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 Post subject: Re: Mayweather Reluctant To Fight Pacquiao
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:19 am 
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May 5th fight is confirmed. He's fighting Cotto.

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:rant:

I'm p*ssed. As much as I like Cotto, he doesn't stand a chance.

Mayweather UD. FFS. The Pacquiao-Mayweather fight better happen before the end of the year.

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The whole Mayweather return from prison will just add another edge to it.

Everyone knows the longer they leave it the bigger the hype and the more money everyone makes assuming neither man gets sucker punched and losses in the fights they have coming up.

This is the problem with having so many federations if they just had one they could force them to fight or take the title off them.


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Manny Pacquiao has revealed he turned down a £25.5million offer to fight Floyd Mayweather Jnr as he would have been denied any of the pay-per–view cash.

The PacMan declined the mammoth purse but the hugely anticipated fight between the world's No 1 and No 2 pound-for-pound ranked boxers would net £95.5m from the PPV rights alone.

The Filipino congressman cannot agree to terms that will see his opponent take such a huge chunk from the richest fight in history and wants all money to be split down the middle.

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Straight talking: Pacquiao declined a big pay day to fight Mayweather

Pacquiao said: 'I was in the Philippines, and I told him, "We need to make this fight happen".

'I said I would agree to a 50-50 (split), and he said, "Oh, I'll give you a £25.5m guarantee, and no pay-per-view. I'll take all the pay-per-view.

'I don't accept that offer. It's kind of embarrassing to me. It's trying to take advantage of me. He doesn't want to fight.'

Pacquiao is preparing for his welterweight bout with Timothy Bradley Jr on June 6 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, but talk of the Mayweather clash is never far from boxing fan's minds.

But the defending champ says he is happy to confront Bradley who faces losing his unbeaten record (28-0, 12 KOs) later this summer.

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Cheese! Pacquiao takes snaps of Bradley before they view the results (below)

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'I'm willing to fight Mayweather,' Pacquiao said. 'But I have to fight the guys who are hungry to fight me. Timothy Bradley is strong, and he can punch. He's a good boxer, so it's a challenge to fight a guy like that.'

Bradley and Pacquiao exchanged jokes during the press conference in Beverley Hills but the challenger is hoping to cause a major upset and end the champion's reign at the top of the sport.

Bardley said: 'Pacquiao is probably the best fighter in the history of boxing.

'He's a great role model, a great guy, but Manny Pacquiao has reigned for a long time, and I really feel like I'm the new face of boxing.'

Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach added: 'It's nice to be fighting a fighter who is undefeated and not worried about losing that zero on his record.'

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I'm actually looking forward to the Bradley fight.

Pac-man is beatable, but rarely loses because he can finish anyone off with his power punching if they try to mix it up. However, I think he might struggle to KO Bradley as he's fast and has a decent chin, so I expect it to go to at the very minimum to later rounds, if not a points decision.

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It's certainly going to be a lot closer than people anticipate. Bradley brings an unbeaten record, fantastic inside-fighting skills and he's a terrific all round fighter despite his small size. I think he may even have the potential to cause an upset, unlike the Mayweather-Cotto fight, which Mayweather will comfortably win.

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Guess this definitely won't be happening now..

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Guess this definitely won't be happening now..


Yep, the biggest winner last night was definitely Mayweather, and he didn't have to throw a punch.

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Las Vegas sports book directors are notoriously tight-lipped about their customers' wagers, and rightly so. They're particularly circumspect when it comes to reports of big-money wagers made by celebrities.

So there is no way of telling whether the otherwise innocuous tweet posted on Twitter by @Pregame_Steam that superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather bet more than $5.9 million (£3.85m) on the Miami Heat to defeat the Indiana Pacers in the final game of their play-off series with a seven-point handicap is true.

Yahoo! Sports was unable to reach either Mayweather or Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, to verify the report.

Mayweather frequently tweets photos of his betting slips. Usually, but not always, the tweets are of winning tickets. In a fascinating September 12, 2012, story on Grantland.com, writer Dermot Hunt noted that between August 2010 and February 2012, Mayweather tweeted photos of 46 betting slips totaling nearly $3.9 million (£2.55m) in wagers. According to Hunt's record-keeping, Mayweather won all 46, making a profit of $3,938,722.87.

If Mayweather did make the bet on the Heat and he won, he'd earn a profit of $6.49 million (£4.24m). Miami did win 99-76, meaning that if real, Floyd is even richer than he was this time yesterday.

Several persons connected with Las Vegas sports books who did not want their names used said they think it unlikely Mayweather made such a monster wager. Significantly, though, none of them would completely rule it out as a fabrication.

Lorenzo Fertitta, whose family owns Station Casinos in Las Vegas, wouldn't totally rule out the large wager.

"That would surprise me [he got down such a big bet in Las Vegas], but you never know," Fertitta told Yahoo! Sports.

One Las Vegas sports book director, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he doubted Mayweather's ability to bet that much on one game in the city.

"I don't [think it's true]," the bookmaker said of the huge bet. "The only place that gave him sizeable wagers was Cantor [Gaming] and I've heard they cut many players way back. I don't think if he bet that at every book in town he could get that much, and we haven't taken anything here."

The beneficiary here, clearly, is Mayweather. He's worked hard over the last eight years to develop the 'Money' persona that has made him rich and famous beyond his wildest dreams. Being associated with making an almost-$6 million bet further enhances that image he's worked so long to build and burnish.

I'll choose to be skeptical until there is proof. There were multiple reports in 2008 that Mayweather made $20 million to appear in Wrestlemania, though veteran reporter and industry insider Dave Meltzer said he believes the real payment was less than $3 million.

The point is, Mayweather is masterful at crafting the image of himself as essentially the Warren Buffet or Bill Gates of boxing, but how much of it is true is never easy to discern.

With Mayweather, though, you never know for sure. And that's why he's a winner whether the story is true or not. It simply adds to and builds the legend.


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There is an upcoming superfight between Mayweather and unbeaten Mexican sensation Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, September 14.

Can't wait. :buzzin:

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's fight sold out within minutes and tickets immediately appeared on websites for as much as £94,000 ($141,000).

Only 1,000 tickets were made available to the public for the fight on 2 May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The remaining 15,500 seats will go to fighters, sponsors and promoters.

The cheapest ticket for the bout cost £1,000 ($1,500), rising to about £5,000 ($7,500).

The contest between the two has been set since February, but a ticket contract was only finalised this week.

Tickets officially went on sale on Thursday at 20:00 BST on the MGM Grand's website and Ticketmaster.

But within minutes they appeared on sites such as StubHub - an online marketplace owned by eBay - with the cheapest priced at £3,511 ($5,270).

American Mayweather, 38, and Filipino Pacquiao, 36, are considered two of the best fighters of their generation and the bout, which has been in the pipeline for five years, is set to generate £162m ($250m).

Mayweather has won all 47 of his fights, 26 by knockout, while Pacquiao has a record of 57 wins, five losses and two draws.


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 Post subject: Re: Mayweather vs Pacquiao ~ It's on like Donkey Kong b*tches
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Cannot wait for this. Out in the 2nd then get home suitably drunk and watch the fight!

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Is it usual in boxing for such a small percentage of tickets going to fans?!


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Is it usual in boxing for such a small percentage of tickets going to fans?!


I doubt it's normally this low with only 6% of all tickets going to the general public but it doesn't really surprise me for these sort of fights it's all about selling ticket prices high and obviously the PPV. They reckon both fighters will take over £100m from the fight!

I've never been to a boxing match but I imagine if you want to watch the action rather than enjoy the atmosphere it's better to watch on TV as I'm guessing these tickets are up in the gods.

Also, you pay all that money for a ticket but the arena is always empty for the undercard fights it only really fills up about 30 minutes before the main event.

I'm guessing the fighters on the undercard also take up quite a few tickets as they'll have sponsors and family etc so if you have 10 fighters on the undercard who get 100 tickets each thats 1,000 tickets gone and god knows how many the two main guys get each.


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Is it usual in boxing for such a small percentage of tickets going to fans?!


I doubt it's normally this low with only 6% of all tickets going to the general public but it doesn't really surprise me for these sort of fights it's all about selling ticket prices high and obviously the PPV. They reckon both fighters will take over £100m from the fight!

I've never been to a boxing match but I imagine if you want to watch the action rather than enjoy the atmosphere it's better to watch on TV as I'm guessing these tickets are up in the gods.

Also, you pay all that money for a ticket but the arena is always empty for the undercard fights it only really fills up about 30 minutes before the main event.

I'm guessing the fighters on the undercard also take up quite a few tickets as they'll have sponsors and family etc so if you have 10 fighters on the undercard who get 100 tickets each thats 1,000 tickets gone and god knows how many the two main guys get each.


Yeah I guess it makes sense for a lot of the tickets to go to people involved but this percentage shocked me. But like you say its probably better to watch it at home for viewing and comfort etc.
I stopped watching boxing many years ago after staying up late all the time to watch fights that lasted 10 seconds (ok, I was probably picking the wrong fights to watch!) but this one may be one that I have to give a go.


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 Post subject: Re: Mayweather vs Pacquiao ~ It's on like Donkey Kong b*tches
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Well they're saying it will start somewhere between 4am - 5am

My days of staying up for these fights are probably over but I might get up for it if I can be bothered

Good thing is it's over a bank holiday so extra day to recover if I do stay up.


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I prefer streams :lol:

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Did people stay up to watch it?

I got up the following morning to watch without knowing the result and as a contest it was a bit dissapointing Mayweather did what Mayweather does he's a counter puncher but I think he caught Manny off guard in the first few rounds by chasing after him.

There have been stories that Pacquiao was carrying an injury in to the fight which stopped him really unleashing on Mayweather but it looked to me like he didn't have the power to really hurt Mayweather he hit him with a few clean shots but none looked like they'd put Mayweather down.

All it highlighted to me was how sad it was that these two didn't fight 3 or 4 years ago


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Watched the fight.

Mayweather speed impressed me most. A 38 yr old with that much speed is ridiculous. The two fighters looked like they had been for a Sunday jog at the end of the fight!

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Watched the fight.

Mayweather speed impressed me most. A 38 yr old with that much speed is ridiculous. The two fighters looked like they had been for a Sunday jog at the end of the fight!


He's quick but how much power is there behind those punches as they didn't really cause much damage and it was the same the other way both men landed a couple of decent shots but no one really went close to hitting the deck and the body shots didn't seem to take the toll on either man to slow them down in later rounds.

I think Mayweather was expecting a harder fight and maybe if the injury rumours are true then maybe the contest was spoiled a little bit which is a real shame as fans had waited so long for it to see such a one sided fight was dissapointing. These two should've had a fight once Pacquiao beat Hatton at the time Hatton had only lost to Mayweather and when Pacquiao beat him as well these two were the top 2 fighters in the world and at their peak but for whatever reason you want to believe they didn't do it.

Will be interesting to see if they have a rematch Mayweather says he's fighting again in September and then that's it if he wins that he goes to 49-0 would he risk one more fight to make it 50? Does he need to fight Pacquiao again that fight was so one sided that he doesn't really have anything left to prove in this debate and if they did fight again there's no way it would have the same hype as it did this time.


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