A MEGAFIGHT without a rematch clause?
The Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout doesn’t have one as both fighters opted to await the outcome of their May 2 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas before deciding if another round of talks for a new fight should be made.
Blackwater team owner Dioceldo Sy disclosed the 36-year-old Pacquiao himself thumbed down suggestions his fight with the unbeaten Mayweather offers a potential trilogy given the personalities and financial earnings involved in it.
“Isa-isa lang daw muna,” said Sy, a known close friend and backer of Pacquiao during his early days as a fighter.
Under the terms of the contract for their welterweight unification fight, Mayweather has the advantage on everything including a 60-40 split in the fight purse.
Pacquiao, according to Sy, doesn’t want to get tied up to the same terms which are obviously advantageous to Mayweather in the event of a rematch.
“Yun ang ayaw nila Manny. Baka mamaya matali sila sa 60-40 na hatian kung ilagay sa kontrata na mag-trilogy or rematch,” said the PBA team owner and longtime basketball patron.
“At least after one fight, kung mag-rematch puwedeng iba na ang purse split,” said Sy. “Kaya nga sabi ni Manny, dahan-dahan lang.”
Sy, who accompanied Pacquiao during his visit in Washington, D.C. for the National Prayer Breakfast early this month, said several delegations from the U.S. who were with them during the event, are actually in General Santos City now led by North Carolina Representative David to give the eight-time world boxing champion a visit.
The Blackwater team owner was invited by the delegation to join them but begged off as the Elite have a game in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup opposite Globalport.
“I would love to join them, but I’d rather beside my team during the game,” said Sy.