Floyd Mayweather has reacted angrily to suggestions that his career may be on the wane as journalists picked apart his first fight with Marcos Maidana at a recent media workout day.
The 37 year-old, who has a perfect 46-0 record, was going through the motions for his upcoming rematch with Marcos Maidana when the pound for pound king attempted to put the record straight.
“I always find a way. Whether I am 26 or 37, I still find the way to win,” pointed out Mayweather.
“I guess when you win all 12 rounds, or 10-plus rounds so many times, fans and the media get spoiled. The bar is set so high. I fight not only my opponent, but everybody, the biased fans, the biased critics.
“But I was the one who set the bar so I can understand. But it’s not about silencing critics at this point. My thing is I have to take care of my children and family. My job is to do what I what I do best. My job is to be Floyd Mayweather.
“People are entitled to their opinions. They are entitled to believe what they want to believe. But when you reach this level that I’m at there are always those taking shots at you. I don’t worry about that. Taking shots at me only comes with the territory. If you want to believe lies or rumors, that only makes my story better.”
‘Money’ Mayweather is just over a week away from defending world titles at two different weight divisions and is the bookies’ favourite once again to overcome the rugged Argentinian as he did back in May.
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