Advertisement
Advertisement

Mayweather: I Want One of My Fighters To Surpass Me

By Ryan Burton

MGM GRAND, Las Vegas - WBC welterweight champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather is just a day away from his showdown against Robert Guerrero.  Over the past year Mayweather's promotional company, Mayweather Promotions, has really taken off.  In February, Ishe Smith became the first boxer fighting under Mayweather's promotional banner to capture a world title.  Five of Mayweather's fighters will be featured on Saturday's undercard including J'Leon Love's bout against Gabriel Rosado that will be part of the televised pay-per-view portion of the card.

Mayweather said that his ultimate goal is for one of his fighters to surpass the greatness that he has achieved.  He said that he continually strives to put his fighters in the best position possible so that they can be successful.  The 36-year-old champion tries to pass down what he has learned in a career that has spanned 17 years and counting.

"My long term goals are that hopefully I have a fighter surpass me - as long as I am a part of it.  I want to be a part of a fighter going to the pinnacle.  Who wouldn't want to be part of a fighter going to the top?  I would love to be a part of it.  The only thing I can do is keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best and constantly continue to put them in the best position possible.  That is what it is about.  I preach to them all the time.  We sit down and I talk to them.  I tell them things about my life, things that I learned at an early age. I want to help young fighters," stated Mayweather.

The Las Vegas resident said the fact that he is a boxer, and one who is still active, sets him apart from other promoters.  He said that he can relate to fighters because he can see things the same way that they can and at the same time he is cognizant of the business aspect of putting on a promotion.

"I always tell the fighters I can see things from both sides as far as a promoter and as a fighter.  I can see it from the same vision they see out of because I fight just like they fight.  Don King can't see from a fighter's point of view.  Bob Arum can't see from a fighter's point of view - because they aren't fighting.  They are just promoters.  To where as I believe in a fighter in the long run.  That is what I believe," Mayweather explained.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to BoxingScene Radio, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays from 6-8PM PST. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by billeau2 on 05-03-2013

[QUOTE=chargerhemi06;13320527]Yeah sure Floyd whatever you say...just like you said you would partner up with fiddy in TMT.[/QUOTE] Be a thinking man...why would Floyd want.....Need..... to padna up with fiddy? Bankroll? not necessary. Boxing acumen? ditto. Reputation? well Fiddy did manage…

Comment by MASTER1454 on 05-03-2013

[QUOTE=NatiKid;13320451]watch broner goto mayweather promotions[/QUOTE] Not happening - watch Broner call out Floyd after he beats Malignaggi. Mark my words.....

Comment by iloveboxing2 on 05-03-2013

..Sure! Then tell Bronner to fly to Macau and beat Pacman for millions$$ in NOv!

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 05-03-2013

Floyd's not gonna stick around for any of them fighters, even Ishe, whom is going to lose soon.

Comment by chargerhemi06 on 05-03-2013

Yeah sure Floyd whatever you say...just like you said you would partner up with fiddy in TMT.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (35)
Top Headlines Klitschko on Fury: This is Not About Titles, This is About Revenge! Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Knock Gennady Golovkin Out! Froch Cautions Joshua Not To Rush, Picks Fury To Beat Klitschko Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 18 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon Photos/Weights: Edner Cherry vs Lydell Rhodes, Douglas-Collado 30 Day Weights: Crawford 150.4-Pounds, Postol 145.5-Pounds Bob Arum Details Top Rank's Plans in China Examining the Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter Scorecards Golovkin-Eubank Moves Closer After 'Very Positive' Talks in London Povetkin's Promoter: No Interim-Fight, Wilder Shot By Year's End Thurman-Porter: Highest Barclays Boxing Gate, 2nd Largest Crowd Roach Embraces Pacquiao-Broner: We'd Go For The Knockout! Juan Diaz: Win Over Vazquez Takes Me One Step Closer To Title Terence Crawford Special Debuts on HBO, July 9th Oscar Molina: I'll Come Back From Loss to Jarrett Hurd Froch: If Eubank Faces Golovkin in September - I'd Be Shocked Brook: After Vargas - I Need To Get in There With Keith Thurman! Ivan Baranchyk, Tommy Morrison's Son Win Big in Miami Pablo Cesar Cano-Alfonso Gomez Set For July 15, Gibson is Out Thurman: Porter Isn't Top Two, But He Remains Marquee at 147 Golovkin vs. Eubank: Hearn Aims To Finalize Deal in 48-72 Hours Tommy Langford-Ronny Gabel Set For July 16th in Cardiff Postol, Roach Reflect Back on Knocking Lucas Matthysse Out Frank Warren: Liam Smith Has Very Good Shot To Beat Canelo! Vargas To Kell Brook: I Already Signed, Let's Get This Over With! Thurman Wants To Keep Fighting on Free TV, Not on Pay-Per-View Froch: Golovkin Rejected Terms, I'd Walk Through DeGale in 5 or 6 Casey Ramos Faces Paredes on Top Rank Bill, 7/16 on UniMas Joseph Parker Embraces Anthony Joshua Title Fight For The Fall Mayweather Admits: For The 'Right Price' I Might Come Back! Mikaela Lauren-Klara Svensson Showdown Set For Sept. 10
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement