In case anyone was too busy watching Monday Night Football, here's what went down during Floyd Mayweather's chat over at boxingtalk.
QUESTION: Welcome back Floyd, and very possibly, welcome 24/7 if this is being filmed. give your loyal Boxingtalk fans a shout out. lol anyway, great stuff on the show. As a boxing fanatic, I'm ready to witness a great show and a great fight to end this year. You mentioned in episode 2 that your body is breaking down and that your doctor agreed that you shouldn't fight much longer. Honestly, how are you feeling days before the fight? Are you pain/injury free at this moment? I love the training footage and your pad work. Best of luck champ. God bless.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: I feel great man, I'm just ready to go on and on Saturday night, it's going to be nothing but the best from the best of the best, I can't wait. It's great to be back home at Boxingtalk, I love my Boxingtalk.com fans.
QUESTION: Floyd, you are without a doubt the most talented in boxing, what makes you better then all of the rest
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: Dedication and hard work.
QUESTION: What up Champ, Some of the greatest of boxers of all time ali, leonard, robinson, pep 1st losses were all to relentless, pressure/swarmer type of fighters. What do you do to make sure that the same fate doesn't happen to you? Good Luck
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: I just need to be Floyd Mayweather Jr. This guy couldn't beat me on his best day and my worst day, on Saturday night you're going to see me at my best so it don't matter what he's coming with.
QUESTION: Floyd its a pleasure to speak with you IN in London, England .We would like to say that you are great champion and the you are inspiring many kids in far away places around the world including places like South Africa , Zimbabwe and elsewhere due to your professionalism , work ethic and sportsmanship . We have operated a fan website since 2004 , Floydmayweather.co.uk which we are currently upgrading at the moment to 10 languages , who can we talk with to receive periodic news from you and about you.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: I have my own website it's FloydMayweather.net you can hit me on it anytime for the latest and greatest on what's going with none other
QUESTION: hey floyd, hatton says you have no power, do u feel you have the power to hurt hatton and maybe even stop him? and how are you going to deal with the type of pressure he is going to bring in this fight, are u worried bout his famous body shots? i think you are going to win in a repeat of the great jesus chavez performance
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: Well, Ricky Hatton don't even believe that himself. He's just running his mouth. If he's talking that shit thinking I aint got no power, I guess he'l be ableto speak on it first hand come Saturday night.
QUESTION: After you humiliate Hatton, is Cotto on deck? Good luck Saturday night and thanks for taking the time out to chat with us!
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: For Boxingtalk.com, it's an anytime thing, but right now my focus is on Ricky Hatton and no one else, ask me that again next time. Ain't nobody pver here thinking about anybody but Ricky Hatton.
QUESTION: Hi Champ, you being number one at 147...Who you think is number 2 and why? Hatton?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: They all in the same boat to me. They're all young and upcoming but that's about it.
QUESTION: Floyd, what makes this payperview worth buying?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: You have two young undefeated champions. I know for a fact he's going to lay it on the line because he's not going to want to let his country down. He's fighting for his country. I'm going to continue to show why I'm the best and nobody aint on my level.
QUESTION: Floyd, I'm from Harlem,NYC(home of the hustlers & fresh 2 death dudes so Floyd what music are you coming out to and what are you wearing?...You should come out to "Livin in America" James Brown & come out like Apollo did in the first Rocky movie..Ya Dig!
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: Well, tune in December 8 to witness the Mayweather experience and be a part of it. This is real live shit, everyone knows the Rocky stuff is fake. I'm going to give him a real ass whooping.
QUESTION: Mr. Mayweather how is this build-up for Hatton different then the one for De La Hoya ? And how do you like this new version of HBO's 24/7 ?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: Ricky Hatton has talked the talk, De La Hoya didn't. He's continued to talk the talk, but come Saturday night we're going to see if he can walk the walk. The new version of 24/7, what can I say? It's a great show that the fans should love how HBO is giving it to them.
QUESTION: Assuming u beat Hatton on Saturday, are u up to a reall test in Cotto? If not who is your next best option.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: Right now my focus is only on Ricky Hatton, ask me questions about who I might fight next or who y'all want me to fight next the next time y'all got me. It's not like this is the first and only time I'm on Boxingtak.com, this is my house. Money Mayweather calls this home.
QUESTION: Floyd do you think fighting Hatton after fighting in a big fight against de la hoya...is some what of a step down seeing that this is PPV mismatch?...P.S Your going to kill him! Is Lampley gonna announce it as "Floooooooooooooyd Mooooooooney Maaaaaaaaaayweeaaather"
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: Thanks for the support, but I'm not going to fall into the trap of thinking less of Ricky Hatton as an opponent. He's had to accomplish a lot to get here. He just ain't fight me. He's young though and he's never lost, I never fall into that trap of taking anybody lightly. If I did, I wouldn't be where I'm at. Money Mayweather it is.
QUESTION: Floyd I believe a the fight with Hatton is another step closer to becoming the greatest ever. I know you are a professional, but you should not take him lightly. He likes to grab and fight dirty to throw boxers off their rhythm. How do you deal with a fighter like that? Also, would you consider fighting Cotto if all is well against Hatton because many would pay top dollar to see that.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: I'm not worried about dealing with he comes to table with, like I said, he's got more than enough to worry about. I have 100% in Joe Cortez not allowing those dirty tactics, we know he's a dirty fighter, but Nevada has had the best commission for a number of years.
QUESTION: Have you really not watched any tapes? Nothing?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: I never watch tapes on anybody. Anybody who knows me would tell you this, that's Roger and Leonard's jobs.
QUESTION: what up floyd?your crib was hot...who do u have in tonights game? and do u stop hatton on cuts or just knock him the F out...cause i know it aint goin 2 decision...whats the most u made it rain? BALLINNN!!!!!
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: I think this fight is more personal than any fight I've been in because of all the trash that he's talked. Ricky Hatton has never been no trash talker, so it's kind of new to hear shit coming out of somebody mouth who don't talk. He's going to pay for all the pulling down his pants and all of the racist comments that his trainer made, he's going to pay for all of that and then some on Satuday night.
QUESTION: Floyd what made you like every other boxer and decide to come out of retirement? Also Forrest called you out after last Saturdays fight any interest in taking him on?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: Fight Vernon Forrest for what? Vernon Forrest don't mean nothing to nobody. I'm not thinking about nobody but Ricky Hatton. Ricky Hatton running his mouth on HBO. ANd it's one last country for me to conquer.
QUESTION: Floyd, this is Marshall-Rock's trainer, what kind of gloves will you be wearing on Sat. that will help you bust hatton's face up?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: Tune in to see what kind of gloves absorb his blood. Thanks for your support.
QUESTION: Floyd do you think Hatton will last longer than Gatti did? If not why? All the best Sat.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: I just know he ain't going to make twelve. The kid is going to come out andlay it on the line and I'm going to fight my ass off. The fans will get a chance to see me at my best, I'm not playing with this dude. I call him a camera gangster and I just can't wait for Saturday night.