Floyd Mayweather has been quoted 140 times. The one recent article where Floyd Mayweather has been quoted is Floyd Mayweather: ‘This is a beautiful art and people want to pay to see it’. Most recently, Floyd Mayweather was quoted as having said, “You got fighters in boxing 'oh my god, 33 fights, I got 33 knockouts.' Guess what? We're selling the same thing but you don't got the same sales pitch that I got. You knocking people out but they want to see you fight for free. I don't have to knock 'em out, this is a beautiful art and people wanna pay to see it.”.
I heard about him fighting in the UFC. He can fight and he's tough but he's also an entertainer. There are a lot of UFC fighters that are undefeated, than can fight, but you don't have the gift of the gab, you don't have that certain personality, th[...]
I thought the [Andre] Berto fight was my last fight but I'm a businessman, I do good business. The fans demanded this fight.
You got fighters in boxing 'oh my god, 33 fights, I got 33 knockouts.' Guess what? We're selling the same thing but you don't got the same sales pitch that I got. You knocking people out but they want to see you fight for free. I don't have to knock[...]
This is a beautiful art and people want to pay to see it.
Dance for me, boy. Racism still exists. It's all about treating people like you want to be treated. To get respect you must give respect.
There are certain levels you don't stoop to and certain levels you just don't go to. I love everybody from all walks of life.
They call that jealousy. It comes with the territory. This is big for both MMA and the boxing world. This is huge. Every MMA guy is trying to fight a boxer. A fight like this can only happen once in a lifetime. This is a very, very big event.
It took more than just myself to make this fight happen, but to make a fight of this magnitude happen I had to be involved.
I knew that this was going to be a huge event. We had to give the people what they wanted to see and if we break the PPV record, all I'll be doing is breaking my own record. I'm just thankful to be in this position. To be at this age and compete aga[...]
Nobody knows that squared circle like me. I know angles. I know where to touch you at. I know what you don't like. I don't have to watch your tapes. That's something I'm blessed with. But, he's unorthodox. So it'll definitely be something different [...]
We're not talking about being at the top for one year, two years, three years, four years. We're talking about 21 years. If you believe in yourself like you say you believe in yourself, bet your whole fight check.
Everyone knows I've been doing this for a long time. I've been here before. He's a tough guy though and a warrior. The best must fight the best. The fans wanted this fight, me and McGregor wanted the fight. It's going to be blood, sweat and tears on[...]
McGregor is a professional, stand-up fighter. The only loss he took was when he was on the ground. He's a tough competitor and I'm taking him very seriously.
It takes two warriors to bring an event like this together. The two biggest forces in combat sports made this happen.
Your'e supposed to protect yourself at all times. The ref let us fight….
He was a tough guy, a strong guy, but he never laid a hand on me.
A lot of fighters today slack. Me and my seven siblings used to live in a one bedroom apartment. No lights, no heat. But I kept believing. I kept working hard. Kept dedicating myself and I always knew 2-24-77 a star was born. Being in the gym, I don[...]
We don't look up to the guys on TV. We look up to the guys that's in our neighbourhood, the drug dealers and the pimps and the hustlers and the gangsters. That's who we looked up to. But once you get to a certain level and you surpass them, we start[...]
He tried to steal rounds. It reminded me of Hagler-Leonard, but you cant steal rounds taking punches to the face.
The crowd was for De La Hoya. He chose the [Reyes] gloves, the site and weight class. There were 16,000 rooting for him. But popularity and fame don't win fights.
As of now I'm sticking to my word. I don't know what the future holds. I've done everything I wanted to in this sport. I beat the best from 130 [9st 4lbs] to 154 [11st] and made a lot of money. You can't stop God's work. What's meant to be is meant [...]
We graced the fans with a hell of a fight. Everybody talked about his big left hook, but I saw it coming. He does have a good chin.
I think it's hurting the sport of boxing. I see it as a joke. It's a big circus and a joke because when a fighter from boxing gets into MMA or a fighter from MMA gets into boxing it's just a big joke. People don't take it serious.
I am happily retired and enjoying life at this time. If any changes are to come, be sure that I will be the first to let the world know.
I'm officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor, today. If he's really real, like he's says he is, if you really want to fight, just sign the paper. Conor McGregor, stop blowing smoke up everyone's a**e, if you want to fight, let's make the figh[...]
There seems to be several rumours floating around media recently however, let the record show, there hasn't been any deals made in regards to a fight between myself and any other fighters.
You guys are hard core fans and I, as well as my staff and my company, appreciate the support. You guys have done a remarkable job the last 10 years I should say. You guys are now a force in boxing. You guys should not be overlooked. One thing that [...]
It's about working smarter, not harder. So I can teach fighters how because I've faced every style that you can possibly face. So I can give small pointers to help Gervonta, small pointers to help him be victorious.
I'm able to communicate and tell these fighters, if they're in a gruelling fight or if they're in a tough fight, they can make things a lot easier.
Everybody keeps talking to me and saying to me that my automobile caught fire. My automobiles are in the US. So let me make this clear, my automobiles are in the US. But I like the story because it was all around the world.
I'd have said there's no chance. I always believed I could get to the top but I wouldn't have thought it'd come around like that. I wouldn't have thought that was going to happen.
'Canelo was a beast'.
If it did happen that would be my last final fight. That fight makes a lot of sense.
"I am happily retired and enjoying my life! Rest assured that if any changes come about, I will be the first to let the world know!"
"I believe the fight can happen. Conor McGregor, like I said before, he's a tough competitor. He proved throughout the years in the UFC that he can fight standing up. So we'll just have to see what the future holds,"
Can we make this fight happen? Absolutely. That's what everyone wants to see and of course Showtime is the biggest and the best in the business so hopefully a Showtime pay-per-view, we can make it happen.
"I believe the fight can happen. Conor McGregor, like I said before, he's a tough competitor. He proved throughout the years in the UFC that he can fight standing up. So we'll just have to see what the future holds,". "I truly believe the fans want [...]
"All we can do is keep our fingers crossed and pray and hope for the best,". "Barack Obama was a good president and hopefully Donald Trump is a good president.".
"I just wanted to do something to get the crowd going and make them like me,". "I went out there first to win and second to impress people.".
When he knocked Badou down [in the first round], he was up two points, then he lost the second the third and the fourth. Then he was down one point. I'm being honest, I don't know what people have been watching. Throwing a bunch of punches that's mi[...]
"I don't care if it's close. You know when you won,". "Defeat was on James DeGale's face.
"He had his moments and I can't take that away from him. I'm not here to knock James DeGale. Do I want to sign him? Abso – f***ing – lutely. But do I think he won? No. But do I still think he's got starpower, to be a superstar? Yes. And do I want to[...]
"We're looking forward to Badou Jack and Adonis Stevenson fighting,". "End of June, we're looking forward to going at the end of June.".
"The goal was for him to fight this fight and then for him to move up to light-heavyweight. Badou Jack is a big super-middleweight,". "If they can't get it right the first time, they're not going to get it right the second time… Treat us fair.".
"Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants the fight. Let's make it happen,"
"The only thing that I'm probably interested in is probably the Conor McGregor fight. I'm a business man and it makes more business sense,"
'I made over $800 million'.
"I can get that anyway,". "I feel my health is more important. My health is very, very important. I made in the sport of boxing, just in the entertainment business, I made somewhere upwards of 800 million and I was able to make smart investments. Th[...]
"As of right now, absolutely not. I'm very, very, very comfortable,"
"He's a guy that's straight up and down,". "Good punching power but really no special effects. If (Brook), with decent boxing skills, exposed him, you guys already know what would have happened if that was me.".
"He'll stop him. It don't go the distance."
"If Canelo was my fighter, I wouldn't let him fight Gennady Golovkin right now,". "I'm a promoter and I see the business side. You must build a fight. You must build a fight and build a fight.".
Does that make sense? I feel sorry about this, I really do. I've promoted Floyd Jnr since the beginning of his career and I want to apologise for him.
"Oscar ain't the quickest learner in this business, but he won't need to know too much to beat Manny,". "He's plain just too big.".
"I'm a legend, a living legend. To the sport of boxing I gave years and years of hard work. It was blood, sweat and tears. I had a tremendous team, I had a tremendous run. I think that it's time for Conor McGregor to go out there and do what he do,"
"But never compare Conor McGregor to me. That's total disrespect. I am an elephant. Elephant don't beef with ants. Elephant is so large he don't even see ants."
"Ward is going to win easily, you'll see,"
I feel honored to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing and I don't even compete no more.
"I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor,". "We wasn't able to make the fight happen, so we must move on.
"He could not take brutal punishment like that for 12 rounds. If he did he would never be the same again in his whole career."
"I'm in the zone," "everything is blocked out."
"My father knew what he wanted me to do. If you know what you want your child to do, you can influence that child, force the child, from a very young age. Boxing was basically forced upon me,"
"To retire from the sport, and not let the sport retire me [is my greatest achievement],". "Leaving the sport with all my faculties, being able to make sure my children have the best education, being able to put my family in a very, very comfortable[...]
When I was in my zone, I knew that no one in the world can beat me.
"Getting out of my big, beautiful king-size bed is the worst part of my training,". "It's hard sometimes to put my feet on the floor knowing I have to get to the gym. But once I am up and out of bed, I switch into gear and am ready to go.
"Your'e supposed to protect yourself at all times,". "The ref let us fight…".
"He was a tough guy, a strong guy, but he never laid a hand on me,"
You are someone that inspired me greatly throughout my boxing journey and words cannot express how great you were as a person! Thank you for everything you've done for Black America, in the world of sports and entertainment and for the legacy you le[...]
"Today my heart goes out to a pioneer, a true legend, and a hero by all means! Not a day went by entering the gym that I didn't think of you. Your charisma, your charm and above all, your class are all of the elements that will be greatly missed by [...]
"I tried to run and pitty-pat my way to a decision,"
He is no pushover. One thing about Conor McGregor, he is no pushover. He fell short in his last bout but a true champion can always bounce back so that's a guy that I can't overlook.
"We haven't picked a venue, we haven't talked about money yet. I am going to get $100m. Every time I go out that's my number. Every time I go out and get inside that squared circle, it's $100m or better."
"It has to be a boxing match because most fights that Conor McGregor won inside the Octagon, he was a stand-up guy,". "I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a tough fight for me… we don't really know as of right now, but there's been a lot of talk, and hope[...]
But when you consider he spent 19 years as a professional, that's a long time in any career but in boxing it's two lifetimes. So I believe that having contributed 19 years, a lot of his personal time, blood, sweat and tears, I think he's had his fill.
That could change any minute and whenever there's a call and I see his number come up, your heart skips a beat and you think 'maybe this is the call.' But he's been really clear so far that he's happily retired.
"I thought it was a good fight after being off six months,"
"I should have thrown more jabs and combinations, but we'll watch the tapes and do better next time."
"I can't knock everyone out,". "But I've shown people I can go 12 rounds.".
I'm just blessed way beyond belief.
I've been fighting my whole life and as a professional I competed at the highest level for 20 years, so it's time for me to let the young guys take over.
I will make seven figures a month for the rest of my life. I've made some very smart investments and I'm living very comfortably, my children are going to school and will be going to college soon, and that's what is most important to me right now.
I make seven figures a month… I won't come out of retirement for anyone.
I'm not thinking about who I could fight or who I could come out of retirement for, I just want to get back into the sport in a different way.
"It's always good to go out there and get the W,". "He's young. He's still learning. We're looking forward to him being a world champion some day.".
It's just like boxing; you win some, you lose some. A true champion can take a loss and bounce back… I think that everything is just a learning experience. In due time, she'll be able to bounce back and make some noise again in mixed martial arts.
"If I would have had Al Haymon from the beginning," "I probably would be a billionaire right now."
"That could do with a little more sugar,"
"My career is over, it's official,"
"All work is what?,"
"Never bet against me,". "I proved you all wrong. I made you eat your words.".
I want to give the fans some excitement tomorrow night. For 18 years I have been world champion, I have faced everybody, I have faced all the best names.
"That was the last time I'm ever getting on scale,". "I want to thank all the fans that are sitting here. It's always easy for me to make 147lbs.
"I want to apologise for both trainers for coming up here and talking about things that are not important,". "The trainers don't have to fight. It comes down to the two fighters.".
"We want Andre to believe in himself and his skills,". "Every fighter that I've ever faced had the remedy to beat me, but the results have always been the same. I don't overlook anyone, he's a tough competitor, and we will just have to see what happ[...]
"He has the chance to be one of the top guys in the sport when I'm through,". "I say any given Saturday anything can happen. I'm prepared. I'm prepared mentally and physically, I'm in top shape. I'm ready and I'm sure he's in top shape. He's ready. [...]
"Everybody that said that I was a coward, I couldn't beat Pacquiao, they gave him so many accolades, 'he's an all-time great', they all have to eat their words, if he's an all-time great, then what does that make me? If he's the fighter of the centu[...]
"I'm just looking at it like this, I want to win, just like he wants to win. I'm pushing myself every day. As I got older, I'm working harder. This camp I sparred a lot more, I pushed myself a lot more for this fight, than the [Manny] Pacquiao fight[...]
'If Manny Pacquiao's an all-time great, what does that make me?'.
"It's all about self-preservation,". "Boxing is just wear and tear on the body. It's time to hang it up. I'm very well off. I'm very comfortable.
Being in a toe-to-toe battle is not a good thing. The best and coolest thing about my career is it's called the 'sweet science', it's hitting and not getting hit. Making all that money and not taking any punishment and leaving the sport with all you[...]
You a pus*y! And I'm the top draw, you remember that! Ima beat you till you respect me! Ima beat you ima make you call me pretty! Ima beat you… like that.
"It's a pleasure and honour to be in this position and I'm looking forward to capitalising on every moment of it."
"To My fans, your loyalty and support has given me the best 20 years I could ask for and while at the top, I plan to go out on top....see you back in the ring September 12th!"
"It's got to be worth my while but this is very serious,". "I have to make sure I am fighting the very best. I don't have to come back for financial reasons or the lights or the glamour".
The only reason I would come back is because I miss the competition of fighting the very best.
"When I was getting ready for Robert Guerrero, who is a southpaw, the first guy I started looking to spar with was a southpaw and Errol was giving me real good work. He pushed me and made me get in tip top condition, and once I was in tip top condit[...]
"I have one more fight,". "My last fight is in September and then it's time for me to hang it up. I'm almost 40 years old now. I've been in the sport 19 years and have been a champion for 18 years, I'm truly blessed.".
He's [Pacquiao] a hell of a fighter. I take my hat off to him. Now I see why he's one of the guys that are at the pinnacle of the sport of boxing.
"I knew he was going to push it and win some rounds,". "He had some moments in the fight, but I kept him on the outside, I was a smart fighter. I wasn't getting hit with a lot of shots until I sat in the pocket, that's when he would land a lot of sh[...]
"I feel good, I feel strong,"
"IT'S time to fight now,"
"If we turn the table and look at the situation,". "If I got knocked out by [Juan Manuel] Marquez this fight would never have happened. If I didn't turn up to the Grand Arrivals [alongside Pacquiao] it would be front page [news]. It's different stan[...]
"Al Haymon was at my house and I thought about my whole career and the different investments,". "I thought I can have two fights or I can fight this guy [Pacquiao]. I was calling Al every day to get the fight made.
"I truly believe I'm the smarter fighter,". "He [Pacquiao] would be a better fighter if he wasn't so reckless. He's won a lot of fights by being reckless but getting knocked out in such a harsh way can affect a fighter in the long run.".
"HEY, how you all doing today?"
"My focus is to give the people what they really want to see,". "Just facing the facts. That's what I've done throughout my career. He's one of the last guys, he's one of the last good fighters of this era. It's a fight that has to happen and I'm gl[...]
"Normally when I face an opponent, they normally outweighed me by 17 to 20 pounds on fight nights. This has been going on for a good while now. You can read a guy's body language. When Pacquiao first saw me in Miami, he didn't expect to see me over [...]
"It's just another fight. I just look at the situation. He's another guy that I faced. You're just going to say in history, that these two faced each other at one particular time. It was hard to make the fight happen, eventually they made the fight [...]
"I'm not really going crazy. It's just a fight to me. I know it's the biggest fight in boxing history, but I can't approach it like that because I'm not going to put any unnecessary pressure on myself,"
"What's my game plan? My game plan is to win,". "That's actually what my game plan has always been. To win.".
"I just feel like, like I said before, I take my hat off and then acknowledge all of the past champions. Ali, I think he was a legend. I respect Ali like I respect any other champion. I just feel like I've done everything I can do in this sport over[...]
"There's no disrespect to him. I just feel like, when you look at it, Ali was great in one weight class, which is heavyweight. But he stood up for a good cause; he stood up for a hell of a cause in his era.
Take punishment and let a man tire yourself out from beating you? You hit him with a few punches and go down and quit and you want to be glorified for that?
"No one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali were better than me,". "But one thing I will do, I'm going to take my hat off to them and respect those guys that paved the way for me to be where I'm at today[...]
Any boxer would like to be on this card where millions of people are watching. I'm happy to represent Mexico on this night and on this fight card.
"First off, I have to thank my father. Unbelievable trainer. Unbelievable person,". "I want to thank Showtime, MGM Grand, so many different social media outlets, the fans, Team Pacquiao, Top Rank, Al Haymon, remarkable guy. If it wasn't for Al Haymo[...]
"It's been a long road. But we're here now,". "May 2nd. The fight of the century. It's all about the best fighting the best and Pacquiao is one of the best fighters of this era.
We're going to make it happen though. We're trying but it's extremely difficult dealing with Top Rank. I don't want to sit here and point my finger at Pacquiao and say, 'It's him'. It's not Pacquiao, it's his promoter [Bob Arum]. A lot of the time w[...]
"As of right now my focus is on Maidana. I can't focus on the two fights after this. I can't say who the next two opponents will be, but they will be exciting fights. My next fight is in May and then September. A year from now will be my last fight,"
"After those fights I just want to build the Mayweather Promotions brand. I have been in this sport my whole life and understand the business,". "The Mayweather brand is growing and we don't know what the future holds. If I continue to work with goo[...]
I am capable of changing. I'm faster this camp, a lot stronger, feel a lot better. We will have to see how the fight plays out. I am sure he is in good condition and we'll see what he brings.
"I always say to myself. There is only three ways you can learn, 'Hearing, seeing and doing.' It's hands on. I like to learn all three ways but when I am hands on I can master it. People embarking on the [Jose Luis] Castillo first fight, need to rem[...]
"When I am in the ring I know what I have to do. Facing so many different styles throughout the years, making adjustments is second nature. [My legs] looked good in the first fight. When a guy like that is extremely dirty I have to take my time,"
"I have only got two more fights after this,"
From the beginning I am fighting the biased fans, biased writers and biased critics. There has been jealousy and envy from the beginning, but I can get through anything if I stay focused.
"As you get older you have to let the body rest, let the body heal and rejuvenate so you can come back a lot stronger. Over the last few years I have let my body rest a lot more, eat a lot better although I cheat a little at Fatburger,"
"I think I am faster because I am throwing more combinations this camp. The sparring partners have said I am a lot better. We have used some of the same guys and they say I am a lot stronger and faster this camp,"
"I think there's a lot worse things that go on in other people's households,"
"The first few rounds were exciting last time and then I turned it around in the second half,". "I expect to throw more combinations this time. I won the first fight, it's up to him to change. The champ can make adjustments and I can be especially s[...]
"Marcos Maidana is a tough customer and he gave me a fight that had me work for the victory,". "His style is difficult at best, but with experience comes a way and will to win. I'm not one to give second chances in the ring, but I want to give the f[...]