Floyd Mayweather on Manny Pacquiao: “He takes the test, we got a fight”

March 28, 2011 – 10:50 am by Chris Fedor

They don’t call him “Money” for nothing. Now that Floyd Mayweather doesn’t have very much going on in terms of boxing, he’s found another way to spend his time and make money at the same time. Mayweather has turned to gambling on sporting events. Mayweather recently bet on the Chicago Bulls and posted on his Twitter account a picture of his betting slip that showed he won over $37,000.

Nice chunk of change just based on one night of betting. However nothing close to what he could make if he finally steps inside the ring with Manny Pacquiao in a fight that every boxing fan wants to see. Since that is clearly not happening any time soon, Mayweather will just have to settle on betting on sporting events. It’s working pretty well right now.

Floyd Mayweather joined ESPN Chicago with the Afternoon Saloon to talk about his bet that he made on the Bulls, what is the most he has won on a bet, how often he bets on sporting events, whether or not he is going to fight Manny Pacquiao, and answers his critics that believe he is “ducking” Manny Pacquiao.

How much money is the most he has won in a bet:

“In a week? Or in one bet? Probably $560,000 to $700,000. (Host: Do you remember what it was or remember the game?) I know the last big, big bet that I made, one of the largest bet was the New England Patriots. I think it was against the San Diego Chargers. I bet them for the money line of $500,000 and it brought back $560,000.”

On why he bet so much on the Bulls:

“At first I was going to bet $100,000 on the first half, but I happened to be asleep because the Atlanta Hawks happened to be on a slump. At this particular time, what’s going on in the NBA right now, Derrick Rose is the leading MVP candidate in the NBA right now I truly believe. I believe in his skills. He’s an amazing player and that’s one of the players you can bet on. If the team can stay 100 percent, they have a good chance to get to the Finals facing probably the Heat in the East. Then in the West this year I think it’s either going to be the Spurs or the Lakers.”

How often he bets on sporting events:

“Every day. You have to find one that you truly believe in and truly feel you’ve got the ups and that’s the one that you load up on.”

On a potential Manny Pacquiao fight:

“The thing is this I’m an American citizen and I represent this country with the red, white, and blue. The only thing I want is the people in my country to stand behind me. I’m in my own country and I have a lot of people against me. Our country is a great country, it’s a clean country, and all I ask him to do is take the test, that’s it. He takes the test and we got a fight.”

What he would say to the people that believe he is “ducking” Manny Pacquiao:

“Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. Floyd Mayweather goes out and makes money for Floyd Mayweather. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. When it’s all said and done and my career is over, the fans don’t come pay my bills, the fans don’t put my kids through college, and the fans don’t put my kids through private school, I do. Through my hard work.”

If he realizes a fight against Pacquiao could potentially save boxing:

“My job is to keep my family close and take care of my family. That’s my job. My job is not to fight for everybody else, my job is to fight for Floyd Mayweather. You don’t go to work for the radio station for everybody else, you go to work to do what you do because that’s what you like to do. When it’s time to hang it up or give it up that’s what you do.”

More on Pacquiao:

“You guys must realize this about Pacquiao, that’s just a media creation. That’s somebody who just came around. For someone to beat me would be abnormal, for someone to be him is normal because he has already been beaten three times and knocked out twice. It’s nothing new.”

Listen to Floyd Mayweather on ESPN Chicago here

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  1. 226 Responses to “Floyd Mayweather on Manny Pacquiao: “He takes the test, we got a fight””

  2. It’s obvious here that all of you want to see the fight just as I do. Insulting Floyd, his family is not going to make the fight happen any faster. He is not controlled by your negativity obviously or he would have fought by now. Maybe he is not the best outside of the ring but how many of you are. Stop judging folks when you don’t even know what is going on. All you care about is Pacquiao beating Floyd…..I think Pacquiao is a great fighter and if anyone can beat Floyd perhaps he can. Floyd’s ‘big mouth’ has been backed up each time. He talks just as Ali did, that’s his thing so you all stop hating. He has the right to request the type of testing if Pacman has been accused of using PEDs, I wouldn’t want to risky career and rep behind a fighter who didn’t fight fair. If Pac agrees to the terms and splits the purse then there is a fight.

    By reece on Apr 5, 2011

  3. Hey Floyd U big dummy! If Floyd fights for Floyd not the fans, and at the end of the day Floyd takes care of his kids not the fans, and pays for private schools and college and whatever not the fans, then why the hell do u want the fans of this country to support u! U fool! Your not making any sense. Look all u need is “money” right? So go kick his ass and make the “money”. That is your name right. Nah that ain’t your name. Your new name is “FUNNY MONEY” cause your a clown. A funny ass undefeated cl

    By Sho on Apr 6, 2011

  4. Hey Floyd U big dummy! If Floyd fights for Floyd not the fans, and at the end of the day Floyd takes care of his kids not the fans, and pays for private schools and college and whatever not the fans, then why the hell do u want the fans of this country to support u! U fool! Your not making any sense. Look all u need is “money” right? So go kick Pacquiao’s ass and make that “money”. After all that is your name right. Nah that ain’t your name. Your new name is “FUNNY MONEY” cause your a clown. A funny ass undefeated clown!!!! You are so Funny..Money!!!! U make me laugh. =D

    By Fah Sho on Apr 6, 2011

  5. I love how ppl are saying he is scared to fight manny and to fight him just like everyone else but if u look at history everyone he fought and himself included took both a blood and urine test the man is a 5 time WORLD CHAMP in 5 DIFFERENT WEIGHT CLASSES who is there to be scared of he takes the least amount of hits and has only be knocked down once in his pro career manny already proved he can win against someone who fights defensive when he fought Erik Morales and floyd is the best in the game at defensive fighting oh and don’t forget he does land a high % of his punch and throws a good 50 to 60 a round while allowing you to through 30 and land 10 so get out of here with that he is scared stuff.

    By floyd>manny on Apr 7, 2011

  6. This is getting very old everyone thinks Mayweather is scared get over it. All this man asked for is a clear playing field to see who is the best. If Manny is the fighter they say he is take the blood & urine test. I like both fighters but yes I think Floyd is the better fighter. Everyone is praising Manny because of his latest fights but all of the fighters were over the hill and had to drop to the weight he set. Please explain why no one is saying that Manny is running scared when he clearly won’t accept a fight with, lets say Paul Williams. At some point we have to realize that either the fight will happen or it won’t. Either case move on the the next fight. I wonder what all you Manny fans are going to say if Mosley pulls out the upset.

    By BiggBoi on Apr 8, 2011

  7. I sat here and read through half the comments and yes i admit some of what he said he was wrong for doing so but that still does ansewer the question why won’t pacquiao take the test. If clean what do you have to lose . That’s the coward in this situation.

    By 24curt on Apr 8, 2011

  8. Wow. So many vitriolic response over one simple request: JUST TAKE THE TEST, MANNY.

    Why does this bring out so much outrage and hate?

    There is nothing wrong in asking this: TAKE THE TEST. If you have nothing to hide, TAKE THE TEST.

    By Freddie on Apr 10, 2011

  9. @floyd>manny

    Do Mayweather fans still seriously cling to this drug test excuse? Why don’t y’all go dig a little and actually FIND OUT what has been going on between these two. Floyd is ducking. It’s obvious.


    By Stop With The Excuses on Apr 13, 2011

  10. Now that I look at it, the 4 posts above we’re probably from one adamant Mayweather fan, hahaha.

    By Stop With The Excuses on Apr 13, 2011

  11. *were

    By Stop With The Excuses on Apr 13, 2011

  12. You dumb azz people are sick, like Mayweather said he fights for him not yall, n yeah we pay to watch him fight we don’t write his check you dumb bastards. The man is good! Step yall azz in the ring n let’s see what yall bent ova out a shape pac man loving fans can do. I never seen a boxer punch n punch without being tired he own some power pellet method pills or somein, take the test pussy pac man. When $ Money Mayweather whoop his azz what excuse yall gone have then b-tches

    By Aworld on Apr 15, 2011

  13. His power pellet method is called “balut” i bet you cant eat that! pussy!

    By pussifier on Apr 21, 2011

  14. And all of you who are saying paquiao should take the test “are you so fucking stupid?” cant you understand that giving blood takes too much energy? He already agreed to take the test 3 days before the fight and right after the fight even still inside the ring! They both should take the test and whoever gets positive on drugs should be banned and stripped off his money and titles! I bet floyd wont do it, cause he is a drug addict and so is his family and relatives,.thinking high of yourselves, mayweather is nothing compared to paquiao he is down to earth, loves his wife, family, friends, countrymen, everyone and uses his strength to protect them,.unlike GAYweather who uses his girlfriend as a punching bag and threatens people with a gun,.he is a pussy with a gun, haha

    By pussifier on Apr 21, 2011

  15. WTF!? they’re asking him about Pacquiao and he asnwers with him being an American citizen? What the hell does that have to do with a potential fight? Pacquiao already agreed to a test so Gayweather needs to quit feeding us bullshit answers

    By nico on Apr 27, 2011

  16. Floyd…. i used to be a huge fan of yours, NOW i see that ur nothing but a lame coward excuse of a “fighter” Anybody can be “undefeated” if they pick a bunch of 1st graders to fight. Cmon man give it up just retire if you even think of fighting anybody else other then pac man then you are straight up pathetic and terrified. I do not blame you.. u have never faced any type of terror like pacquiao, somebody with faster feet… faster hands.. plus u suck vs southpaws and u wouldnt be able to touch the GREAT SOUTHPAW OF ALL TIME!! GTFO nobody wants u around YOU AINT SHIT!!! if u dont prove it! KO by 4 rounds by the fists of the filipino slugger!!!!!

    By Provoke on May 2, 2011


    By dakidd on May 8, 2011

  18. Wow I can’t believe y’all talkin wife beater and all this other nonsense… Do you all remember last time this happens and she said that she made it all up??? Prolly not y’all too busy hating on Floyd… Lets remember what he has done to the sport… Honestly put yourself in his position you’ve done almost everything and everybody hate you because they can’t beat you… Or they don’t like how you carry yourself or the words you choose… I’ve heard nobody say he can’t fight he has no defense anything like that.. Manny has loses Floyd don’t… Manny hasn’t earned the money Floyd has from fighting sounds like manny wanna be where floyd is… Take the 60 million dollar test and move on…. And stop fighting everybody mayweather beat up… We all know there never the same after Floyd gets em..
    P.S. Did any of you notice manny ducking floyd name during the post fight interview after the mosely fight…

    By Dre on May 8, 2011

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  21. heyy floyd iam 14 & iam a female boxer at umar boxing gym on noth ave” and i really look up to you as my romodel i tryto follow in all your footsteps and watch every move that u do so i can try it , and be better at it

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