Greatest Pound for Pound Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes

Find the best collection of quotes by undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. who known as five-division world champion.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Popular Quotes

  • If you the best, take the test!
  • Some people are just right for you.
  • I haven’t took no punishment. There’s nothing cool about taking punishment.
  • Self-preservation is an important thing to me.
  • I want to be able to separate the average from the good and from the great. I want to separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.
  • I’m looking to expand my portfolio while I’m on top and while I’m young.
  • There are all these athletes out there cheating. I am clean and pure.
  • You can never overlook a guy.
  • Hopefully, some day I help some of this up-and-coming talent and promote them. Boxing is growing and is here to stay.
  • In the end, you have to protect yourself at all times.
  • I’ll back up anything my dad says.
  • Ive never shown my weakness, I will never show my weakness.
  • I would lie in bed, and I was nine years old, and say to myself: ‘I want to be the richest man in the world.’ I’ve come a long way from there.
  • I don’t adjust my training for any of my opponents. I don’t watch films on my opponents.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes on Boxing

  • Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder.
  • Boxing is what pays my bills.
  • Boxing won’t retire me, I will retire from boxing.
  • I knew boxing before I knew anything else.
  • I always put my boxing first.
  • I land a higher percentage of punches than any boxer in boxing.
  • Boxing has always been work to me, a job. If I could say anything to a youngster taking up boxing it would be to “be smart and not take a lot of punches”. It’s called the sweet science for a reason. Hit and not be hit, make a lot of money without taking a lot of punishment. That’s what it’s about.
  • I’ve been in the sport of boxing for a long time, but I haven’t been able to bring my ‘A-game’ totally out. I’ve beaten fighters with my ‘C-Game’ and with my ‘D-Game,’ but I haven’t been able to beat anybody with my ‘A-Game.’
  • When God wants me to lose, then that’s when I’ll lose. But until then, I’m going to be at the top of my game and keep working hard anddedicating myself to the sport of boxing and to being the best entertainer that I can be.
  • Every day as a kid, I went to the boxing gym. I knew boxing before I knew anything else. And I was once told if you show your child how to do something and you constantly push them, then eventually they’ll become masters. They’ll become a master of their craft. So that’s probably what happened with me and the sport of boxing.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes on Fighting

  • I don’t have to fight if I don’t want to.
  • You stick to commentating, let me do the fighting.
  • The American fans would love to see me fight anybody.
  • I don’t fight for bragging rights. I’ve proved myself.
  • I’m not scared of any opponent. I fight who I want to fight.
  • I’ve set the model of showing fighters how they should conduct their business.
  • I don’t fight for legacy. I don’t fight for none of that, I fight for that check. I’m in the check cashing business.
  • I’m fighting Miguel Cotto on May 5th because Miss Pac Man is ducking me
  • I think I already proved that I wasn’t just fighting for the money, because I fought as an amateur. I fought 90 fights for free.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes on Fighter

  • There is no fighter smarter than me.
  • If you fight angry, you make a lot of mistakes, and when you fight a sharp, witty fighter like me, you can’t make mistakes.
  • I’m a professional fighter and like most professional fighters I have had difficulties with my hands in the past.
  • I don’t have to run from none of these fighters. If I want to keep my defense tight and break em’ down I can.
  • Cotto is a talented fighter but I’m God gifted.
  • I’m not in this sport to see how hard I can get hit or to see how many big punches I can take. I am in this game to fight as long as I can. I am trying to dish a lot of punishment.
  • I like to play table tennis, spend time with my kids.
  • I’ve truly been blessed. I’ve taken my time, kept my eye on the prize and done what I’ve had to do. So I’m able to make a choice when to retire. Most fighters really couldn’t.
  • I want to beat the best out there and whoever is considered the top fighters of my era.
  • I don’t feel that no fighter has the mental or physical agility to match Floyd Mayweather.
  • I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight.
  • There is boxing and then there is me. The rest are just falling in line behind me or are trying to get in line to fight me. And that includes Manny Pacquiao too.
  • Canelo’s a different breed. A lot of people think because of the way I made Canelo look, they’re going to be able to do the same thing, but that’s not true. He’s a strong fighter.
  • But it’s me taking a stand for something that means something. And it’s for the fighters who are up and coming. It’s sort of the same stance Martin Luther King and Malcolm X made, so we could have freedoms, so everybody could tell the world that we’re equal. The only thing I’m saying is that we are equal. So if you’re not on nothing and I’m not on nothing, then let’s go take the test. That’s all I’m saying.
  • Maidana is a young, strong and tough competitor. He’s a guy that I can’t overlook. You can never take any fighter for granted because anything can happen.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes on Hardwork

  • Hard work, dedication!
  • All work is easy work.
  • To be the best you have to work overtime.
  • I come from a very rough background, and I’m saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too.
  • Me and my team always work so hard outside that square circle.
  • You’ve got to have a villain and they’ll always make me a villain. I’m used to it – it makes me work harder and it makes me fight harder.
  • I think my dad, when he works with my older son, puts the same kind ofpressure on him that he put on me – that perfectionist pressure. And that can work in two ways: It can make you a perfectionist yourself, or it can eventually break you in the long run.
  • No athlete works harder than Floyd Mayweather.
  • Most people should be talking about how Floyd Mayweather is a great undefeated future Hall of Famer that’s his own promoter and that works extremely hard to get to where he’s at. Instead, all you hear is hate and jealous remarks from critics who criticize me and, you know, most of the time, the people that criticize me can’t do what I can do.
  • I know how I could beat myself: by not being disciplined, by slacking, by not dedicating myself to my craft, by not working hard, by not listening, by thinking I know it all – short like that.
  • Nobody knows what the future holds, but right now, I’m cool and comfortable and having no second thoughts at all about retirement. I had a good career, I won every world title, but boxing is wear and tear on the body. It’s time to hang ’em up. I’m looking forward to working with some up-and-coming kids, going on walks, and taking vacations.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes on Champion

  • A true champion can adapt to anything.
  • Any true champion can bounce back. That’s what being a champion is: being able to deal with adversity and being able to bounce back.
  • Of course, we all know what UFC stands for – Undefeated Floyd’s Champion

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Motivational Quotes

  • Fame is cool but I believe in success.
  • I’ve done some things that I shouldn’t have done but I know I’m not a bad person, and I know that I can become a better person… Only thing I can do is work at it.
  • It’s about having personality…it’s not about being the bad guy, it’s about entertaining people.
  • Ain’t no boundaries, ain’t no limits.
  • Your body is your temple. You do your body good, your body will do you good.
  • Some pay to see me win, some pay to see me lose, but they all pay.
  • All the money I have, I got it legally.
  • Everywhere I go, I will make a good payday. But we got to choose the right opponent and the right time and the right venue.
  • Health is more important than anything,
  • Everybody is blessed with a certain talent, you have to know what your talent is maximize it and push it to the limit.
  • I’m a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit.
  • As long as you know you gave whatever you did 100% you’re considered a winner in my book.
  • You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Inspirational Quotes

  • Nobody is faster than me.
  • A belt don’t make me.
  • I got a granite chin.
  • I don’t have to wait for nobody, I move when I wanna move.
  • Once I am in the square circle, I am in my home.
  • You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive.
  • There comes a time when money doesn’t matter.
  • Showing is better than telling.
  • A lot of times, in the beginning of my career, I put pressure on myself just because I wanted to perform so well. I just wanted to be perfect.
  • I am the best. There is nobody better than me.
  • I basically raised myself.
  • Manny Pacquiao I’m calling you out let’s fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see. My Jail Sentence was pushed back because the date was locked in. Step up Punk.
  • Pressure… I love it.
  • My team calls all the shots out of the ring, I call them in the ring.
  • If you’re the best then take the test!
  • When I step in the ring, I bring everything I have.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes on Heart

  • Love me or hate me…you’re gonna watch me.
  • He can have heart, he can hit harder and he can be stronger, but there’s no fighter smarter than me.
  • You have to realize that most of these guys get in there and fight on heart. I fight with smarts. There is no fighter that is smarter than me. Most of these fighters are ABC, 1-2-3. I am like 4-5-6 levels above them; that’s why I’m able to beat them.
  • I fight myself. I don’t fight to break Ali’s record or Sugar Ray Robinson’s record. I fight to please myself. I know in my heart where I’m rated. I didn’t fight in Ali’s era. This is my era.
  • Anything I’ve asked of MGM Grand, they’ve done for me in a heartbeat. They’re all about making entertainers and athletes happy.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes on Family

  • I’m always going to love my father.
  • When I was about 8 or 9, I lived in New Jersey with my mother and we were seven deep in one bedroom and sometimes we didn’t have electricity.
  • My kids are the future of the Mayweather family and of the Mayweather brand. I feel our family is stronger if we stay together.
  • Well, my mother and certain other people in my life – a lot of important people – have said, “Floyd, nobody is perfect except for god.” And I always knew that; I just wanted my victories to be flawless. I didn’t want to get hit at all. I wasn’t gonna make any mistakes. And that’s the problem with me growing up and being around a trainer that wants his fighter to be perfect.
  • I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young, I told her, ‘I think I should get a job.’ She said, ‘No, just keep boxing.’
  • When I was in the ring at the Olympics, it was my father’s words that I was hearing, not the coaches’. ‘I never listened to what the coaches said. I would call my father and he would give me advice from prison.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes on God

  • My spirituality is more private. I’ve got my own personal relationship with god. I know that there’s a god because I was able to survive everything that I’ve been through – all of the tough times – and I’m still at the top of my game. With all the rumors and all the hate, I’m still strong, still happy, still blessed.
  • A lot of the time when I go to church, people want to take pictures. They want you to sign autographs. So I don’t go all the time. I go once in a blue moon. Every once in a blue moon.
  • When it’s all said & done only God can judge me. I’m going to go out there on 5/5 to give my fans what they want to see.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Quotes on Life

  • My whole outlook on life is, never judge a book by its cover.
  • I like to control my own personal life.
  • I just got the will to win at life.
  • I don’t talk about my personal life – or what I do with no females. Just know that I love women. A lot.
  • I’ve had boxing gloves on since before I could walk and been in gyms all of my life.
  • Even though I had a rough life I always had my mind on bigger and better things.
  • You know, as a young child, I lay in my bedroom and I swore to myself then: ‘I’m not going to smoke and I’m not going to drink.’ And I said I’m not going to just say that when I’m a kid. I’m going to stick to that as an adult. I kept that in mind my whole life.
  • Don’t ever know who you may meet, or just because a person may not be dressed up all fancy, don’t mean they’re not an important person. You just don’t ever know who you’re gonna meet in life. So that’s why I look at everybody as equal. Can’t just judge. I treat everybody with respect. Every man.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Best Quotes

  • I want to be promoted in the urban areas. A lot of African-American people should know more about me.
  • Well, you’ve got certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual.
  • My skills are still my skills.
  • If I’m scared and I’m a coward, why do you guys want to see me fight?
  • Once I beat a guy, mentally and physically, hes never the same.
  • The sport needs the cash cow back.
  • I’m a firm believer that before you can go anywhere, you have to conquer the level that you are at, just like young kids do it today with video games, they have to finish one level to go to the next one. Conquer one level at the time, and only then you’ll get where you want to go to.
  • If I did want to come back, I was going to make, what, $50 million? You know what; don’t call my phone unless you’ve got $100 million.
  • Just live every day like it’s your last day and be the best person that you can be.
  • Sometimes, people say certain things about me that are negative, but that’s no problem. I try to take their negative and turn it to a positive. That’s why I like to surround myself with positive people.
  • I don’t fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me.
  • When people see what I have now, they have no idea of where I came from and how I didn’t have anything growing up.
  • I’m a man of my word.
  • There’s no blueprint on how to beat me.
  • It’s about being smart, taking your time, keeping your composure, just going out there and being the best that you can be
  • When I was younger, my dad did want me to be perfect, so that’s probably why that’s installed in me to this day. I want to be perfect at whatever I do. I can’t help it. It’s just installed in me.
  • I always say that I’m a clean athlete and that I should be randomly tested anytime, urine and blood.
  • Las Vegas is the boxing capital. During a Floyd Mayweather fight weekend, you can shop, party, stay out late and do anything you want. The city of Las Vegas has everything.
  • The ultimate goal is to always break records.
  • If anyone has followed my career, they know that there’s been a lot of obstacles and a lot of ups and down through my career. But day in and day out, and in the square circle, I went out there and always did my best.
  • Bob arum is Manny Pacquiao’s boss, Floyd Mayweather is his own boss.
  • here’s ups and downs with boxing, layoffs are part of the sport and they can either help or hurt a guy.
  • Everything people say I couldn’t do I’ve done.
  • I push myself to the limit.
  • Any fight that Floyd Mayweather is in is going to be entertaining, regardless. People come to see an icon, a living legend, a superstar.
  • I’m the best at talking trash I’m also the best at going out there and backing it up.
  • Floyd Mayweather is bigger than the sport. That’s the thing. Because you can go to somebody who don’t even know what boxing is and say, “Floyd Mayweather.” They’ll go, “Oh, I know Floyd Mayweather. I’ve heard that name.”
  • All 48 of my fights have been hard. None have been easy. All played a major key. It’s the ‘Mayweather Era.’ I feel that every fighter is an artist and they all take pictures their own way. I’m just one of the very best artists.
  • I walk around at 150-152 pounds to weigh 147 pounds. Other boxers weigh around 160-170 before coming down.
  • I don’t duck or dodge anybody.
  • I don’t know who my three next opponents will be. A lot of people ask me that. You want to fight me? Earn it.
  • Me myself I park in handicap, the reason why… ya know my bankroll make me walk with a crazy limp.
  • To be honest with you, I normally beat guys with my C game and I don’t have to pull my A or B game out.
  • I didn’t watch one tape on Pacquiao. There is no reason to study him. He’s not at this level.
  • When they put me on ESPN and they talk about negative things, or when they put me on TMZ and they talk about negative things, I’m just glad that I’m relevant; to have lasted this long being relevant.
  • What’s so crazy is when you give interviews to reporters that don’t really care too much for you, basically what they’re going to do is write what they want to write and discredit you. They’re going to write and say what they want to say, no matter what you tell them.
  • You know, everybody has a slogan, and once you beat people over the head with it so much, then that’s what you’ll eventually be called once you retire from the sport or whatever.
  • People always say, “I don’t mean to do this . . . ,” and then they do it! If you don’t mean to touch on something, then don’t touch on it. That’s how I feel.
  • I feel like everybody is against Floyd Mayweather. I don’t get any respect.
  • I’m running my mouth a lot and I’m looking for a guy to shut me up. If you don’t shut me up, I’m going to keep running my mouth.
  • Floyd Mayweather is in the sport to give great performances.
  • It’s the hurt business, it’s boxing. We’re there to get it in.
  • Ricky Hatton ain’t nothing but a fat man. I’m going to punch him in his beer belly when I see him.
  • People have said things about me, and wrote and criticized me about things in the past, but it goes in one ear and out the other.
  • I ain’t never nervous. Never nervous.
  • Once again we’re talking to Brian Kenny, a man of many traits, a master of nothing.
  • Come December 8th his ass gone be hurt. He aint fought 43 Floyd Mayweathers.