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Floyd Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao Needs Me, I Don't Need Him

May 20, 2009 – 8:18 AM
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Every boxing fan in the world wants to see Floyd Mayweather fight Manny Pacquiao. But Mayweather, who will fight Juan Manuel Marquez on July 18, says he doesn't need to make that fight.

"I'm not chasing him, I'm not chasing no fighters," Mayweather said on ESPNews. "I don't have to chase Pacquiao. Pacquiao needs me, I don't need him. With or without Pacquiao, my legacy is I'm going down as one of the best."

Mayweather then said that he was a bigger draw than Pacquiao, and although he wouldn't discuss a potential split of the purse with Pacquiao, he certainly seems to be under the impression that he would deserve a bigger slice of the pay-per-view pie than Pacquiao if the two of them fight.

Mayweather also took umbrage with the notion that Pacquiao is a better fighter than him, noting that his own record is perfect, and adding of Pacquiao, "He's been beaten three times and knocked out twice, and two draws."

But ultimately, Mayweather doesn't sound interested in proving that he's better than Pacquiao -- he sounds interested in making a lot of money.

"I don't fight for bragging rights," Mayweather said. "I fight for checks."

Mayweather talks more trash about Pacquiao below:

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