Found January 25, 2012 on Rope A Dope Radio:
PLAYERS: Roger Mayweather

We've all heard reports before from mysterious emails. Who could forget back in Dec of 2009 when Teddy Atlas claimed, "From sources that told me, they said that people in the Pacquiao camp sent a couple of e-mails to the Mayweather camp a few weeks ago, about two to three weeks ago, and the first e-mail was,” 'What would the penalty be if our guy tested positive (for PEDs)?' “And the second e-mail was,” 'If he did test positive, could we keep this a secret for the benefit of boxing? The same story was also reported by Tim Smith of the New York Daily News on Dec. 25, 2009. Not many people took these claims very seriously and questioned whether or not the alleged emails were legit.


Think about it; would the Pacquiao camp really be that stupid enough to send out those emails to someone in the press? It just doesn’t add up. Just like the whole alleged email about Floyd Mayweather denying the 50/50 split doesn’t fully add up either.

Why were most people so quick to dismiss the alleged Pacquiao emails but everyone is accepting the alleged Mayweather email as if it’s gospel.


There was also a similar incident a few months back where it was reported that Mayweather had demanded a one hundred million guarantee or he wouldn’t accept the fight. This was taken totally out of context and was blown way out of proportion. These reports never ended up being verified. Floyd’s trainer Roger Mayweather later claimed that he could see Floyd earning a hundred million if he fought Pacquiao. I suspect that’s what Floyd meant, but that’s just my own humble opinion.


One other thing that has been puzzling me is, just a day before the news broke about the email, it was confirmed that Floyd was on the phone with Pacquiao’s manager Michael Koncz and Many Pacquiao himself. The conversation ended with Pacquiao saying to Floyd, "I said that the 50-50 (purse split) was approved and there's no problem, any time, it's in your hands, we'll just wait if it's OK with you." So if the 50/50 split request was denied by Floyd, don’t you think Pacquiao, Koncz or Arum would have came out right away and said something about it first instead of ESPN? The whole thing seems a little fishy to me.


Until we hear Floyd actually say that he will not agree to a 50/50 split, everything else is just speculation in my opinion and should be treated as such.


Joe Habeeb

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