Mayweather: I'm Fighting The Biased Fans, Writers, Critics

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - This Saturday night, WBC/WBA welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs) will face Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31KOs) in a rematch. Mayweather won a twelve round majority decision in the May fight.

The upcoming showdown with Maidana will be the first rematch for Mayweather since the two fight series with Jose Luis Castillo in 2001. Mayweather won a twelve round unanimous decision over Castillo in their first fight and the accomplished the same feat in the rematch. There were many fans, and writers, who scored the first meeting in favor of Castillo.

Because the fight with Maidana is only the second rematch of Mayweather's career, the controversy over the first Castillo decision has resurfaced.

"I'm being honest, everybody keeps embarking on the first Castillo fight. I beat him and I know I beat him and everybody knows I beat him. Like I said before, with my situation from the beginning of my career - I'm fighting the biased fans, the biased writers, the biased critics. This has been going on since I've been a kid. I've been faced with jealousy and envy from the beginning but I can get through anything. I stay focused on what I have to do, which is boxing - that's my craft," Mayweather said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hitking on 09-10-2014

[QUOTE=hugh grant;14932085]You are wrong Floyd. Most think you lost to Castillo, and its doubtful you think you beat him, that's why you wanted to avenge your loss to Castillo. Compubox also knows you lost to Castillo, so stop lying with…

Comment by hitking on 09-10-2014

[QUOTE=turnedup;14931069]People eat this up like he genuinely cares. I wish he'd really stop cant go from "I don't care about anything as long as I keep getting big checks" to asking for pity because "i'm fighting the whole world".…

Comment by hugh grant on 09-10-2014

You are wrong Floyd. Most think you lost to Castillo, and its doubtful you think you beat him, that's why you wanted to avenge your loss to Castillo. Compubox also knows you lost to Castillo, so stop lying with everyone…

Comment by big_james10 on 09-10-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14930969]This post is so stupid and chronologically inaccurate its over the top, even by boxingscene standards. We can start with Floyd's time at jr welterweight. It is well documented that Arum stated that Cotto was "too green" at the time…

Comment by Bushbaby on 09-10-2014

[QUOTE=Reloaded;14930426]Then you would be saying he ducked Cotto and JMM , its always somebody else he should have fought .[/QUOTE] If you can explain to me how a welterweight could ever be considered ducking a lightweight, maybe I'll believe you…

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