“Floyd is too picky and he wants all the money. He won’t split the purse 50/50. Floyd wants 60/40 or 70/30. I mean, damn, give the people what they want! There is enough money for both of you guys to share it 50/50,” stated former super bantamweight champion Kennedy McKinney, who shares the opinion of many that Floyd Mayweather is now to blame in the latest round of botched talks for a mega-fight with Pacquiao. According to McKinney, although Mayweather is undefeated, he can’t give him credit as a great fighter if he doesn’t fight the best out there.
“What the fuck is the problem? You are already rich and a millionaire, man. I mean, you don’t have to have all of the money. It’s a political situation. Me personally, I think Floyd…and I know the kid. I know his uncle’s Jeff and Roger and I know his dad. Floyd wants to retire undefeated and the only fight he won’t do is Pacquiao,” McKinney explained during a recent interview. “That’s the fight that would make him. That would make him a great fighter to beat Manny Pacquiao. Until he steps up to the plate and makes the fight, I can’t give him credit as a great fighter. He is a very good fighter, but fight the best out there. I didn’t back down from anybody.”
While it’s clear that McKinney thinks Mayweather needs Pacquiao more than he thinks, he also thinks Pacquiao needs Mayweather just as much. “I mean, Manny needs him too. Manny needs to step up to the plate,” he continued. “As far as the talk man, everybody is talking about that fight and I got into it too. They are the best fighters in boxing and they make all of the money, so I think they definitely should be fighting each other.”