Floyd Mayweather Jr faces Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas on May 5, live on HBO pay-per-view, and will be fighting for just the second time north of 147 pounds, as the WBA and WBC Diamond titles are on the line at 154 for the main event. Yesterday Mayweather held his media workout in Vegas, and had thoughts on his training camp, how long he plans to stay in boxing, and more.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr
"I can't overlook a guy like Miguel Cotto.
"I'm always looking to give the fans what they want to see.
"Uncle Roger said this is the hardest he's ever seen me train. This is the hardest he's ever seen me work for a fight.
"It's been a roller coaster ride throughout my whole career, but I'm blessed to be where I'm at and I want to continue to go out there and dominate.
"The hard work has been done. During fight week, we will focus on shadow boxing, mental work and light training.
"The fans should watch this because in my eyes Miguel Cotto is an undefeated fighter. He fought one guy at a catch weight and another guy who got in trouble for cheating. He's strong a knockout puncher and he always comes out and fights in a pleasing way.
"I'm always happy to go out there and put on a pleasing performance for the fans, the media and the people that have been supporting me for years.
"Rafael [Garcia] is the godfather of boxing. He has done a great job. He is a hand and eye specialist and a guy I wouldn't trade in for anything in the world.
"I have been in boxing for 16 years and I haven't stretched at all. I don't stretch when I run. I've never stretched.
"Last time I checked all 42 [of my opponents] have been dangerous, but they all ended up in the same place.
"I think I can look into a guy's eyes and I can see the body language. I know when he's a beaten fighter.
"The nickname ‘Money' came from I when was joking on 24/7 and throwing money into the camera, so it stuck with me. You can't be a 35-year-old man calling yourself ‘Pretty Boy.'
"The key to me winning is being in control like always, keeping my composure like always and never going out of character.
"I don't think I have changed, maybe I don't move as much. I'm going much more toe-to-toe these days.
"I haven't taken any abuse in the sport of boxing. I think I'm done before 38."
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"All fighters are dangerous; anybody who can punch is dangerous.
"Floyd fights for his own legacy.
"Fighters don't have to fight that much these days to determine how good they are.
"I don't have to tell you who the best fighter is out there. We already know who the best fighter is out there."
(All photos by Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)