Pacquiao is willing to let Mayweather get the bigger share of the money and there is finally no issue regarding Mayweather’s demand for Olympic style random drug testing.
What is hold up the fight? Pacquiao voiced his personal opinion on the subject.
"Well, I think he is worried about his record. He talks about his zero losses. The zero that means so much to him means nothing when measured against who he fought," Pacquiao told scribe Jerry Izenberg of The Star Ledger. "You talk pound-for-pound best, or undefeated champion. If you don’t defend against the best, none of that means anything."
"[He is] not [scared] of fighting, but perhaps of what one night could do to his zero of losses. I think I finally understand him:…what he says,…how he acts,…and I don’t like it. But what l learned and heard from him, well, I realize why he is like that. I understand sometimes when the people are not educated they just talk to talk. He sets a very bad example." -@BoxingScene.
Could Floyd Mayweather be looking to get “stronger” with Alex Ariza?
Remember these comments @FloydMayweather made leading up to his first fight with Marcos Maidana:
"I don’t have anything against anyone, but I noticed that when the guy, Alex Ariza, was in Amir Khan’s corner and when he faced Maidana, Amir Khan looked super strong in that fight," Mayweather noted prior to his first fight with Maidana. "Then you go back and look at it, I go look at Maidana’s fights against certain guys, like when he fought Alexander, he was strong, he was still coming ahead because he’s the kind of guy that comes straight ahead, and liked the looped shots. He wasn’t as strong as he was in the Adrien Broner fight. In the Adrien Broner fight he was a lot stronger than he was in a lot of his past fights.
"I don’t know if Alex Ariza plays a major role into that, but when I sit back and I look, I’m looking at Pacquiao versus Bradley and I notice ever since Ariza has not been with Pacquiao anymore there’s been a total change in his power. So I look at things like that and I question things like that to myself, but I don’t worry about anything and I’m not going to say nothing about Ariza because I think he’s a pretty cool guy. I don’t really know him, but we got USADA, which is the best in the world, and we’re going to continue to go out there and do what we supposed to do."
Via @SupremeBoxing: In a twist of events Floyd Mayweather put out a picture on the Shots, and shows he’s working with Alex Ariza now. Shortly after Alex Ariza himself tweeted a pic of Floyd training. Its this just mind games to get into the maidana camp ? What do you think of this?
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@50cent speaks to XXL magazine about @FloydMayweather: “I’ll do things that will be really random and it’ll be the biggest thing at the moment ’cause nothing else is going on at that point. It happens over and over. Like just stopping by a game to throw a pitch turns into [me] on CNN and [I] can’t get away from it. When you have an aggressive aura around you, then I believe people don’t want to miss the opportunity to laugh at you. Floyd is one-dimensional. The Money Team concept is one-dimensional. We actually started pushing it during the recession. It was cool ’cause his viewership was going up but it’s not actually the right message for me and who I am. So I started working with The United Nations and The World Food Program, and feeding America. Providing meals through the SK Energy Shots and that was at the same time because I started realizing that this is not the right concept of what you should present to the public.”
“People think I get angry with Floyd, that’s like my younger brother. So he’ll do things and I won’t necessarily understand why he does it but it’ll agitate me and I’ll do things in response. Other times I’ll just watch him do something that I think is completely crazy. It’s just who he is. He doesn’t have to make adjustments for me and I don’t have to make adjustments for him. I stopped making adjustments for him. We have one of those love/hate relationships.”
“I don’t hate him, I love him, actually. Entering the sport of boxing is a reflection of that relationship. He doesn’t make any money away from the sport of boxing. That tells you when he’s done fighting, he’s done period. I just try to encourage him to do things away from the sport… ”
“It’s pretty tough to digest the concept that we don’t spend money the same. He spends all of his money. He lives a richer lifestyle than we actually live day to day. In the end, it’s not a sustainable lifestyle. I’ll have to help him when it gets too tough. We’ve had conversations about this.”
Marcos Maidana is labeling Floyd Mayweather Jr. as an coward in the ring, stating the undefeated boxer refused to trade punches in their May fight, which Mayweather won with a twelve round majority decision. A rematch is set for September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Maidana plans to apply a lot of pressure, force the fight and cut the ring off when Mayweather starts using his legs to create distance. Maidana has stated in earlier interview that he’s focused on stopping Mayweather inside the distance.
“I’m going to be on him from the opening bell,” Maidana said. “I’m going to try and force him to fight. I’m preparing for anything. If he’s going to run like a little bitch I’m going to have to chase him and I’m prepared to do that.
“It’s difficult to knock out Floyd because he runs but I will try my best and we will see what happens. I want him to stand and fight like a man. Stop crying like a little bitch and fight.” -@BoxingScene.