Floyd Mayweather’s former friend and business partner, 50 Cent says that he believes that Mayeather has been ducking a fight with Manny Pacquiao. He says that he is not afraid of Pacquiao, but he seems to be laying out the final bricks of his legacy in a very calculative manner. Fif says that Mayweather is more concerned about who is the perfect opponent than about finding the best fight.
During a recent appearance on ESPNS’s “First Take”, 50 says that Floyd has been avoiding Pacquiao due to concerns about finances. He says that Mayweather has been taking easy paychecks rather than challenging fights.
“Mayweather did duck the fight with Pacquiao, that’s $100 million and you just left it,” he said. “I mean, for two reasons – I think he concentrates on how much someone else is getting paid as opposed to how much he’s getting paid and then I think he kind of sees himself in a space that no one else sees himself in, like he’s so high on top of it that he shouldn’t give some of other great fighters a chance to be in that position at this point.”
50 Continued, “He’s not afraid of [Pacquiao] or any fighter. I just think it’s more of him saying, ‘Who do I have to fight?’. At this point, it’s more so of him finding who is the perfect opponent then him finding the toughest fighter to fight. I think when you go in the history books, you are doing it a bit differently. This is more business and making the right financial decisions. How do you stretch out how many wins on your actual record?”