Aside from the urges of boxing fans around the world for Manny Pacquiao to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny ‘s son is also eager for it to happen.
“My oldest kid (Emmanuel Jr.) is 11 years old and he said, ‘Daddy, I want you to retire, but before you retire I have one request. You fight Mayweather, you beat him and then you retire,’” the WBO welterweight champion told a news conference.
“I want that fight to happen,” admitted Manny.
Manny, who has won titles in eight different weight divisions, said satisfying his son’s wish was still possible but that time was running out.
“I have maybe two, three more fights,” the 33-year-old Manny said about his boxing future. “Hopefully, he [Mayweather] will fight before I retire. I’m hoping for a November fight.”
Manny said that Floyd made a telephone call to him last month to discuss possible terms.
“I told him, ‘let’s make the fight happen. I’m happy with 50-50 and whatever your request for the blood testing,” Manny said, referring to Mayweather’s demands for blood-testing before their bout, which previously was a deal breaker.
“He said, ‘I’ll give you this amount, but no pay per view for you.’”
Michael Koncz, Manny’s adviser had 3 meetings with Floyd’s camp trying to finalized the deal.
“The final offer that Manny gave was $50 million guaranteed and a split of revenue 45 to 55 percent,” said Michael.
“Manny said, ‘let’s make it a prize fight, so the winner gets an extra 10 percent.”
Manny Pacquiao – Timothy Bradley’s Fight
“Tim Bradley loves to fight toe-to-toe, he keeps coming inside,” Manny said at a news conference promoting the bout. “Tim Bradley is undefeated. He’s strong, he can punch. I think we can give a good fight.”
“Thank you for this opportunity,” said Tim. “I waited for this moment, this breakout moment. I’m up for the challenge. I’m not just here for a paycheck. I’m here to win this fight. That night is going to be a war.”