Mayweather Rejected a Proposed Positive Drug Test Penalty
Posted by A. Shakoor on 12.24.2009
Arum says it was a lot of money.
According to Top Rank's Bob Arum, Floyd Mayweather was offered a $10 million penalty reward if Manny Pacqiuao tested positive for any illegal substances. Mayweather turned the offer down. According to Arum, "We named some crazy amounts of money here., really anything they want…make it $5 million or $10 million, that is fine. But they weren't interested."
Arum says that the fight is off, and he has his ideas as to why:
"The testing by the Nevada commission is more than adequate to catch any malefactors...But Mayweather is bigger than the commission. Mayweather is bigger than the sport itself."