Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
We were talking about opponents for Floyd, I mentioned Canelo and Marquez...and you threw out Ward's name for some reason.
Pacquiao wanted what he deserved. Pac has never been offered 50%. When he accepted the drug testing, the money issue was brought up. Mayweather was never scared imo. He just wanted to bully his way to the fight, whichh he thinks would give him the mental edge on his opponent.
He has in NO way been consistant. I was keeping up with the reports when I was on ESB and he was bringing up something new every time Pacquia caved.
Pacquiao didnt look impressive because of the opponent, not his skill set. As I said, give him Ortiz or Canelo and the "prime" fighter reappears. Pacquiao doesnt look as impressive against counter punchers and defencive fighters. That's a fact. He lost, so it would always take some sting out, but theres no denying that Pacquiao poses the biggest threat to Mayweather right now in their near weight divisions and would probably still be able to bring the fight over the line as the highest revenue ever since it's still the two most popular fighters on the planet.
And Mayweather is still #1 P4P. It's pretty much Mayweather, Ward then Martinez.
I did not bring up Ward as an opponent for Floyd. Lyoto said, "In the long run I guess it helps because Mayweather/Pacquiao is dead and not many people know about guys like Austin Trout and Andre Ward." And I had said I thought Ward right now is pound for pound best right now. No way at all did I say he was a possible opponent for Floyd, LOL.
LOL so pac wasn't offered 50-50? is that what you are saying?:
"The much-anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is all but set for March 13, a source told Yahoo! Sports.
Mayweather has agreed to terms and promoter Bob Arum is making a trip to Manila, Philippines, to finalize a deal with Pacquiao, the source said."
This was in 2009. Mayweather has very much been consistent with his deamnds to say otherwise is just asinine. I disagree I think Sergio Martinez is the biggest threat to Mayweather because MArtinez can beat him, I highly doubt Pac could ever beat Floyd. LOL so it was Floyd who insisted on a new stadium? A date later than May 5th?, multiple excuses as to why a drug test could not occur?
I disagree that Mayweather is the #1 pound for pound, he hasn't faced the best fighters out there in years unlike Andre Ward and he has never cleaned out a division. This is my PERSONAL OPINION, you are free to agree with ESPN and such, but this my personal opinion. (in regards to pound for pound) Even ESPN agrees that it's hurting Floyd due to his inactivity.