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Mayweather Reacts To Garcia's Comments on Castillo I

By Carlos Arias

LAS VEGAS --- Many have tried and none have succeeded in solving the "MayVinci Code," which is the latest nickname Floyd Mayweather has given himself.

Mayweather had a pair of fights against Jose Luis Castillo in 2002 and he might have come the closest, but both times Mayweather was awarded unanimous decision verdicts. Marcos Maidana's trainer Robert Garcia believes Castillo won the first fight against Mayweather.

"Well, if they feel Castillo beat me, why he couldn't do it again if he beat me the first time?" said Mayweather, who faces Maidana on Saturday night at the MGM Grand on Showtime PPV. "If you go back and look at the fight and just look at it on mute. A lot of times like I said on 'All Access,' I'm fighting the media, I'm fighting all the critics, the jealousy, I'm fighting a little bit of everything. My whole life has been a fight and a struggle. But I always rise to the top because I'm a natural born fighter and I'm a natural born winner at whatever I do.

"Like I tell my children, winning doesn't always have to do with having your hand raised or coming in first. Winning is giving 100 percent. So when I go back and look at the Castillo fight I don't even worry about what nobody said. I know it was Larry Merchant himself who said, 'Ah, we never seen Floyd like that.' Look at the Castillo fight. The guy lost the first six rounds, so you gonna tell me he won? So if he did win the next six rounds, that's a draw in my book the last time I checked. So out of the last six rounds even if won four and lost two, you know, I'm good with math, so that's like eight to four."

Contact Carlos Arias on Twitter @PunchyMcGee.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TintaBoricua on 05-03-2014

[QUOTE=The Tase;14487640]whose the best fighter floyd has ever faced or beat? the anwer that you get, how much do you think that is worth compared to other bona fide ATGs? not much. more leave floyd alone bullsh*t. you can still…

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 05-03-2014

twas a close fight. probably would have been better off called a draw.

Comment by Boxing Goat on 05-03-2014

[QUOTE=J The UnBiased;14490775]7-5, Floyd UD. Wasn't hard to score then, isn't hard to score now.[/QUOTE] Yea, you're unbiased. Good call. I noticed that all your favorite fighters are of african descent. Is there something to that? Lol

Comment by ManUtd626 on 05-02-2014

114-112 Castillo. Eventhough I think Floyd lost he still showed why he is one of the best this era. His defense, counters and timing were amazing. But this fight the less talented fighter won through sheer will and determination.

Comment by EZ E on 05-01-2014

Thought Floyd lost the 1st fight. Interestingly, the judges scored the 2nd fight CLOSER than they did the first one. hmmm.... They were going to give the 1st fight to Floyd regardless. He was with ARUM then.

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