Mayweather ‘Shocked’? Alex Ariza claims Floyd Mayweather is ‘concerned’ about Manny Pacquiao’s low earnings in last fight

Mayweather 'shocked'? Alex Ariza claims Floyd Mayweather is ‘concerned’ about Manny Pacquiao’s low earnings in last fight

Mayweather ‘shocked’? Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza, who worked with Manny Pacquiao for six years and was later recruited by unbeaten pound for pound No.1 Floyd Mayweather Jr., claims Pacquiao was short-changed in his “Fight of the Century” against Mayweather on May 2, 2015.

Bleacher Report quoted Ariza as disclosing to Viva Sports “The Main Event” on Pinoy Box Office (PBO): “[Floyd] was shocked at what he (Pacquiao) got. That’s another reason that Floyd says Manny is in the upper echelons and should become independent so he gets what he deserves.”

Ariza said there were things that didn’t add up to the undefeated American boxer and he felt Pacquiao should have made much more than he got, but Mayweather also pointed out that “Manny is a man and can speak for himself.”

Ariza also revealed the retired pound-for-pound king earned almost half-a-billion dollars from boxing’s richest ever fight and “would like to give something back to the Philippines by setting up a TBE, The Best Ever, rehabilitation, recuperation, and wellness center for all athletes.”

As for Pacquiao, nobody was really able to confirm how much he earned during their May 2 fight.

According to an article published by ESPN, Pacquiao’s net take might have been significantly reduced after paying off his promoter, Bob Arum and Top Rank; a fee that Mayweather doesn’t have to pay since he owns his own company.

The Pambansang Kamao is set to fight Timothy Bradley Jr. for the third time on April 9 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bob Arum revealed Pacquiao has a guaranteed fight purse of $20 million for their upcoming match, which would also be his last fight as a professional boxer.

ABS-CBN News quoted Arum as saying: “I don’t know about Bradley, but I can confirm Pacquiao is getting (a) $20-million fight purse.”

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