Thursday 18 January 2018

Pre-fight sparring: who has said what

Undefeated WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr
Undefeated WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao
Mike Tyson
George Foreman
Ricky Hatton
Even Floyd Mayweather Sr wonders whether his son's fondness for Bugattis and bling will render him bankrupt sooner than he might think Newsdesk

Floyd Mayweather

I believe in self-preservation. Me first, then everyone else. But me first. Nobody is going to love Floyd Mayweather like Floyd Mayweather.

Whether you pay to see me win or see me lose, you're paying and I'm collecting.

Everything I got, I got through hard work. I didn't go out there and rob anybody. People are jealous because I did it the American way? I pay my taxes!

The money is to make sure that my children's children are secure, that's the most important thing. In the last 48 hours I made 11 million and that's going to my children.

Manny Pacquiao

For me it's about how we entertain the fans. They're paying big money so they deserve a great fight.

Every time I'm the underdog, I like that because my killer instinct is there.

My life before was living on the street, starving and with nothing. It is still beyond my imagination that this boy you are talking to could become known around the world.

Kell Brook

Mayweather is just too clever, his defence is great and he'll find a way to win.

Mike Tyson (on Mayweather)

He's very delusional. He can't listen. If he was anywhere near that realm of greatness with Ali, he'd be able to take his children to school by himself.

He can't take his children to school by himself and you're talking about he's great?

He's a little scared man. He's a very small, scared man.

George Foreman

Mayweather is a defensive genius. But he's not an offensive machine. I think Pacquiao will win. He's smart and he's the underdog - he'll feel the crowd pulling for him.

Ricky Hatton

I'm picking Mayweather to win on points. It will be a very close fight, nip and tuck, with almost nothing in it. But Mayweather will finish with his nose in front.

Floyd Mayweather Sr

It's going to be one-sided and Pacquiao will be going to sleep. Good night. He can't punch. Floyd is going to walk his ass down. Simple.

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