In the never-ending saga between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, Floyd is now declaring that he signed his end of the contract but it was Pacquiao who didn’t sign it. On Wednesday, Floyd insinuated that Pacquiao is the one who is “ducking” and not him. According to Fighthype.com, Mayweather Jr. made the following comments:
“I can get the contract. When we was in negotiations, I agreed to everything and I signed my end. I can show you that I signed my end of the bargain.”
The questions that need to be answered is what contract and during which round of negotiations? Was it the negotiations during the Summer of 2010 when Floyd Jr. was demanding the “lion’s share” of the fight purse? Or, was it the negotiations last month when Floyd demanded $100 million guaranteed?
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Despite Floyd’s desire to have an “equal playing field” with Manny Pacquiao, the drug testing issue has crashed these negotiations every time. Floyd wants random blood and urine testing up to the day of the fight. Unfortunately, Floyd went about this the wrong way as he has spent the last 1 1/2 years claiming Pacquiao has cheated and taken PEDs.
Last week Top Rank promoter Bob Arum stated that the drug testing was no longer an issue because Manny has agreed to everything. However, we have Floyd and his team still claiming that Manny won’t “take the test”. In fact, Floyd stated last week that he will sell T-shirts on his website in the near future that say “Take the tests”.
Floyd has become sensitive over the backlash from boxing fans and critics that claim he’s “ducking” Pacquiao just like he’s “ducked” other fighters. He’s trying to turn the tides and say that Manny is the one “ducking”. Additionally, Floyd has lashed out at Bob Arum stating that Arum is a hypocrite. According to ABS CBN news, Floyd made the following comments:
“It’s like when I was with Bob Arum, I was the greatest fighter. All of a sudden, when I was doing my own business, when I was being my own man… they say I’m a ducking fighter”
The only way to resolve this soap opera between Floyd Jr. and Manny is to have them fight in the ring. Unfortunately, the public perceives Floyd as the one who’s holding up the fight. It also doesn’t help that Floyd has five ongoing legal cases pending against him at the same time. His legal troubles and long periods of inactivity over the last 3 years have added to the public perception that he is a “ducking fighter”.
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