"I do everything better than every boxer. Everything...Boxing is an art. I don't have to be the strongest, I don't have to be the fastest, I don't have to have the best foot work, but I got the best mind. Like I always say, it's chess; I know how to win....When you go to war, you're gonna get hit. It's just how you react after you get hit. Do you fold, you run for cover, do you quit, do you wave the white flag, or you keep fighting? I keep fighting," stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather in the latest episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo, Showtime's all-access reality series following WBC welterweight and WBA jr. middleweight champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and WBC jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez as they prepare for their September 14 showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Episode 2 was not short on classic quotes from Floyd Mayweather, so check out what else he had to say!
On his career...
In 1996, I received $25,000 for my first pro fight; my first 4-round fight. I feel like in '96, I was crawlin'. Now I'm running.
I do everything better than every boxer. Everything!
A lot of times, you hear people say, 'Floyd Mayweather is always flashing his money. He's always flashing his cars. He's always flashing his jewelry.' I didn't rob anyone for it. All I did was go out there like an American citizen and dedicate myself to the sport of boxing.
Of course it's the American dream is to make a lot of money and take care of your family and take care of your loved ones, so I always want my family to have the finer things in life.
I'm a man, no different than no one else. I'm giving back to the people I'm supposed to give back to. I worked hard, I earned it, so I'm able to spend it like I want to spend it.
On his TMT clothing line...
A lot of people don't know what the Magic Convention is. It's all retailers as far as clothing retailers from all over the world.
I feel like everything counts. The fans can either make you or break you. My ultimate goal is to have one of the biggest boxing companies ever. I'm steady learning. I'm still growing. I'm still learning stuff, even in the sport of boxing.
Everything takes time. Baby steps first.
On fighting the physically bigger Alvarez at 152...
The fight is at 152, but it's really not the weight. It's about the skills and I feel that, you know, I'm a skillful fighter.
When it's all said and done, skills pay the bills.
On his hand injury...
In the Robert Guerrero fight, I was looking for the knockout, but of course I had a hand injury, which was my right hand, but I feel good and when it's time to fight, I'll be ready.
Jodi [Lindner], she deserves a lot of credit for keeping my hands strong. She cool. She cool; I like her. Those are the type of people you want to surround your team with.
On rumors that Canelo is running through sparring partners...
I could care less what the rumors is about Canelo's camp.
I could care less what Canelo did in his camp, you know. I'm not a fucking sparring partner. I'm fucking Floyd Mayweather and I can fucking fight.
Boxing is an art. I don't have to be the strongest, I don't have to be the fastest, I don't have to have the best foot work, but I got the best mind. Like I always say, it's chess; I know how to win.
On Canelo's career...
I've faced real opponents. He's got the victories, so you can't take that away from him. It's not his fault. Like I said before, his job was to beat whoever they put in front of him.
42 fighters was put in front of him and he beat 42. When I just think about my career and I think about Canelo's career, all I ask is one question. Tell me 10 world champions that you have beat out of 42 fights; just 10. You know, I can name 20.
The thing with me is this, Floyd "Money" Mayweather. 44 and 0. No losses and no draws.
On his success...
We done good. I'm happy with how we done with Magic.
When it's all said and done, I'm a winner. That mansion right there behind me, I built it that motherfucker with hard work and dedication. That Bugatti, I earned it. And all the rest of them toys, I earned it.
If you work hard and dedicate yourself, anything is possible; here I am today.
On Oscar De La Hoya saying he beat him and laid out the blueprint...
Fuck Oscar De La Hoya. I kicked his ass and everybody that Oscar De La Hoya gave the blueprint to, I kicked their ass too.
Fuck Oscar De La Hoya. How you gonna have a blueprint on how to beat me and you didn't beat me?
I could give two flying fucks about him. He's not shit to me.
On the upcoming fight...
Canelo talking about he believe that he can win. Go to my kitchen, get the sharpest knife, and cut the bullshit out!
When you go to war, you're gonna get hit. It's just how you react after you get hit. Do you fold, you run for cover, do you quit, do you wave the white flag, or you keep fighting? I keep fighting.
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