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FLOYD MAYWEATHER: "DID THEY OFFER ME $65 MILLION? ABSOLUTELY NOT!"

By Ben Thompson | June 07, 2011
FLOYD MAYWEATHER:

"People try to contact everybody around me and my people may talk on the phone with them. My guys may tell them what they want to tell them. What my guy is going to say is, 'Let me talk to Floyd.' A lot of times, they may not even bring it to me because they already know my loyaltly lies with Al Haymon. Al Haymon hasn't spoken to Bob Arum...If they want to make a deal, they know to go to Al Haymon for the deal. Did they offer me $65 million? No! Did an associate of mine speak to some people from Singapore? He probably did. My uncle Jeff Mayweather, my uncle Roger Mayweather, my father, they speak to people every day and people offer them crazy money for different things and different fights. If it didn't come from Al Haymon's mouth, you know it's some bullshit...Did they offer me $65 million? Absolutely not! Absolutely not! Bob Arum has not spoken to Al Haymon at all," stated undefeated pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather, who set the record straight regarding stories about a $65 million offer that he supposedly turned down. You don't want to miss what else he had to say!

BT: What's good Floyd?

FM: What's going on?

BT: Chillin' man. I was just hittin' you up to see if you had heard the latest rumor about you supposedly turning down some $65 million offer from some people in Singapore.

FM: That's not what happened. If you want to hear the truth, I can tell you exactly what happened.

BT: Come on, you already know I want the truth. That's why I called you (laughing).

FM: No problem. I can give it to you. Basically, one of my guys thats around me, Tommy Summers, he was talking to a guy from Singapore. I didn't know nothing about Tommy talking to nobody from Singapore. The guy said he had some multi-fight deal or whatever, and then Tommy said, "If you're serious, then bring something to the table." It was an associate, Tommy Summers, who was talking with a guy about some deal. And even when he got to communicating and talking with this guy, Bob Arum and them had already made a deal with Marquez, so everything they're saying is false. I'm just saying, if Manny Pacquiao is doing such great numbers and he's making so much money, why is he so worried about me? How can anyone possibly listen to somebody [Bob Arum] who got in trouble for bribery?

BT: You said it was Tommy Summers?

FM: Tommy Summers is an associate of mine. He just told me this the other day.

BT: So Tommy was speaking to these people without your knowledge of it?

FM: It's no different than you Ben. You're my people, so if somebody knows you're around me and they somehow get your number, they may call you and say, "Let's talk about putting a number of fights together." The guy from singapore and Tommy Summers were talking about numerous fights. He was just talking. It's no different from how sombody can try to come to you and say, "Listen Ben, we know you talk to Floyd. Floyd's only giving you interviews. Yo, tell him we need to talk about this much money; we need to talk about this and we need to talk about that."

BT: Actually, I can confirm that because people have contacted me like that (laughing).

FM: People try to contact everybody around me and my people may talk on the phone with them. My guys may tell them what they want to tell them. What my guy is going to say is, "Let me talk to Floyd." A lot of times, they may not even bring it to me because they already know my loyaltly lies with Al Haymon. Al Haymon hasn't spoken to Bob Arum.

BT: Well that's what I thought was odd because if these people from Singapore wanted to make an offer, why didn't they go to Al Haymon?

FM: If they want to make a deal, they know to go to Al Haymon for the deal. Did they offer me $65 million? No! Did an associate of mine speak to some people from Singapore? He probably did. My uncle Jeff Mayweather, my uncle Roger Mayweather, my father, they speak to people every day and people offer them crazy money for different things and different fights. If it didn't come from Al Haymon's mouth, you know it's some bullshit! Like I said before, when it comes to business, Al Haymon's the best. And my team is still going strong.

Did they offer me $65 million? Absolutely not! Absolutely not! Bob Arum has not spoken to Al Haymon at all. Bob Arum is not even on the level of an Al Haymon. Al Haymon does not believe in getting fighters, making a ton of money off of them, and if a fighter goes broke, don't care nothing about them. I can tell you this much, Al Haymon has set Floyd Mayweather up to where I'm set for the rest of my life. I don't know what nobody else can say, but everything I have is paid for and I'm set for the rest of my life.

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[WRITER'S NOTE: You may want to check out Floyd Mayweather's official Twitter page right around 12PM ET/9AM PT.]



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