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Floyd Mayweather Jr: 'Fight against Manny Pacquiao is all about the money'

Floyd Mayweather Jr says that his boxing showdown against Manny Pacquiao is "all about the money".

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr has claimed that this weekend's showdown against Manny Pacquiao is "all about the money".

The two boxers are due to share around £150m from the fight, which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

However, Mayweather is due to claim a 60-40 share of the purse, and the American believes that his Filipino opponent has not been looked after for the bout.

"Financially, he hasn't been treated right for this fight, and [this fight] is all about the money," Mayweather told reporters.

"Saturday is just work, I'll just do what I do. But I'll make upwards of $200m (£130m) for this fight, which is $50m (£33m) apiece for my kids. So it was a smart move."

Mayweather is favourite to win the fight due to his unbeaten run of 47 professional bouts.

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