Five-division titlist Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will have nothing to fall back on once he hangs up his gloves boxing whilst Manny Pacquiao will have everything.
According to Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach, during a phone call with his charge, “Money” expressed his concerns regarding the end of his boxing career and how important it means to him that their projected “Fight of the Century” transpires.
“I want that fight just as badly as you do. Manny spoke to him [Mayweather] on the phone,” Roach said, according to fighthype.com. “He said, 'Manny, after boxing, I have nothing and you have everything.”
At present, Pacquiao is the congressman for the district of Sarangani and has an eye on furthering his political standing once he retires from boxing.
In addition, the Filipino native has numerous endorsement deals, some of which include Hennessy, San Miguel, McDonald’s and Nike Sportswear, as well as Hewlett-Packard, telco firm PLDT and State Street Produce.
Conversely, despite being one of boxing’s biggest draws and generating a substantial amount of pay-per-view revenue, Money's personal endorsement deals have been far and few between—a shoe deal with Reebok and an appearance in an AT&T commercial.
That said, in his last six outings—Carlos Baldomir, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley and Victor Ortiz—Mayweather earned in the region of $ 173 million and is estimated to have net worth of $90 Million.
As things stand, negotiations have thus far ended in a stalemate, as both camps refuse to budge on who will receive the largest portion of the pay-per-view revenue. The 70/30 split recently offered to camp Mayweather by team Pacquiao is still up in the air.
Still, even if they were to reach an agreement, both fighters have prior engagements—Mayweather (42-0-KOs) is slated to lock horns with Miguel Cotto on Cinco de Mayo, and then he’s set to start a 90-day stint in jail on June 1st.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao (54-3-2-38 KOs) is scheduled to defend his WBO title against Timothy Bradley on June 9th.
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