After being released early from the slammer on August 3 for being a good “Pretty Boy,” convicted domestic abuser Floyd Mayweather recently managed to compliment Manny Pacquiao and claimed he hopes to scrap his primary pound-for-pound rival some time in the near future.
Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs), a longstanding WBC welterweight king, who overcame Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision to acquire the WBA world light-welterweight belt on Cinco de Mayo, began serving 87 days behind bars on June 1 at the Clark County Detention Center for beating his former sweetheart while two of their children watched in September 2010.
“I think Pacquiao’s an unbelievable fighter, and hopefully we can make the fight happen in the future,” said Mayweather, 35, listed by Forbes in June as the wealthiest athlete in the world for amassing $85 million for performing in two legal fistfights in 2011.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum traveled last week to the Philippines to discuss with Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) if he should battle WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, WBA, WBO and The Ring lightweight royalty Juan Manuel Marquez or Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs) on November 10 at a venue to be determined.
Finances and drug testing protocols have long been roadblocks to cementing an extremely lucrative bout pitting Mayweather versus Pacquiao.
In December 2009, the prizefight neared fruition until Mayweather rightfully demanded that Pacquiao agree to random blood and urine samples leading up to the match.
The 33-year-old Pacquiao, voted “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the BWAA, balked at Mayweather’s understandable stipulations and the tussle never materialized.
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After much curious wrangling, Pacquiao has reportedly agreed to Mayweather’s drug testing requirements.
Unfortunately, Mayweather now insanely refuses to share any pay-per-view cash with “The Fighting Pride of the Philippines” should the two ever clash.
Roger “Pit” Perron is a venerable boxing trainer from Brockton (Mass.) who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training.
Perron predicts that Mayweather, a 1996 bronze medalist who already owned a decent rap sheet from convictions on battery and assault in 2002 and 2005, would outclass Pacquiao in the squared circle.
“Nobody will ever beat Floyd until he retires,” said Perron, 75, who worked in the 1980s with International Boxing Hall of Famer Marvelous Marvin Hagler at the Petronelli Brothers Gym. “If Floyd and Manny ever get together, mortgage the house on Mayweather.”
Especially if Mayweather’s insatiable greed prevents him from throwing fists with Manny Pacquiao, “nobody will ever beat Floyd until he retires.”by