Floyd wants Obama in his corner against Pacquiao
Mayweather, whose 'Money' persona has involved him making a string of boastful remarks, does not look likely to fight Pacquiao any time soon, however, after again repeating that he will not hand the Filipino 50% of any pay-per-view revenue.
The unbeaten American reportedly offered his rival a flat $40 million fee, with all the pay-per-view money going in the direction of Mayweather.
"People want to know how much power Floyd Mayweather got," Mayweather said on HBO. "I can guarantee you this: I'll show you how much power I got. If I was to fight Manny Pacquiao, I'll let Barack Obama walk me to the ring holding my belt. Can I make it happen? Absolutely."
Mayweather and Pacquiao spoke on the phone earlier this year in a bid to end the negotiation deadlock, yet no deal was arranged and both face tricky assignments next: Mayweather facing Miguel Cotto on May 5, and Pacquiao taking on Timothy Bradley a month later.
On the talks with Pacquiao, Mayweather said: "I offered him $40 million. He came back and said he want 50/50. If you are not doing Floyd Mayweather numbers in the box office or at the gate, how can you possibly ask for 50/50?"