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Floyd Mayweather Talks Maidana, Training Camp, More

Haute Living Los Angeles sat down for an in depth interview with WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. who returns to action on May 3rd in a unification showdown with WBA champion Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

On his upcoming fight: “Maidana earned this opportunity to fight me. he gained my attention from his last fight, where he showed that he is a true champion, and is getting better with each fight of his career. He is a great champion, and so am I. when you put that combination together, you get a fight for the fans, a fight they want to see, which is my goal every time I fight,” Mayweather explains. "I’m an entertainer, and everything I do when it comes to my career is with the fans in mind. this is the best fight for them, and I'm confident that fighting Maidana was the right decision.”

“As I always say, 45 have tried, and 45 have failed, but Maidana is a special case, coming off that big win against [Adrien Broner]. He is a special fighter who can knock you out with one punch. I have to fight strategically against a guy like Maidana, someone I cannot overlook. I will sit down with my uncle Roger and father [Floyd Sr.] and come up with a game plan that will make Maidana the 46th fighter to try and fail.

On friend Mark Cuban: “Mark Cuban [and I] did “Dancing With the Stars” together and instantly had a connection. he gave me good advice about daring to be different and finding ways to have my money make money for me,” Mayweather says.

On being a champion: “[The word champion means] being the best. I call myself tbe, which stands for ‘The Best Ever,’ and I fight to keep that legacy going and make sure that is what I'm known as after I'm done with the sport of boxing,” he declares.

On his training schedule: I always shape, but it is an adjustment to make that transition to being in camp day in and day out. I wake up around 3 a.m., have a light breakfast and then to go the boxing gym. before training, I start with a massage to get my muscles warmed up, followed by some shadow boxing. then I hit the pads and mitts with my Uncle roger and move on to the heavy bag and speed bag. then, I’ll do somewhere between 300 to 500 sit-ups and about 100 push-ups. I jump rope for a good 15 to 20 minutes and then do several dozen pull-ups. I also spar three times a week and go at least 15 rounds. After we finish there, we go for a run, usually five to eight miles, but the length varies from day to day and time of day. sometimes I will run at three in the morning. I like to get my exercise through other sports too. I love to play basketball; it is my favorite sport outside of boxing and one of my favorite workouts.”
On the finer things in life: “I love nice things and can afford to buy them,” he says simply. “I treat myself all the time, and why not? I enjoy life and having my home, cars, jewelry and nice clothes represent that lifestyle, and that is okay by me. I like things that are sleek without being gaudy. you won’t see fancy rims or tinted windows on any of my cars,” he promises. “I don’t have any tattoos either. I just like things classy and clean-looking. I have had stacks of money on my bed just to count them, not to sleep with them. If you know my background and where I come from, to be where I am today and have the money I have Is crazy.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by shade darkar on 04-02-2014

[QUOTE=Grimgash;14387334]No one respects Margo, he's a cheat and has a **** resume....there's nothing impressive there.[/QUOTE] say what you want about margarito, but one thing nobody can deny is he had one of the best chins in the business. the first…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 04-02-2014

Even Floyd knows he's not the ATG. That's why he had to come up with some bs acronym... TBE. Good one Floyd! [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by shade darkar on 04-02-2014

mayweather maidana is the best fight for the fans????? fcuk right off.

Comment by smoothsmg on 04-02-2014

[QUOTE=Grimgash;14387334]No one respects Margo, he's a cheat and has a **** resume....there's nothing impressive there.[/QUOTE] THANK YOU!! Margarito is the biggest loser, cheat, disgrace to boxing. Wish he was a non topic, but most Floyd haters need his name so…

Comment by Grimgash on 04-02-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14382655]Money ain't nothing without respect. Nobody respects a coward. Pacquiao, P.Will, Margarito and more, on the other hand, have everyone's respect. #TrueWarriors [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] No one respects Margo, he's a cheat and has a…

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