By Albert Benson
I honestly feel bad for Manny Pacquiao, the man was humiliated via one punch KO by a guy he fought four times, he is in deep tax trouble with the unpaid taxes he owes the Philippines government, and now his hyped up return to the boxing ring against Brandon Rios was a huge flop in terms of Pay-Per-View buys the early reports estimate anywhere between 450,000-500,000 PPV buys for the Macau event. The numbers for the Pacquiao vs. Rios fight could be even lower, but we will never know the true numbers because Top Rank promotions never releases the exact numbers to the media.
Floyd Mayweather has been on top of the boxing world for years and the proof is in the facts, he has consistently brought in at least 1 million Pay-Per-View buys every time he steps into the squared circle. They call him Money Mayweather for a reason, and that is because everything he touches turns to gold. Everyone loves a winner, and when Manny Pacquiao got knocked out, it showed us that he had mainly fake fans who only road his coattails because they hated Mayweather and felt he would be the one to defeat the greatest boxer of our time.
Golden Boy promotions always releases the numbers for every Floyd Mayweather fight. They hide nothing from the public, they show the exact money made, and the purses. Without a doubt, Floyd is not only the number one fighter in the world, he is also the highest grossing and highest paid boxer of all time and the highest earning athlete in the world. I can’t believe anyone in their right mind would think Pacquiao deserved a 50/50 split with Floyd when he isn’t even remotely on his level.
The biggest mistake that Manny Pacquiao made was not accepting the 40 million flat fee offered to him by Floyd Mayweather to make the super fight happen — that would have been the most money he would have made in his entire boxing career. People are still insisting that Mayweather is the one ducking, they still believe that he is afraid of a washed up and already been exposed fighter. This just goes to show you how much people hate on Money Mayweather, they are jealous of his money and fame, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of his biggest haters were also racist.
Drop your pride and finally come to your senses and admit that Floyd Mayweather is the Creme de la Creme of boxing. Nobody can beat him, and Manny Pacquiao never had a chance and never deserved a fight with Floyd to begin with.