Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: What Money Must Do to Make Super Fight Happen

Mick AkersAnalyst IMay 6, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 05:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. addresses the media after his unanimous decision victory against Miguel Cotto after their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Now that Floyd Mayweather gave everyone one of his most exciting performances ever last night, beating Miguel Cotto with a unanimous decision victory in their WBA junior welterweight title fight, all eyes will now turn to Manny Pacquiao and just Money May has to do to make the dream bout a reality.

First and fore most, Mayweather has to serve his 87-day jail sentence set to begin on June 1 before anything of real substance can even be discussed.

Once Money May is out of jail, then needs to readjust to his normal, day-to-day life before he can begin to think about boxing again.

Once Floyd's mental state in intact, he must go over his own and Pacquiao's demands and figure out what can be worked out and what they can meet in the middle with.

Thus far Pacquio's camp has already said the Olympic-style drug testing that was once a roadblock in getting fight signed is no longer an issue and Pacman would take the tests.

So now the biggest snag in getting the bout signed is money, something that both Pretty Boy Floyd and Pacman have made tons of in their careers.

Right now, Mayweather put out a flat rate offer of $40 million dollars for Pacquiao, with no percent of the pay-per-view going to Pacman.

Sure, $40 million would by far be the biggest purse Pacquiao ever got in a single match, but with the kind of money the proposed super fight is speculated to bring in, that $40 million doesn't seem so good.

Money May must soften his stance and offer an even 50/50 split of the fight's purse, pay-per-view and all other monies, as Pacquiao has been just as big of a draw over the past few years as Mayweather has.

If Money May realizes that the fight will net him more than fighting two or even three other fighters combined, then maybe, just maybe, he'll stop being so stubborn and we can hopefully see the so called "fight of the decade" in the next year or so.