Ariza: Floyd says Pacquiao should have gotten more
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 12, 2016 04:15 PM
"There were things that didn't add up to Floyd and Manny should have made much more than he got." --- Alex Ariza. (AP)
According to strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza, Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks his rival Manny Pacquiao did not get what he deserved money-wise at the wake of their superfight last year.
In an interview to Ronnie Nathanielsz on Viva Sports "The Main Event" and published on Boxingscene.com, Ariza said that Mayweather "was concerned about how much money Manny Pacquiao got."
"There were things that didn't add up to Floyd and Manny should have made much more than he got," Ariza said per Nathanielsz. "That's another reason that Floyd says Manny is in the upper echeleons and should become independent so he gets what he deserves."
Pacquiao's exact earnings from the May 2015 fight have never been really confimed, but he did have to pay Top Rank Promotions as opposed to Mayweather who owns his own company.
The undefeated American champion received a 60-40 advantage to split the fight purse.
Ariza also revealed that Mayweather made close to half-a-billion dollars and plans to set up a TBE (The Best Ever) wellness center as a way to give back to the Philippines.
Mayweather beat Andre Berto last September and retired with a 49-0 record while Pacquiao is scheduled to complete a trilogy with Tim Bradley on April 9, marking his final fight as a pro boxer.