Mayweather vs. Cotto Results: Money May Puts Pressure on Pacquiao After Fight

Nicholas GossCorrespondent 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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After his victory over Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather put the pressure on Manny Pacquiao for a super-fight to happen between two of the most successful and talented boxers in the sport's history.

Per the Chicago Tribune:

"I tried to make the Pacquiao fight and that didn't work, so I fought Miguel Cotto instead and gave the fans a great fight," Mayweather said. "I want to fight Pacquiao but he has to take the test, and I'll fight him."

The ball is in Pac-Man's court, and it's up to him to commit to the fight everyone wants to see, and one that will help promote the sport of boxing to new heights in the 21st century.

"I'm just really tired of the media and the people being fooled," [Mayweather] said via USA Today. "The truth is, (Pacquiao's promoter) Bob Arum is not going to let the fight happen. It's not on me. I went to Pacquiao and offered him $40 million, and told him I would wire him $20 million within 48 hours. He turned me down and said he wanted a 50-50 split. I'm like, how can you ask for 50-50 and you're not doing the same numbers that I'm doing.

Pacquiao needs to step up to Money May's challenge and prove to the world he isn't scared of losing to one of the best fighters ever.

Mayweather is a better fighter than Pacquiao, and would certainly have a better legacy if both men were to retire tomorrow.

Mayweather will serve an 87-day jail sentence starting in June for misdemeanor domestic violence, so there will be plenty of time for his management and Pacquiao's to set up an epic fight.

Even if Pacquiao doesn't beat Mayweather, a close fight would not look terribly on his impressive resume.

A Pacquiao and Mayweather fight must happen for several reasons, and now that Money May has defeated another big-time opponent in Miguel Cotto, it's time for Pac-Man to step to the forefront and accept his challenge.