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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Talks Showtime, Boxing, Gambling, Manny Pacquiao


Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., fresh off his unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero, sat down with The Huffington Post in New York to discuss his latest fight, having his dad back in his corner, serving two months in jail for domestic battery, and of course, his recreational gambling activities. The 36-year-old Mayweather, who has yet to lose a professional fight, also discussed his six-fight, 30-month contract with Showtime/CBS, his post-boxing career and why he’s never going to fight Manny Pacquiao.

First of all, how are you feeling? It didn’t look like you got hit very often Saturday night.

It’s always great to get through a fight without taking any punishment. I’m happy with how everything played out.

You had your father, Floyd Sr., back in your corner. What did that do for you?

I always want to perform well for myself. I truly believe in self-preservation, but my dad will always push you to the limit because he wants the best from an athlete. He wants the best for all fighters that he’s working with. My dad had a tremendous game plan with a great camp. We was working hand-to-hand, but my uncle Roger is still working with me also. Me, my father and Roger, the chemistry was great this training camp. First time we all worked together, all three of us.

Is that combination of your father and uncle something you anticipate using again moving forward?

Yeah, I think we’re going to stick to this regiment because we had great results.

When you came back from jail, was there ever any doubt in your mind in terms of whether or not you could box again, at least at the same level as before?

You still want to be sharp. The main thing is you gotta keep believing, and that’s one thing about me. I kept believing.

What impact did your jail sentence have on you mentally and psychologically?

It was a crucial moment for me, being locked away. Of course when I came home, mentally it still was in the back of my mind. Each day is getting better, but that situation continues to be on your mind. You think about it all the time. That’s something I don’t wish on my worst enemy.




Comment by meekrichards colony — May 9, 2013 @ 8:57 am

well he has learned his lesson not to beat women especially your partner. he should use his boxing skills in the ring especially to manny if he has enough guts:-P

Comment by jerico — May 10, 2013 @ 2:55 am

such a coward. afraid to be defeated. use your skills agaist pacman. CHICKEN !! fight Pacquiao !

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