Pacquiao likens Mayweather to man with death sentence

Chris Farina

Manny Pacquiao giggled like a schoolgirl when he made a stirring analogy of his underdog status in his May 2 showdown with Floyd Mayweather.

Pacquiao revealed recently that he likens Mayweather’s status as the betting favorite to a man being sent to the gallows.

“It’s like a man with a death sentence…you give him what he wants,” said Pacquiao, who will get the 40 percent of the revenue as against Mayweather’s 60 percent in the welterweight unification billed as the fight of the century.

Apart from the lion’s share of the profit, Mayweather also got to gain control of the promotional aspect of the event.

Although Pacquiao’s Top Rank is also involved in the promotion that is expected to break all existing records, it is Mayweather Promotions that calls the shots in every aspect of the show.

During the run-up to the official announcement, Mayweather took pride in being the A-side and Pacquiao recoiled as the B-side.

But once Pacquiao turns the tide, there will be a reversal of roles should there be a rematch.

Mayweather is a clear 2-1 favorite to remain undefeated and run his record to 48-0.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, is a guy many experts believe has what it takes to put a stain on Mayweather’s pristine slate.

Courtesy of Nick Giongco of the Manila Bulletin. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSpeaks

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