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simba's Photo simba 02 Oct 2014

BIG U.S. TV NETWORKS PRESSURE MAYWEATHER TO FIGHT PACQUIAO

By Manny Piñol
PhilBoxing.com


Now, it is not only the fight fans who are clamoring for the most awaited boxing match up of the century - undefeated American champion Floyd Mayweather versus 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

Two of America's biggest TV sports network, HBO and Showtime, are reportedly initiating talks on how to bring Mayweather and Pacquiao in the ring for the staging of the biggest boxing event with expectedly the biggest boxing payday for both fighters estimated at least $50-M each.

Yesterday, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao hinted that his meeting with Mayweather may happen next year adding that there are on-going talks between HBO and Showtime.

HBO carries Pacquiao's fights while Showtime has the exclusive rights over Mayweather's fights following a $100-M TV deal with the flamboyant but oftentimes abrasive and trouble-prone American boxing champion.

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"It could happen next year," Pacquiao told me yesterday during a one-on-one meeting where we briefly discussed his forthcoming fight with another undefeated American champion Chris Algieri scheduled November in Macau and lengthily talked about his political and boxing plans.

Pacquiao said he was informed by sources that Showtime would like Mayweather to take the fight against him because it could be the TV network's opportunity to recover its huge investments on Mayweather.

Whether Mayweather will eventually yield to the mounting pressure from fight fans and now the big TV networks to take the fight against the Filipino boxing icon, Pacquiao said he is really keen on staging one of his world title fights in the Philippines before he hangs up his gloves.

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"But right now, I would like to focus on the Algieri fight," said Pacquiao who instructed his business adviser Michael Koncz to advise people asking for an audience or appointment with him that he wants to concentrate on his training and that he could not entertain them yet.

"Please tell them to please understand that I want to train hard and focus on this fight against Algieri," I heard Pacquiao tell Koncz after the Canadian adviser informed the champion that a friend wanted to ask for an appointment with him.

While largely unknown, the undefeated Algieri is considered a dangerous opponent because of his resilience inside the ring and his ability to absorb punches and survive.

The undefeated American is also taller and younger than Pacquiao.

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In the field of politics, Pacquiao said he has not made up his mind yet on whether to finish his third and last term as Saranggani representative or accept the draft to run for the Senate.
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bazooka's Photo bazooka 02 Oct 2014

$50 million each?  That's reason enough for Floyd to duck this fight.  Floyd could get paid $250 mill for this fight and would still duck it if Manny got paid the same amount.
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DePonce's Photo DePonce 02 Oct 2014

Yeah I don't see the 50/50 split going anywhere.  Like or not, Floyd has the right to argue it.
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simba's Photo simba 02 Oct 2014

View Postbazooka, on 02 October 2014 - 07:31 PM, said:

$50 million each?  That's reason enough for Floyd to duck this fight.  Floyd could get paid $250 mill for this fight and would still duck it if Manny got paid the same amount.
Tru dat !!!
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View PostDePonce, on 02 October 2014 - 07:47 PM, said:

Yeah I don't see the 50/50 split going anywhere.  Like or not, Floyd has the right to argue it.
Mane him dat mane from  54 ane down him should gets mo cake plus him gonna probably be promoting he own fight dat mo cheese ya digs
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cang-ipos's Photo cang-ipos 03 Oct 2014

With his asking price and his dwindling PPV sales, FMJ could be pressured to fight Manny. However, I still doubt his fighting Pac unless he sees a considerable slippage of his nemesis.

This is the scenario that I believe could make the fight happen. It's really up to Floyd bar an Algieri upset win.
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WhenWeWereKings's Photo WhenWeWereKings 03 Oct 2014

I never thought Pacquiao would beat Mayweather Jr. but the pressure Maidana applied definitely left some questions about this version of Mayweather Jr.

However, if Floyd does indeed take this fight then I can only assume he'll win. I don't think he would face a fighter he wasn't certain he could beat.
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simba's Photo simba 04 Oct 2014

View PostWhenWeWereKings, on 03 October 2014 - 07:06 AM, said:

I never thought Pacquiao would beat Mayweather Jr. but the pressure Maidana applied definitely left some questions about this version of Mayweather Jr.

However, if Floyd does indeed take this fight then I can only assume he'll win. I don't think he would face a fighter he wasn't certain he could beat.
Hmmmmmmm.....
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Raghavan1's Photo Raghavan1 04 Oct 2014

View PostWhenWeWereKings, on 03 October 2014 - 07:06 AM, said:

I never thought Pacquiao would beat Mayweather Jr. but the pressure Maidana applied definitely left some questions about this version of Mayweather Jr.

However, if Floyd does indeed take this fight then I can only assume he'll win. I don't think he would face a fighter he wasn't certain he could beat.
And which fighter below 154 did he duck. Pls dont say Margartito
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View Postsimba, on 04 October 2014 - 03:07 AM, said:

Hmmmmmmm.....
you know you can do that "hmmmmmm" shyt to yourself and not post it, right?
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moneymaywhat?'s Photo moneymaywhat? 04 Oct 2014

Everytime Floyd saw Margarito he acted like he had to use the bathroom, i wonder Y lol. The networks should pressure him, he milking the cow n he doesn't care about feeding it, f that. Fight Pac n ahow the world u "the best".
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Antonious's Photo Antonious 04 Oct 2014

Lol floyd blatantly ducked prime tony.


Relentless pressure, endless stamina, Steele chin. A real war machine.


No thanks. Floyds health comes first.
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View PostAntonious, on 04 October 2014 - 08:19 PM, said:

Lol floyd blatantly ducked prime tony.


Relentless pressure, endless stamina, Steele chin.
ane brick hands ya digs mane
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jackson_action57's Photo jackson_action57 04 Oct 2014

Whenwherewewerekings, So you going by what maidana did vs mayweather to make you think twice?  lol
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simba's Photo simba 05 Oct 2014

View Postjermaine, on 04 October 2014 - 08:39 AM, said:

you know you can do that "hmmmmmm" shyt to yourself and not post it, right?
Ok Tito, oops I meant jermaine.
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