Floyd Mayweather continues his verbal onslaught as he recently called Manny Pacquiao “an old, desperate dog” in an interview with Fight Hype’s Ben Thompson.
“Pacquiao had his opportunity. He had his chance. When he had his opportunity and he had his chance, I guess he was tooting his own horn and he felt like he was on the same level as me. It's obvious he felt like he was on the same level as me status-wise because he wouldn't have asked for 50/50. So now, two losses later and he's got a problem: the IRS,” said Mayweather.
“So when I offered (Pacquiao) $40 million, (he) turned it down. I offered Manny Pacquiao $40 million and he said he wanted 50/50. So now, you took two back-to-back losses, and from what I hear, I don't know for a fact, but from what I hear, you got tax problems and now you're begging to get the fight. You couldn’t care less if you win; all you want to do is fight Floyd Mayweather to clean up a tax bill basically. He's got a $68 million tax problem now. He couldn't put ten fights together and make $68 million, so now, who is he chasing?”
Pacquiao, for his part, has said that if Mayweather wants to fight without Bob Arum, he’ll have to wait until 2015. Regarding the issues with the IRS, the rumored amount was $18 million, far from the $68 million that Mayweather is claiming. The IRS has also lifted the tax levy they had on Pacquiao.
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“Pacquiao got IRS problems. Pacquiao got pay-per-view number problems. Pacquiao's boss name is Rob Arum. Pacquiao owes $68 million in taxes. Pacquiao's got five losses. He still got Timothy Bradley problems and (Juan Manuel) Marquez problems,” Mayweather continued.“So this guy's got all these problems and he wants Floyd Mayweather to solve them for him, huh? He's willing to do anything now after his career done took a major setback. First he wanted 50/50; now he's like, ‘Floyd, give me anything. Throw an old, desperate dog a bone.’”
Mayweather also continued his tirade against Arum. “I don't know what their relationship is, but I'm not doing business with Rob Arum,” the undefeated fighter said. “I don't have a good relationship with him.” Mayweather added that Arum called him a coward for not fighting Antonio Margarito. He added that Arum also claimed that Jose Luis Castillo was the rightful winner in his first fight against Mayweather.
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Mayweather ended the interview by saying he still has not decided on who to fight next.
“Amir Khan has a good following, so if it makes business sense, then it makes money. No different from the Ricky Hatton fight; it made sense,” Mayweather said. “A lot of people believe in (Marcos) Maidana because of the Adrien Broner fight. They think since Adrien Broner has a style similar to mine, they think Maidana can crack the MayVinci Code.”