When push comes to shove Manny refused to be an easy prey and Oscar finally had his match. Manny Pacquiao refused to fight in Oscar’s term the 70-30 split in revenue was all Oscar can offer to Manny but Manny feels he deserve more than that. Floyd Mayweather fought Oscar in a 70-30 revenue split but Floyd is not Manny. People don’t pay to watch Floyd fights they watch to see Floyd gets clobbered. First of all Manny has to move two weight divisions up a quite startling feat considering he started at the 106lbs. division and with only one fight as a lightweight Manny is not only risking his career but he is also risking his life. Oscar past his prime may be too slow for Manny but Oscar has been through a lot of notable wars in the past and made experienced as his ally against Pacman. One punch could make a difference and Manny is not spared for that. When you are in the ring anything can happen.
Oscar knows pretty well that a fight with Manny can cultivate high pay per view buys and earn muchx2 more than fighting against Mora or Margarito. Mora has to fight Vernon forest in a rematch this Sept. and Margarito could very well make his retirement in a bad note.
Manny just wanted a fair share on the millions both fighters could earn a 60-40 split may not be so bad. He just wanted a much bigger slice on the cake but Oscar won’t budge.
The Golden boy of boxing has turned himself from a boxer to a businessman.
I think Manny did the right thing. Oscar has been dictating everybody he fights with his terms but Manny made it strong about his conviction. The risk is too great for Manny and with all the money both could earn Pacquiao let his mind dictate his heart after all its his life on the line.
Oscar made a name by fighting the best in boxing. Manny is much more like Oscar and with a crowded lightweight division all Manny’s got to do is clean it up.
There won’t be any Oscar next year and Manny has still two or three years to go and he doesn’t have to worry about cashing in because it’s gonna be his time and will be fighting this time in his terms.