By Nick Giongco
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Having drawn 1.4 million pay-per-view buys the last time, Manny Pacquiao said on Friday night that it is just fair and square that he and Floyd Mayweather equally share the revenue of a planned fight in May. Pacquiao’s rubber match with Juan Manuel Marquez generated that hefty number of buys, while Mayweather’s controversial kayo of Victor Ortiz only posted 1.25 million. “It’s just right that we share equally,” said Pacquiao. “Floyd has to look at the PPV numbers to understand why it be fair for us to split it in half,” added Pacquiao.
Mayweather spoke on the phone with Pacquiao on Thursday and the Filipino clearly told his caller that it has to be 50-50. If Mayweather doesn’t agree, Pacquiao said he will have no choice but to fight somebody else possibly on June 9.