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article imagePacquiao Says He Fights to Make People and Boxing Fans Happy

By Leo Reyes     Oct 30, 2009 in Sports
Manny Pacquaio says he fights to make people and boxing fans happy while Mayweather doesn't care if the fight is boring as long as he makes plenty of money.
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquaio says Floyd Mayweather, Jr. doesn't care much if the people watching him in the ring are enjoying the fight or not as long as he makes plenty of money.
In the USA Today report Pacquiao said "He doesn't care about the people around him watching. He doesn't care if the fight is boring, as long as the fight is finished and he gets (plenty of) money. ... I want people to be happy. You have a big responsibility as a boxer."
Pacquaio made the comments in response to questions from media about the posibility of a Pacquiao-Mayweather match in 2010. Pacquiao said he thinks Mayweather does not want to fight him adding that the match up is not going to happen.
Manny Pacquaio does not normally make negative comments on the qualities of his opponent but due to the lingering queries and questions about the prospect of a Pacquiao-Mayweather match, the Filipino boxing icon had to make his own personal observations about the reasons why the fight may not happen after all as boxing fans around the world are anticipating.
USA Today reports:
Mayweather's advisers claim they haven't ruled out a bout with Pacquiao, likely among the world's few fighters who could match the American's speed. But the Filipino champion has surprisingly strong opinions about why it won't happen.
Another stumbling block in the Mayweather-Pacquiao match next year is the issue of the fight purse sharing. Mayweather maintains that he deserves a bigger share of the purse because of his ability to generate huge pay-per-view revenues for the fight and his being undefeated in his professional boxing career. He offered a 60-40 sharing in his favor which the Pacquiao team immediate rejected.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is fresh from his victory over the popular Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez after coming out of retirement almost two years ago. Mayweather remains undefeated in his entire professional boxing career.
Manny Pacquiao is the current pound-for-pound king and IBO Jr. Welterweight Champion. He won the IBO belt against Ricky Hatton of England by KO in the second round of their fight in Las Vegas early this year. Pacquiao is aiming for his seventh win in seven different categories. If he wins over Miguel Cotto, Pacquiao will become the first professional boxer to hold the record.
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