Mayweather: My Health is More Important Than Money

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has blasted Marcos Maidana's trainer Robert Garcia for telling his boxer to fight dirty in the pair's first clash.

The pound-for-pound king of boxing beat the Argentine on points when they squared off in May.

It was an exciting affair with Maidana pressuring Mayweather for 12 rounds and using a number of dirty tricks to keep the undefeated fighter flustered.

Garcia could be heard clearly telling his man to fight dirty between rounds during the bout.

Mayweather, 37, and 31-year-old Maidana go toe-to-toe again on Saturday night in Las Vegas and the American is furious with Garcia.

And the man known as "Money" believes it left his health at risk - which he claims matters more to him than the eye-watering purses he gets for each fight.

Mayweather said: "My team didn't know that Robert Garcia was going to tell his guy to go out there and be extremely dirty.

"My health is more important than money or anything else.

"I have to be healthy to go out there and perform the way that I do, and I truly believe in having a career after the sport of boxing is over.

"I said this before in some of my past interviews, this is not the Internet, this is boxing.

"If you guys notice, I got tackled, the guy tried to knee me, I got a head butt, and there were rabbit punches, and there were low blows, and the list goes on and on.

"That night I had to do two jobs; I had to be the boxer and referee, so I had to do two jobs.

"He's supposed to be one of the best trainers in the sport, but I think it's totally disrespectful to the sport of boxing for a trainer to be telling the guy to be dirty.

"I don't think it's cool at all."

Mayweather is still expecting Maidana to fight in a similar way when they meet again at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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

[QUOTE=icha;14926899]this could be big news for you, just heard on televisa(enrique burak) that there is serious negotiations for the pac-floyd fight between oscar and arum, they said is almost a done deal for next year and it will be two…

Comment by Tay Roc on 09-09-2014

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;14929075]He's busy taking 10:1 bets on the fight.[/QUOTE] Taking bets on broner over maidana...any odds...

Comment by hitking on 09-09-2014

[QUOTE=Heavyfist;14929098]Floyd is pure human garbage in so many ways. Anyone who supports him has no credibility. The doghouse is just another episode in disgraceful acts by Floyd. He has no dignity, so he gets no respect.[/QUOTE] This pretty much sums…

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Comment by BufordTannen on 09-09-2014

[QUOTE=Beercules;14928522]Ok 35 minutes. Eh why are yo so mad mate? Love is shot to sh*t because of those gym wars. Not healthy, but in another thread your opinion completely switches sides. So which one is it? Floyd doesn't compete in…

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