With Floyd Mayweather only a couple days away from stepping into the ring with Miguel Cotto, the current WBC Welterweight champion may want to stop diverting his attention on someone he will never fight. In a recent interview with Tim Dahlber of the Associated Press, the topic of why he won't square off with Manny Pacquiao gets brought up...again. In true Money Mayweather form, the 35-year-old boxer breaks off into a series of rants varying from confronting those individuals that call him a coward to discussing his suspicions over Pacquaio's alleged steroid use. Peep the quotes below.
“You all think I’m scared, I’m a coward? Well guess what? I’m a rich, scared coward. I’m a rich coward,” Mayweather said. “And if that’s the case, why the hell would you want to watch me? I don’t want to watch no coward. I don’t want to watch nobody who’s scared and you all know for a fact I’m not scared. You all know that.”
“Writers are saying, `Floyd is scared,’” he said. “No, Floyd cares about his family. Floyd is smart. At the end of the day, Floyd is smart. My health is important. My health is more important than money. They can take all the money and my health is more important. If they say, `Floyd, you can live a healthy life like you is right now, or you got to walk with a limp, and walk all bent over, but you can have a lot of money for the rest of your life,’ I’d say, `Take it all back.’”
“Go back and look at the pictures. First, his head is small. Then, all of a sudden, his head just grew? Come on, man. Stop! Stop this man! Come on, man! This (stuff’s) so easy. Ray Charles can see this (stuff). Come on. Come on, now! Come on, man. I told you, it’s basic common sense. Look at the pictures and tell me this man’s head didn’t get bigger? This man probably went from a seven and one-fourth to an eight. In a hat, a fitted hat. And you’re going to tell me this (stuff) is all natural? Come on, man. Stop this. I’m going up in weight, but I ain’t just walking through no damn fighters.”
We appreciate the humor, Money, but why you gotta bring the late-great Ray Charles into the conversation? Anyway, Mayweather should probably focus more on Cotto because if he gets the loss, all this talk of a match with Pac-Man will be a moot point.
[via Huffington Post]
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