The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao drama continues to drag on and overshadow the boxing world.
Just two days before Pacquiao gets ready face Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time on Saturday night, the talk, as always, turned to the Fight of the Century. Now it is being reported that Mayweather turned down a $100 million offer to face Pacquiao.
Promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank joined ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas with Gridlock to talk about Saturday's rematch. Asked if he thinks a fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather will ever happen, Arum dropped this little bit of info:
"We had an offer, a legitimate offer on the table for 180 million dollars and people due to fight and had a big upside of 180 for the two fight camps. That's when he said 55-45 which would've given Mayweather 100 million. (Pacquiao) would've ended up with 80 million and that's still a lot of money right? But Mayweather will not fight him. Now why am I saying that? I'm not saying it to be, I know the guy and I know what his problem is, Mayweather, because we had him for 10 and a half years and his problem was he hated, he never wanted to face a southpaw and a southpaw that can move and punch with his left hand makes Mayweather completely vulnerable."
If the biggest payday in boxing history couldn't entice Mayweather to get into the ring with Pac Man, what's the problem?
Mayweather's former BFF, rapper 5o Cent, thinks he knows why the fighter keeps turning down the possibility of a Pacquiao fight even with the huge $180 million offer that Arum reportedly has from Dubai on the table.
One loss, the aspiring boxing promoter told The Associated Press, and Mayweather would probably never fight again.
"It's all confidence when it comes to Floyd and his confidence wouldn't be there," said 50 Cent. "He kind of hand picks who he fights instead of taking the tough fights."