Over the decades, the world of boxing has seen some truly special fighters.
We can’t name them all because we’ll be here all day, but a few names that instantly spring to mind are names such as Joe Frazer, George Foreman, Frank Bruno, Nigel Benn, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, Chris Eubank, the Klitschko brothers, Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao, and of course, the late Muhammad Ali.
Before any boxing enthusiasts reading this blow their tops, we have indeed missed a very special name off of the list.
This is deliberate because it is this fighter that we will be looking at in today’s piece of work in which we list several prominent Floyd Mayweather quotes.
Yes, we’re looking at the life and times of who many believe to be the greatest pound for pound fighter to ever live – Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
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Before we look at these Floyd Mayweather quotes, we first need to look at the fighter behind these quotes. Floyd Mayweather Jnr is a retired professional boxer, who is, without question, one of the best pound-for-pound champions to ever lace up the gloves.
He has won three Golden Gloves titles, an Olympic bronze medal, and so many different boxing titles and championships since turning pro in 1996 that it would take forever just to list each one.
He holds a professional record of 50 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws. Of these 50 wins, 27 have come by way of a knockout.
Born Floyd Joy Sinclair on the 24th of Feb, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it was clear from birth that Floyd was destined to box.
His father, Floyd Snr, fought as a Welterweight contender, whereas his uncle Jeff Mayweather was a former IBO super featherweight champ, and his other uncle, Roger Mayweather, was a former WBA super featherweight champ and WBC super lightweight champ.
His father introduced him to boxing not long after he was able to walk, and he was surrounded by the sport.
By 7 he had his first pair of boxing gloves fitted and he would constantly be found at his local boxing gym surrounded by his family.
Floyd would soon take on the last name of his father, officially becoming Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
His life was troubled as his father was frequently in trouble with the law and drugs plagued his household.
Boxing helped keep him on the straight and narrow and soon he would fight as an amateur.
Floyd won the Golden Gloves title three times in 1993, 94, and 96.
At the 96 Olympics in Atlanta, Mayweather lost a controversial fight and settled for a bronze.
Many believe he should have been awarded the decision.
He turned pro on the 11th of October, 1996, and began racking up wins at an astonishing rate.
Trained and managed by his father after he was released from prison, Floyd began turning heads and he really took off in the 2000s.
Defeating greats such as Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao, he earned a reputation as a big drawing fighter and would often flaunt his wealth.
In 2017, Mayweather fought UFC MMA fighter Conor McGregor in one of the world’s largest exhibition fights in the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
Mayweather won the bout and retired shortly after with a record of 50 – 0.
"I push myself to the limit; I always put my boxing first." - Floyd Mayweather
"I’m loyal and I’m honest, and I’m a good person. I call a spade a spade. Money doesn’t make me, I make money. Without money, I’d be the same person." - Floyd Mayweather
"Showing is better than telling." - Floyd Mayweather
"People want to say all of these negative things about me when they don’t know me. I try to take their negatives and turn them into positives. That’s why I like to surround myself with positive people." - Floyd Mayweather
"It’s about being smart, taking your time, keeping your composure, and just going out there and being the best that you can be." - Floyd Mayweather
"Fame is cool, but I believe in success." - Floyd Mayweather
"Hard work Dedication." - Floyd Mayweather
"To be the best, you have to work overtime." - Floyd Mayweather
"No athlete works harder than Floyd Mayweather. Nobody is faster than Floyd Mayweather.
"Tough times don’t last, but tough people always do." - Floyd Mayweather
"Everything that people say I couldn’t do, I’ve done." - Floyd Mayweather
"I believe in my skills and my talent. If nobody believes in Floyd Mayweather, I believe in me." - Floyd Mayweather
"Never cry. Never complain. Just work." - Floyd Mayweather
"When I step into the ring, I bring everything that I have." - Floyd Mayweather
"Even though I had a rough life, I always kept my mind on bigger and better things." - Floyd Mayweather
"I just have the will to win at life." - Floyd Mayweather
"I want to be the best. Not just the best fighter, I want to be the best athlete, period. When I leave, I will be known as TBE and that’s THE best ever." - Floyd Mayweather
"Any true champion can bounce back. That’s being a champions- being able to deal with adversity and being able to bounce back." - Floyd Mayweather
"When I was younger, my dad always wanted me to be perfect. That’s probably why that’s instilled in me to this day- I want to be perfect at whatever I do. I can’t help it; it’s just instilled in me." - Floyd Mayweather
"You’ve got to have three things to be a great fighter: A great mind, a great chin, and great heart. Now he may have a good mind and a good heart, but his chin isn’t up to par. And if I land, I’m going to be a home run hitter." - Floyd Mayweather
"Boxing is in my genes. I come from a fighting background and I’m blessed with the art of war." - Floyd Mayweather
"You name him- I beat him." - Floyd Mayweather
"I push myself to the limit. I dedicate myself to this craft."
"When people see what I have now, they have on idea of where I came from and how I didn’t have anything growing up." - Floyd Mayweather
"Boxing is really easy. Life is much harder." - Floyd Mayweather
"You have good days and you have bad days, but the main thing is to grow mentally."
"A true champion will fight through anything. A true champion can adapt to anything." - Floyd Mayweather
"When I step into the ring, I bring everything that I have." - Floyd Mayweather
"I come from a very rough background, and I’m saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself, you can make it too." - Floyd Mayweather
"If anyone has followed my career, they know that there’s been a lot of obstacles and a lot of ups and downs through my career. But, day in and out, and in the squared circle, I went out there and always did my best." - Floyd Mayweather
"People have said things about me and wrote and criticized me about things in the past, but it goes in one ear and out the other." - Floyd Mayweather
"You experience certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual." - Floyd Mayweather
"Once I beat a guy, both mentally and physically, he’s never the same." - Floyd Mayweather
"I’m the best at talking trash, but I ‘m also the best at going out there and backing it up." - Floyd Mayweather
"I want to be able to separate the average from the good and from the great. I want to Separate the ordinary from the extraordinary." - Floyd Mayweather
"Don’t flood under pressure. Great athletes perform better under pressure- so put pressure on me!" - Floyd Mayweather
"I’ve set the model of showing fighters how they should conduct their business." - Floyd Mayweather
"Well. You’ve got certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual." - Floyd Mayweather
"You can have heart, you can hit harder and be stronger, but there’s no fighter out there smarter than me." - Floyd Mayweather
"You’ve got to have a villain, and they’ll always make me a villain. I’m used to it. it makes me work harder and it makes me fight harder." - Floyd Mayweather
"I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young. I told her, I think should get a job –she said –No, just keep boxing". - Floyd Mayweather
"You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive." - Floyd Mayweather
"If you work hard, you’re gonna get paid very well for it. Simple as that-that’s how life goes." - Floyd Mayweather
"IF you work hard, you’re gonna get results. IF you bulls*t you’re gonna be at the bottom with a bunch of people." - Floyd Mayweather
"If you’re the best, then take the test!" - Floyd Mayweather
"I run my mouth a lot I’m looking for a guy to shut me up. If you don’t shut me up, then I’m going to keep running my mouth."
"No fighter has the mental or physical agility to match." - Floyd Mayweather
"A belt doesn’t make me." - Floyd Mayweather
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