The key stumbling block to making a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight — which looms as the richest bout in boxing history if it happens while both are near the top of their games — has been Mayweather’s insistence on taking the lion’s share of the money.
On Thursday, during an appearance on ESPN2′s “First Take,” Pacquiao said he is willing to give Mayweather the bigger slice of the pie.
Pacquiao was appearing in the Bristol, Conn., studio with Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs). They are in the midst of a tour promoting their welterweight showdown on Dec. 8 (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but much of the conversation Thursday centered on a potential Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.
“I’m waiting for that fight to happen,” said Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion. “I don’t know what’s the reason why that fight has not happened. … It’s OK for me if he gets a higher percentage than me.” from espn.com
My take—There is no doubt in my mind that Manny knows he can beat Mayweather.