Floyd adviser scoffs at Pacquiao's 55-45 proposal
MANILA, Philippines – A close friend and adviser of Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn't impressed with Manny Pacquiao’s 55-45 split proposal for the supposed mega fight.
Leonard Ellerbe, the American boxer’s confidante, said only Mayweather can dictate the terms of the fight.
“Manny Pacquiao can’t tell Floyd Mayweather [expletive],” Ellerbe, told the LA Times.
Ellerbe claimed that Pacquiao was just using Mayweather’s name to promote his upcoming fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.
He said that it would be useless to link Mayweather to Pacquiao-Marquez IV.
“No one cares about [that fight],” said Ellerbe.
Pacquiao earlier said that aside from giving in to Mayweather’s drug test demand, he is willing to give the American boxer the upside of the revenue shares.
The 8-division champion is hoping that they could fight sometime in April 2013.
"I'm waiting for that fight to happen," Pacquiao told ESPN. "I don't know what's the reason why that fight has not happened. ... I told him I agree with 55 and 45 [split]."
Pacquiao’s publicist Fred Sternburg said the Filipino boxer just wants to get Mayweather in the ring.
“He can be introduced first, have top billing … he can wear my trunks. I don’t care,” he quoted his client as saying.
The super fight is expected to eclipse Mayweather’s 2007 split-decision victory over Oscar De La Hoya, which generated more than 2.15 million pay-per-view buys.