Floyd Mayweather vs Danny Garcia? Did 'Swift' refuse Manny Pacquiao fight for 'Money May' showdownWritten by Joseph Herron
What does Manny Pacquiao have to do to find an opponent these days?
Earlier this week, news broke of four division trinket holder Adrien "The Problem" Broner turning down a potential super-fight with global icon and future Hall of Famer, Manny Pacquiao, for a possible date in November. According to Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum, the 26 year old from Cincinnati, Ohio wanted to achieve financial parity with the Filipino Senator and seemed genuinely insulted when presented with a "mere" $3-4 million dollar offer.
It has also been reported and confirmed by several respected media outlets that Danny Swift Garcia has just been added to the list of potential Pacman fight candidates who have rejected a seemingly generous offer from Mr. Arum and Senator Pacquiao.
"My Dad told me that an offer was made, around $3-4 million," DSG confirmed to BoxingScene.com.
Why would Garcia, whose biggest payday to date was $2 million dollars for facing Lucas Matthysse back in September of 2013, turn down such a lucrative purse and the opportunity to face a legitimate superstar in Manny Pacquiao?
Perhaps Mr. Garcia already has an even bigger opportunity lined up later this year.
Danny hinted at the possibility of a more enticing offer in the near future.
"I know what I have going on, and it will come out at the right time," insisted the current WBC Welterweight champion to BoxingScene.com. "Right now we're looking to return to the ring...I'll say in the Fall. We're looking at September, but it's definitely in the near future."
What would be more attractive than a PPV appearance opposite the sport's only eight division world champion and a career high payday of $4 million?
A spot in Floyd Mayweather Jr's comeback effort and historic 50th fight?
It's been rumored that Mayweather and Garcia have been negotiating a potential showdown for the past several months, and the 28 year old fighter's latest comments could be interpreted as conceivable support for these speculations.
Back in February, Floyd more than just name-dropped Danny Swift in an interview with FightHype.com.
"You know, I can easily put a halt on that fight (Canelo vs. Khan) if I chose to call Mr. Garcia, Danny’s dad, if I chose to call him and say, ‘You know what, sir, you’re a hell of a trainer,” Mayweather Jr. stated to Fighthype.com several months ago.
“You’re son’s a hell of a fighter, he’s an undefeated champion, I’m an undefeated champion, and I think it would be great for me and your son both to make a lot of money. And like I said before, you’re very outspoken, my dad is very outspoken...it would be good for me to come back for number 50 and fight the undefeated Danny Garcia, you know, at the MGM Grand."
"You know, since Danny Garcia is undefeated and he’s very explosive, he’s a very good fighter, and he really represents Puerto Rico the same way that Trinidad did. Even though he’s from Philadelphia, he represents the red, white, and blue for Puerto Rico. I’ll go over to the MGM Grand and say, ‘You know what? We need a venue also,’ and we’ll see."
Obviously those comments were made seemingly in retaliation to Golden Boy Promotions' announcement of "Canelo vs. Khan", which took place on May 7th at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.
Could Garcia and Mayweather be planning an event to steal the spotlight from both Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao later this year? Or is Floyd merely "Khan-ing" Danny Garcia by dangling the proverbial carrot of a potential meeting that will never materialize?
If the current WBC title holder truly believes a fight with Mayweather is indeed a foregone conclusion, it would explain why he turned down a career high payday against the Filipino fight legend.