By William Trillo
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Don’t be fooled by Leonard Ellerbe when he said that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has the upper hand when it comes to negotiating with Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao for their highly anticipated Super Fight. Ellerbe said that Floyd deserves the Lions share of the purse but coming off their most recent fights it’s clearly Pacquiao who is in the driver seat.
Boxing has been and always will be a “what have you done for me lately” game and although Floyd brought in big numbers for his September fight with Juan Manuel Marquez he was trumped by Pacquiao’s overwhelming recent performance over Miguel Cotto as that fight brought in nearly 1.5 million PPV buys.
Add in the fact that Pacquiao captured a title at 147 pounds while Mayweather’s fight was nothing more than an over glorified bout with a smaller man where no title was at stake.
Last time I checked it’s the Champion who deserves the upper hand in negotiations and the challenger should just be happy he is involved.
Sorry Floyd, but just like that limo rides you take while you scurry around Las Vegas visiting the local Clubs, you will be riding in the back seat on this one.
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