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Born: 1977-02-24
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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My skills are still my skills.

Tags: Skills

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

Tags: Career, Individual, Strong

You can never overlook a guy.

Tags: Guy, Overlook

You have to protect yourself at all times. What goes around comes around.

Tags: Goes, Times, Yourself

A lot of times, in the beginning of my career, I put pressure on myself just because I wanted to perform so well. I just wanted to be perfect.

Tags: Career, Perfect, Put

All the money I have, I got it legally.

Tags: Legally, Money

Boxing is what pays my bills.

Tags: Bills, Boxing, Pays

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

Tags: Done

Everywhere I go, I will make a good payday. But we got to choose the right opponent and the right time and the right venue.

Tags: Choose, Good, Time

Floyd Mayweather is in the sport to give great performances.

Tags: Floyd, Give, Great

I am the best. There is nobody better than me.

Tags: Best, Nobody

I basically raised myself.

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I come from a very rough background, and I'm saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too.

Tags: Saying, Work, Yourself

I don't have to fight if I don't want to.

Tags: Fight

I feel like everybody is against Floyd Mayweather. I don't get any respect.

Tags: Against, Everybody, Respect

I got a granite chin.

Tags: Chin, Granite

I haven't took no punishment. There's nothing cool about taking punishment.

Tags: Cool, Taking, Took

I land a higher percentage of punches than any boxer in boxing.

Tags: Boxing, Higher, Land

I like fighters who come to fight.

Tags: Fight, Fighters

I like to play table tennis, spend time with my kids.

Tags: Kids, Spend, Time

I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight.

Tags: Career, Fight, Winning

I think I already proved that I wasn't just fighting for the money, because I fought as an amateur. I fought 90 fights for free.

Tags: Fighting, Free, Money

I want to be promoted in the urban areas. A lot of African-American people should know more about me.

Tags: Areas, Promoted, Urban
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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.

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I'll back up anything my dad says.

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I'm a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit.

Tags: Believes, Hit, Object

I'm a man of my word.

Tags: Word

I'm always focused.

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I'm looking to expand my portfolio while I'm on top and while I'm young.

Tags: Looking, While, Young

I'm not in this sport to take punishment.

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

Tags: Business, Fighters, Model

If I'm scared and I'm a coward, why do you guys want to see me fight?

Tags: Coward, Fight, Why

My kids are the future of the Mayweather family and of the Mayweather brand. I feel our family is stronger if we stay together.

Tags: Family, Future, Together

Nobody is faster than me.

Tags: Faster, Nobody

Once I am in the square circle, I am in my home.

Tags: Circle, Home, Once

Self-preservation is an important thing to me.

Tags: American, Fight, Love

There comes a time when money doesn't matter.

Tags: Matter, Money, Time

There's ups and downs with boxing, layoffs are part of the sport and they can either help or hurt a guy.

Tags: Boxing, Help, Hurt

When I step in the ring, I bring everything I have.

Tags: Bring, Ring, Step

When I was about 8 or 9, I lived in New Jersey with my mother and we were seven deep in one bedroom and sometimes we didn't have electricity.

Tags: Deep, Mother, Sometimes

When people see what I have now, they have no idea of where I came from and how I didn't have anything growing up.

Tags: Growing, Idea

When they put me on ESPN and they talk about negative things, or when they put me on TMZ and they talk about negative things, I'm just glad that I'm relevant; to have lasted this long being relevant.

Tags: Negative, Put, Talk

You know, as a young child, I lay in my bedroom and I swore to myself then: 'I'm not going to smoke and I'm not going to drink.' And I said I'm not going to just say that when I'm a kid. I'm going to stick to that as an adult. I kept that in mind my whole life.

Tags: Life, Mind, Young

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.

Tags: Anyone, Best, Career

What's so crazy is when you give interviews to reporters that don't really care too much for you, basically what they're going to do is write what they want to write and discredit you. They're going to write and say what they want to say, no matter what you tell them.

Tags: Care, Crazy, Give

When I was in the ring at the Olympics, it was my father's words that I was hearing, not the coaches'. 'I never listened to what the coaches said. I would call my father and he would give me advice from prison.

Tags: Father, Give, Words

You know, everybody has a slogan, and once you beat people over the head with it so much, then that's what you'll eventually be called once you retire from the sport or whatever.

Tags: Everybody, Once, Whatever

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.

Tags: Judge, Life, Respect

I'm always going to love my father.

Tags: Father, Love

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.

Tags: Future, Great, Time

A true champion can adapt to anything.

Tags: Adapt, Champion, True

You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally.

Tags: Bad, Days, Good

I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young, I told her, 'I think I should get a job.' She said, 'No, just keep boxing.'

Tags: Job, Said, Young

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.

Tags: Angry, Fight, Mistakes

A true champion will fight through anything.

Tags: Champion, Fight, True

You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren't true, but you never hear about the positive.

Tags: Positive, Time, True

In the end, you have to protect yourself at all times.

Tags: End, Times, Yourself

Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder.

Tags: Easy, Life, Real

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.

Tags: Goes, Past, Said

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

Tags: Films, Training, Watch

I push myself to the limit.

Tags: Limit, Push

I've had boxing gloves on since before I could walk and been in gyms all of my life.

Tags: Boxing, Life, Since

My whole outlook on life is, never judge a book by its cover.

Tags: Book, Judge, Life

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.

Tags: Fight, Makes, Work

I ain't never nervous. Never nervous.

Tags: Nervous

I always put my boxing first.

Tags: Boxing, Put

I got a big mouth.

Tags: Big, Mouth

I knew boxing before I knew anything else.

Tags: Boxing, Else, Knew

I like to control my own personal life.

Tags: Control, Life, Personal

I love basketball.

Tags: Basketball, Love

I'm a professional fighter and like most professional fighters I have had difficulties with my hands in the past.

Tags: Fighter, Hands, Past

I'm not in this sport to say a guy can beat me.

Tags: Beat, Guy
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