By Edward Chaykovsky
The war of words is back on, as retired former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBA junior welterweight champion Adrien Broner are once again on shaky terms.
Broner fired back in furious fashion after Mayweather once again criticized his behavior and antics. The two fighters traded words last year over a similar scenario, where Mayweather did an interview that was critical of Broner.
Mayweather, now a full-time promoter, has one of his fighters - Ashley Theophane - challenging Broner on April 1 at the DC Armory in Washington, DC.
Broner's recent video that was posted to the internet showed the boxer inside of a Walmart, where he threw money all over the floor after getting his change - sarcastically telling the cashier that he's too rich to accept any change.
After watching the video, Mayweather conducted a recent interview where he was once again very critical of Broner.
"I think fighters hurt themselves sometimes. Someone showed me the clip of Adrien Broner the other day. He was in Walmart and what was so crazy about the video when I looked at it, it kind of hurt my feelings. The person gave him his change back, I guess he had bought something and he threw the money or the change up in the air like, "Why are you giving me change back? You don't know who I am?" Actually, a lot of people in the store didn't know who he was. They was looking like, "Who are you?," stated Mayweather to Fighthype.com.
"And then, it's so crazy, if you're at such a high status and you reached a certain level, you're supposed to have people going to Walmart for you. You go to places like Walmart to save money. Of course you got to realize this, he's still young and he's still learning, but before you know it, it's going to be too late. I mean, I didn't really understand it. At the end of the day, he's hurting himself; he's not helping himself. He has a lot to learn. He has a lot to learn."
"By the time I was his age, I was a much bigger star. I fought a lot better competition than he's fought, you know; not knocking him, you know, because he only can fight who they put in front of him. I mean, his two biggest fights were against Shawn Porter and Maidana, right, and he came up short. I think he won a world title like, what they say, 3 or 4 times. I know he won one against Paulie Malignaggi, but I don't know who else he won a title from."
Broner came swinging back in a video posted on social media. He blasted Mayweather for the comments and brought up some of Mayweather's past troubles with his domestic abuse cases and Floyd's strip club antics.
Below are just a handful of the statements that were made by Broner, who was very upset in the video.
"Floyd talking about me again..not once, but this has happened on multiple occasions. This goes back to what I said, real n*ggas don't do this type of sh*t bro."
"You said want me to do all this good sh*t and then when you do an interview you talk bad about me. It's like how real is that? What type of n*gga is you."
"I don't give a f*** what you did n*gga, whether it was real or not. Any time you was in those lawsuits n*gga, with your baby momma and they say you hitting her with three pieces like you fighting [Miguel] Cotto. I don't get into that. I don't say 'he shoulda did this or he shoulda did that.' You know what I say 'f*** all that, my n*gga didn't do that.' I don't say 'Floyd hurtin himself.'
"You was the same n*gga four or five years ago burning money in the club. C'mon bro, you're 39. So you was 34, 35 at the time. You burning money in the club and I didn't say anything about that. That motivated me that one day I would have enough money to throw some change at Walmart. I didn't think that would ruffle your feathers bro. C'mon stop talking bad about me bro."
"We are not in the same tax bracket. I'm starting to feel like Im a threat to you big bro. I don't like that, especially when you got my number."
"I'm starting to think that you're saying f*** me, so f*** you no homo my n*gga, cause that's what it is bro. That's how you treatin it, when you start doing interviews and talking sh*t about me. C'mon bro."
"I think that you are a good hearted n*gga and you might want to help somebody. But you will help somebody so they might do good enough...they might do great, but you don't want them to do better than you."