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700 Inspirational Floyd Mayweather Jr Quotes (2023)

1. “I’m a professional fighter and like most professional fighters I have had difficulties with my hands in the past.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


2. FMJ on his dad, Floyd Sr. : "I always thought that he liked his daughter better than he liked me because she never got whippings, and I got whippings all the time


3. “Hard work, dedication!”


4. There’s no blueprint on how to beat me


5. “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. ”


6. “Self-preservation is an important thing to me.” – Floyd Mayweather


7. “Even though I made $800 million, I am still grounded.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


8. “Boxing is what pays my bills.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


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


10. “My diet is also always low fat and enriched in superfoods so the only thing I do to get in peak conditioning with my diet is limiting my sodium intake and I take in a lot more vegetables. ” – Frank Medrano


11. “Love me or hate me… you’re gonna watch me.”


12. “As long as you know you gave whatever you did 100% you’re considered a winner in my book.”


13. “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. ”


14. “Fame is cool, but I believe in success. ” – Floyd Mayweather


15. “I’m not in this sport to say another guy can beat me”.


16. “All work is easy work.”


17. “I don’t fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me. ” – Floyd Mayweather


18. “You name him. I beat him.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


19. “Your body is your temple, you do your body good it does you good.”


20. “My high-school coach Tony Reginelli was kind of famous for ‘Reggie-isms,’ kind of like ‘Yogi-isms. ’ He always said if you want to be a good quarterback, when sprinting left you want to be amphibious and throw left-handed. I told him, ‘You mean ambidextrous, coach?'” – Peyton Manning


21. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


22. “I land a higher percentage of punches than any boxer in boxing.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


23. “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.”


24. “Boy, do I hate to lose. ” – Peyton Manning


25. I don’t have to wait for nobody, I move when I wanna move


26. “The Money Team has nothing to do with money. It’s the way you live, it’s the way you feel. Even if you’re a thousandaire and you feel like a millionaire, you with the Money Team. If you’re a millionaire that feel like a billionaire, you with the Money Team. If you don’t have no money at all but you rich in your heart, you’re with the Money Team.”


27. “In between 5 and 10 years, I will be a billionaire, and then I want to be the first African American to have a casino. I want to be the 60% owner of a casino on Las Vegas Boulevard. That ain’t a dream. That’s going to be a fact.”


28. “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.”


29. “I train hard and I never take shortcuts.”


30. “Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder.” – Floyd Mayweather


31. “I’m a man of my word. ” – Floyd Mayweather


32. “Never settle, always fight for what you want. ” – Frank Medrano


33. “You have good days and you have bad days, but the main thing is to grow mentally.” – Floyd Mayweather


34. “I just want to be the best. I haven’t been in an all-out war. That doesn’t mean I’m not the best.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


35. “Once I beat a guy, mentally and physically, he’s never the same. ” – Floyd Mayweather


36. “Self-preservation is an important thing to me. ”


37. “Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. you get to choose. ” – Frank Medrano


38. “Believe in yourself no matter what life throws at you. ” – Frank Medrano


39. “Cardio (HIIT) to keep your metabolism in a constant fat-burning state you must put in your cardio. Without cardio, there is no fire to jack you up!” – Frank Medrano


40. FMJ: "I knew that I was going to have to try to take care of my mum, and I made the decision that school wasn't that important at the time. I was going to have to box to earn a living


41. “When you take a year off from football, you come back for all the enjoyable moments. When you’re not playing, you miss out on all the highs, but you also miss these disappointments. But I would rather be in the arena to be excited or be disappointed than not have a chance at all. That’s football. That’s why everybody plays it. ” – Peyton Manning


42. “I love to listen to music while I train and I listen to all types as well. Right now I’m listening to instrumental score soundtracks. ” – Frank Medrano


43. “Stay humble, be positive, support anyone who decides to put in their effort to better themselves. ” – Frank Medrano


44. “Everybody is blessed with a certain talent, you have to know what that talent is, you have to maximize it and push it to the limit. ” – Floyd Mayweather


45. “I’m the best ever.”


46. “If you work good, you’re gonna get paid very well for it. Simple as that. That’s how life goes. If you work hard, you’re gonna get good results. If you bullshit, you’re gonna be at the bottom with a bunch of people that’s at the bottom.”


47. “I don’t care if you don’t like me. I don’t like you either.”


48. FMJ: "It's never been easy for me. The boxing is easy, but life has never been easy


49. “If you were my friend, I love you unconditionally. I like you the same way I like everyone else that’s around me.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


50. “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.” – Floyd Mayweather


51. “I’m a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


52. “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.”


53. “The sport needs the cash cow back. ” – Floyd Mayweather


54. “Make sure you live in the moment and work your butt off every single day, and I hope I inspire people all around the world to just be themselves. Be humble, and be grateful for all the blessings in your life. ” – Stephen Curry


55. “My job is to play well offensively and help my team score points. So I feel very responsible every time we lose a game. ” – Peyton Manning


56. “You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive.” – Floyd Mayweather


57. “I’ve had boxing gloves on since before I could walk and been in gyms all of my life.”


58. “Just live every day like it’s your last day and be the best person that you can be.”


59. “I push myself to the limit.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


60. “It’s about having personality…it’s not about being the bad guy, it’s about entertaining people. ” – Floyd Mayweather


61. “No athlete works harder than Floyd Mayweather. ” – Floyd Mayweather


62. “Basketball was mine, and that’s what’s carried me to this point. ” – Stephen Curry


63. “Every time I go out there and compete, my number is, of course, $100 million or better.”


64. Never nervous. ”


65. “I’m not in the game for just the money, I’m in the game to be a legend. And to give the fans and media all around the world exciting fights,” Mayweather said prior to fighting Carlos Baldomir in November 2006 for the WBC welterweight world championship. Then Money May put on a boxing display in which, if he put his foot on the gas, would have stopped Baldomir at any time


66. There is nobody better than me. ”


67. “I don’t have to fight if I don’t want to.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


68. “When you talking boxing, you talking me.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


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


70. 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


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


72. 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. ”


73. “I can get a black eye, a bloody nose. I can have a bad day in the gym. At the end of the day, I don’t have a bad payday, and I don’t have a bad night under the lights… I get bumps, bruises… but I don’t have a bad night.”


74. “It doesn’t matter what other people think. If you make the choice to create positive changes, that’s all that matters. ” – Frank Medrano


75. “I don’t fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me.” – Floyd Mayweather


76. “I’m always focused.”


77. “It’s the hurt business, it’s boxing. We’re there to get it in.”


78. “I like to play table tennis, spend time with my kids.” – Floyd Mayweather


79. “Everything people say I couldn’t do, I’ve done.”


80. “Stay true to yourself. ” – Frank Medrano


81. “I’m comfortable with everything I do on a daily basis.”


82. “Bob arum is Manny Pacquiao’s boss, Floyd Mayweather is his own boss. ”


83. “When you need something to believe in, start with yourself. ” – Frank Medrano


84. “Even though I had a rough life I always had my mind on bigger and better things.”


85. “I hate Bob Arum, he ain't s---; he’s nothing but a liar, he lies about everything,” an enraged Mayweather said after breaking with Top Rank and making the move to rap impresario James Prince as his promoter in 1999. This came after Mayweather said a year earlier, “I have the best promoter out there in Bob Arum. Bob Arum is the greatest promoter in history. I love Bob Arum. I love HBO. ”


86. “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.”


87. “Self-preservation is an important thing to me. ” – Floyd Mayweather


88. “I don’t duck or dodge anybody,” which is actually a phrase Mayweather has said throughout his career, yet he’s come up with myriad excuses why he’s never got into the ring with Manny Pacquiao


89. “No athlete works harder than Floyd Mayweather. Nobody is faster than Floyd Mayweather. ” – Floyd Mayweather


90. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


91. “God has blessed me with an unbelievable talent, with fast feet, fast hands, unbelievable defense and a very, very sharp mind. So I’m thankful for that.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


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


93. “The ultimate goal is to always break records. ” – Floyd Mayweather


94. “All the money I have, I got it legally.”


95. ” – After his conversational victory over Victor Ortiz


96. “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. ”


97. “I’m not in this sport to take punishment.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


98. “Tough times do not last, tough people do.”


99. “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.”


100. “Instead of being ashamed of what you’ve been through, be proud of what you have overcome. ” – Frank Medrano


101. “I’m not the kind of person that likes to lose.”


102. “God only made one thing in this world that’s perfect – and that’s my boxing record.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


103. Never cry. Never complain. Just work


104. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


105. “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.”


106. “It’s about having personality…It’s not about being the bad guy, it’s about entertaining people.”


107. You wanted to see a KO, that’s what I gave you. ” – On his ‘cheap shot’ on Victor Ortiz


108. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


109. I don’t get any respect. ”


110. “Once I am in the square circle, I am in my home.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


111. “Showing is better than telling.”


112. “Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. ” – Peyton Manning


113. “I do a little sign on the court every time I make a shot or a good pass and i pound my chest and point to the sky – it symbolizes that I have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and I do it every time i step on the floor as a reminder of who I’m playing for. ” – Stephen Curry


114. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


115. When I was young, I told her, ‘I think I should get a job. ’ She said, ‘No, just keep boxing. ”


116. “Take the time to train your mind.”


117. “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'”


118. “I basically raised myself.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


119. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


120. “You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters. ” – Peyton Manning


121. ” – Talking about his comeback


122. “When I step in the ring, I bring everything I have. ”


123. The sport needs the cash cow back


124. “I’d rather be a non-All-Star playing in the Western Conference finals than an All-Star who’s sitting at home in May. ” – Stephen Curry


125. FMJ said on ESPN last month: "What are we judging fighters on? Because if we're judging fighters on standing for a cause, then it's Ali, hands down. But if we're talking about taking the least punishment and breaking records, it's Floyd Mayweather


126. How? We both used to train at the Golden Gloves boxing gym. I used to see his Rolls-Royce, his diamond Rolex on, and I said, ‘You know what? Those are the things that I want. ”


127. I want to separate the ordinary from the extraordinary. ”


128. “The real challenge is how you think and act in the tough times. Remember, It’s not what happens to you that defines your life. It’s how you take those things, that haven’t yet killed you and turn them to your advantage. That will put backbone in your be. ” – Frank Medrano


129. “Fame is cool but I believe in success. ”


130. “My goal is to go down as the greatest of all time.”


131. Everybody is blessed with a certain talent, you have to know what that talent is, you have to maximize it and push it to the limit


132. “Being there every week for my teammates is really important to me. It’s all about accountability. I hear stuff about the ‘toughest quarterback in the league’ and all that; what’s that mean?” – Peyton Manning


133. “I’m very humbled and I’m very honored. I certainly think about how grateful I am for all the teammates and coached that I’ve played with and played for throughout my career. ” – Peyton Manning


134. “I’m a one man army, the world could go against me and I will still come out on top, I got God on my side.”


135. I believe in my skills, I believe in my talent. If no one believes in Floyd Mayweather, I believe in me


136. “I’m not just a fighter. I’m a businessman. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m a motivator.”


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


138. “If you work hard and you play well, all those critics quiet themselves pretty quickly. ” – Peyton Manning


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


140. “Floyd Mayweather is in the sport to give great performances.” ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


141. “I’ve set the model of showing fighters how they should conduct their business.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


142. “Each game is an opportunity to be on a great stage and be a witness for Christ. When I step on the floor, people should know who I represent, who I believe in. ” – Stephen Curry


143. FMJ after beating Robert Guerrero in 2013, with his dad back in the corner: "I needed my father tonight. My defense was on point, and he told me to stick with my defense, and that the less you get hit, the longer you last


144. “He can have heart, he can hit harder and he can be stronger, but there’s no fighter smarter than me. ”


145. I’m used to it – it makes me work harder and it makes me fight harder. ”


146. “When you feel like quitting just remember why you started in the first place. What’s your motive? What’s your purpose? What’s your goal? Think about it and get back on your feet. ” – Frank Medrano


147. “I would rather work and have money and no social life than be broke and hang with the same people that was doing the same thing last year.”


148. “I’m a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit. ” – Floyd Mayweather


149. FMJ after beating Andre Berto in September 2015: "My career is over. It's official. You got to know when to hang it up, and it's time for me to hang it up. I'm leaving the sport with all my faculties. I'm still smart. I'm still sharp. I've accomplished everything. There's nothing else to accomplish. I am the best


150. Everything people say I couldn’t do, I’ve done


151. I represented the U. S. in the Olympics; I love my country. But the U. S. fans will love you on Monday; if you lose, they’ll hate you on Tuesday. If you win, it will be back to loving you on Wednesday. ”


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


153. “If you work good, you're gonna get paid very well for it. Simple as that, that's how life goes. If you work hard, you're gonna get good results. If you talk ...


154. “I ain’t never nervous. Never nervous.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


155. “My career is over. It’s official. You got to know when to hang it up, and it’s time for me to hang it up. I’m leaving the sport with all my faculties. I’m still smart. I’m still sharp. I’ve accomplished everything. There’s nothing else to accomplish. I am the best.”


156. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


157. “Be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story. ” – Stephen Curry


158. “Ain’t no boundaries, ain’t no limits. ”


159. “If you work good, you’re gonna get paid very well for it. Simple as that, that’s how life goes. If you work hard, you’re gonna get good results. If you bullsh*t, you’re gonna be at the bottom with a bunch of people that’s at the bottom.”


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


161. “All work is easy work. ”


162. “I can’t watch a [Floyd] Mayweather fight. I don’t find it exciting. I used to watch boxing in the [Michael] Tyson era when it was exciting. Now it’s all bob and weave, a punch here and there. It is not entertaining.” ~ Usain Bolt


163. “I’ll beat the s--- out of Manny Pacquiao. He knows that,” Mayweather has said, but we may never know because something always seems to get in the way of this ever happening: Olympic-style drug testing, supposed negotiations that took place (which Mayweather’s people said didn’t take place) and Mayweather’s most recent proposal of a 60-40 split in favor of him


164. FMJ: "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


165. “I don’t fight for bragging rights. I’ve proved myself.” – Floyd Mayweather


166. “At the end of the day I’m a normal man just like anybody else and even I have my limitations. ” – Frank Medrano


167. Guys like Biggie, guys like Pac, timeless music. ”


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


169. “Success comes after you conquer your biggest obstacles and hurdles. ” – Stephen Curry


170. “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.’” – Floyd Mayweather


171. “Be one of the few who doesn’t just say that they believe in something until they are tested. ” – Frank Medrano


172. “No athlete works harder than Floyd Mayweather.” ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


173. “I first started training around 2008. I was going to the gym and lifting weights and was motivated to better my life. ” – Frank Medrano


174. “Mayweather Promotions – we are the past, the present, and the future of sports and entertainment, and everybody knows Mayweather’s pay is better.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


175. “I needed my father tonight. My defense was on point, and he told me to stick with my defense, and that the less you get hit, the longer you last. ” – Floyd Mayweather


176. “There are all these athletes out there cheating. I am clean and pure. ” – Floyd Mayweather


177. Tough times do not last, tough people do


178. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.” – Peyton Manning


179. “I’ve never left the field saying, ‘I could’ve done more to get ready,’ and that gives me peace of mind. ” – Peyton Manning


180. “My kids are the future of the Mayweather family and of the Mayweather brand. I feel our family is stronger if we stay together.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


181. Don’t give nobody a hard time. ”


182. “I can get a black eye, a bloody nose. I can have a bad day in the gym. At the end of the day, I don’t have a bad payday, and I don’t have a bad night under the lights… I get bumps, bruises… but I don’t have a bad night.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


183. “When it’s all said and done only God can judge me. I’m going to go out there and give my fans what they want to see.”


184. “I don’t want to retire. I still want to play. ” – Peyton Manning


185. 1. “If you work good, you're gonna get paid very well for it. Simple as that, that's how life goes


186. “Every home that I have is paid for, every car that I have is paid for, and I am a hundred-million dollar man. I mean, this is the truth; it’s not a lie.”


187. FMJ, in the postfight interview after knocking out Ortiz, said to HBO commentator Larry Merchant: "You never give me a fair shake. HBO needs to fire you because you don't know s--- about boxing. You ain't s---. You're not s---


188. “I’m looking to expand my portfolio while I’m on top and while I’m young.”


189. “I work hard every day. I’m driven. I know what I want and I’m going to get it.”


190. “All 48 of my fights have been hard. None have been easy. All played a major key. It’s the ‘Mayweather Era. ’ I feel that every fighter is an artist and they all take pictures their own way. I’m just one of the very best artists. ”


191. “Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery. ” – Peyton Manning


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


193. I just got the will to win at life


194. Some people are just right for you


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


196. I just wanted to be perfect. ”


197. Never nervous


198. Never complain. Just work. ”


199. “My dad was in a hospital for months. The doctors told my dad he would never be able to walk again. My dad beat all the odds. He came back and was able to walk and start boxing again. He went to No. 1 in the world at welterweight to fight for the world title. But he never had his chance to fight for a world title. ” – Floyd Mayweather


200. FMJ before fighting Pacquiao: "I'm in the gym working right now, dedicating myself to the sport, pushing myself to the limit, because I never wanted to win a fight so bad in my life


201. There are all these athletes out there cheating. I am clean and pure


202. Marquez: "When I hit him, he laughed


203. FMJ on refusing to sign a seven-fight, $12. 5 million deal with U. S. broadcaster HBO in 1999: "Why would I sign a contract like that? It's slave wages


204. “I’m a winner. I’m not a loser.”


205. “I’m a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit. ”


206. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


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


208. “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.”


209. I am not in the game for just the money. I fight for the cheque. I am


210. FMJ after beating Canelo Alvarez in 2013: "Seventeen years, and I'm still going strong. I think had I pressed the attack earlier, I could have gotten the stoppage, but I am very happy with my performance


211. “There comes a time when money doesn’t matter. ” – Floyd Mayweather


212. “I laugh when Floyd Mayweather says that if he went back in time he would beat us all. I’ll tell you this: if he was in the same era as Hagler and Hearns and Leonard and me, I don’t think he would be such a big name. There is too much talk” ~ Roberto Duran


213. “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.”


214. “I feel like everybody is against Floyd Mayweather. I don’t get any respect.” ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


215. “Let’s leave the negative energy behind us. ” – Frank Medrano


216. “Play like you’re in first. Train like you’re in second. ” – Stephen Curry


217. There’s nothing cool about taking punishment. ”


218. “I want to be promoted in the urban areas. A lot of African-American people should know more about me.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


219. “I’m a chameleon. I adapt to the person I’m fighting.”


220. “You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive. ” – Floyd Mayweather


221. “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.”


222. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


223. “I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years. ” ~ Manny Pacquiao


224. You do your body good it does you good. ”


225. “That guy [Floyd Mayweather] is throwing his money around like there is no tomorrow.” ~ Larry Holmes


226. 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


227. “I guess, to tell you the truth, I’ve never had much of a desire to grow facial hair. I think I’ve managed to play quarterback just fine without a mustache. ” – Peyton Manning


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


229. “If you take time to realize what your dream is and what you really want in life — no matter what it is, whether it’s sports or in other fields — you have to realize that there is always work to do, and you want to be the hardest working person in whatever you do, and you put yourself in a position to be successful. And you have to have a passion about what you do. ” – Stephen Curry


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


231. “If you work good, you’re gonna get paid very well for it. Simple as that, that’s how life goes. If you work hard, you’re gonna get good results. If you talk baloney, you’re gonna be at the bottom with a bunch of people that’s at the bottom. ” – Floyd Mayweather


232. “Ali was a threat because he was a voice, and the people hated Ali when he was a voice, but once Ali could no longer speak and he wasn’t a voice, they loved him. Love me now. I don’t want to be loved if I could barely walk or barely talk. That’s not cool.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


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


234. “I don’t believe in taking unnecessary risks.”


235. “I’m not in this sport to say a guy can beat me.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


236. “Boxing’s in my genes. I come from a fighting background. My dad and both my uncles were good boxers. I’m blessed with the art of war. ” – Floyd Mayweather


237. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


238. “I’m in the same shoes as Ali. They hate me when I’m at the top, but once my career is over, they’re going to miss me,” Mayweather told Dyson in the HBO Speak Out Special. Really? The same shoes as Ali? Mayweather protested for being drafted into an unjust war that threatened his life and livelihood during a turbulent racial climate when whites and blacks, in some parts of the south, couldn’t walk on the same sidewalk together? Really?


239. Promoter Bob Arum ahead of Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao: "We had Ali-Frazier, we had Leonard-Duran, we had Leonard-Hagler, and now we have Pacquiao and Mayweather. This is the biggest fight of its era. It's a great event for boxing. Everybody around the world is interested in this fight -- ambassadors, senators, celebrities


240. “You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


241. “I commend Chris Brown and Soulja Boy for going out there for so many years and entertaining the people.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


242. “When you go through a significant injury and have a major career change, you truly do go one year at a time, and you don’t look past what’s going on now, because you are not sure what’s going to happen. Tomorrow is not promised. ” – Peyton Manning


243. “I want to be the best, not just the best fighter, I want to be the best athlete, period. When I leave, I will be known as TBE, and that’s The Best Ever.”


244. “My skills are still my skills.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


245. “Tough times don’t last, tough people do”


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


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


248. “Well, you’ve got certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


249. “If you want to chase a runaway ambulance toward what’s left of the American Dream, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao show you that, still, somehow, boxing remains the yellow brick road in our country.”


250. “Everybody is going to be excited to play in a Super Bowl. When you still enjoy the preparation and the work part of it, I think you ought to be still doing that. I think as soon as I stop enjoying it, if I can’t produce, if I can’t help a team, that’s when I will stop playing. ” – Peyton Manning


251. “I’m not here to judge. We don’t know what Trump can do.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


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


253. “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.’”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


254. “I got inspired into getting in shape after seeing myself getting in poor shape year after year. I would be embarrassed to even take my shirt off. I was constantly tired, slow, weak and my diet did not make things better. ” – Frank Medrano


255. “For those who pay to see me lose…keep paying. To those who pay to see me win…keep paying.”


256. “Of course, we all know what UFC stands for – Undefeated Floyd’s Champion.”


257. “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.” – Floyd Mayweather


258. Never complain. Just work


259. FMJ on equaling Rocky Marciano's unbeaten 49-0 record: "That means it's part of boxing history. Records are made to be broken. Hopefully, we can find the next Floyd Mayweather who can break the record


260. ” · 3 “Showing is better than telling. ” · 4 “There's no blueprint on how to beat me. ” · 5 “I'm the best at


261. “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. ”


262. “I’m not concerned about anybody else’s opinion. I’m just concerned about my own opinion.”


263. “I don’t adjust my training for any of my opponents. I don’t watch films on my opponents.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


264. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


265. FMJ before fighting Ricky Hatton in 2007: "When I retire, I'll get Hatton to wash my clothes and cut my lawn and buckle my shoes


266. “Everybody is blessed with a certain talent, you have to know what that talent is, you have to maximize it and push it to the limit.” – Floyd Mayweather


267. “I think I could describe the perfect quarterback. Take a little piece of everybody. Take John Elway’s arm, Dan Marino’s release, maybe Troy Aikman’s drop-back, Brett Favre’s scrambling ability, Joe Montana’s two-minute poise and, naturally, my speed. ” – Peyton Manning


268. “Tough times do not last, tough people do. ” – Floyd Mayweather


269. 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


270. “I want to be in the best shape possible and my dedication and progression keeps me motivated. ” – Frank Medrano


271. “How can a guy talk about $20 or $30 million if he’s never even made $8 or $9 million?”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


272. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


273. “I think that Floyd Mayweather is the best boxer that’s ever lived; like actual technical boxer.” ~ Ronda Rousey


274. I don’t watch films on my opponents. ”


275. FMJ: "I had a father who was a hustler and a mother who was on drugs. I was the man in the house from 16. That's just the way it was


276. “I like fighters who come to fight.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


277. “Barack Obama was a good president, and hopefully, Donald Trump is a good president.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


278. “You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive.”


279. “Showing is better than telling. ”


280. But we got to choose the right opponent and the right time and the right venue. ”


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


282. “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. ”


283. “I’ve been being asked about my legacy since I was about 25 years old. I’m not sure you can have a legacy when you’re 25 years old. Even 37. I’d like to have to be, like, 70 to have a legacy. I’m not even 100 percent sure what the word even means. ” – Peyton Manning


284. “Just live every day like it’s your last day and be the best person that you can be. ”


285. “I really cherish everything that basketball brings; and I think, for me, it’s been a great ride and I’m not done yet…” – Stephen Curry


286. “You have to protect yourself at all times. What goes around comes around.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


287. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


288. “Ain’t no boundaries, ain’t no limits.”


289. “Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder. ” – Floyd Mayweather


290. “What advice do I have for young and up and coming fighters or young up and coming athletes? Have tunnel vision. Stop reading your press articles; when they get to saying, ‘You’re the next Dr. J.’, or ‘You’re the next Michael Jordan, or ‘You’re the next’ this guy or that guy. Focus on staying in your lane and being the first of whoever you are.”


291. I’m very, very thankful


292. I am clean and pure. ”


293. “I’m not going to say that I’m the best, we respect our champions. Floyd’s been doing this a lot longer than me, he’s been a lot of mega fights and I won’t dare say that I’m better than Floyd Mayweather.” ~ Andre Ward


294. FMJ after beating Juan Manuel Marquez in 2009: "I've been off for two years, so I felt like it took me a couple of rounds to really know I was back in the ring again. I know I'll get better


295. FMJ: "I'm the best at talking trash. I'm also the best at going out there and backing it up


296. “Hard work and dedication.”


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


298. “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. ”


299. “S*** happens in the sport of boxing. You wanted to see a KO, that’s what I gave you. ” – Floyd Mayweather


300. “To be the best you have to work overtime.”


301. “Shit happens in the sport of boxing. You wanted to see a KO, that’s what I gave you. ” – Floyd Mayweather


302. “I’m not in the sport to make friends. I’m in the sport to make money.”


303. “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 even 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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


304. “I normally train six days a week and for about two hours each day. ” – Frank Medrano


305. “Bob Arum is Manny Pacquiao’s boss, Floyd Mayweather is his own boss.” ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


306. “To be a success in life you don’t have to be perfect, you just have to remain perfectly capable of improving. Let your mistakes, and life’s twists and turns, strengthen you. ” – Frank Medrano


307. “The more years I go, the more experience I have, the more that nutrition and eating the right foods is important for recovery and things like that. ” – Stephen Curry


308. “I was able to retire from the sport with all my faculties and not let the sport retire me.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


309. You’ve got to have a villain and they’ll always make me the villain. I’m used to it, it makes me work harder and it makes me fight harder


310. You can be as strong as you want and as naturally gifted as you want, but the smarter man will almost always win. ”


311. “When you go back and really listen to the legendary rappers, this is timeless music. Guys like Biggie, guys like Pac, timeless music.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


312. The doctors told my dad he would never be able to walk again. My dad beat all the odds. He came back and was able to walk and start boxing again. He went to No. 1 in the world at welterweight to fight for the world title. But he never had his chance to fight for a world title. ”


313. “I’m very, very thankful.”


314. “You have to protect yourself at all times. What goes around comes around.” – Floyd Mayweather


315. “Nobody is faster than me. ” – Floyd Mayweather


316. “You look at boxing being an international, world-famous sport, right up there next with soccer, and there’s only two fighters the people want to see fight. Two little fellows, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.” ~ Emanuel Steward


317. “When no one knew who Dana White was… Dana White used to run around with me, hang out with me, and I treated him just like anyone else in my camp.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


318. “There are all these athletes out there cheating. I am clean and pure.” – Floyd Mayweather


319. “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. ”


320. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


321. “I can do all things. ” – Stephen Curry


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


323. FMJ after his controversial points win over Jose Luis Castillo in 2002: "I wasn't worried at all. I was outboxing him easy. The first time a guy lands a few shots on me, and they say it was a close fight. That's because usually I blow them out of the water


324. I’m going to go out there on 5/5 to give my fans what they want to see. ”


325. FMJ in 2007: "In between five and 10 years, I will be a billionaire, and then I want to be the first African-American to have a casino. I want to be the 60 percent owner of a casino on Las Vegas Boulevard. That ain't a dream. That's going to be a fact


326. “My dad told us up front, ‘Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it’s your decision. ’” – Peyton Manning


327. I’ve proved myself. ”


328. 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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


329. “I would like to think I will be a guy who knows when it’s time to stop. I don’t want to be a guy who hung on and on. I do not have a goal in mind of a year or a statistic. ” – Peyton Manning


330. “It’s all about winning. Stats really don’t matter, I mean, guys have great series and all that, and people take notice and take their place in history with those stats and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, it’s all about winning and what you can do to help your team get to that point. ” – Stephen Curry


331. “Mayweather was already a gargoyle for our era, a gleaming hood ornament on a demented limo running one red light after another, America’s id.”


332. “What I learned from boxing and what everyone can take in real life is to follow directions, follow order. Don’t give nobody a hard time.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


333. “Everybody is blessed with a certain talent, you have to know what your talent is maximize it and push it to the limit. ”


334. “A true champion will fight through anything.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


335. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


336. “I ain’t never nervous. Never nervous.”


337. “I’ll back up anything my dad says. ”


338. “If you’re the best then take the test!” – Floyd Mayweather


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


340. “I’m a man of my word.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


341. “Calisthenics takes over my training regime. This form of training is limitless to the goals I set out for myself. ” – Frank Medrano


342. To be the best you have to work overtime


343. “I don’t believe in giving up. I don’t believe in quitting.”


344. 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


345. “Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


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


347. “We’re going to cook that little yellow chump…Once I kick the midget ass, I don’t want you all to jump on my d---. So you all better get on the bandwagon now. . . Once I stomp the midget, I’ll make that mother f----- make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice…We’re going to cook him with some cats and dogs,” a Mayweather clarion public moment in September 2010, when he went on a Manny Pacquiao-rant spewing into the camera


348. “The American fans would love to see me fight anybody.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


349. “Everybody is blessed with a certain talent. You have to know what that talent is.. you have you maximize it and push it to the limit.”


350. “I’m always going to love my father. ” – Floyd Mayweather


351. “The ultimate goal is to always break records. ”


352. “We’ve been working a long time for this and we want to accomplish our ultimate goal. We know what it takes. ” – Peyton Manning


353. Self-preservation is an important thing to me


354. What goes around comes around


355. “Mike Tyson was one of the fighters who motivated me. How? We both used to train at the Golden Gloves boxing gym. I used to see his Rolls-Royce, his diamond Rolex on, and I said, ‘You know what? Those are the things that I want.’”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


356. “My team calls all the shots out of the ring, I call them in the ring,” something Mayweather repeated to me a number of times, though it’s far from the truth. Money May calls the shots. When he broke away from Bob Arum, he made the decision. When he decided to break away from his father, Floyd Sr. , it was his call. Mayweather is king of the “Money Team,” his traveling entourage


357. “You know what I’m going to do, because you never give me a fair shake, so I’m going to let you talk to Victory Ortiz; I’m through put someone else up here and let them give me an interview. You never give me a fair shake. HBO needs to fire you because you don’t know s--- about boxing; you ain’t s---; you’re not s---,” Mayweather said to HBO commentator Larry Merchant during the post-fight interview after knocking out Victory Ortiz


358. “It’s gone, boxing’s gone. What is there in boxing? Who is there to talk about, who is there that people go, “Yeah I want to fight him?”, and fans go “I wanna see that fight”? There’s Floyd Mayweather, and he is 38, 39, he’s maybe got one fight left. What else is there? He’ll have a last fight or two and a couple of guys will get a few million dollars, but way less than I’m gonna be getting in future. This sport is getting bigger all the time, and I am making it bigger.” ~ Conor McGregor


359. “If you don’t fall, how are you going to know what getting up is like?” – Stephen Curry


360. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


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


362. What goes around comes around. ”


363. “Some people have this impression of me: ‘Boy, he’s always so serious on the field. Football. Football. Football. ’” – Peyton Manning


364. “I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff too.”


365. “I’m a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit.” – Floyd Mayweather


366. You could take me to the moon, and believe me, everybody’s going to try to take a trip to the moon to watch me fight. ”


367. “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”


368. “As long as you know you gave whatever you did 100% you’re considered a winner in my book. ”


369. “There comes a time where money doesn’t matter.”


370. “Never cry. Never complain. Just work.”


371. “I’m not the guy who’s afraid of failure. I like to take risks, take the big shot and all that. ” – Stephen Curry


372. “Don’t worry if you’re not where you want to be, great things take time. ” – Frank Medrano


373. “I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don’t agree with. I’m thinking, ‘Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game. ’” – Peyton Manning


374. “I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don’t agree with. I’m thinking, ‘Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game. ” – Peyton Manning


375. “To be the best, you have to work overtime. ” – Floyd Mayweather


376. “When you’re the best, you only want to surround yourself with the best.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


377. “I can’t say enough, how important my faith is to how I play the game and who I am. ” – Stephen Curry


378. “I’m not here to judge Mike Tyson. I’m not here to judge nobody. I’m not here to monitor no other fighters. I respect him for what he did in the sport of boxing. He was an entertainer.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


379. “I was tired of feeling tired, slow and weak and I wanted to get bigger, faster and stronger. ” – Frank Medrano


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


381. “No athlete works harder than Floyd Mayweather. Nobody is faster than Floyd Mayweather.” – Floyd Mayweather


382. “That’s a slave contract,” Mayweather told then-HBO head Lou DiBella in October 1999, refusing to sign a contract for seven-fight, $12. 5-million deal. Mayweather also told me when I was doing a story for Ring Magazine, “Why would I sign a contract like that. It’s slave wages. ”


383. “It’s not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail. ” – Peyton Manning


384. “The head coach tells us what to do, and we follow his orders. ” – Peyton Manning


385. “He can have heart, he can hit harder and he can be stronger, but there’s no fighter mentally smarter than me.”


386. “All work is easy work. ” – Floyd Mayweather


387. “A true champion can adapt to anything.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


388. I mean, this is the truth; it’s not a lie. ”


389. “I set small realistic goals for myself. I have my mind trained that I can do anything I want if I really want it and I challenge myself with every training session. ” – Frank Medrano


390. “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.”


391. “In the end, you have to protect yourself at all times. ” – Floyd Mayweather


392. “Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder.”


393. FMJ: "Once I am in the square circle, I am in my home


394. “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.” – Floyd Mayweather


395. “When I was younger, my dad did want me to be perfect, so that’s probably why that’s installed in me to this day. I want to be perfect at whatever I do. I can’t help it. It’s just installed in me.”


396. “I can get a black eye, a bloody nose. I can have a bad day in the gym. At the end of the day, I don’t have a bad payday, and I don’t have a bad night under the lights… I get bumps, bruises… but I don’t have a bad night. ” – Floyd Mayweather


397. “I know that there’s a god because I was able to survive everything that I’ve been through – all of the tough times – and I’m still at the top of my game.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


398. I can have a bad day in the gym. At the end of the day, I don’t have a bad payday, and I don’t have a bad night under the lights… I get bumps, bruises… but I don’t have a bad night. ”


399. “You have to protect yourself at all times. What goes around comes around. ” – Floyd Mayweather


400. “I’m not in this sport to take punisment.”


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


402. “Remind your critics when they say you don’t have the expertise or experience to do something that an amateur built the ark and the experts built the titanic. ” – Peyton Manning


403. FMJ after beating Pacquiao: "He's a hell of a fighter. I take my hat off to Pacquiao. Now I see why he's one of the guys at the pinnacle


404. “There are many advantages that I feel calisthenics has over other forms of training. ” – Frank Medrano


405. “Your attitude makes a big difference. ” – Frank Medrano


406. “I believe in my skills. I believe in my talent. If no one believes in Floyd Mayweather, I believe in me.”


407. Hatton: "What's the point of being the world's best fighter if everyone thinks you're a d---head?"


408. “Being consistent is a necessity for progression and without it, motivation dies. ” – Frank Medrano


409. “Your body is your temple. You do your body good, your body will do you good. ”


410. “Everything people say I couldn’t do, I’ve done.” – Floyd Mayweather


411. “Who has [Antonio] Margarito beaten to deserve a shot at me? Once he beat two or three big names then we’ll fight. Me and Margarito, we’re not fighting to prove to the boxing fans who the best is. Who is Margarito? He don’t bring s--- to the table,” Mayweather used this as an excuse for not fighting Margarito. Margarito at the time was a very viable opponent


412. “I like to control my own personal life. ” – Floyd Mayweather


413. “My skills are still my skills. ”


414. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


415. If you don’t shut me up I’m going to keep running my mouth. ”


416. When you hear one person say, ‘black lives matter,’ or ‘blue lives matter,’ all lives matter. It’s not right what is going on in this world on both sides. ”


417. “My spirituality is more private. I’ve got my own personal relationship with God. I know that there’s a God because I was able to survive everything that I’ve been through – all of the tough times – and I’m still at the top of my game. With all the rumors and all the hate, I’m still strong, still happy, still blessed.”


418. “I haven’t took no punishment. There’s nothing cool about taking punishment.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


419. “My dad was a class person on and off the field. That’s the person I want to be. ” – Peyton Manning


420. “To be the best you have to work overtime. ”


421. “Repeat after me: I WILL fight for it. I will not give up. I will reach my goal and absolutely nothing will stop me” – Frank Medrano


422. “Once I beat a guy, mentally and physically, he’s never the same.” – Floyd Mayweather


423. “I want to practice to the point where it’s almost uncomfortable how fast you shoot, so that in the game things kind of slow down. ” – Stephen Curry


424. “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.”


425. “A true champion will fight through anything.”


426. “I am the best. There is nobody better than me.”


427. But the main thing is to grow mentally. ”


428. “My whole outlook on life is, never judge a book by its cover.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


429. We’re there to get it in. ”


430. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


431. “I like to play table tennis, spend time with my kids. ” – Floyd Mayweather


432. “You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


433. “You have good days, you have bad days. · 2. “I don't fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me. ” Floyd


434. No disrespect to anyone but I did these numbers really in 5 years due to a couple of layoffs and with NO endorsements. I never wanted an endorsement deal from anyone because my vision was always to be my own boss and have no obligations to anyone. So I started my own promotion company and own brand (TMT) in which we are continuing to grow and soon will be the endorsers. You can say what you want about Floyd Mayweather but the numbers and accolades don’t lie. This is truly about hard work and dedication and knowing your worth. ” @mayweatherpromotions @themoneyteam


435. “I ain’t never ducked nobody.”


436. “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.” – Floyd Mayweather


437. I fought 90 fights for free. ”


438. “Everything people say I couldn’t do I’ve done.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


439. He can heart, he can hit harder and he can be stronger, but there’s no fighter smarter than me


440. “There’s more to me than just this jersey I wear. ” – Stephen Curry


441. So I’m thankful for that. ”


442. “I felt like I needed to do more with myself. Youtube drew me into calisthenics as I was searching for new workout ideas. I fell in love with the feeling of mastering my own weight. ” – Frank Medrano


443. “I’ve set the model of showing fighters how they should conduct their business. ” – Floyd Mayweather


444. “I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot of people, but I don’t talk about it or brag about it because that’s between God and me, and I’m no better than anybody else in God’s sight. ” – Peyton Manning


445. Sugar Ray Leonard: "Floyd is a very precise fighter. He's a technician in the ring. He's a great counterpuncher. He reminds me of his father, who pretty much fought in the same way. Floyd would have held his own in my era. I told Floyd that I would have beat him if he was in my era. And he told me the same thing, that he would beat me if I was in his era


446. “Absolutely not. I took the plea. Sometimes they put us in a no-win situation. I had no choice, but I don't worry about going to jail. Better men than me have been there. I'm pretty sure Martin Luther King's been there, and Malcolm X. I have taken the good with the good so I'll accept the bad with the bad," Floyd Mayweather to Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson on HBO’s Speaking Out Special on April 21


447. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


448. “I always put my boxing first.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


449. 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


450. FMJ: "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. "


451. “They talk about Kelly Pavlik, a white fighter, like he’s the second coming. Or they go crazy over Manny Pacquiao. But I’m a black fighter. Is it racial? Absolutely. They praise white fighters, they praise Hispanic fighters, whatever. But black fighters, they never praise,” Mayweather said about HBO boxing commentators in July 2008


452. “Showing is better than telling.” – Floyd Mayweather


453. “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.”


454. 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


455. “Everybody is blessed with a certain talent, you have to know what that talent is, you have to maximize it and push it to the limit.”


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


457. “They think they’re good, I know I’m great”


458. “Conor McGregor is a tough competitor. He proved throughout the years in the UFC that he can fight standing up.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


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


460. “In the end, you have to protect yourself at all times.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


461. It’s about having personality…it’s not about being the bad guy, it’s about entertaining people


462. “I got a big mouth.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


463. “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.”


464. “I believe in my skills, I believe in my talent. If no one believes in Floyd Mayweather, I believe in me. ” – Floyd Mayweather


465. “No one thought the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight would happen, but I had patience.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


466. “Success is not an accident, success is actually a choice. ” – Stephen Curry


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


468. “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.”


469. “I’m all about being the best. I’m all about being the champion.”


470. “I’m not in the sport to win fights. I’m in the sport to be the best.”


471. FMJ: "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


472. “I’m proud to be Archie’s son. Being a quarterback, I had my mentor and hero living in the same house. ” – Peyton Manning


473. “Bob arum is Manny Pacquiao’s boss, Floyd Mayweather is his own boss. ” – Floyd Mayweather


474. “I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball. ” – Stephen Curry


475. “Never let what anyone says about you distract you from your goals. let them talk and move forward with confidence. ” – Frank Medrano


476. “You could take me anywhere. You could take me to the moon, and believe me, everybody’s going to try to take a trip to the moon to watch me fight.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


477. “I like to control my own personal life.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


478. Ricky Hatton is one of those fights. I respect Ricky Hatton. He’s a warrior. He’s a hell of a warrior. ”


479. “If you want to be known as spectacular, you need to keep showing up, keep producing, and keep raising the bar. Reputations aren’t built overnight, they’re built over years. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”


480. “A lot of times, we get stuck, and we are followers. When you hear one person say, ‘black lives matter,’ or ‘blue lives matter,’ all lives matter. It’s not right what is going on in this world on both sides.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


481. “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.”


482. “If you’re the best then take the test!”


483. “Hard work, dedication!” – Floyd Mayweather


484. “Tough times do not last, tough people do.” – Floyd Mayweather


485. “I don’t have to wait for nobody, I move when I wanna move. ” – Floyd Mayweather


486. “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 keep that in mind my whole life.”


487. “I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies… I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I’m ready for the moment. ” – Stephen Curry


488. “Some people are just right for you.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


489. “When people are watching you, it makes you think twice about what you do, and the things you say, and the people you hang around with. ” – Peyton Manning


490. “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.”


491. “Surround yourself on the same mission as you. ” – Frank Medrano


492. ... as an amateur. I fought 90 fights for free. - Floyd Mayweather, Jr


493. “Anyone who waits for someone else to make a change automatically becomes a follower. ” – Peyton Manning


494. “Ive never shown my weakness, I will never show my weakness. ”


495. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


496. “You’ve got to remember what your priorities are. When you’re playing, what you do on the field is the most important thing. “ – Peyton Manning


497. 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


498. “I knew Dana White as a good guy, a good square guy.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


499. ...but the grind has been absolutely worth it!


500. “I believe in my skills, I believe in my talent. If no one believes in Floyd Mayweather, I believe in me.”


501. “Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.”


502. “I needed my father tonight. My defense was on point, and he told me to stick with my defense, and that the less you get hit, the longer you last.” – Floyd Mayweather


503. “I want to set an example, motivate and inspire anyone interested in inquiring in super wellness in having a vegan diet and mastering their own body weight to high levels. ” – Frank Medrano


504. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


505. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


506. “Once I am in the squared circle, I am in my home”


507. “Fame is cool but I believe in success.”


508. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


509. “I can remember 1987 when I had my first amateur fight in Michigan, weighing 64lb. I was 10 years old. I was the youngest and smallest guy on my team. I can remember what I ate. There was this restaurant called Ponderosa, and my dad made me eat a steak. I was happy. It was a first round knockout. I slept with my trophy for two weeks.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


510. “If you work good, you’re gonna get paid very well for it. Simple as that, that’s how life goes. If you work hard, you’re gonna get good results. If you talk baloney, you’re gonna be at the bottom with a bunch of people that’s at the bottom.”


511. “There’s ups and downs with boxing, layoffs are part of the sport and they can either help or hurt a guy.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


512. “Worry about going out there and making your own legacy.”


513. “Nobody is faster than me.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


514. “Living the dream will be blood, sweat, and tears, but it should also be champagne, hot tubs, and hotels.”


515. “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. ” – Floyd Mayweather


516. FMJ in 2011, after knocking out Victor Ortiz: "In the ring, you have to protect yourself at all times. After it happened, we touched gloves and we were back to fighting, and then I threw the left hook and right hand after the break. You just gotta protect yourself at all times


517. “I’m looking to expand my portfolio while I’m on top and while I’m young.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


518. “I don’t fight for bragging rights. I’ve proved myself. ” – Floyd Mayweather


519. “Ali was a great fighter, but I’m better. [Sugar Ray] Robinson was a great fighter, but I’m better,” Mayweather told HBO’s cameras on 24/7 in building the hype machine for the May 1, 2010 Mayweather-Shane Mosley fight


520. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


521. “Worry about going out there and making your own legacy.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


522. 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


523. Floyd Sr. : "Honestly, Floyd could have danced the whole night. There wasn't anything he couldn't do in there tonight


524. “A goal without a plan is just a wish. Go out there and make things happen. ” – Frank Medrano


525. “I am the best. There is nobody better than me.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


526. “I’m just an American dream.”


527. “Bernard Hopkins? He fights scary dirty. I mean, he did what he had to do in his career.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


528. “Nobody is faster than me. ”


529. “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.”


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


531. “I’m the best manning. ” – Peyton Manning


532. “You will never succeed if you do not believe what you want. Visualize your goal. Make an effort to go for it and always stay confident that it can be yours. ” – Frank Medrano


533. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


534. “I’m a firm believer that before you can go anywhere, you have to conquer the level that you are at, just like young kids do it today with video games, they have to finish one level to go to the next one. Conquer one level at the time, and only then you’ll get where you want to go to.”


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


536. “You have good days and you have bad days, but the main thing is to grow mentally. ” – Floyd Mayweather


537. “I’m a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit.”


538. “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.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


539. “Floyd Mayweather is bigger than the sport. That’s the thing. Because you can go to somebody who don’t even know what boxing is and say, “Floyd Mayweather.” They’ll go, “Oh, I know Floyd Mayweather. I’ve heard that name.”” ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


540. FMJ after beating Oscar De La Hoya in 2007: "It was a masterpiece of boxing. I showed you why I am the best fighter of this era


541. “There comes a time when money doesn’t matter.”― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


542. Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder


543. A lot of African-American people should know more about me. ”


544. “I am the best. There is nobody better than me. ”


545. “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.” ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


546. “A belt don’t make me. ” – Floyd Mayweather


547. “I’ve been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL. ” – Peyton Manning


548. ’ I’ve come a long way fr