QUOTE (Cheesey1 @ Feb 15 2013, 09:17 AM)
Then he should make the Mayweather fight.
Even with the changed dynamics, it'll still pay him more than two, possibly even three matches against guys not named Mayweather, especially since Marquez told him "hasta la vista."
If they offer him $40MM with hardly any/ none of the American PPV (which he should be fine with since he's no longer interested in fighting here), that's a better deal than fighting three more times and sustaining more damage for essentially the same money.
Also the tax hit they're talking about is probably not the actual number after he takes all of those massive deductions for expenses - payng his trainers, entourage, travel etc.
Couldn't agree more, especially with the bolded part.
Not sure if Bob will ever let Manny fight Floyd, and Manny attempting to buy out of his lifelong contract with TR, is nothing more than a fairy tale...nearly impossible. If anything, that buyout will cost him MORE money and court fees for litigation.
Bob is comfortable with Manny fighting other TR fighters, because he (Bob) doesn't have to share his books with another promoter, like DiBella, Shaw, Goosen, etc. Both fighters belong to Bob, so he'll just say, "Hey Manny, I can only pay you (insert million dollar amount), and I can only pay him (opponent) $5M (or lower)".
That way, he doesn't have to tell the copromoter how much was spent on pressers, travel, and most of all, he doesn't have to share the return on what the fight made. He has two guys (Manny and his opponent) in front of him, that knows how much they're getting, and rarely needs to research what really goes on with the money and promotion of the fight.
Bob could be telling them anything, who knows. I'm sure Bob is using endless methods to keep his pockets lined, can you blame him? He may not have many years left on this Earth, but his family will be well taken care. How many fighters can confirm the same financial arrangements? Trust me, I pass by Holyfield's house on a weekly basis, and it hurts to watch, but my biggest question is, how in the hell did it get to that point?