'Everything's on me'
ESPN The Magazine
May 4, 2012

THE SCENE in the parking lot of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas has devolved into an extended documentary on the perils of celebrity. There's a betting slip on the loose worth $80,000, earned...
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Cowssa 
If Pacquiao knew how to speak english he would have split ways with Arum too, but Pacquiao needs arum
171 Days ago
RobC104 
money should take a dive rematch 2 fights min hundred million a piece besides they could both retire and money would know what its like to lose twice
183 Days ago
ry_steve 
1) Mayweather and Pacquiao agree to 50/50 split. 2) Mayweather wants a blood test. 3) Pacquiao balks. 4) Mayweather breaths a sigh of relief. 5) Pacquiao agrees to the testing. 6) Mayweather: OH SH*T!! How much is this fight really worth? I don't want him to wreck my health! 7) Sources estimate this fight at 300-500 mil. 8) Mayweather calls Pacquiao up: OK, forget that 50/50 crap. Now you get 40 mil and no more PPV for you! 9) Pacquiao: LOL! 50/50 or 45/55 split the winner's way. Mayweather breaths another sigh of relief. 10) Mayweather: Ok, who else can I fight who won't wreck my health? Well, there's Cotto. Pac and Marg softened him up a bit, so I'm a bit more comfortable with him now. Not like I was back when he was kicking A$$ !! 11) Mayweather at the news conference: I'm fighting Cotto now. Forget Pacquiao. 12) Mayweather at the next news conference: I really really really wanted to fight Pacquiao. Really! I did! I offered Pacquiao 40 mil. I told him to ditch Arum and Top Rank. I know he agreed to the testing but I don't want him to wreck my health! It's Pacquiao's fault the fight didn't happen. What else could I do? 13) Mayweather during the fight: SH*T!! This guy still hits hard! 14) Mayweather after the fight: I really don't know anybody else I want to fight. Retirement sounds good. I mean, just look at my face would you!
350 Days ago
AnthonyAzizi 
Pacman should take the 40 million. I seriously doubt he can make that much fighting someone else.
350 Days ago
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ry_steve 
It goes both ways. Floyd doesn't make as much fighting somebody else either. 40 mil may be something like 10% of what the fight is worth.
350 Days ago
Pedro1379 
#TeamMoney
351 Days ago
Rob Mohr 
No one cares.
351 Days ago
lw6060 
Im not jealous of Floyd....but I wish I could live his lifestyle for just 1 weekend...LOL. My personal opinion is that he waste alot of money but he has alot to waste. He earned it so he can spend however he chooses. Money is king of some (most) people lives.
351 Days ago
Bpontoon 
Pacman is far superior. Floyd is a scared punk.
352 Days ago
charles ray strozier 
Tim Keoman you will be broke BEFORE Floyd will. You are Just another sleezy ESPN sportswriter, HOPEING that another brother spends up all his money, and if he does, so what. I don't think God will judge you on how much money you blew in your lifetime!
352 Days ago
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pdei47 
Tell that hating $@% Tim Keown again. What's with these writers & all the hate they have a brother making money that runs his own show. I never hear them trashing baseball, hockey, golf, tennis players at the strip club/beating their wives/not paying child support/doing drugs/raping college girls the list goes on. But they are quick to jump on any brother with a open mind & money to buy everything non-black athletes do. That's just straight hating with no chaser......
350 Days ago
BigBuds88 
Well when dude does go broke he has no1 to put blame on say like a Mike Tyson who was ripped off for years by Don King etc. And when someone earns this much $ in a lifetime(and if he can get it can't blame him for taking it) when they do somehow end up broke because of pissing $ away on having 23 cars that cost 6 figures each and jewelry on 1 hand thats worth more then some will make in their lives they should not be allowed bankruptcy protection of any kind because there is absolutely no reason to end up broke when you make this kinda $ and somehow don't manage to save any of it but you surely don't forget to have 1 of your personal $@%!$@% stand in a line(while inconveniencing people who only dream of having millions which u already have) and buy $20,000 in Lottery Tickets!!
352 Days ago
chaz_eaton 
to all the people talking crap saying floyd is afraid to fight manny, how come when neither person is willing to accept the other person's terms all the hate is going one way? i just dont get it.
352 Days ago
AVHesse12 
Congrats FM now fight Pac.
353 Days ago
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pdei47 
No pac need to leave arum then come get that a$$ whooping.....
350 Days ago
lampkin86 
eveyone is saying that mayweather dont want to fight pacquiao but he tryed to give pacquiao the biggest payout that he ever had n they said no to it
353 Days ago
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Saviu313 
gave him a joke of a pay out compared to what Floyd would be getting and he did that on purpose because of two reasons, 1 being that if he loses then he still gets a bigger pay out than Pac and 2 he knew there was a big chance they would have turned down his offer. no one has proof that Pac has ever taken any PEDs. people need to stop with that.
352 Days ago
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pdei47 
If you call 40mil a joke than I guess you must be an millionaire. Pac can't make 40 mil in 10 years of fighting for arum. He might make 30mil before paying back his boss....Plus who wants to see another judge bought fight that if pac is losing he's going to win anyway. Come on dude wake up or stop smoking that oooowwwweeeeee.....
350 Days ago
bboles707 
Mayweather is fun to watch. All the haters have their right to not like him but the man is smart and talented and not afraid to show it.
354 Days ago
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ry_steve 
His strengths are as great as his weaknesses.
350 Days ago
superlakersfanutube 
Once Again...That leaves only one explanation for Mayweathers stupid excuses/terms:take the test issue",PEDs,no 50/50 split,he's Asian),Etc...is pure, raw, incontinent fear. Mayweather is afraid of Manny Pacquiaohell, who can blame him?and the great genius of defensive boxing has maybe rightly decided that the best defense against Manny Pacquiao is never to step into the ring.PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
354 Days ago
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