Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t exactly moved by Manny Pacquiao going on the record in his acceptance of taking 10% less of the purse for a potential super-fight between the world’s top two boxers.
“Manny Pacquiao can’t tell Floyd Mayweather [expletive],” Mayweather Jr. advisor Leonard Ellerbe told The Times on Friday.
“If and when the fight takes place, Floyd will dictate the terms.”
Ellerbe assessed Pacquiao’s mention of Mayweather Jr. this week on a promotional tour to Los Angeles, New York, ESPN studios and Mexico City as an “amateurish, transparent” way to promote the Filipino superstar’s fourth bout against Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The Marquez bout, said Ellerbe, is one, “that, in my opinion, no one cares about.”
Pacquiao, coming off a controversial split-decision loss June 9 to Timothy Bradley, said Friday that “win or lose,” he’ll accept the unbeaten Mayweather Jr. receiving 55% of a purse to Pacquiao’s 45% -- if long-failed negotiations ever succeed.
“He can be introduced first, have top billing … he can wear my trunks,” Pacquiao was quoted Friday by publicist Fred Sternburg in Mexico. “I don’t care. I just want to get him in the ring.”