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Floyd "Money" Mayweather Asking for $100 Million to Fight Manny Pacquiao

Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr.
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Laz IzadaContributor IIIMarch 22, 2011

That's right folks, in the latest talks between Floyd Mayweather's and Manny Pacquiao's camps as reported by GMA NEWS.TV (a Filipino news website) "Money" Mayweather is insisting for a pay day of $100 million to fight Pacquiao.

Talks for the super fight resurfaced recently when Mayweather agreed to have Don King talk to Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, on his behalf.

Arum, who is in the Philippines with Pacquiao, noted that, "We (King) went through with the negotiations and nobody really knew about it, then some group came in saying they plan to have it in a particular country, and Mayweather asked for a figure that was so high it was practically an indication that he didn't want to fight," stated Arum.

An upset Arum countered upon Mayweather's request for $100 million by saying, "Pay him $100 million? Unless Manny fights for nothing, how can you do the fight?"

Arum, who is 79, feels "that Manny is not asking for the moon, he (Mayweather) just can't say no, he doesn't want to fight, so, you price your way out of it."

First the Olympic-style drug testing that Mayweather insisted on and now this, one has to think that Arum may be right. That Mayweather doesn't want any part of Pacquiao, that he keeps coming up with excuses.

This fight better take place sooner than later as Mayweather and Pacquiao are not getting any younger. Mayweather is 34, while Pacquiao is 32.

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