Floyd Mayweather managed to stay undefeated until his retirement this year. He is one of boxing’s most outspoken fighters and continues to live one of the most outlandish lives of any other sports athlete in the world. So, in honor of his retirement we curated the 20 Best Floyd Mayweather Quotes.
“After 49 career professional fights, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is retiring as one of the best boxers to ever lace up a pair of gloves,” reported Bleacher Report.
“Following his unanimous-decision victory over Andre Berto on Saturday night, Mayweather reiterated to the boxing universe that he doesn’t plan on returning to the ring.”
Mayweather’s record remains untouched and he doesn’t seem to want to tarnish it at all. You can check out the 20 Best Floyd Mayweather Quotes below.
“Well, you’ve got certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual.”
“I’m the best at talking trash I’m also the best at going out there and backing it up.”
“I don’t fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure…so put pressure on me.”
“Sometimes, people say certain things about me that are negative, but that’s no problem. I try to take their negative and turn it to a positive. That’s why I like to surround myself with positive people.”
“Maybe I can fight Margarito next, if I pick his name out of the hat.”
“Most people should be talking about how Floyd Mayweather is a great undefeated future Hall of Famer that’s his own promoter and that works extremely hard to get to where he’s at. Instead, all you hear is hate and jealous remarks from critics who criticize me and, you know, most of the time, the people that criticize me can’t do what I can do.”
“When it’s all said & done only God can judge me. I’m going to go out there on 5/5 to give my fans what they want to see.”
“I don’t have to run from none of these fighters. If I want to keep my defense tight and break em down I can.”
“I know how I could beat myself: by not being disciplined, by slacking, by not dedicating myself to my craft, by not working hard, by not listening, by thinking I know it all – short like that.”
“Pacquiao is famous because he is attached to my name. When they say Pacquiao, they say that’s the guy they are trying to get to fight Floyd Mayweather. When they say Floyd Mayweather, they say that’s an all-time great.”
“Don’t ever know who you may meet, or just because a person may not be dressed up all fancy, don’t mean they’re not an important person. You just don’t ever know who you’re gonna meet in life. So that’s why I look at everybody as equal. Can’t just judge. I treat everybody with respect. Every man.”
“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.”
“Im not in this sport to see how hard I can get hit or to see how many big punches I can take. I am in this game to fight as long as I can. I am trying to dish a lot of punishment.”
“I think my dad, when he works with my older son, puts the same kind of pressure on him that he put on me – that perfectionist pressure. And that can work in two ways: It can make you a perfectionist yourself, or it can eventually break you in the long run.”
“Why does he have to worry about my personal life? I don’t worry about his personal life. It’s not like I’m bringing a gun or a knife into the ring. But he’s going to think I brought a gun or a knife into the ring once I get a hold of him.”
“I am the best. There is nobody better than me.”
“Once I beat a guy, mentally and physically, he’s never the same.”
“Does he really want to step into the ring with best fighter of this era and embarrass himself? Being the coward that he is, I doubt he’ll get in the ring. We’ll see what his excuse will be this time.”
“When God wants me to lose, then that’s when I’ll lose. But until then, I’m going to be at the top of my game and keep working hard and dedicating myself to the sport of boxing and to being the best entertainer that I can be.”
“If I did want to come back, I was going to make, what, $50 million (for the De La Hoya rematch)? You know what, don’t call my phone unless you’ve got $100 million.”