s history. However, he made it clear it was only about the money and not about any lack of interest in facing Pacquiao.
“If I’m scared and I’m a coward, why do you guys want to see me fight,” Mayweather Jr. asked the audience. “Do I want the Pacquiao fight? Absolutely. But it’s going to be hard to make the fight because (promoter) Bob Arum is worried about getting money.”
As such, it appears the sides are still so far apart a bout in the immediate future seems highly unlikely. Pacquiao is signed to fight Timothy Bradley Jr. in June, while Mayweather Jr. will start serving a 90-day jail term on June 1 relating to a domestic abuse charge.