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Dear Mayweather and Pacquiao: Shut Up And Fight Already!

It wasn’t even a whole day after Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s jail sentence was postponed that he took to Twitter to challenge Manny Pacquaio to a fight:

“Manny Pacquiao I’m calling you out let’s fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see,” he tweeted.

Manny Pacquiao’s team dismissed Floyd Mayweather’s challenge to a fight on May 5th.

Pacquiao’s team said the idea of fighting in the smaller arena at MGM Grand, which holds about 17,000 seats doesn’t make sense, especially if it cuts Pacquiao out of a percentage of the $30 million he would get if he waited for the 45,000-seat boxing arena being built in Las Vegas  to be completed.  Pacquiao’s financial adviser Michael Koncz said the new arena won’t be finished before the end of May.

“Why would I tell Manny to fight on the 5th and throw away a percentage of $30 million? That’s crazy,” he said.

There’s also the issue of revenue sharing. Pacquiao wants a 50-50 share with Mayweather–something that shouldn’t be a problem, seeing that this fight would be the most profitable in boxing history.

I don’t know what the issue is. First there were concerns from Mayweather’s camp concerning drug testing that Pacquiao didn’t agree to, and then there was the fight over the money. Then the camps couldn’t agree on the deal.  Mayweather’s jail sentence has been postponed for this supposed fight and all we’re getting now is this back-and-forth and social media “challenges” that’s only getting on our nerves.

The camps from both teams seem more like two men circling each other daring the other one to strike the first blow.  

Shut up and fight already!

Your JGF,

~Angela Davis

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