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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Mayweather Advisor Leonard Ellerbe Dismisses Pac-Man

Mayweather advisor Leonard Ellerbe says Manny Pacquiao has no say in dictating terms.
Mayweather advisor Leonard Ellerbe says Manny Pacquiao has no say in dictating terms.Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistSeptember 22, 2012

It didn't take long for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. camp to respond to Manny Pacquiao's latest salvo in their ongoing dance that has led them everywhere but the ring.

Mayweather's senior advisor Leonard Ellerbe had some choice words for Pacquiao after he appeared on two separate ESPN programs and agreed to give Mayweather a larger share of the purse for their fight.

“Manny Pacquiao can’t tell Floyd Mayweather sh**,” Ellerbe told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.

"If and when the fight takes place, Floyd will dictate the terms."

What Ellerbe neglected to mention was that the terms agreed to by Pacquiao on Thursday were the terms proposed to him by Floyd Mayweather Jr.

This is obviously a troubling sign for boxing fans who have gotten tired of all these shenanigans and just want to see the top two pound-for-pound fighters get into the ring.

Ellerbe neglected to state what percentage of the purse Mayweather would be seeking in possible negotiations with Pacquiao. 

Boxing fans were met with renewed optimism that the fight would finally have a chance of happening on Thursday, when Pacquiao appeared on ESPN and stated he would accept 45 percent of the purse and concede to Olympic-style drug testing. 

But like everything else between these two, nothing is ever simple.

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