“I am boxing” Rules of life by Floyd Mayweather

25 Марта 22:40
Mary Myers
“I am boxing” Rules of life by Floyd Mayweather

American former five-division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a living legend of the sport and even though we barely saw him in the ring in the last years, his name will always be loud enough to stay in the history of boxing.

Fans will always remember Floyd Mayweather as one of the smartest boxers in history that had almost flawless defense and unshakable discipline that allowed him to stay undefeated for 50 professional fights. Beside his athletic skills, Floys has a vivid personality and never search for words.

Harcord gathered the most memorable quotes of this boxer for you that, to our mind, reflect his rules of life.

On boxing and his attitude towards it

“I’m 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 don’t fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me.””

“I don't adjust my training for any of my opponents. I don't watch films on my opponents.”

“I don’t feel that no fighter has the mental or physical agility to match Floyd Mayweather.”

“I am the boxing.”

“If anyone has followed my career, they know that there’s been a lot of obstacles and a lot of ups and down through my career. But day in and day out, and in the square circle, I went out there and always did my best.”

“My goal has always been to be one of the best fighters who ever lived. My career and legacy are very important to me."”

“Any true champion can bounce back. That’s being a champion – being able to deal with adversity and being able to bounce back.”

“Boxing is in my genes. I come from a fighting background and I’m blessed with the art of war.”

“Boxing is really easy, Life is much harder.”

“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.”

“If you fight angry, you make a lot of mistakes, and when you fight a sharp, witty fighter like me, you can’t make mistakes.”

“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.”

“It’s about being smart, taking your time, keeping your composure, and just going out there and being the best that you can be.”

“There’s no blueprint on how to beat me.”

On his mindset 

“I've set the model of showing fighters how they should conduct their business.”

“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.”

“Well, you've got certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual.”

“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.”

“I like fighters who come to fight.”

“There comes a time when money doesn't matter.”

“I’m running my mouth a lot and I’m looking for a guy to shut me up. If you don’t shut me up I’m going to keep running my mouth.”

“I’m the best at talking trash I’m also the best at going out there and backing it up.”

“Some pay to see me win, some pay to see me lose, but they all pay.”

“Everything people say I couldn't do I've done.”

“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.”

“A belt don’t make me.”

“When you're the best, you only want to surround yourself with the best.”

On religion and God

“Things happen for a reason, and the only thing you can do is at night time get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness for anything that you did that you didn't feel was right.”

“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.”

On money

“Money doesn’t make me, I make money.”

“I would lie in bed, and I was nine years old, and say to myself: 'I want to be the richest man in the world.' I've come a long way from there.”