LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – Floyd Mayweather wants a portion of the revenues from Manny Pacquiao’s documentary, “Manny” which recently opened in theaters nationwide, and is available for download from the Internet.
The new documentary film, narrated by Academy Award winner Liam Neeson, follows the life of Pacquiao who rose from being a young boy growing up in a poor family in General Santos City in the Philippines to becoming an eight time world boxing champion, a congressman, a singer, actor, basketball playing coach and a born-again Christian.
In the documentary, Mayweather appears in a cameo role, being interviewed by sports news anchors about his continued refusal to fight the Filipino boxer.
Today, Mayweather told reporters that he was suing the film’s producers for an undisclosed amount to compensate for what he claimed as “unauthorized” use of his taped interviews.
“It’s not about the money,” Mayweather said, “it is about fairness and decency. They used my image, my voice, my interview — they should pay me for it!”
When asked by reporters whether the rumors about an impending deal for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in Las Vegas in May will actually happen, the American boxer said, “If the price is right.”