Hate it or love it, Floyd Mayweather has been one of boxing’s main draws for years now. But according to the still undefeated boxer, he’s brought a few more things than just blockbuster events.
In the final press conference leading up to his showdown against Shane Mosley on Saturday (May 1) in Las Vegas, he boasted about a few things — making lowers weight classes the hot ticket was one of them.
“Whatever weight class I’m at is the hot weight class,” Mayweather said. “What’s so crazy is that when I started fighting at welterweight, I made the world pay attention to the small man.”
Additionally, during Mayweather and Mosley’s training camps, both fighters endured Olympic-style USADA drug testing. He says if this was a requirement, it will better the sport of boxing.
“I brought USADA in to keep the sport on an even playing field. Everyone knows this is done for the betterment of the sport,” he says. “After I get blood taken, I’ll go in and box 12 or 13 rounds, no problem whatsoever.”
As far as the fight itself, he simply says Mosley is not on his level.
“I’m pretty sure Shane is in good shape. I don’t think he is in better shape than me,” Mayweather boasted. “As far as drawing power and superstardom, me and Shane are not on the same level.”
Mosley, on the other hand, was undeterred by Floyd’s comments. He says Mayweather better be ready, because he’s predicting a knockout.
“I hope Mayweather is ready for this,” Sugar Shane said. This will be one of the great fights of this decade or maybe even history. It’s going to be a great fight.
“I always predict a knock out. We are going to make a magnificent fight.”
Mayweather vs. Mosley: Who R U Picking? is taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 1st, and will also be available on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Visit WhoRUPicking.com for more info.