Floyd Mayweather: 'No One Is Getting 50/50,' Doubts Surround Pacquiao Fight

Mick AkersAnalyst IFebruary 28, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28:  Floyd Mayweather attends a press conference to promote his upcoming fight with Miguel Cotto on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at the The Apollo Theater on February 28, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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For those holding their breath for a possible mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Money May has said that he will not concede to Pacman's request for a 50-50 split of the fight purse in a possible fight.

According to Boxing Scene, Mayweather said, "(Pacquiao) is 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."

The latest revelation from the undefeated Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) is going to all but end any hope of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao showdown from ever happening—unless Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) changes his stance on the 50-50 split—as Money May has made crystal clear that he is not budging from his stance on the matter.

Of course, this will not stop the speculation over the next year or so about the two best fighters of the last decade meeting in the ring, but no rumor can be taken seriously after Mayweather shut down Pacquiao's monetary request.

But hey, never say never, as Pacquiao revealed that his son has requested that he fight Mayweather before he retires. However, don't count on Pac-Man changing his 50-50 stance. The chance is slim to none.

In all, this is just yet another piece of bad news in the ongoing saga that is Mayweather vs. Pacquiao—a saga that is one excuse or roadblock after the next from both fighters' camps.